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Colonial Pipeline CEO Apologizes for Paralyzing Fallout of Ransomware Attack

Colonial Pipeline CEO Apologizes for Paralyzing Fallout of Ransomware Attack

The chief executive of the pipeline operator that was temporarily crippled by a ransomware attack last month apologized to Americans. During testimony before a Senate panel on Tuesday, he acknowledged that Colonial Pipeline was susceptible to hackers and that it is still grappling with challenges caused by the infiltration. “We are deeply sorry for the…

June 8, 2021
DOE Secretary Designate Granholm Signals Support for U.S. LNG Exports

DOE Secretary Designate Granholm Signals Support for U.S. LNG Exports

The Senate and Natural Resources Committee voted Wednesday to advance the nomination of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to the full Senate, where she’s expected to be confirmed as the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE).  Granholm signaled in written responses to the committee ahead of her confirmation hearing last week that she wouldn’t…

February 3, 2021
FERC Back to Five Commissioners for First Time in Nearly Two Years as Senate Confirms Nominees

FERC Back to Five Commissioners for First Time in Nearly Two Years as Senate Confirms Nominees

FERC is set to return to a full complement of five commissioners following a Senate voice vote late Monday to confirm the nominations of Republican Mark Christie and Democrat Allison Clements. Christie, who’s been serving as chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, was confirmed to a term that ends in 2025. Clements, a policy…

December 1, 2020
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 Dan Brouillette as Energy Secretary

Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette as Energy Secretary

The U.S. Senate confirmed Dan Brouillette to become Secretary of Energy in a mostly bipartisan 70-15 vote late Monday.

December 3, 2019

Trump’s FERC, DOE, DOI Nominations Voted Through to Full Senate

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Tuesday voted through to the full Senate three Trump administration nominations for key roles in energy related departments.

November 19, 2019

Committee Votes FERC, DOE, DOI Nominations Through to Full Senate

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Tuesday voted through to the full Senate three Trump administration nominations for key roles in energy related departments.

November 19, 2019

Senate Confirms Bernard McNamee Nomination to FERC on Party Line Vote

Bernard McNamee, a Republican who is currently executive director of DOE’s Office of Policy, was confirmed Thursday by the Senate as a FERC Commissioner on a straight party-line vote of 50-49.

December 6, 2018

Despite Divided Government, Oil and Gas Industry Optimistic After Midterms

Trade associations representing the oil and gas industry said that despite a return to divided government in Congress for the next two years, last week’s midterm elections both produced and retained candidates that the industry believes they can work with effectively.

November 9, 2018
Elections Part 3: GOP Attempting to Hold Senate, Control Committees

Elections Part 3: GOP Attempting to Hold Senate, Control Committees

*Part three of four. From east to west, this series previews the Nov. 6 midterm elections and their implications for the oil and natural gas industry. It offers a glimpse of candidates running for state and federal offices, the prominent energy-related issues factoring into campaigns, ballot initiatives and the fight for control of the U.S. House and Senate, which could have implications for key energy committees. Part 1 reviewed Appalachian issues;Part 2 looked at the major issues at stake across the West; andPart 4 focused on implications of a possible Democratic takeover of the House.

October 30, 2018
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