http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video.html2014-11-21T21:53:37.053ZWatching Government - Video BlogAdobe Experience ManagerConsidering the 2014 electionsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Not a whole lot changed for US oil and gas in the 2014 elections despite Republicans regaining majority control of the Senate and increasing their number of governorships. . . .</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/11/considering_the_2014.html2014-11-25T20:23:00.000Z2014-11-25T20:24:45.406Z‘Down-and-dusty’ in Wyomingnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Political campaign strategists emphasize the importance of an effective “on-the-ground” operation in bringing supporters to the ballot box. One in Wyoming this fall had nothing to do with any upcoming elections. . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/11/_down-and-dusty_in.html2014-11-18T21:32:00.000Z2014-11-18T21:33:24.427ZEurope conducts a ‘gas stress test’noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The European Commission quietly acknowledged the possibility of a Russian natural gas supply interruption amid unrest in Ukraine when its member countries put energy security measures it adopted . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/11/europe_conducts_ag.html2014-11-10T22:15:00.000Z2014-11-10T22:16:01.237ZOCS still matters, NOIA’s president saysnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>National Ocean Industries Association President Randall B. Luthi takes a back seat to no one when it comes to applauding increased onshore unconventional oil and gas production’s contribution . . .<br> </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2YJoV79KkuE?list=UUPEWF1oZ9W2wQU6T2E_-p0w">&nbsp;</iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/10/ocs_still_mattersn.html2014-10-30T21:30:00.000Z2014-10-30T21:31:10.604Z2 presidents’ views of US energy gainsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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 . . .<br> &nbsp;</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/10/2_presidents_views.html2014-10-23T21:54:00.000Z2014-10-23T21:55:25.980ZGathering lines under scrutinynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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 . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/10/gathering_lines_unde.html2014-10-16T16:51:00.000Z2014-10-16T16:52:18.136ZSmaller study, big early findingsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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&nbsp; . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/10/smaller_study_bige.html2014-10-09T16:21:00.000Z2014-10-09T16:21:53.085ZA dubious anniversarynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Sept. 19 marked 6 years of the Obama administration’s deliberations on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit application. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/09/a_dubious_anniversar.html2014-09-30T18:25:00.000Z2014-09-30T18:26:22.453ZBOEM answers Mid-Atlantic assertionsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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. . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/09/boem_answers_mid-atl.html2014-09-22T19:52:00.000Z2014-09-22T19:53:15.082ZMichigan quietly adjusts fracing rulesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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. . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/08/michigan_quietlyadj.html2014-08-29T16:09:00.000Z2014-08-29T16:09:43.538ZBaltic States want US LNGnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The risk is obvious when a Washington forum notice says it will try to get “beyond rhetoric”.&nbsp; So much of what passes for discussion here depends on supporting a position with tried-and-true slogans . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/08/baltic_states_wantu.html2014-08-25T14:09:00.000Z2014-08-25T14:09:52.172ZStates protest federal barriersnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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 . . .<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/08/states_protest_feder.html2014-08-18T17:50:00.000Z2014-08-18T17:51:23.225ZWhen condensate becomes productnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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 . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/08/when_condensate_beco.html2014-08-04T18:33:00.000Z2014-08-04T18:34:25.229ZAn Alaska North Slope gas pipeline milestonenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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 . . .<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/07/an_alaska_north_slop.html2014-07-28T14:38:00.000Z2014-07-28T16:14:57.826ZInside BLM’s RMP revampnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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 . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/07/inside_blm_s_rmprev.html2014-07-22T19:15:00.000Z2014-07-22T19:15:54.806ZNecessary conversationsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>“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 . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/07/necessary_conversati.html2014-07-14T14:52:00.000Z2014-07-14T14:52:50.146ZThe crude oil export policy dilemmanoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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 . