Senate

Pennsylvania Senate Passes NatGas Tax; Industry on Defense

Pennsylvania’s GOP-controlled Senate on Thursday put the natural gas industry on the defensive as it passed a revenue package to fund the state budget that includes a volumetric fee on production designed to generate an estimated $100 million annually.

July 27, 2017

Senate Appropriations to Debate $38.4 Energy, Water Bill Thursday

The Senate Committee on Appropriations has scheduled a hearing Thursday to consider a $38.4 billion measure to fund the Department of Energy (DOE) and Army Corps of Engineers, which would be a significant increase from the Trump administration’sfunding request.

July 19, 2017

Possible Quorum Emerges for FERC; President Names Democrat Glick

President Trump late Wednesday announced his intent to nominate a Democrat, Richard Glick, currently general counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to be a commissioner of FERC, a move that may give it a quorum by advancing the previous nominations of two Republicans through the Senate.

June 29, 2017

White House Names Democrat Richard Glick As FERC Nominee

President Trump late Wednesday announced his intent to nominate a Democrat, Richard Glick, currently general counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to be a commissioner of FERC, a move that may give it a quorum by advancing the previous nominations of two Republicans through the Senate.

June 29, 2017

Industry Groups Urge Senate Leaders to Vote on FERC Nominations

Thirty trade associations, including several representing the natural gas and oil industry, are urging Senate leaders to act quickly on President Trump’s nominations to FERC.

June 20, 2017

Energy Groups Urge Senate Leaders to Vote on FERC Nominations

Thirty trade associations, including several representing the natural gas and oil industry, are urging Senate leaders to act quickly on President Trump’s nominations to FERC.

June 20, 2017

Trump’s FERC, DOE Nominees Welcomed by Senate Committee

There was little controversy and plenty of goodwill for a trio of Trump administration nominees to FERC and the Department of Energy (DOE) Thursday when they appeared at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

May 25, 2017

Senate Committee Welcomes Trump’s FERC, DOE Nominees

There was little controversy and plenty of goodwill for a trio of Trump administration nominees to FERC and the Department of Energy (DOE) Thursday when they appeared at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

May 25, 2017

Enviro Groups Call on Senate to Delay FERC Nomination Hearings Until Russia Sorted

A coalition of environmental groups on Monday said the Senate shouldn’t act on President Trump’s nominations to FERC pending investigations into possible Russian ties to the 2016 Trump campaign and the regulatory panel “misusing its authority regarding the approval process for pipelines.”

May 16, 2017

Interior Pledges to ‘Suspend, Revise or Rescind’ BLM Flaring/Venting Rule

After the Senate failed to repeal a rule governing flaring and venting of associated natural gas on public and tribal lands, a spokeswoman for the Department of Interior (DOI) said the department will “suspend, revise or rescind” the rule, citing its impact on onshore energy development.

May 11, 2017