Five years after Macondo

    May 21, 2015 1:11 PM by NickS

    It would have been an understatement on Apr. 20 to say offshore oil and gas changed after the Macondo deepwater well accident and crude oil spill 5 years earlier. . . .


    Fighting for more access offshore

    May 14, 2015 1:42 PM by NickS

    National Ocean Industries Association Pres. Randall B. Luthi works hard to remind policymakers that what’s waiting to be produced offshore still matters amid loud celebrations of US onshore oil and gas potential from tight shale formations . . .

    Attacking BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule

    May 7, 2015 3:20 PM by NickS

    It’s generally accepted in Washington that a new regulation is pretty fair if no one is satisfied with it. In that respect, the US Bureau of Land Management’s final rule for hydraulic fracturing on onshore public and Indian tribal lands was successful. . . .

    Species protection is spreading

    May 1, 2015 9:18 AM by NickS

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke extensively about improving the Greater Sage Grouse’s habitat before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Then committee member Rob Portman (R-Ohio) brought up the Northern Long-Eared Bat. . . .

    Ohio’s severance tax battle

    April 27, 2015 9:00 AM by NickS

    Gov. John R. Kasich praised already enacted tax cuts in his 2015 State of the State address. But he also said some Onio taxes should be reformed, starting with the state’s 20 cents per barrel crude oil severance tax . . .

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