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/06/the_crude_oil_export.html2014-06-20T19:10:00.000Z2014-06-20T19:11:04.063ZBipartisan? Barelynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>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 . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/06/bipartisan_barely.html2014-06-16T15:11:00.000Z2014-06-16T15:11:33.439ZMore earthquakes in Oklahoma noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50% since October 2013. That significantly increases the chance for a damaging quake . . .</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/06/more_earthquakesin.html2014-06-05T18:56:00.000Z2014-06-05T18:57:09.073ZPoliticizing LNG exports noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;Let’s not beat around the bush: Exporting more liquefied natural gas has become as hot a domestic political issue as the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. . . .</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/05/politicizing_lngexp.html2014-05-30T21:03:00.000Z2014-05-30T21:03:55.204ZTeapot Dome transitions noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">DOE retained Meagher Energy Advisors to sell Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 in Wyoming – better known as Teapot Dome. But the bigger impact may come . . .</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/05/teapot_dome_transiti.html2014-05-23T16:40:00.000Z2014-05-23T16:41:27.104ZReporting offshore near-misses noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Creating a more effective offshore oil and gas safety culture was on many people’s minds as the fourth anniversary of the Macondo deepwater well accident came and went . . .</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/05/reporting_offshoren.html2014-05-15T16:38:00.000Z2014-05-15T16:38:59.777ZMarcellus Shale impact surprisesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Impacts of oil and gas development on nearby communities are getting more attention. Some are obvious, such as demand for more services from a suddenly bigger population . . .</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/05/marcellus_shale_impa.html2014-05-09T14:47:00.000Z2014-05-09T14:47:38.584ZGreenland in Transitionnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Greenland expects its oil, gas, and minerals to be crucial as it continues its gradual transition to independence, its first US representative said . . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/04/greenland-in-transition.html2014-04-30T21:48:00.000Z2014-04-30T19:32:20.463ZRemembering James Schlesingernoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>James R. Schlesinger probably had seen nearly every kind of US energy policy tried by the time he died of complications from pneumonia on Mar. 27. . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/04/remembering_jamessc.html2014-04-22T21:48:00.000Z2014-04-22T21:48:34.164ZInfrastructure and weather eventsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">The question was how much influence the federal government could exert to make US energy infrastructure less vulnerable to weather events linked to global climate change . . .</span></p> <p style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/04/infrastructure_andw.html2014-04-16T20:41:00.000Z2014-04-16T20:42:47.601ZPropane’s ‘perfect storm’noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">If anyone wants to consider where oil and gas product distribution can go haywire, the recent domestic propane “perfect storm” bears examination. . . .</span></p> <p style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/04/propane_s_perfects.html2014-04-07T21:19:00.000Z2014-04-07T21:20:48.392ZMore ‘Audacity of Nope’noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">The US State Department substantially followed prescribed guidance – and sometimes exceeded it – when it selected Environmental Resource Management Inc. to help prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement . . .</span></p> <p style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/03/more_audacity_ofno.html2014-03-31T18:10:00.000Z2014-03-31T18:10:44.331ZKeeping a good program goingnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sought Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s help in getting continued funding for a successful Bureau of Land Management pilot program before its authorization expires . . .<br> &nbsp;<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/03/keeping_a_good_progr.html2014-03-21T20:26:00.000Z2014-03-21T20:27:18.576ZWhy Congress still mattersnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Oil and gas industry leaders generally don’t expect Congress to do much about energy in 2014. But they haven’t necessarily written federal lawmakers off . . .<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/02/why_congress_stillm.html2014-02-28T20:33:00.000Z2014-02-28T20:34:00.399ZAn exchange of lettersnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>On one hand, a Jan. 16-17 exchange of letters between leaders of 18 national environmental organizations and the White House simply may have been political posturing . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/02/an_exchange_of_lette.html2014-02-24T15:04:00.000Z2014-02-24T15:04:56.478ZMaking a difficult decisionnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The Western Energy Alliance asked the Interior Department’s Land Appeals Board on Jan. 13 to overturn Bureau of Land Management Utah Director Juan Palma’s Nov. 14, 2013, decision to defer 57 tracts . