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USGS issues Appalachian basin resource study for oil, gas, coal

The US Geological Survey issued a professional paper that examines large segments of the Appalachian basin’s oil, gas, and coal resources, including accumulations, stratigraphic and structural framework, and geochemical characteristics.

DOE report identifies deficiencies in crude oil analysis techniques

A US Department of Energy report found gaps in important crude oil characterization data, uncertainty about how to best sample and analyze crude to ensure its properties are determined accurately, and deficiencies in understanding how a crude’s properties affect its potential to accidentally ignite, combust, and explode.

Rio Grande LNG plant, gas pipeline granted FERC pre-filing status

NextDecade LLC has received notification from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of acceptance into the pre-filing process for its 27-million tonne/year Rio Grande LNG liquefaction plant and associated Rio Bravo pipeline.

AFPM, groups challenge Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard

Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard violates the US constitution, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, American Trucking Associations, and Consumer Energy Alliance jointly charged in a lawsuit filed in US District Court for Oregon.

Utah biofuel manufacturer settles federal RIN civil charges

Washakie Renewable Energy LLC, a Utah biofuel and biochemical manufacturer, settled federal claims that it violated Renewable Fuels Standard provisions under the Clean Air Act, the US Department of Justice reported.

Barclays: New fracturing regs will have limited effect on US oil, gas output

A recent US rule about hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands will have limited effect on existing US oil and natural gas production, said a Barclays Research analyst in New York.

Senate, House bills introduced to block EPA ozone proposal

US Senate and House members introduced bills to block the US Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to lower ground-level ozone limits as the plan's comment period ended and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing to examine its implications.

Supporters and critics alike call for RFS reforms

Calls to reform the federal Renewable Fuels Standard increased as critics and supporters alike said it is not working as it was intended.

Two obsolete laws

New tightening of a logistics squeeze on US oil producers gives Congress the chance to show bipartisan judgment by scuttling two obsolete laws.

DOI issues final rule for fracing on public, tribal lands

The US Department of the Interior issued a long-anticipated final rule to govern hydraulic fracturing of onshore oil and gas wells on public and tribal lands. Officials said the regulations will improve safety and help protect groundwater by updating requirements for wellbore integrity, wastewater disposal, and public disclosure of chemicals.

Transco files FERC application for Dalton expansion project

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco), a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Partners LP, has filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its Dalton expansion project, which would transport Marcellus shale gas to the US Southeast for electric power generation and local natural gas distribution.

Counties, associations challenge DOI’s Greater Sage Grouse tactics

A coalition of national and regional oil, gas, coal, and mining associations and county governments in four Rocky Mountain states charged three US Department of the Interior agencies with using bad science and poor information to make public lands and Endangered Species Act listing decisions for the Greater Sage Grouse.

Senate crude exports hearing raises price, logistics, safety issues

Potential consumer price impacts dominated a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing examining whether to allow more exports of domestically produced crude oil. Witnesses agreed that permitting more US crude to be sold abroad could provide benefits, but were divided on whether changes need to be made in the Jones Act and other transportation regulations.

UK budget includes oil and gas tax relief

The UK government has delivered on promises made late last year to ease the tax burden on the struggling offshore oil and gas industry.

Chevron, Shell among most active bidders in central gulf sale

Chevron Corp., ExxonMobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and Statoil ASA mostly led the way as Gulf of Mexico central planning area Lease Sale 235 drew 195 bids on 169 blocks from 42 companies, reported the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which held the event Mar. 18 in New Orleans.

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