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Watching Government: Alaska's ANWR reminder

Alaska's state government apparently doesn't want people to forget there's still significant oil and gas potential beneath the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain amid talk of incredible possible domestic supplies in tight shales and deep offshore.

Begich objects to House Democrats' NPR-A comment extension request

US Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alas.) let three US House Democrats know he did not approve of their request for the US Bureau of Land Management to add 30 days to the public comment period for the Greater Mooses Tooth draft supplemental environmental impact statement covering a proposed oil development within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).

EPA lifts post-Macondo contract suspension in agreement with BP

The US Environmental Protection Agency and BP PLC reached an agreement that will effectively end the bar on new federal contracts imposed on the multinational oil company in the wake of the 2010 Macondo deepwater well incident and crude oil spill.

Witnesses disagree on Keystone XL's potential US security impacts

Witnesses at a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing sharply disagreed on whether the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline would help or hinder US security.

Judge bars Anadarko e-mails as evidence in Macondo blowout hearing

A federal district judge in New Orleans refused to accept e-mails between Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and BP PLC as evidence in a hearing to determine liability of companies involved in drilling the ill-fated Macondo deepwater well in 2010.

Industry group welcomes most UK budget moves

Oil & Gas UK voiced support for all but one of several measures affecting the offshore producing industry announced in the UK government’s annual budget speech.

Analyst urges broader look at Amazon oil resources’ local impacts

Increasingly disruptive protests are likely if oil, gas, and mining companies and national governments don’t pay closer attention to indigenous populations’ needs as Western Amazon basin resources are developed, an expert warned.

BOEM extends proposed higher offshore liability limit comment period

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management added 30 days to the public comment period for its proposed higher liability limit for offshore oil and gas operators.

EITI board approves US application for candidacy

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) board approved the United States’ application for candidacy in the international organization, US Interior Sec. Sally Jewell announced. The action came during the board’s Mar. 18-19 meeting in Oslo.

Begich objects to House Democrats’ NPR-A comment extension request

US Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alas.) let three US House Democrats know he did not approve of their request for the US Bureau of Land Management to add 30 days to the public comment period for the Greater Mooses Tooth draft supplemental environmental impact statement covering a proposed oil development within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).

Keystone XL national interest comments deadline approaches

Groups on both sides said support has grown for their positions as the US Department of State's Mar. 7 deadline approached for comments on whether the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is in the nation's best interest.

BLM would impose onshore inspection fees under proposed 2015 budget

The US Bureau of Land Management would impose inspection fees for onshore oil and gas producers operating on lands under its jurisdiction under the Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2015 budget.

Taming the EPA

The US House of Representatives deserves applause for passing legislation to limit the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of electric power plants. But the welcome move has two problems.

Witnesses disagree on Keystone XL’s potential US security impacts

Witnesses at a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing sharply disagreed on whether the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline would help or hinder US security.

FERC issues draft EIS on Freeport LNG’s Phase II projects

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on Freeport LNG’s Phase II modification and liquefaction projects.

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