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/02/making_a_difficultd.html2014-02-14T20:41:00.000Z2014-02-14T20:42:20.133ZNGSA President Horvath reflects on changesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Skip Horvath will wrap up 25 years as a major official in Washington’s oil and gas associations when he retires as president of the Natural Gas Supply Association later this year. . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/02/ngsa_president_horva.html2014-02-06T20:45:00.000Z2014-02-06T20:45:42.465ZOld policies vs. new realitiesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The single biggest oil and gas question for 2014 may be whether long-cherished US policies and assumptions can change to reflect surprising new realities. . . .<br> &nbsp;</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/01/old_policies_vs_new.html2014-01-28T22:02:00.000Z2014-01-28T22:02:38.414ZChina’s delicate balancenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>China’s increasingly prominent global energy role undoubtedly matters. One intriguing underlying question is whether it can reconcile security and profitability goals. . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/01/china_s_delicatebal.html2014-01-21T19:32:00.000Z2014-01-21T19:32:48.363ZReconsidering OPECnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="p1">Soon after OPEC held its regular ministerial meeting Dec. 4 in Vienna, the usual question was asked: Does its decision to maintain the group’s official production level at 30 million b/d even matter? . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2014/01/reconsidering_opec.html2014-01-09T21:59:00.000Z2014-01-09T22:00:20.700ZUS Chamber's president sees regulatory overkillnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Thomas J. Donohue issued a clarion call Dec. 3 that nearly every oil and gas executive, manager, and supervisor can understand: It’s time to do something about excessive government regulation. . . .<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/12/us_chamber_s_preside.html2013-12-19T21:19:00.000Z2013-12-19T21:20:12.905ZEnergy Secretary Moniz’s urgent messagenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Ernest G. Moniz quickly got to the point. “The intertwined energy challenges we face today call for a whole range of policy and technology options for their simultaneous resolution . . .<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/12/energy_secretarymon.html2013-12-13T16:05:00.000Z2013-12-13T16:06:08.719ZColorado uses collaboration, not confrontationnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-family: 'Century Gothic'; border-spacing: 0px; font-size: medium;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Colorado proposed air pollution rules that would make it the first US state to directly regulate methane emissions associated with oil and gas drilling. . . .</span></p> </span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/12/colorado_uses_collab.html2013-12-04T21:01:00.000Z2013-12-04T21:02:23.297ZBSEE Director Salerno on risks, safetynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="p1">Collaboration will be critical as new offshore oil and gas safety standards are developed and best practices are identified, BSEE Director Brian Salerno declared . . .</p> <p> </p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/11/bsee_director_salern.html2013-11-26T16:09:00.000Z2013-11-26T16:09:28.640ZTransboundary treaty’s glitch may be fadingnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="p1">There are growing indications now that the Gulf of Mexico transboundary treaty glitch described in Watching Government’s Oct. 14 column might not be a problem after all. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/11/transboundary_treaty.html2013-11-18T17:55:00.000Z2013-11-18T17:56:15.703ZWill a major opportunity be wasted?noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-family: 'Century Gothic'; border-spacing: 0px; font-size: medium;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The US oil and gas outlook’s dramatic shift from scarcity to abundance potentially could increase the country’s geopolitical leverage, but its current leaders will need to show they can govern first . . .</span></p> </span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/11/will_a_major_opportu.html2013-11-08T19:40:00.000Z2013-11-08T19:40:51.920ZPolitics imperils essential data noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The 40-year anniversary of the 1973 Arab oil embargo’s beginning has made many energy community members consider progress which has been made – and how many underlying problems remain unsolved . . .</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/10/politics_imperilses.html2013-10-31T18:31:00.000Z2013-10-31T18:31:43.197ZBC Premier Christy Clark’s energy stancenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>British Columbia will not budge on its requirements proposed heavy oil export projects must meet, Premier Christy Clark said on Oct. 4. But that doesn’t mean she opposes such exports . . .<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/10/bc_premier_christyc.html2013-10-21T20:53:00.000Z2013-10-21T20:54:01.051ZTransboundary hydrocarbons treaty glitchnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="p1">The federal government’s partial shutdown didn’t keep the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee from discussing the pending US-Mexico transboundary hydrocarbons agreement on Oct. 1. