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House to take big step on eliminating Trump-era rules | TheHill

The House is gearing up for votes this week to undo three Trump-era rules, using a special legislative tool to repeal some of the previous administration’s agency actions. Democrats will draw on the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to take aim at rules governing methane regulations, lending practices and employment discrimination cases. The three resolutions, which […]

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US EPA expands emergency fuel waiver to 12 states affected by Colonial Pipeline shutdown | S&P Global Platts

The US Environmental Protection Agency late May 11 expanded an emergency fuel waiver allowing 12 states and the District of Columbia to sell off-spec gasoline through the end of the month to alleviate shortages caused by the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. An order issued earlier in the day only lasted a week and covered three states […]

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US ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June | AP News

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department is cancelling oil and gas lease sales from public lands through June amid an ongoing review of how the program contributes to climate change, officials said Wednesday. The action does not affect existing leases, and the agency has continued to issue new drilling permits during the open-ended […]

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U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions declined by 11% in 2020 – Today in Energy – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Based on data in EIA’s Monthly Energy Review, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions decreased by 11% in the United States in 2020 primarily because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell in every end-use sector for the first time since 2012. Within the U.S. power sector, emissions […]

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U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for second week in a row: Baker Hughes | Article [AMP] | Reuters

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Is big oil serious about going low carbon? | Bloomberg Professional Services

Is big oil serious about going low carbon? BloombergNEF January 19, 2021 This analysis is from BlooombergNEF. It appeared first on the Bloomberg Terminal. Executive summary The global oil industry is facing pressure to decarbonize. Regulations and reputational risks have forced most oil majors to take action to reduce their own emissions, such as curbing […]

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US puts new oil and gas leases, permits on federal lands on hold for 60 days | S&P Global Platts

Houston — The US Interior Department on Jan. 20 put new oil and gas lease sales and permits on federal lands and waters on hold for 60 days, according to an order signed by Acting Secretary Scott de la Vega. The decision gives the Biden administration more time to develop its longer-term plans on oil and […]

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Trump administration issues last-minute Arctic refuge drilling leases | Reuters

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it had issued drilling leases on more than 400,000 acres (160,000 hectares) of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), delivering on a promise to fossil-fuel proponents on President Donald Trump’s last full day in office. — Read on http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-drilling/update-2-trump-administration-issues-last-minute-arctic-refuge-drilling-leases-idUSL1N2JU2R8

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Valaris 8500 and 8501 will be converted by SpaceX | RigLynx

Elon Musk’s SpaceX bought two deepwater rigs last year and is converting them into floating launchpads, to support the enormous Starship rockets that the company is developing.   The rigs are in the Port of Brownsville, near SpaceX’s Starship development facility in Boca Chica, Texas.   The rigs have been renamed Deimos and Phobos, presumably in […]

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OPEC sees U.S. shale output recovering further on oil rally | Reuters

The outlook for U.S. shale oil is slightly more “optimistic” due to rising prices and output will recover further in the second half of 2021, OPEC said on Thursday, in a sign its policy of cutting output is helping rivals pump more. — Read on http://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec/opec-sees-u-s-shale-output-recovering-further-on-oil-rally-idUSKBN29J1L6

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