Government

Congressional Leaders Asked to Protect Oil, Natural Gas Industry Workers

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.

March 25, 2020
Arizona Bill Protects Natural Gas Use in New Buildings

Arizona Bill Protects Natural Gas Use in New Buildings

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.

February 25, 2020

BC Readies C$6B in Tax Cuts for LNG Canada Export Project

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.

March 26, 2019

Oil, Gas Industry Increasingly Nervous as Government Shutdown Drags On

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.

January 16, 2019

No End in Sight For Gov’t Shutdown, But Impact on Oil & Gas Industry Minimal So Far

A partial shutdown of the federal government appears so far to have had a limited impact on the oil and gas industry.

December 27, 2018

Alberta to Cut Oil Production in January to Boost Depressed Prices

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.

December 3, 2018

Interior Deferring to States, Reviewing Fish, Wildlife Protections

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.

September 12, 2018
Canada to Take Over Trans Mountain Project to Guarantee Oilsands Conduit

Canada to Take Over Trans Mountain Project to Guarantee Oilsands Conduit

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).

May 29, 2018
Australia Eyeing Canadian Model for Unconventional Drilling Oversight

Australia Eyeing Canadian Model for Unconventional Drilling Oversight

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).

March 29, 2018

Trans Mountain Oilsands Export Project Draws More BC Fire

The British Columbia’s (BC) left-leaning, avowedly green government Tuesday unveiled its weapon — more official study — for blocking an expansion of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s (KML) Pacific coast export pipeline expansion for the Alberta oilsands.

February 1, 2018
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