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/10/transboundary_hydroc.html2013-10-15T16:15:00.000Z2013-10-15T16:16:18.726ZWhat California actually didnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="p1">California now has its own hydraulic fracturing requirements. Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed Senate Bill 4 into law Sept. 20. . . .&nbsp;</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/10/what_california_actu.html2013-10-04T18:40:00.000Z2013-10-04T18:41:08.186ZA controversial Utah decisionnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Two Utah politicians who normally support oil and gas development questioned a decision by the state’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration to lease acreage . . .</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/09/a_controversial_utah.html2013-09-27T17:58:00.000Z2013-09-27T17:58:49.120ZAtlantic OCS seismic is imperativenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="p1">A group of offshore energy experts nearly stole the show from the 2013 Democratic and Republican Virginia gubernatorial nominees . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/09/atlantic_ocs_seismic.html2013-09-23T20:39:00.000Z2013-09-23T20:39:59.908ZMore uncertainty for refinersnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="p1">An Aug. 2 federal court settlement the US Environmental Protection Agency reached with some environmental groups creates more uncertainty for domestic refiners . . ,</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/09/more_uncertaintyfor.html2013-09-13T20:00:00.000Z2013-09-13T20:00:55.295ZNo easy answers from USGS studynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p class="p1">US Geological Survey research may begin to help public-well water managers identify how vulnerable their systems are to contamination. But its study identified more variables than culprits . . .&nbsp;</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/09/no_easy_answers_from.html2013-09-04T18:02:00.000Z2013-09-04T18:03:31.272ZOil-by-rail safety inquiries, actionsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Railroads and their regulators on both sides of the Canadian-US border have continued to address oil-by-rail transportation safety issues after the July 6 accident . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/08/oil-by-rail_safetyi.html2013-08-28T19:01:00.000Z2013-08-28T19:02:17.319ZFracing’s burden of proofnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The observation was one of the few cautionary notes during the Bipartisan Policy Center’s otherwise upbeat conference on the domestic shale gas boom’s implications for the US economy, trade, and geopolitics. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/08/fracing_s_burdenof.html2013-08-21T19:15:00.000Z2013-08-21T19:15:37.913ZWyoming’s water well testing proposal noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Wyoming’s proposed requirement for water well testing before oil and gas activity begins nearby could set a pattern for other producing states. . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/08/wyoming_s_water_well.html2013-08-14T21:24:00.000Z2013-08-14T21:25:02.244ZFine-tuning gas pipeline permittingnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Even a law as far-reaching as the 2005 Energy Policy Act can’t anticipate every potential problem with its provisions. That much quickly became apparent . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/08/fine-tuning_gas_pipe.html2013-08-07T16:02:00.000Z2013-08-07T16:02:34.711ZOverseas rule hits close to homenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The US District Court for the District of Columbia’s July 2 ruling vacating the Securities and Exchange Commission’s foreign expenditures disclosure requirement under the Dodd-Frank law was good news for the oil and gas industry. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/07/overseas_rule_hitsc.html2013-07-31T17:01:00.000Z2013-07-31T17:01:41.280ZMore work lies ahead for TAPnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The Shah Deniz II consortium’s selection of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline as its natural gas western export gateway moved the project farther along. Much more will need to be done . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/07/more_work_lies_ahead.html2013-07-23T20:15:00.000Z2013-07-23T20:15:55.766ZWyoming takes over Pavillion inquirynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Wyoming will conduct further investigations of drinking water quality in rural areas east of the town of Pavillion with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s support . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/07/wyoming_takes_overp.html2013-07-16T18:18:00.000Z2013-07-16T18:19:22.992ZCanada’s NEB holds safety forumnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Nearly two weeks later, it was apparent that something significant happened June 5-6 when Canada’s National Energy Board held its pipeline safety forum in Calgary. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/07/canada_s_neb_holdss.html2013-07-08T21:57:00.000Z2013-07-08T21:58:20.270ZLautenberg’s safety legacynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>At first glance, Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) did not have as much impact on the oil and gas industry as other US senators before he died on June 3. A closer look reveals that . