2 presidents’ views of US energy gains

    October 23, 2014 4:54 PM by NickS

    US President Barack Obama quickly cited the improved domestic oil and gas outlook when he declared that his administration and congressional Democratic leaders have rebuilt the US economy . . .
     

    Gathering lines under scrutiny

    October 16, 2014 11:51 AM by NickS

    The US Department of Transportation is acting to improve rail safety requirements for crude oil transportation, Government Accountability Office investigators found. But additional actions are needed to improve pipeline safety, especially for unregulated gathering lines . . .

    Smaller study, big early findings

    October 9, 2014 11:21 AM by NickS

    It may not have had the snap and sizzle of a study the National Academy of Sciences released the same day. But a report DOE unveiled on Sept. 15 also put to rest concerns  . . .

    A dubious anniversary

    September 30, 2014 1:25 PM by NickS

    Sept. 19 marked 6 years of the Obama administration’s deliberations on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit application. . . .

    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 . . .

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