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With Elections Near, Mexico Fuel Bill Seeks to Tighten State Control Over Energy Permitting

With Elections Near, Mexico Fuel Bill Seeks to Tighten State Control Over Energy Permitting

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador last Friday sent a bill to congress to amend the Hydrocarbons Law and grant the state greater control over granting and revoking permits in the oil, gas and petrochemicals business. López Obrador on Monday said the bill was designed to “remove the sharpest edges” of the 2013-2014 energy reform…

March 31, 2021
Brazil Natural Gas Law Awaiting President’s Signature, Paving Way for ‘Open, Competitive’ Market

Brazil Natural Gas Law Awaiting President’s Signature, Paving Way for ‘Open, Competitive’ Market

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, the federal legislative body and lower house of the National Congress, on Wednesday passed a highly anticipated natural gas law aimed at opening up the country’s pipelines to market players to increase competition in the sector. The bill, which has been held up for months, now goes to President Jair Bolsonaro…

March 18, 2021

Conventional Plays Target of Oklahoma’s Expanded Long-Lateral Drilling Rules

Implementing a law passed earlier this year by the state legislature, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) has adopted on an emergency basis long-lateral drilling rules that apply to all oil and natural gas formations in the state, not only unconventional plays.

August 24, 2017

Lawmaker Seeks Repeal of Controversial Portion of Drilling Law

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to repeal a controversial section of a new drilling law — as well as portions of state law dating back to 1961 — to protect landowners from what she says amounts to forced pooling.

August 14, 2013

Oregon Racing Ahead to Expand CNG Vehicle Use

Aided by a new state law, NW Natural is accelerating its initiative to expand the use and fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles (NGV), and CEO Gregg Kantor, speaking on a 2Q2013 earnings conference call Wednesday, said that there is a statewide interest in developing natural gas as a transportation fuel.

August 8, 2013