http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil World Oil editorial: Biden-led USFWS runs roughshod over Native Alaskan corporation in ANWR https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/march-2021/features/world-oil-editorial-biden-led-usfws-runs-roughshod-over-native-alaskan-corporation-in-anwr Well, it didn’t take any time at all for the Biden Administration to show its true colors in dealing with oil and gas matters in Alaska. New U.S. sanctions on traders choke Venezuela’s oil exports https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/2/new-us-sanctions-on-traders-choke-venezuela-s-oil-exports In mid-January the U.S. blacklisted Maltese trading company Elemento Limited and Geneva-based Swissoil Trading SA for facilitating Maduro’s attempts to circumvent U.S. sanctions. API considers backing a government-imposed carbon pricing program https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/2/api-considers-backing-a-government-imposed-carbon-pricing-program The Chamber of Commerce embraced market-based policies to limit emissions in January, and several of API’s largest members, including Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, BP and Royal Dutch Shell already support a carbon tax-and-rebate plan. Special Focus: 2021 Forecast and Review – Washington Outlook https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/february-2021/special-focus/special-focus-2021-forecast-review-washington-outlook On his first day as President, Biden recommitted the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement, rescinded the construction permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and ordered federal agencies to begin reinstating over 100 environmental regulations rolled back by Trump—including ones governing methane leaks from OandG wells and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicle tailpipes. Native Alaskan landowners demand reconciliation for U.S. government’s ANWR statements https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/26/native-alaskan-landowners-demand-reconciliation-for-us-government-s-anwr-statements Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation strongly disputed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement that it failed with respect to its permit application to conduct seismic studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the company said in a statement. Granholm confirmed to lead agency key to Biden’s climate goals https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/25/granholm-confirmed-to-lead-agency-key-to-biden-s-climate-goals Jennifer Granholm was confirmed as Secretary of Energy, putting the former Michigan Governor at the head of agency that will play a key role in implementing President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate agenda. Keystone XL’s demise shifts crude oil shipments to railways https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/24/keystone-xl-s-demise-shifts-crude-oil-shipments-to-railways Without Keystone XL, rail will become a more important way for Canadian oil to reach U.S. Gulf Coast refineries, which need the heavy crude to replace declining supplies from Mexico and Venezuela. And more rail traffic means greater derailment risk. Biden’s Interior nominee on fossil fuels: “the Earth is here to provide for us” https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/23/biden-s-interior-nominee-on-fossil-fuels-the-earth-is-here-to-provide-for-us Deb Haaland’s assurances during her nomination hearing appeared to provide little comfort to Senate Republicans, who argued that the Democratic lawmaker’s criticism of fracing, support for pipeline protesters and endorsement of the Green New Deal make her unfit for a job that includes overseeing energy development on federal land. Biden to mend fences with Trudeau over Keystone XL, other U.S.-Canada trade issues https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/23/biden-to-mend-fences-with-trudeau-over-keystone-xl-other-us-canada-trade-issues After four years of bruising trade battles with Donald Trump, the Biden administration already has canceled a permit for TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline and threatened new “Buy American” provisions for government procurement contracts. Biden interior pick Haaland’s fossil fuel stance draws GOP opposition https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/20/biden-interior-pick-haaland-s-fossil-fuel-stance-draws-gop-opposition The Senate ultimately is still expected to confirm Haaland, but the slim control Democrats have means Haaland needs every vote she can get. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who is chairman of the committee considering her nomination, threw into doubt the fate of another Biden nominee last week.