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Watching Government: Bipartisan?—barely

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 on May 13. A press release US Sen. Debbie Stabanow's (D-Mich.) office issued May 9 looked promising.

TransCanada considers rail as Keystone XL alternative, Girling says

TransCanada Corp. is considering rail as an alternative to its proposed Keystone XL pipeline, Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling said for the first time on May 21. His response to a reporter’s question during a conference in New York indicated the Calgary transmission company was looking at the more expensive alternative to its 1,179-mile project from Hardesty, Alta., to Steele City, Neb.

BP seeks Supreme Court review of oil spill payments to certain gulf businesses

BP PLC said it would ask the US Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court’s rejection of the company’s effort to stop businesses along the Gulf of Mexico coast that have “no apparent connection” with the April 2010 deepwater Macondo oil spill from collecting settlement payments.

FWS, producers split on proposed changes in wildlife refuge rules

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) believes changes are necessary in regulations covering oil and gas activity within federal wildlife refuges, an FWS official told a US House Natural Resources Committee subcommittee. Three other witnesses representing producers with such operations strongly disagreed, while another from an environmental group called for stricter requirements.

Gazprom, CNPC sign 30-year natural gas supply contract

OAO Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. signed a 30-year natural gas supply contract reportedly worth $400 billion that earlier this year the two firms announced they were preparing to sign.

FERC issues FEIS for Maine’s Downeast LNG project

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Downeast LNG project in Washington County, Maine, proposed by Downeast LNG Inc. and Downeast Pipeline LLC.

BLM to prepare EIS on large proposed Wyoming oil, gas project

The US Bureau of Land Management plans to prepare an environmental impact statement based on five independent producers’ plans to develop natural gas resources in 1.5 million federally managed acres in Converse County, Wyo., BLM announced.

House panel's Republicans seek information about DOE's SPR management

US House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican leaders requested a meeting with US Sec. of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and other appropriate officials concerning management of the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve as the summer driving season approaches.

EPA to seek public comment on disclosing frac fluid ingredients

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information.

An absence of proportion

Hand-wringing over failure by the US Senate to pass bipartisan energy legislation focuses on the wrong problem. Political pundits mourn the death of bipartisanship and condemn "dysfunction" of the government.

EPA gives nod for ExxonMobil’s Texas ethylene cracker project

The Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) for the US Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit granted to ExxonMobil Chemical Co. to proceed with plans to build a natural gas-fired ethylene production unit at its existing olefins plant in Baytown, Tex., just east of Houston.

Mayer Brown: Mexico’s Congress trying to enact energy reform amid falling production rates

It easily could take longer than many might expect before state-run Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and other companies are able to unlock Mexico’s vast oil and gas resources, said Jordy Herrera, the nation’s immediate past secretary of energy, told a Meyer Brown energy conference in Houston on May 15.

State error delays permitting for Montana refinery project

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is reopening the public comment period for a preliminary decision to approve an air quality permit for Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP’s low-sulfur fuels expansion project at its 10,000-b/d refinery along the Missouri River in Great Falls, Mont., following a notification oversight by the state agency.

Mayer Brown: Brazil reexamines its presalt policies

Brazil’s government is considering proposals to open operatorship of its presalt projects to companies other than state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), and this change might be made, Mayer Brown partner Alexandre R. Chequer told the law’s firm’s annual energy conference in Houston on May 15.

FERC issues EA for Cove Point LNG export project

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its environmental assessment (EA) for the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project. The project is proposed by Dominion Cove Point LNG LP (DCP).

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