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/06/lautenberg_s_safety.html2013-06-28T19:57:00.000Z2013-06-28T19:58:20.904ZReady and waiting at Cove Pointnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The US Department of Energy continues to review applications to export liquefied natural gas. Dominion Cove Point LNG LLP is fourth in line . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/06/ready_and_waitingat.html2013-06-20T16:14:00.000Z2013-06-20T17:21:47.937ZIlluminating a shady processnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>To settle or not to settle; that is the question. Whether it’s practical or simply expedient for a federal agency facing legal action to negotiate a compromise so it can use increasingly scarce resources elsewhere . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/06/illuminating_a_shady.html2013-06-10T21:18:00.000Z2013-06-10T21:19:11.781ZTaking concerns to Washingtonnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Heavy rain didn’t dampen Western Energy Alliance members’ enthusiasm the morning of May 7 during their 2013 Washington call-up. They had too many places to go . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/06/taking_concerns_tow.html2013-06-03T21:45:00.000Z2013-06-03T21:45:43.351ZGems from Noto’s recollectionsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Lucio Noto supplied interesting details as he reminisced Apr. 29 about the merger which created ExxonMobil Corp. in 1999. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/05/gems_from_noto_srec0.html2013-05-28T15:58:00.000Z2013-05-28T15:59:23.790ZFederal fracing research updatenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Four agencies are moving ahead and continuing to coordinate federal hydraulic fracturing research despite missing a pair of deadlines . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/05/federal_fracing_rese.html2013-05-17T18:33:00.000Z2013-05-17T18:33:49.274ZBroader questions at Richmondnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Broader questions emerged from the US Chemical Safety Board’s initial report on its investigation of an Aug. 6, 2012 incident at Chevron USA’s Richmond, Calif., refinery. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/05/broader_questionsat.html2013-05-10T15:08:00.000Z2013-05-10T15:09:38.255ZJobs and Keystone XLnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>During Bill Clinton’s first US presidential campaign in 1992, workers at its headquarters kept focused by periodically glancing at a poster proclaiming: “It’s the economy, stupid.” . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/05/jobs_and_keystonexl.html2013-05-01T15:34:00.000Z2013-05-01T15:36:05.488ZCurbing methane emissions noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Fugitive methane emissions from natural gas operations are a significant global warming pollution source which should be reduced sharply, a new World Resources Institute working paper asserts. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/04/curbing_methane_emis.html2013-04-19T21:21:00.000Z2013-04-19T21:21:38.489ZPipelines and a new Silk Roadnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-family: Calibri; border-spacing: 0px; font-size: medium;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Countries in Asia’s southern Caucasus region already have shown they can work together and build long-distance pipelines . . .</span></span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/04/pipelines_and_a_new.html2013-04-12T17:52:00.000Z2013-04-12T17:53:26.994ZA timely future workforce reportnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Many people in the oil and gas industry have been thinking hard about future workforce needs. They cite the number . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/04/a_timely_future_work.html2013-04-05T18:16:00.000Z2013-04-05T18:16:52.080ZOverseas efforts enter new phasenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; border-spacing: 0px; font-size: medium;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">American security and prosperity are increasingly, and inextricably, linked to developing countries, a new Center for Strategic and International Studies report says . . .</p> </span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/03/overseas_effortsent.html2013-03-28T15:43:00.000Z2013-03-28T15:45:09.680ZTier 3 and other EPA woesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Gina McCarthy would not be nominated as the next EPA administrator for 3 more days. But an American Petroleum Institute official was ready on Mar. 1 . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/03/tier_3_and_otherepa.html2013-03-22T15:12:00.000Z2013-03-22T15:12:40.644ZVenezuela after Chaveznoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Many anticipated Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death from cancer. It still raised significant questions about what will happen next when it actually happened . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/03/venezuela_after_chav.html2013-03-12T14:15:00.000Z2013-03-12T14:15:46.196ZWearing a Taxation Target noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Washington’s major league baseball team, which became the National League’s eastern division champion in 2012, isn’t the only group in the nation’s capital which feels as if it’s wearing a target . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/02/wearing_a_taxationt.html2013-02-28T17:57:00.000Z2013-02-28T17:59:55.491ZA Surprising Choicenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Sally Jewell’s nomination on Feb. 6 to succeed Ken Salazar as US Interior secretary was indisputably a surprise. