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California Bay Area refiners face heightened regulations

California's Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, has launched an aggressive plan to cut emissions from the region's five refineries.

ATP-IP settlement marks first joint resolution of CWA, OCSLA claims

ATP Infrastructure Partners LP (ATP-IP) agreed to pay a $1-million fine and perform corrective measures to resolve federal claims that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the US Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) jointly announced.

EPA sets energy booby traps for the US economy

The US Environmental Protection Agency is setting booby traps for the economy as the last half term of the Obama presidency lumbers into view.

BOEM to prepare EIS for potential Cook Inlet lease sale

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plans to prepare an environmental impact statement for a possible oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet off Alaska’s south-central coast, BOEM said in an Oct. 23 Federal Register notice. Comments will be accepted through Dec. 8, it indicated.

California Bay Area refiners face heightened regulations

California’s Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, has launched an aggressive plan to cut emissions from the region’s five refineries.

Critical habitat proposals may do serious harm, business groups say

Two federal agencies’ proposals to change the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat designation procedures potentially could cause serious damage to the general economy, warned nearly a dozen US business groups, including two oil and gas entities.

Alaska asserts land claims at ANWR’s boundary

Alaska is seeking priority conveyance of nearly 20,000 acres of uplands at the western boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the state’s Department of Natural Resources reported on Oct. 17 in Anchorage. It previously requested the acreage, between the Staines and Canning rivers, under the Alaska Statehood Act and Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

Luthi: OCS still matters

National Ocean Industries Association Pres. Randall B. Luthi takes a back seat to no one when it comes to applauding increased onshore unconventional oil and gas production's contribution to the nation's dramatically improved energy outlook.

BlueGreen Alliance calls for strong US methane reduction strategy

The BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of 10 national labor unions and 5 environmental organizations, urged the Obama administration to adopt a strong methane reduction strategy with the US oil and gas industry as a major component.

Wild Well completes second capping stack

Wild Well Control Inc., a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services, has completed a subsea capping stack stationed in Singapore to serve the area during a deepwater well control incident. The company's first unit resides in Aberdeen.

ATP-IP settlement marks first joint resolution of CWA, OCSLA claims

ATP Infrastructure Partners LP (ATP-IP) agreed to pay a $1 million fine and perform corrective measures to resolve federal claims that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the US Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) jointly announced.

AGA will initiate nationwide peer safety, operations reviews

The American Gas Association’s board of directors approved creation of a nationwide peer safety and operations review program beginning in 2015. It will let the more than 200 local distribution companies in AGA observe their peers, share leading practices, and identify opportunities to better serve customers and communities, the trade association said.

API, other groups see overreach in ESA critical habitat proposals

Federal proposals to amend portions of the Endangered Species Act would significantly reshape and further complicate the law’s critical habitat process, and unjustifiably expand two federal services’ authority to make such designations, the American Petroleum Institute and five other oil and gas industry associations said.

BLM Rock Springs office seeks comments on proposed gas project

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Rock Springs field office is seeking public comments on a proposal to develop up to 17 natural gas wells on as many as 5 well pads about 35 miles northwest of Baggs, Wyo., in Sweetwater County.

Study: EPA overlooks large methane sources

Methane inventories by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which underlie efforts to regulate emissions from hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas work, overlook other, potentially larger sources of the greenhouse gas, a study by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) suggests.

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