North Dakota Tribes Threaten to Cut Off Oil Production Funds to State

Amid strained relations with state officials, three Native American tribes whose reservation lands provide more than 20% of North Dakota’s oil production on Tuesday threatened to abandon an oil production revenue-sharing agreement with the state.

January 12, 2017

Texas Taxman Looking Forward to More Oil/NatGas Revenue

The Texas oil and natural gas industry is making its presence felt through a currently diminished contribution to Lone Star State coffers because of the commodities price rout and industry downturn. However, tax collections from oil and gas activity are expected to be on the upswing.

January 10, 2017
Bill Would Allow Limited Development of Alaska’s 1002 Area

Bill Would Allow Limited Development of Alaska’s 1002 Area

Alaska’s two U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to open a non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to limited oil and gas development.

January 9, 2017

Mariner East 2 On Track For 3Q Start-Up, But Legal Challenges Remain

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP’s Mariner East (ME) 2 pipeline project remains on track for a late 2017 start-up after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court late last month said it wouldn’t hear an appeal challenging a subsidiary’s power of eminent domain.

January 6, 2017

Dakota Access on Mind of New North Dakota Governor

Fallout from the Dakota Access oil pipeline battle and “reinventing” state government are high on the priority list of new North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.

January 5, 2017

Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds State NatGas Energy Policy Push

Connecticut’s state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit by the heating oil sector that had attempted to block a state energy initiative expanding natural gas pipeline infrastructure to serve retail customers.

January 3, 2017

Kinder’s Tennessee, Massachusetts Reach Eminent Domain Deal For Connecticut Expansion

Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC (TGP) has reached a settlement with the state of Massachusetts that clears the way for the pipeline’s Connecticut Expansion Project to traverse the Otis State Forest in Sandisfield, MA, in Berkshire County.

January 3, 2017

PA PUC Weighs Settlement With Columbia Gas, Approves UGI System Improvement Charges

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has released a settlement with Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania for public comment that alleges safety violations at two of the company’s work sites in the state.

November 15, 2016

Energy Ballot Measures Get Thumbs Up, Down in Colorado, Washington State

Voters in Washington state on Tuesday rejected a statewide ballot measure to create a carbon tax, with 58% of the votes casts going against Initiative 732, which would have imposed a tax on fossil fuels.

November 10, 2016

Connecticut Drops NatGas RFP as New England Cooperation Falls Apart

Connecticut is abandoning a request for proposals (RFP) for natural gas pipeline/storage capacity and liquefied natural gas (LNG) resources as support for project cost sharing among New England states has fallen away. Hydropower and renewables are slated to get more business from the Constitution State.

October 27, 2016