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/02/a_surprising_choice.html2013-02-21T17:16:00.000Z2013-02-21T17:17:22.634ZBuilding downstream outreachnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>American Fuel &amp; Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T. Drevna made his primary 2013 New Year's resolution early, and quickly started to keep it. . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/02/building_downstream.html2013-02-07T19:10:00.000Z2013-02-07T19:11:26.417ZColorado deals with setbacksnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The idea that Colorado regulators faced setbacks seems confusing at first. In this context, however, “setback” refers to . . .</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/01/colorado_deals_with.html2013-01-30T21:06:00.000Z2013-01-30T21:08:20.011Z2012’s war of wordsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Maybe it was because it was a presidential election year. Whatever the reason, words seemed to matter more than substance . . .</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/01/2012_s_war_of_words.html2013-01-21T21:17:00.000Z2013-01-21T21:18:37.514ZPursuing pipeline safetynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is expected to announced new safety regulations in 2013 . . .</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wFx86wyxDLU" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/01/Pursuing-pipeline-sa.html2013-01-11T15:06:00.000Z2013-01-21T21:19:16.686ZThe Iranian Oil Questionnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>From the outset, the discussion’s question seemed provocative: Can the world live without Iranian oil? . . .</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jN1781E_Apg"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2013/01/The-Iranian-oil-ques.html2013-01-03T18:36:00.000Z2013-01-03T18:36:51.309ZNorway's Arctic Approachnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Norway is taking a phased development approach as it tries to create sustainable Arctic offshore oil and gas projects in the Barents Sea . . .</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aijqqP667XM" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/12/Norways-Arctic-Appro.html2012-12-18T20:32:00.000Z2012-12-18T20:33:46.136ZIEA's global refining outlooknoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Most of the interest so far in the International Energy Agency’s medium-term global energy outlook was in its suggestion that the United States could surpass Saudi Arabia...</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RxZSFpjEtuU" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/12/IEAs-global-refining.html2012-12-10T15:27:00.000Z2012-12-10T15:27:44.746ZQuarterman cites progress, goalsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Federal regulators and US crude oil pipeline owners and operators have made real progress in 2012, PHMSA Administrator Cynthia L. Quarterman . . .</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/j90_tmXC3Vg" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/11/Quarterman-cites-pro.html2012-11-26T21:04:00.000Z2012-11-26T21:06:07.449ZAverting a Regulatory Blundernoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Early indications were that the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement avoided a well-intentioned mistake . . .</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XcrXOR5iTQk" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/09/AvertingaRegulatoryB.html2012-09-12T21:25:00.000Z2012-09-12T21:27:17.185ZA closer look at NPC’s future fuels reportnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>At first glance, the National Petroleum Council’s future transportation fuels report may have looked like a cop-out . . .<br> </p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xEesHaex28k" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/08/A-closer-look-at-NPC.html2012-08-29T18:09:00.000Z2012-08-29T18:10:18.292ZDeficit, tax uncertaintiesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Deep federal spending cuts and tax increases due to automatically kick in early next year actually may force Congress and the White House to finally begin addressing the budget deficit&nbsp; . . .</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JqO092JVnes"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/08/deficit-tax-uncertai.html2012-08-20T14:51:00.000Z2012-08-20T14:51:42.385ZLights! Camera! Advocacy!noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>In retrospect, it was inevitable. Claims made in “Gasland”, Josh Fox’s anti-fracing documentary, were so dramatic and troubling . . .</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/M3odekIeMGI"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/08/lights-camera-advoca.html2012-08-13T17:53:00.000Z2012-08-13T17:54:19.574ZArctic resource contradictionsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Arctic offshore oil and gas resources extend beyond North America, experts reminded their audience at a July 12 forum . . .</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eY5q2iuwdWk"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/08/arctic-resource-cont.html2012-08-06T20:20:00.000Z2012-08-06T20:21:05.600ZWhat North Carolina didnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>There was plenty of drama, intrigue, and even some comedy, on July 2 when North Carolina’s general assembly overrode a July 1 veto by Gov. Beverly Perdue . