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Republicans Boycott Committee Vote on EPA Nominee

All eight Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee boycotted a vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday, preventing the panel from advancing the appointment to the Senate floor.

May 10, 2013

Senate Panel to Vote on EPA Nominee

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Thursday is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

May 9, 2013

Senate Republican Blocks Vote on DOE Secretary Nominee

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is trying to block a Senate vote on President Obama’s pick to head the Department of Energy as a protest to proposed budget cuts to a nuclear processing facility in his home state.

April 24, 2013

North American Shale Boom Transforming Markets Worldwide

Booming shale plays in the United States have proved to be more than transformational domestically, according to Jeff Welch, head of North American Gas for EDF Trading North America — they are having “mind-boggling” implications worldwide.

April 22, 2013

DOE Moniz Nomination Advances to Senate Floor

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday overwhelmingly voted out the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz to head up the Department of Energy (DOE), which now heads to the Senate floor.

April 22, 2013

DOE Nomination Advances to Senate Floor

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday overwhelmingly voted out the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz to head up the Department of Energy (DOE) to the Senate floor.

April 19, 2013

North American Shale ‘Ka-boom’ Transforming Markets Worldwide

Booming shale plays in the United States have proved to be more than transformational domestically, according to Jeff Welch, head of North American Gas for EDF Trading North America — they are having “mind-boggling” implications worldwide.

April 16, 2013

Midstream Issues Cramp Gastar’s Style in the Marcellus

Gastar Exploration Ltd. plans to suspend its Marcellus Shale capital program “for a short period” during the second half of the year while it monitors production results and allows time for constraints in midstream services to be worked out, CEO Russ Porter said Tuesday.

March 14, 2013

Ultra CEO: 2012 ‘A Train Wreck’

Darrell Royal, the revered former head coach for the University of Texas football team, used to explain his team’s success by paraphrasing a line from a 1920s song, “You dance with the one that brung ya.” Ultra Petroleum Corp., which has stuck with natural gas while others have moved along, is discovering that gas can be one expensive date.

February 25, 2013

Illinois Producers, Enviros Come Together on Drilling Rules

Hoping to head off threats of a state moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Illinois leaders, the exploration and production (E&P) industry and conservation groups on Thursday firmed a mutual agreement on a bipartisan bill (HB 2615) that establishes rules for unconventional drilling using stimulation techniques.

February 25, 2013