The Obama administration should “take a timeout” on natural gas exports until economic, environmental and trade concerns “are thoroughly analyzed and carefully addressed,” said a coalition of environmental groups.
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on FERC to expand the scope of its environmental analysis of Dominion Cove Point’s proposed liquefaction facilities, looking into the “foreseeable future” and exceeding its jurisdiction to include an investigation into the “indirect effects” related to natural gas drilling and combustion.
A bipartisan coalition of senators has expressed concerns that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is attempting to expand its definition of diesel fuels in the draft permitting guidance to gain more federal control over hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
The desire to acquire shale acreage and midstream assets in the United States continues to be strong, with domestic natural gas and oil mergers and acquisitions (M&A) values reaching $39 billion in the second quarter, according to an analysis by PwC US.
The shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) up until last week had been considered by many to be thoroughly explored. However, the Davy Jones discovery by an unrelenting team of producers suggests that the story of this basin is “far from over,” energy analysts said.
The shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) up until this week had been considered by many to be thoroughly explored. However, the Davy Jones discovery by an unrelenting team of producers suggest that the story of this basin is “far from over,” energy analysts said.