Regulation

North Carolina Republicans Want Federal Prosecutors to Probe Pipeline Deal

Lawmakers in North Carolina want probe into an agreement between the state's governor and the developers of the Atlantic Coast pipeline construction project.

PLCA Names New President of Associate Members

The Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) has named Jared Shuler President of Associate Members. A PLCA member for nine years, Shuler, who previously served as the association’s senior vice president of pipeline contract services, will serve in his new role for a term of two years. The Presiden..

Court Hears Bid to Resume Work on Oil Pipeline

Federal appeals court yet to make decision after hearing arguments concerning whether work on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction project should resume.

API: EPA’s New Source Review Memorandum Provides Needed Infrastructure Permitting Clarity

API praises EPA's memorandum on existing New Source Review (NSR) regulations, which will help streamline the pipeline construction project permitting process.

New York Loses Appeal to Block Millennium Natgas Pipeline

Federal appeals court says New York can't block the Valley Lateral pipeline construction project.

Appeals Court Weighs Resuming Pipeline Project in Louisiana

Federal appeals court to hear Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project arguments today.

Parts of National Forest Closed for Mountain Valley Work

The U.S. Forest Service is closing parts of the Jefferson National Forest for the Mountain Valley pipeline construction project.

New Mexico Marks Record Year for Oil Production

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Oil producers have set a record for the number of barrels pumped in New Mexico last year, and industry experts said Monday that output from the basin that straddles the Texas-New Mexico border is expected to double over the next several years. Data from the U.S. Energy Info..

Restraining Order Issued for Pipeline Protesters in Trees

Judge issues temporary restraint order against Mountain Valley pipeline construction project protesters in West Virginia.

Pennsylvania Regulators Schedule Public Hearings on Proposed Shell Falcon Ethane Pipeline

Pennsylvania regulators schedule three public hearings concerning Shell's Falcon Ethane pipeline construction project.

Court: TransCanada Doesn't Have to Pay Keystone XL Landowner Attorneys

Nebraska Supreme Court rules TransCanada doesn't have to pay attorneys that defended landowners in Keystone XL pipeline construction project dispute.

More Trans Mountain Route Hearings Scheduled in Canada

Canada’s National Energy Board has scheduled Detailed Route Hearings in the B.C. Lower Mainland area to solicit comments from landowners who have raised concerns with the proposed route of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The hearings, to be held in Burnaby. B.C., will begin March 14, 2018 and..

API: New Studies Project Offshore Energy Development Will Boost U.S. Economy

According to new economic studies released by the American Petroleum Institute (API) today, opening the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to offshore oil and natural gas development would be an economic catalyst – promoting U.S. jobs, investments, and increased tax revenue – for states across the c..

West Virginia Governor Signs Law Intended to Boost Natural Gas Drilling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice has signed a new law to allow drilling for natural gas beneath West Virginia property where 75 percent of owners of its royalty interests agree. It takes effect July 1. Under current law, a single co-owner can block drilling, though a developer can sue to ..

Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Exempt Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will start in 15 days with initial exemptions for Canada and Mexico and the possibility of alternatives for other countries, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Trump’s sudden push for the tari..

Israel Expects Decision on East Med Gas Pipeline to Europe in 2019

Israel expects East Med pipeline construction project decision to be made in 2019.

API: White House Action On Steel Tariffs Inconsistent With US Energy Vision

API President and CEO Jack Gerard today said that the Trump administration’s action on steel tariffs is inconsistent with its vision of a strong U.S. energy and economic future. “We are disappointed by today’s action on steel and aluminum tariffs, and believe it is inconsistent with the administrat..

Washington Legislature OKs Bill to Boost State's Oil Safety Measures

Washington state legislators approve new oil pipeline regulation.

Tribe Asks Judge for 'Meaningful Role' in Pipeline Study

Tribe seeks more say in Dakota Access pipeline construction project study.

Pennsylvania Shuts Down Mariner East 1 Pipeline over Sinkhole

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State regulators are temporarily shutting down a major pipeline after sinkholes in the Philadelphia suburbs exposed the 8-inch-diameter pipe, threatening nearby homes and a rail line. The Philadelphia Inquirer says the Public Utility Commission chairwoman ordered an immediate..

Key North Carolina Legislator Wants Hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Pact

Legislator in North Carolina seeks hearing concerning Atlantic Coast pipeline construction pact between the state's governor and the project's developers.

Mexico, Canada and Others May Be Exempted From US Tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs,” a move that could soften the blow amid threats of retaliation by trading partners and dire e..

Appeals Court to Review Halt in Louisiana Pipeline Work

Federal appeals court schedules hearing for next week to review judge's order halting work on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project.

CERAWEEK-Energy Execs Say Tariff Gambit Could Hit Shale, LNG Project Costs

U.S. energy executives say President Trump's decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs could raise the costs of pipeline construction projects.

North Carolina Regulator: Pipeline Permits Have no Link to Governor's Agreement

Regulator in North Carolina says recent Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction project permits issued unrelated to governor's agreement with project developers.

Zinke Says Interior Should be a Partner with Oil Companies

HOUSTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says his agency should be a partner with oil and gas companies that seek to drill on public land and that long regulatory reviews with an uncertain outcome are “un-American.” Speaking Tuesday to a major energy-industry conference, Zinke described the Tru..

Work on Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia Could Soon Begin on Private Land

Federal judge grants access to private land for use during the Mountain Valley pipeline construction project.

Winter Storm Delays Public Meeting on Pipeline Project in North Dakota

North Dakota regulators postpone meeting concerning natural gas pipeline construction project due to winter storm.

U.S. Interior Chief Holds off on Federal Oil Lease Sale After Outcry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Monday he has postponed a second federal oil and gas lease sale planned for March in less than a week in response to local opposition to the possibility of drilling near national parks and monuments. Zinke said the Interior’s Bureau ..

Tallgrass Energy Submits Cheyenne Connector Project Application

Tallgrass Energy Partners files Cheyenne Connector pipeline construction project application with FERC.