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3GwwRdpILdc"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/07/what-north-carolina-.html2012-07-26T20:45:00.000Z2012-07-26T20:46:58.998ZDelay or not, comments are on the waynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The Interior Department announced June 22 that it would accept comments on its proposed onshore hydraulic fracturing regulations for another 60 days. Then it unofficially explained why this was not a delay . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QmcO-BiYIxU"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/07/NickS.html2012-07-16T15:35:00.000Z2012-07-16T17:30:49.268ZPositive outcome in New Mexico, Texasnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Voluntary conservation agreements already in place in New Mexico and Texas have kept the US Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/840T0_uN0nE"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/07/positive-outcome-in-.html2012-07-09T16:33:00.000Z2012-07-09T16:33:54.527ZState regulation under firenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Can states effectively protect drinking water supplies as more oil and gas is produced from tight shales? That's the core question . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TJrDGeQpdFw"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/06/state-regulation-und.html2012-06-25T14:46:00.000Z2012-06-25T14:47:33.949ZSolving the 'mystery city'noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>A British researcher was started as he studied a night-time satellite photo of the US when he saw what he termed a &quot;mystery city&quot; in western North Dakota and eastern Montana . . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pPT0PQwJT7E"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/06/solving-the-mystery-.html2012-06-15T18:45:00.000Z2012-06-15T18:46:37.692ZFrac fluid disclosure disagreements noemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The US Bureau of Land Management didn't have to wait long for comments about its proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations. . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/q7AUju43mik"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/05/frac-fluid-disclosur.html2012-05-25T20:05:00.000Z2012-05-25T20:06:05.258ZWigley sees 2012 opportunitiesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>It was Tim Wigley’s first Washington call-up as the Western Energy Alliance’s president, and he liked what he saw. . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6jsMCY3rvtk"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/05/wigley-sees-2012-opp.html2012-05-15T15:34:00.000Z2012-05-15T15:35:11.508ZThe road to breakthroughsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Occasionally, it’s good to remember that decades of research and development normally precede technological breakthroughs . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Yq4fKX6UQpw"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/04/the-road-to-breakthroughs.html2012-04-24T20:04:00.000Z2012-04-25T17:52:50.518ZForces behind gasoline pricesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Four experts reminded a congressional committee that forces driving global oil markets are still beyond federal lawmakers’ control as the US Senate . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AD7ge_gJZns"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/04/forces-behind-gasoline-prices.html2012-04-20T20:04:00.000Z2012-04-20T20:25:38.107ZStill seeking a quick fixnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The Silly Season arrived earlier than usual in Washington, undoubtedly because gasoline prices soared and many members of Congress felt their constituents’ pain more than usual . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fNCSbmPhhD4"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/04/still-seeking-a-quic.html2012-04-10T20:04:00.000Z2012-04-10T20:06:11.078ZThe Alberta premier’s outlooknoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Alberta Premier Alison Redford wasted no time delivering her message: Her government plans to more actively tell the oil sands story . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Y0YYjfg1DyA"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/03/the-alberta-premier.html2012-03-30T15:00:00.000Z2012-03-30T19:19:29.196ZSeeking ideal royalty ratenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>US Sen. Lisa Murkowski believed that oil and gas production on federally-managed acreage dropped, as production grew on privately-held land, because the Obama administration created such a hostile environment . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gv3MGJ0gmIY"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/03/seeking-ideal-royalty.html2012-03-20T15:00:00.000Z2012-03-20T15:02:39.837ZDaniel Yergin's travelsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Daniel Yergin had covered a lot of territory when he spoke at the US Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 16. . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/573lmicG3os"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/03/daniel-yergin.html2012-03-07T21:45:00.000Z2012-03-07T19:37:38.478ZMonitoring remote wellsite activitynoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>A West Virginia University research associate professor has developed a technology to remotely monitor Marcellus Shale natural gas wells&nbsp; . