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Energy Industry Awaiting Details on Tentative U.S.-Mexico Trade Pact

One day after President Trump said the United States and Mexico had reached a tentative trade agreement that may replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), analysts said the energy industry was still scrambling for details.

August 28, 2018
Trump Hails U.S., Mexico Trade Accord in Bid to Scuttle NAFTA

Trump Hails U.S., Mexico Trade Accord in Bid to Scuttle NAFTA

After weeks of arduous renegotiations in an attempt to upend the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which bound together the economies of the United States, Mexico and Canada, President Trump on Monday declared victory and said he had a new trade agreement on the table with Mexico.

August 27, 2018
U.S., Mexico Reach Tentative Accord as Trump Moves to Kill NAFTA

U.S., Mexico Reach Tentative Accord as Trump Moves to Kill NAFTA

After weeks of arduous renegotiations in an attempt to upend the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which bound together the economies of the United States, Mexico and Canada, President Trump on Monday declared victory and said he had a new trade agreement on the table with Mexico.

August 27, 2018

California Lawmakers Considering Bills to Prevent Offshore Drilling

Companion legislative proposals from the California legislature are on track for passage before lawmakers adjourn on Aug. 31, a state Senate staff member told NGI on Thursday.

August 24, 2018
Sino-U.S. Trade War Widens, But Crude, LNG Not Included

Sino-U.S. Trade War Widens, But Crude, LNG Not Included

The Sino-U.S. trade war continued to widen this week as China was preparing to impose a 25% tariff on $16 billion worth of domestic imports but not on crude oil or liquefied natural gas (LNG). The announcement came one day after the Trump administration unveiled a similar tariff on a range of Chinese goods.

August 9, 2018

Senate Passes $154.2B Minibus, Includes Funding for EPA, Interior

The Senate passed a $154.2 billion “minibus” spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2019 on Wednesday that includes more funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Interior (DOI) than initially proposed by President Trump, a fact that was not lost on the White House.

August 2, 2018

If ESA Revamped, Expect Minimal Impact on Oil, Gas Industry, Experts Say

The Trump administration’s proposal to modify the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and remove some blanket protections should have a minimal impact on the oil and gas industry and be more effective at protecting critical habitat of various species, industry representatives said.

July 25, 2018

Potential Coal, Nuclear Bailout Could Cost $17-35B Annually, Study Indicates

The annual cost to support coal and nuclear plants as proposed by the Trump administration could climb as high as $35 billion, according to a report from The Brattle Group.

July 20, 2018
Wyoming’s Barrasso Proposes Accelerating Natural Gas Exports to NATO Countries

Wyoming’s Barrasso Proposes Accelerating Natural Gas Exports to NATO Countries

A bill introduced in the Senate Wednesday would give North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries “an escape from Russia’s political coercion and manipulation,” in part by speeding approvals of U.S. natural gas exports, according to Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY).

July 20, 2018

Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court No Stranger to Issues Affecting Oil and Gas Industry

President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, is a conservative judge who, during his 12-year tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has ruled both for and against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), FERC, and the oil and gas industry.

July 10, 2018
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