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UK government trims tax rate on oil, gas

The UK government has responded to calls for tax relief from the oil and gas industry by trimming the “supplemental charge” applicable to most production.

Falling prices may pose new test for China oil policies, speakers say

China, which successfully revised its oil strategy in response to new technologies since 2008, could face fresh tests if prices stay low for a prolonged period, speakers at a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace forum suggested.

Proposed rail tank car rule could cost economy billions, report says

The US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Administration’s proposed rail tank car rule could cost the US economy as much as $60 billion, a report commissioned by the Railway Supply Institute found.

Outgoing Maryland governor moving ahead on fracing regulations

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to propose regulations that would allow hydraulic fracturing in western Maryland provided that natural gas companies adhere to certain restrictions to limit the risks of water contamination and air pollution.

After scuttling South Stream, Russia plans line to Turkey instead

Russia has decided against the construction of the 930-km South Stream natural gas pipeline across the Black Sea from Russia to Bulgaria, citing delays on the part of the European Union in taking the steps necessary to move forward.

WA government to increase share of Browse basin gas fields

Western Australia’s Parliament has approved legislation to increase the government’s share of the Browse basin natural gas fields following reclassification of state offshore boundaries. The Petroleum Titles (Browse basin) Bill 2014 that ratifies the boundary changes was passed on Nov. 25.

AFPM files notice of intent to sue EPA over 2015 RFS

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a notice of intent to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on time.

US-African energy moves

Getting electricity to more Africans is a top priority at the US Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), an official told a House Foreign Affairs Committee subcommittee on Nov. 14.

EPA will set RFS requirements for this year next year

How bad does regulation of the Renewable Fuel Standard have to become before the US Congress ends a program broken beyond repair?

Power to stonewall

Presidential stonewalling of the Keystone XL pipeline is hurting the US. Congress should exercise its constitutional power and end the damage.

EPA won't finalize RFS's 2014 biofuel quotas before yearend

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not finalize 2014 biofuel quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) before yearend.

DOI, Colorado announce Roan Plateau development dispute settlement

A dispute over development of federal natural gas leases on the Roan Plateau in western Colorado that were issued in 2008 has been settled, the US Department of the Interior and Colorado state government jointly announced in Denver.

Boehner urged to bring BLM drilling permit processing bill to floor

Six oil and gas association presidents and officials from two major national business groups urged US House Speaker John A. Boehner to consider a Senate-approved measure extending a drilling permit processing pilot program in several US Bureau of Land Management field offices before Congress’s lame-duck session concludes.

EPA proposes tighter ground-level ozone pollution controls

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing ground-level emissions limits to 65-70 ppb from their current level of 75 ppb. It also will take comments on possibly cutting limits to 60 ppb.

BSEE extends platform aviation safety proposal comment period

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement extended the public comment period on its proposed regulations to improve the safety of helideck and aviation fuel operations on fixed offshore facilities until Dec. 24.

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