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Proposed Federal Water Rule ‘Complicates Already Burdensome’ Natural Gas, Oil Permitting, Says API

Proposed Federal Water Rule ‘Complicates Already Burdensome’ Natural Gas, Oil Permitting, Says API

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army have issued a proposed redefinition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) in a move that has the potential to affect natural gas infrastructure projects.  Before closing off 2022, the EPA and Army in…

January 9, 2023
Senate Democrats Scrap Energy Permitting Reforms; Mountain Valley Natural Gas Conduit in Doubt

Senate Democrats Scrap Energy Permitting Reforms; Mountain Valley Natural Gas Conduit in Doubt

Senate Democrats removed language on comprehensive permitting reform from an emergency government funding bill passed late Tuesday in a defeat for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and the natural gas industry. Manchin had voted in favor of President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) on the condition that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) include an…

September 28, 2022
CPV Proposes 1,800 MW Plant for Natural Gas-Rich West Virginia Using CCS

CPV Proposes 1,800 MW Plant for Natural Gas-Rich West Virginia Using CCS

Competitive Power Venture Inc. (CPV) has proposed a 1,800 MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant in West Virginia that could allow the Appalachian Basin production leader to create and distribute more low-carbon power. CPV announced the potential $3 billion investment in Charleston, WV, earlier this month alongside Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Maryland-based CPV also disclosed…

September 20, 2022
GOP Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Bill Competing with Manchin Plan

GOP Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Bill Competing with Manchin Plan

An overhaul of natural gas pipeline permitting by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is set to be included in a congressional spending package this week, but some House Democrats and now Senate Republicans are balking, with the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) caught in the crosshairs. Stopgap spending legislation, known as a continuing resolution (CR), is likely…

September 13, 2022
Oil, Natural Gas Industry Digesting Impact of Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act

Oil, Natural Gas Industry Digesting Impact of Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act

A $369 billion climate and energy spending package unveiled by Senate Democrats last week could impact the oil and gas industry on multiple fronts, namely with regard to leasing, royalty rates and methane emissions.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and fellow Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced an agreement late Wednesday to add the energy and…

August 2, 2022
James Danly Confirmed to FERC; Democrats Call for More Nominations from White House

James Danly Confirmed to FERC; Democrats Call for More Nominations from White House

The Senate voted 52-40 Thursday to confirm James Danly to be a member of the chronically short-handed FERC.

March 13, 2020
Senate Confirms James Danly to FERC; Democrats Call for More Nominations

Senate Confirms James Danly to FERC; Democrats Call for More Nominations

The Senate voted 52-40 Thursday to confirm James Danly to be a member of the chronically short-handed FERC.

March 12, 2020

Binz’s Nomination at FERC in Trouble

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) Thursday said he would join Republicans in voting against former Colorado regulator Ron Binz for FERC chairman, which would sink the nomination if the rest of the votes in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee split along party lines.

September 20, 2013

Interior to Call for Disclosure of Frack Chemicals on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would require companies drilling on public lands to disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations, according to a draft of proposed BLM regulations acquired by NGI’s Shale Daily.

February 6, 2012