BOEM answers Mid-Atlantic assertions

    September 22, 2014 2:52 PM by NickS

    A federal government agency’s scientists usually don’t feel compelled to more fully explain the basis for their decisions. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s chief environmental officer did. . . .

    Michigan quietly adjusts fracing rules

    August 29, 2014 11:09 AM by NickS

    Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality is moving ahead with development of new hydraulic fracturing rules. They would cover water withdrawals, baseline water quality sampling, monitoring and reporting, and chemical additive disclosure. . . .

    Baltic States want US LNG

    August 25, 2014 9:09 AM by NickS

    The risk is obvious when a Washington forum notice says it will try to get “beyond rhetoric”.  So much of what passes for discussion here depends on supporting a position with tried-and-true slogans . . .

    States protest federal barriers

    August 18, 2014 12:50 PM by NickS

    Louisiana’s parish and local governments want a bigger share of revenue from development of federally managed oil and gas resources there. Utah officials simply would like more energy developed in their state . . .

    When condensate becomes product

    August 4, 2014 1:33 PM by NickS

    It was easy to remember the Bad Old Days when the US had New Oil, Old Oil, and the Small Refiner Bias amid the kerfuffle after the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security ruled in late June . . .

    An Alaska North Slope gas pipeline milestone

    July 28, 2014 9:38 AM by NickS

    There had been numerous earlier agreements reached to build an Alaska natural gas pipeline. The formal commercial agreement the state and the Alaska LNG Project's sponsors signed July 2 was different . . .

    Inside BLM’s RMP revamp

    July 22, 2014 2:15 PM by NickS

    The Bureau of Land Management announced on May 5 that it was reviewing how it develops its resource management plans. But the idea that the process needed to be revised . . .

    Necessary conversations

    July 14, 2014 9:52 AM by NickS

    “We have the world’s best trout fishing 90 minutes from downtown Denver,” the Park County, Colo., official said between sips of coffee in the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria . . .

    The crude oil export policy dilemma

    June 20, 2014 2:10 PM by NickS

    It was easy to wonder if anything new could be said about possible impacts of lifting the ban on US crude oil exports at a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum . . .

    Bipartisan? Barely

    June 16, 2014 10:11 AM by NickS

    It started with the desire to give the editors a story out of Washington to post online while I covered the first day of Deloitte’s 2014 Washington Energy Conference . . .

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