Regulatory

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December 02, 2022
EQT Corp. said the U.S. antitrust regulator asked for additional information and documentary materials in connection with a $5.2 billion acquisition announced in September, a move that raises questions on the largest U.S. natural gas producer’s ability to keep its acquisition spree.
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November
The recovery of U.S. upstream activity is being slowed by high costs for equipment and services, personnel issues, and supply chain shortages, including spare parts.
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October 2022
Much is at stake in these elections that could help or hurt the health of the U.S. upstream sector. This will be the first election affected by the redistricting that followed the 2020 census. The Republicans are favored to retake a majority in the House, but control of the Senate remains a “tossup.”
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October 2022
Since day one, the Biden administration has set the U.S. on a path toward more reliance on foreign energy from countries with lower environmental standards. Caving to green activists, President Biden launched an overly aggressive environmental campaign designed to phase out the U.S. hydrocarbon industry and the immense value it provides our country in terms of energy independence and employment opportunities.
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November 14, 2022
Germany moved to nationalize a second major gas company in two months as Berlin seeks to secure supplies for the winter and contain the financial shock from Russia’s squeeze on European energy.
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November 13, 2022
Within days of cruising to a re-election victory over a Democrat challenger, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian took sharp aim at President Joe Biden's "anti-fossil fuels" agenda, saying his energy strategy is to ship U.S. energy production overseas.
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November 13, 2022
UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is expected to delay much of the £55 billion ($65 billion) of savings to fill the hole in the public finances until after the next election, including an increase in the oil and gas windfall tax.
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November 13, 2022
Oil and gas investments could be driven out of UK waters if Chancellor Jeremy Hunt carries out threats to raise the windfall tax to 35%, Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) has warned.
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November 11, 2022
The European Union’s impending sanctions on oil imports from Russia aren’t quite as exclusionary as they might seem at first sight. It will still be possible for what are arguably still Russian oil molecules to legitimately enter the European Union.
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November 11, 2022
The American Petroleum Institute on Friday responded to the Environmental Protection Agency's supplemental proposed methane rule with a call for a cost-effective final rule that promotes innovation and regulatory certainty.
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November 11, 2022
The Biden administration revealed a supplemental proposed methane rule Friday that would tighten regulations for monitoring low-producing wells and require producers to respond to third-party reports of leaks, in a move that could empower activists.
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November 10, 2022
Five U.S. senators have sent letters to 51 law firms detailing the possible antitrust violations their clients may commit if they pursue collusive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives.
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November 08, 2022
Many of the world's oil refineries are rushing to secure supplies of Middle East crude for next year as nearly all European Union countries will be barred from purchasing seaborne cargoes from Russia within a month.
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November 07, 2022
A panel of federal government speakers did its best to sort out the regulatory situation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico during last week's Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, including the impact of legislation that will affect offshore activity in federal waters.
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November 07, 2022
The battle to determine how quickly the United States transitions from fossil fuels hinges in part on local and state-level ballots. Here are six key state-level elections to watch on Tuesday.
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November 06, 2022
One day after a cordial meeting between oil executives and President Joe Biden, the industry was blindsided by his attack on its profit and charges of war profiteering. It was just the kind of whiplash that has repeatedly sown mistrust and tension in the industry.
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November 04, 2022
Texas oil and gas regulators this week assessed more than $688,000 in fines involving 262 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ Conference.
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November 04, 2022
The Czech Republic imposed its first windfall tax on some of the biggest businesses to help finance energy subsidies without boosting government borrowing. The 60% "surcharge" will be in place for three years.
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November 03, 2022
Natural gas use is surging in Spain, offering an insight into the possible unintended consequences of capping fuel prices to shield the country’s households and businesses from the energy crisis.
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November 03, 2022
The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) announced five successful bids of $238 million for offshore parcels in the Eastern Newfoundland Region by Canadian units of BP, ExxonMobil and Equinor. No bids were received for the South Eastern Newfoundland Region
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November 02, 2022
President Joe Biden’s threat to slap a tax on oil-company profits is more bluster than threat as the clock runs out on the administration’s efforts to tame fuel prices ahead of midterm elections.
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