As the U.S. Congress nears the Oct. 1 deadline to agree on spending legislation, some oil and natural gas industry representatives fear a federal government shutdown would have serious implications for leasing. Congress has until midnight on Saturday to approve a package of 12 bills needed to fund the government. Eight Republican lawmakers have repeatedly…
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A group of nine members of Congress from both parties wants House and Senate leadership to keep in mind “the unique challenges facing the people who work in the U.S. oil and gas sector” as they craft relief legislation in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the face of a growing interest among local governments in curbing natural gas use in new buildings as a climate mitigation move, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law a statute that protects gas as an alternative in building construction.
The British Columbia (BC) government delivered Monday on a promise of up to C$6 billion ($4.5 billion) in aid for the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project to enter construction on the province’s northern Pacific coast.
Representatives from the oil and gas industry are beginning to worry that the partial shutdown of the federal government, now the longest in U.S. history, could impact drilling on federal lands and blunt permitting for infrastructure, including pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities.
A partial shutdown of the federal government appears so far to have had a limited impact on the oil and gas industry.
The Alberta government Sunday announced a cut of 325,000 b/d off the province’s oil production as of Jan. 1, 2019, to try boosting severely depressed prices blamed on a glut backing up behind stalled pipeline projects.
In a development sure to impact the oil and gas industry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said state regulatory agencies should have a higher profile in protecting fish and wildlife, and asked his department to identify federal regulations that are more restrictive than those enacted by states.
The Canadian government has agreed to buy Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s (KML) Trans Mountain Pipeline at least temporarily as the only sure way to build the hotly contested oilsands export expansion of the conduit from Alberta to the southern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC).
A formula for overcoming fear of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) surfaced from a sister Commonwealth Nation on Tuesday, in time for an inquiry launched earlier in March in a Canadian hotbed of unconventional natural gas development, British Columbia (BC).