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Several Obama-Era Energy Rules in Crosshairs of House GOP, Group Says

A group of Republican House lawmakers from Western states said they plan to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) this week to roll back one — and possibly more — rules enacted during the Obama administration, and that a total of 13 regulations should be targeted.

February 13, 2017

Group Says House Republicans Have Several Obama-Era Energy Rules in the Crosshairs

A group of Republican House lawmakers from Western states said they plan to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) this week to roll back one — and possibly more — rules enacted during the Obama administration, and that a total of 13 regulations should be targeted.

February 13, 2017

Tribe Urges Federal Court to Block BLM Fracking Rule

An American Indian tribe in southwest Colorado is urging a federal court to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands from taking effect on Wednesday, joining four states and two industry groups in opposing the rule.

June 22, 2015

Interior Finalizes Indian Oil Valuation Amendments

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has finalized its Indian Oil Valuation Amendments, which expand and clarify a major component of tribal oil and natural gas leases pertaining to how royalty payments are calculated.

May 6, 2015

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Passes Tribal Energy Bill

The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed a bill Wednesday designed to simplify federal energy regulations on Indian lands.

February 5, 2015
Oasis Sets Lower Capex, Less Drilling in Bakken For 2015

Oasis Sets Lower Capex, Less Drilling in Bakken For 2015

Oasis Petroleum Inc. plans to cut capital expenditures (capex) by 44% in 2015 and slash the number of rigs deployed in its core area of the Bakken Shale. However, it still expects to boost production in the coming year by 5-10%.

December 11, 2014

Interior Proposes Changing Method for Calculating American Indian Oil Royalties

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has proposed amending its regulations over how it determines the value, for royalty purposes, of oil produced on American Indian leases. If enacted, the department said the change could boost tribal royalties by $20 million annually.

June 19, 2014

Federal Agencies’ 2014 ‘to do’ List Includes Finalizing Rules on Drilling, Fracking

In a report released Tuesday on the Obama administration’s regulatory priorities for the upcoming year, the Interior Department signaled its plans to get tougher in its oversight of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and complete its rulemaking on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public lands.

November 27, 2013

Interior Extends Comment Deadline for Draft Fracking Rule

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a Senate panel Thursday that the public comment period on the proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) rule would be extended by 60 days, giving producers, state regulators and environmentalists a total of 90 days to pore over the 171-page document.

June 10, 2013

Midstates Making $620M Anadarko Basin Acquisition

Midstates Petroleum Co. Inc. is buying producing properties, as well as developed and undeveloped acreage, in the Anadarko Basin in Texas and Oklahoma for $620 million in cash from Panther Energy LLC and its partners Red Willow Mid-Continent LLC and Linn Energy Holdings LLC.

April 5, 2013
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