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e33gg5SktSQ"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/02/monitoring-remote-wells.html2012-02-29T21:45:00.000Z2012-02-29T20:54:18.090ZNARUC fracing session insightsnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>There were several insights as two National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners committees held a joint meeting on hydraulic fracturing Feb. 6 at NARUC’s 2012 winter meeting here . . .<br> </p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0yG9IMrpO1s"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/02/naruc_fracing_session.html2012-02-17T21:45:00.000Z2012-02-18T00:24:14.044ZNGVs gain ground in some statesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Natural gas vehicles may not have much political appeal in Washington, but they're slowly gaining ground in some states . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/P-DSZjp0cR4"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/02/ngvs_gain_groundin.html2012-02-06T21:45:14.769Z2012-02-06T21:45:14.800ZBehind successful pipeline safety billnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The pipeline safety reauthorization bill, which US President Barack Obama signed into law on Jan. 3, 2012, was a conspicuous exception to 2011's hyper-partisan federal legislative gridlock . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ts4DMU5Xa-A"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/01/behind_successfulpi.html2012-01-29T19:07:17.082Z2012-01-29T19:07:17.098ZOhio quakes in perspectivenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer ordered operations halted at a fluid injection well . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ICfHkOJOE64"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/01/ohio_quakes_in_persp.html2012-01-23T16:37:26.835Z2012-01-23T16:37:26.851ZAnd now, the 2011 Watchiesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>It’s time for this column’s annual awards for dubious achievements and amusing moments in government: the 2011 Watchies . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BNdb7HnyTi4"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/01/and_now_the_2011wa.html2012-01-12T20:03:59.968Z2012-01-12T20:03:59.968ZChallenges for local governmentsnoemail@noemail.orgleifn<p>Many rural US communities facing economic pressures and high unemployment would welcome oil and gas resource development. It can also challenge local governments . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/z7zAfimgGfc"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2012/01/challenges_for_local.html2012-01-06T16:49:12.358Z2012-01-06T17:04:33.448ZA coming tight oil bonanzanoemail@noemail.orgleifn<p>The essential question at a Dec. 7 Center for Strategic and International Studies seminar was whether North America is on the verge&nbsp; . . .</p> <iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hRm2296pAk4"></iframe>http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2011/12/a_coming_tight_oilb.html2011-12-22T17:32:22.366Z2012-01-04T14:47:42.049ZKlaber’s take on Marcellus growthnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>Kathryn Klaber quickly got to the point when she addressed the American Gas Association’s Natural Gas Roundtable luncheon on Nov. 29. The Marcellus Shale Coalition’s president and executive director . . .</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nXqIBUSCies"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2011/12/klaber_s_take_onmar.html2011-12-12T21:57:36.624Z2011-12-12T21:57:36.624ZEIA cites Iran potential, obstaclesnoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>International sanctions and an unfavorable investment climate continue to limit Iran’s development of its considerable oil and gas resources . . .</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PO_lAPIZgXo"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2011/12/eia_cites_iran_poten.html2011-12-05T17:44:04.772Z2011-12-05T17:44:04.819ZAiming at a litigation loopholenoemail@noemail.orgNickS<p>The US House Judiciary Committee approved HR 1996, the Government Litigation Savings Act, on Nov. 17 by 19 to 14 votes. Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) said that the 1980 Equal Access to Justice Act . . .</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fxodlzaBbFk"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2011/11/aiming_at_a_litigati.html2011-11-28T22:58:36.670Z2011-11-29T22:06:21.762ZState regulators’ resources, challengesnoemail@noemail.orgleifn<p>Some member of Congress still want the US Environmental Protection Agency to take a bigger role in regulating surface activities connected with onshore oil and gas exploration and production . . .</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Shyyth0PDwg"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2011/11/state_regulatorsre.html2011-11-21T16:11:18.822Z2011-11-22T19:42:45.500ZLessons from 1973 oil crisisnoemail@noemail.orgleifn<p>Can we learn from history? Hindsight gives us an advantage over those who were involved in important policy decisions back then. But the people who were there can still offer significant perspectives . . .</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/krWYgftBuvw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/watching-government-video/2011/11/lessons_from_1973oi.html2011-11-14T21:55:38.531Z2011-11-14T21:55:38.906Z 500

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