Judge Rejects Trump Executive Order on Arctic, Atlantic Offshore Leasing

A federal district court judge in Alaska last Friday ruled an executive order (EO) issued by President Trump in 2017 opening areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing was “unlawful and invalid,” and ordered the areas closed to leasing.

April 1, 2019
Trump Praises U.S. Oil, Gas Dominance, Touts Trade Sanctions

Trump Praises U.S. Oil, Gas Dominance, Touts Trade Sanctions

President Trump delivered a one-hour State of the Union address Tuesday night that focused on a litany of priorities, but there were scant remarks about the tremendous gains in the U.S. oil and gas industry.

February 6, 2019
Trump to Tap Acting Interior Chief Bernhardt to Succeed Zinke

Trump to Tap Acting Interior Chief Bernhardt to Succeed Zinke

President Trump said he plans to nominate David Bernhardt to lead the Department of Interior in an official capacity.

February 5, 2019

Sino-U.S. Trade — and Energy Industry — Potentially Impacted Beyond Shutdown

President Trump’s decision to reopen parts of the federal government for three weeks may portend a hard line in the ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war, an issue that the oil and gas industry has been watching with increasing alarm, according to analysts.

January 28, 2019

House Democrats Introduce Bills to Curtail Offshore Oil, Gas Development

Despite impossible odds of passing the GOP-controlled Senate, House lawmakers on their third day of control Tuesday introduced seven bills designed to block the Trump administration’s plans to expand offshore oil and gas drilling.

January 9, 2019

ExxonMobil Reportedly Breaks With Industry, Supports EPA Methane Rules

ExxonMobil Corp. has reportedly broken ranks with some operators in the oil and gas industry over the Trump administration’s plans to amend Obama-era rules on methane emissions, arguing that the regulations are “reasonable” in their current form.

December 19, 2018

Trump Eyeing Several Oil, Gas Industry Backers to Replace Zinke at Interior

Department of Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt is said to be on the short list to take over after embattled Interior chief Ryan Zinke, who is facing a litany of congressional investigations, told President Trump over the weekend that he is stepping down.

December 17, 2018

OPEC, in Rebuke to Trump, Agrees to Cut More Oil Output to Prop Up Prices

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, aka OPEC, and its Russian-led allies on Friday agreed to further reduce global oil output in an attempt to balance an overflowing market and stem falling prices.

December 7, 2018

BLM Revises Sage Grouse Safeguards, Issues FEIS

The Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Thursday revised another vestige of the Obama era, this time releasing amendments and a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for protecting greater sage grouse habitat in 11 western states.

December 6, 2018

Trilateral Trade Agreement Signed, But Faces Uncertain Future

After months of negotiations, President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s then-president, Enrique Peña Nieto, on Friday signed a new trilateral trade agreement on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

December 3, 2018
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