Editorial: Dissent is just dissent
According to liberal assertions, to resist the radical stampede under way in the US is to be rude, violent, or racist.
Efficiency improvements cut GHG emissions, help profits
Policy makers and business leaders are sharpening their focus on ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the belief these reductions could improve the economy, weather, and quality of life.
Salazar to end federal oil and gas RIK program
US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar beat a US House committee to the punch and announced plans to eliminate the US Minerals Management Service's royalty-in-kind (RIK) program on Sept. 16.
Extended OCS comment period produces 350,000 comments
The US government received more than 350,000 public comments on possible Outer Continental Shelf resource development strategies during the 6-month comment period that expired Sept. 21, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Sept. 22.
Watching Government: Delivering 'human impact statements'
US House Natural Resources Committee members found plenty on which to disagree as they began 2 days of hearings on Chairman Nick J. Rahall's (D-W.Va.) federal minerals management reform bill on Sept 16.
Tighter OTC derivative oversight needed, House panel told
Regulation of over-the-counter derivatives is essential as the US government tries to prevent market manipulation, the chiefs of two key financial regulatory commissions told the US House Agriculture Committee on Sept. 22.
House panel told leasing bill would hurt development
A bill that aims to make federal oil and gas leasing more effective and efficient would have the opposite effect instead, two oil and gas industry officials told the US House Natural Resources Committee on Sept. 17.
Indonesia awards exploration rights for blocks
Indonesia has awarded five oil and natural gas blocks to several companies, aiming to increase oil and gas reserves and to lift dwindling production.
Gazprom launches new stretch of Kaliningrad gas line
Russia's state-owned natural gas monopoly OAO Gazprom, meeting the demand of the Russian government, has completed the construction of the second stretch of the 139-km Minsk-Vilnius-Kaunas-Kaliningrad gas pipeline.