Tag: Tom Udall

Republicans won big by embracing energy, industry group says

Wins on Election Day gave Republicans more power to advance industry priorities such as Keystone XL and expanded opportunities for oil and gas drilling.  More »

Colorado compromise aims to head off fracking showdown at ballot box

WASHINGTON — A last-minute deal in Colorado is aimed at averting a ballot showdown in November over the future of hydraulic fracturing and drilling regulations in the state that threatened to strand oil industry investments and divided Democrats.  More »

Democrats push Obama on LNG exports

Five Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday pleading for the government to pick up the pace in vetting proposals to export natural gas.  More »

Senate panel blocks vote on LNG export plan

A plan to accelerate U.S. natural gas exports in response to Russia’s invasion of Crimea failed in the Senate on Wednesday, amid criticism that it could derail a Ukraine aid package.  More »

Lawmaker pushes oil companies to open their books

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is asking BP, Shell Oil Co., ExxonMobil and 11 other companies today to open their books and provide details on the value of the crude, gas and minerals they have extracted from public lands and waters. Grijalva wants the numbers to determine if taxpayers are getting a “fair return” from energy development and hard rock mining.  More »

Lawmakers seek details on oil royalties, hardrock mining payments

Western lawmakers are asking federal investigators for a detailed accounting of the oil, gas and minerals recently extracted from public lands and waters, as part of what they described as a bid to make sure taxpayers are getting a “fair return” from the development.  More »