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Opportunity Knocking in Mexico, But Responses Vary Widely

Opportunity Knocking in Mexico, But Responses Vary Widely

Investment dollars are flowing into Mexico’s energy sector faster than meaningful projects and market designs can be put together, according to experts.

January 29, 2018
Salazar: U.S. ‘Energy Plan’ Working; Independence in Sight

Salazar: U.S. ‘Energy Plan’ Working; Independence in Sight

The United States has an ad hoc national energy plan that is working well, driving the nation closer to energy independence, and a key reason for the success is that there is a lot more regulatory certainty, relative to other parts of the world, former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told an energy forum in Denver on Wednesday.

April 17, 2014

People

Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes, who many speculated was on the short list to succeed former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, has said that he expects to leave the department at the end of June. After serving more than four years in the Obama administration, he plans to serve as senior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation and teach at Stanford Law School in the fall. “I am grateful for his wisdom and guidance to me throughout this transition, and I wish him the best as he heads out to California for this next chapter,” said newly appointed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

May 1, 2013

Interior Approves Proposed Bakken Refinery

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday approved a “land-into-trust” application submitted by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota to build the first U.S. refinery in decades — in the heart of the Bakken shale formation.

October 16, 2012

Interior Urged to Nix Arctic Ocean Lease Sales

More than 60 members of Congress Tuesday wrote a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar protesting the inclusion of Arctic sales in the federal government’s proposed five-year leasing plan for the Outer Continental Shelf.

August 16, 2012

Drillers Closing Gaps in Online Fracking Registry

A recent analysis of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) data from fracfocus.org and oil and gas well records from eight states, which concluded that nearly half of the wells fracked during the last nine months of 2011 were not disclosed on the website, doesn’t tell the whole story, according to industry sources. The industry supports the disclosure website and continues to flood it with well data, they said.

August 15, 2012

Interior Schedules First Lease Sale for 2012-17 Plan

As part of the Obama administration’s “all-of-the-above energy strategy,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week said the agency will offer more than 20 million acres offshore Texas for oil and natural gas exploration and development in a year-end lease sale that will include all of the available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Planning Area.

July 30, 2012

Interior to Hold First Lease Sale Under 2012-17 Plan in November

As part of the Obama administration’s “all-of-the-above energy strategy,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday that the agency will offer more than 20 million acres offshore Texas for oil and natural gas exploration and development in a year-end lease sale that will include all of the available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Planning Area.

July 24, 2012

Industry Briefs

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has unveiled a draft secretarial order to end a long-standing conflict between the oil and natural gas industry, and potash companies, within the Secretary’s Potash Area (SPA) in Southeast New Mexico. An agreement leading up to the draft secretarial order required an “unprecedented level of cooperation” and proposes buffer zones between wells and potash mining operations that are designed to provide added protection to the resources. The draft order, published in the Federal Register, is open to a 30-day comment that began July 13. A final rule is expected this fall. The SPA contains deposits of both potash and oil and gas on more than 400,000 acres of land, most of which is managed by Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. It currently produces 75% of the potash mined in the United States and is also home to nearly 800 federal oil and gas leases. The draft order is available for review at www.blm.gov/nm.

July 16, 2012

Interior Orders Industry Exercise of Offshore Containment Systems

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Thursday directed the Marine Well Containment Co. (MWCC) to conduct a live drill this summer of its $1 billion oil spill containment system, which was developed following the the Macondo well blowout and deadly rig explosion in in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in 2010.

May 29, 2012
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