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DOI’s 2017-22 draft proposed OCS program includes Mid-Atlantic sale

The US Department of the Interior released a draft proposed 2017-22 Outer Continental Shelf management program that included 14 potential oil and gas lease sales in 8 planning areas, including one off South and Mid-Atlantic coastal states.

OGUK: Push to ban fracing in UK ‘ill-informed’

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s proposed amendment to the infrastructure bill that would introduce a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the UK is “ill-informed” and would derail industry and cross-party efforts to maximize economic recovery of oil and gas from the North Sea, Oil & Gas UK said on Jan. 26.

Obama administration proposes making ANWR Coastal Plain wilderness

The Obama administration said it will propose managing more of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including its Coastal Plain, as wilderness. Alaska’s governor and congressional delegation immediately expressed their outrage at the Jan. 25 announcement as conservation and indigenous groups applauded it.

White House orders steps to curb oil and gas methane emissions

The Obama administration set a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector from 2012 levels by 40-45% by 2025, and a set of actions to put the US on a path to achieve this goal.

Fire extinguished from Energy XXI platform offshore Louisiana

A fire has been extinguished from a producing, unmanned platform in the Gulf of Mexico following damage that was possibly caused by a vessel, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) reported on Jan. 23.

Senate votes to recommend closing Keystone XL tax loophole

The US Senate voted to recommend that the House originate legislation that would make heavy crude oil moving through the proposed Keystone XL pipeline subject to the excise tax on other transported crudes that goes into the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.

SOTU: Obama barely mentions energy, emphasizes climate change

US President Barack Obama briefly mentioned energy in his 2015 State of the Union address as he outlined economic improvements since the 2008-09 recession. He devoted more time to calling for meaningful steps to address global climate change as he listed challenges the country faces.

EPA approves revisions to California’s refinery emission regulations

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule approving revisions to portions of California’s state implementation plan (SIP) that govern emissions of certain air pollutants from the state’s refineries.

Wintershall: Shale gas controversy blocking conventional production

Wintershall Holding GMBH says natural gas production in Germany fell by about 6% in the past year, and controversy over shale gas and hydraulic fracturing is blocking conventional gas production.

Syncrude files applications for Mildred Lake extensions

Syncrude Canada Ltd. has filed applications with Alberta Energy Regulator for two extensions to the Mildred Lake oil sands production area.

Senators introduce amendment to end corn ethanol mandate

US Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.), and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced legislation to remove the corn ethanol mandate as a way to address problems with the federal Renewable Fuels Standard. They offered their measure as an amendment on Jan. 16 to the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline approval bill now before the Senate.

Brazilian refinery hit by explosion, fire

An explosion and subsequent fire at Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) 323,000-b/d Landulpho Alves refinery (RLAM) in Sao Francisco do Conde, Bahia, Brazil, has left three union workers seriously injured.

Study says most of California’s fracturing done in Kern County

Almost all hydraulic fracturing done in California happens in the southwest portion of the San Joaquin basin in Kerr County, said a scientific study released by the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Council on Science & Technology (CCST), and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

BPC report examines possible options to reform RFS

The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a report outlining 40 possible options for reforming the federal Renewable Fuels Standard in an effort to move discussion of the controversial program beyond simply preserving or scrapping it.

BOEM raises offshore oil spill liability limit to $134 million

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management increased the liability limit for oil-spill related damages from offshore operations to $134 million from $75 million. The change will go into effect in January 2015.

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