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‘Joe Biden Will Not Ban Fracking,’ Says Harris in VP Debate

‘Joe Biden Will Not Ban Fracking,’ Says Harris in VP Debate

A Biden administration will not ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) if he wins the November election, his vice presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (CA), said repeatedly during a debate with Vice President Pence Wednesday night. Energy and climate change figured more prominently during Wednesday’s contest in Salt Lake City than in the chaotic presidential debate that…

October 8, 2020
Argentina Said Poised to Need Additional Natural Gas Starting Next Year

Argentina Said Poised to Need Additional Natural Gas Starting Next Year

Macroeconomic and political uncertainty could stymie development of Argentina’s vast Vaca Muerta shale play in western Argentina, leading to a greater need for natural gas imports. “There is a lot of uncertainty because of the exchange rate, macroeconomic conditions, and fracking activity which is almost halted, not only due to the pandemic effect but because…

September 24, 2020
Argentina’s President Calls for Oil, Gas Push to Advance Economic Development

Argentina’s President Calls for Oil, Gas Push to Advance Economic Development

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández, in a meeting with new energy secretary Darío Martínez last week, said the country needed to stimulate oil and gas production as a road to national economic development. In the presidential residence in Olivos last Thursday, Fernández echoed what he said last year during campaigning. The energy sector was key to…

September 3, 2020
GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation, as Trump Claims Biden to ‘Lay Waste’ to U.S. Oil, Natural Gas

GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation, as Trump Claims Biden to ‘Lay Waste’ to U.S. Oil, Natural Gas

President Trump is betting that, by touting deregulation and deriding his Democratic opponent as an extremist who will raise taxes and throw wrenches into oil and gas development, he will galvanize domestic energy industry support ahead of the November election. Culminating the Republican National Committee (RNC) convention Thursday night in Washington, DC, Trump claimed his…

August 28, 2020
As Election Nears, U.S. Energy Industry Assessing Impacts of Possible Trump Loss

As Election Nears, U.S. Energy Industry Assessing Impacts of Possible Trump Loss

The oil and gas industry is bracing for a possible November victory by Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is leading in the polls and who officially accepted the Democratic nomination last Thursday from Wilmington, DE. President Trump was officially nominated for a second term on Monday as the Republican convention began.  Although energy policy has…

August 24, 2020
Oil, Natural Gas Industry Bracing for Possible Regime Change as Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination

Oil, Natural Gas Industry Bracing for Possible Regime Change as Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination

The oil and gas industry is bracing for a possible November victory by Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is leading in the polls and who officially accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday from Wilmington, DE. Although energy policy has taken a backseat to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic hardship facing Americans, climate change has nonetheless garnered…

August 21, 2020
Legal, Political Challenges on Horizon for Trump Methane Rollback

Legal, Political Challenges on Horizon for Trump Methane Rollback

Recently announced rollbacks of Obama-era methane controls for the oil and gas industry appear destined for a legal and political onslaught, particularly if Joseph R. Biden Jr. is elected president. In a two-part rulemaking, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week rescinded the regulations enacted under the 2016 Oil and Natural Gas New Source Performance…

August 18, 2020
White House Says Trump to Nominate Two More to FERC

White House Says Trump to Nominate Two More to FERC

President Trump intends to nominate Mark Christie, the current chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and Allison Clements, the founder and president of energy policy and strategy consulting firm Goodgrid LLC, to become FERC commissioners, the White House said Monday. Christie previously was president of the Organization of PJM States Inc. and served on…

July 28, 2020
Mexico Energy Regulator Losing Independence, Not Fulfilling Duties Under AMLO Government, Former Commissioners Say

Mexico Energy Regulator Losing Independence, Not Fulfilling Duties Under AMLO Government, Former Commissioners Say

Mexico’s Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) is losing its independence and failing to carry out its constitutional mandate under the current government, according to a former chairman and two former commissioners of the energy regulator. Created in 1994 under the liberalizing economic reforms of former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, the CRE performs similar functions…

July 22, 2020
Trump Administration’s NEPA Update to Limit Federal Infrastructure Review for Natural Gas, Oil Pipelines and More

Trump Administration’s NEPA Update to Limit Federal Infrastructure Review for Natural Gas, Oil Pipelines and More

The White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on Wednesday announced a final rule updating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, a controversial move designed to limit reviews of proposed infrastructure projects, including natural gas and oil pipelines. The final rule would modernize environmental reviews, streamline infrastructure approvals and “reverse years of burdensome overregulation…

July 16, 2020
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