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Enhancing offshore safety

Over the past 20 years, the oil and gas industry—both onshore and offshore—has improved tenfold in occupational safety performance.

Commitment and obstinacy

The US oil and gas industry has extra reason to regret the politically motivated shutdown of the federal government. It soon might face a financial avalanche.

Regulatory enforcement continues as US government shuts down

Federal agencies regulating oil and gas activities generally planned to continue their enforcement activities as the US government partially shut down after Congress failed to fund operations past the end of fiscal 2013.

GAO: BLM needs better permit processing, inspections data

The US Bureau of Land Management needs to improve data it uses to process oil and gas permit applications and to establish inspection priorities, the Government Accountability Office said in a Sept. 23 report.

AFPM seeks new hearing on California LCFS appeal decision

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers petitioned a federal appeals court to rehear its argument that California’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) violates the US Constitution’s interstate commerce clause.

Appeal court sides with BP, halts some oil spill payments

BP PLC said it was “extremely pleased” by a federal appeals court in New Orleans that set aside the claims administrator’s interpretation of the business economic loss framework in a settlement agreement reached last year.

API-commissioned survey finds voters concerned about E15’s impacts

Seventy-seven percent of likely voters say they are concerned that ethanol blends above the current 10% limit under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard can cause severe damage to car engines and fuel system components, a Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute found.

Gustafson: Russian gas export policy’s shift to LNG matters

Russia is changing its natural gas export emphasis from dry gas through westbound steel pipelines to liquefied natural gas aboard tankers bound for East Asian markets, and South Korea, long-time Russian energy expert Thane Gustafson said.

Regulatory enforcement continues as US government shuts down

Federal agencies regulating oil and gas activities generally planned to continue their enforcement activities as the US government partially shut down after Congress failed to fund operations past the end of fiscal 2013.

EPA power plant move a reason for refiners to worry

If the electricity-generation business was destined to build few coal-fired units anyway, why does the US need a regulation ensuring that outcome?

Humans largely causing accelerated climate change, IPCC reiterates

It is extremely likely human activity has been the main global warming influence since the mid-20th century, a new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded.

BSEE extends offshore safety proposals comment period

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement extended the public comment period on its proposed offshore safety requirements by 45 days.

DOE selects SPR manager with $1.46 billion contract

The US Department of Energy selected Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations LLC to manage and operate the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve for 5 years starting Dec. 1.

Upton, Green propose standardizing energy cross-border permitting

US House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and committee member Gene Green (D-Tex.) unveiled proposed legislation to reform the application process for energy infrastructure projects seeking cross-border permits.

BLM outlines strategy to clean up Alaska legacy wells

Half of the 136 wells the US government drilled in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska from 1944 to 1982 require no further action, the US Bureau of Land Management said as it issued its final plan to address these “legacy” wells.

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