Houston—Oilpro, a networking and social media website geared to the oil and gas industry, said Monday it is shutting down operations. No reason was given for the closure. In an e-mail to members, Oilpro told them they could download any content on their profiles until Wednesday, Aug. 2, after which the site will be taken […]
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- Oil and Gas Networking Website Oilpro Says It’s Shutting Down
By Angela Shah - Monday Jul 31, 2017
- Will Federal Courts Save Us from Air and Water Pollution? Recent Decisions
By Carole Levine - Thursday Jul 6, 2017
Once again, a federal court has stepped in to halt actions and executive orders of the Trump administration. On July 3, 2017, a federal appeals court struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s 90-day suspension of new emission standards on oil and gas wells.
- Keystone XL survived politics but economics could kill it
By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press - Thursday Aug 3, 2017
(AP) — The proposed Keystone XL pipeline survived nine years of protests, lawsuits and political wrangling that saw the Obama administration reject it and President Donald Trump revive it, but now the project faces the possibility of death by economics.Low oil prices and the high cost of extracting Canadian crude from oil sands are casting new doubts on Keystone XL as executives with the Canadian company that wants to build it face the final regulatory hurdle next week in Nebraska.The pipeline proposed in 2008 has faced dozens of state and federal delays, many of them prompted by environmental groups who ultimately persuaded President Barack Obama to deny federal approval in November 2015."Frankly, in the current price climate, it's probably not going to be a going venture unless there's a massive improvement in technology" for processing Canadian crude, said Charles Mason, a University of Wyoming professor of petroleum and gas economics.Producers have also found other ways to ship oil, primarily by train, and many are reluctant to sign long-term contracts with a pipeline that wouldn't go into operation for several more years, said Jeff Share, editor of the Houston-based Pipeline & Gas Journal, a leading industry publication.Nebraska law enforcement authorities already have had discussions with their counterparts in North Dakota about how that state handled widespread protests during construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indiana Reservation, said Cody Thomas, a Nebraska State Patrol spokesman.If the Nebraska commission approves the route, TransCanada can initiate legal proceedings under eminent domain to gain access to the land of holdout property owners.
- There Are Only 32 Retail Gas Stations Left In Manhattan
By Mary Beth Quirk - Wednesday Jul 19, 2017
Every day, new people arrive in New York City, and those people need housing. In response to that demand, developers in Manhattan have been busy knocking down old buildings and putting up new ones. One casualty of that real estate boom? Gas stations, which have become increasingly rare in recent years.An Endangered SpeciesThe New York Times noted in …
- Trump moves to open more public land to drilling in California
By Kurtis Alexander - Thursday Jul 6, 2017
The Trump administration forged ahead with its commitment to boosting domestic fossil fuel production Thursday, directing more public lands to be opened for oil and gas extraction — a move that could bring new drill rigs to California.At minimum, the administration’s action will intensify the push by energy companies to broaden drilling across California’s prime oil country, in the interior Central Coast region and the southern San Joaquin Valley, and promises a new round of drawn-out conservation battles.About 12 million barrels of oil and 9 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced through some 500 leases on public lands in the state in 2016, according to the Bureau of Land Management.[...] the oil industry has long complained that too much acreage is off limits — 10 percent of the state’s production is on federal land — and that environmental regulations governing drilling are unnecessarily cumbersome.“This executive order is a positive first step, but production on federal lands is a complicated process with oversight roles by a number of state and federal regulatory agencies,” said Rock Zierman, chief executive officer of the California Independent Petroleum Association.The American Petroleum Institute said the administration’s action would benefit the industry nationally, allowing it to invest in projects that would create jobs and benefit consumers through lower energy prices.“We’re coming off a Fourth of July weekend when a number of Americans are out enjoying their public lands, and here’s Zinke and Trump threatening to turn them into oil and gas fields,” said Hollin Kretzmann, staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, a group that has opposed drilling in California.Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Zinke said the order was part of Trump’s broader “America first” energy policy, which has included several attempts to expand oil and gas development both onshore and off.Zinke criticized the Obama administration for putting off lease sales, saying the federal Mining Leasing Act requires quarterly auctions.A pair of lawsuits over the Bureau of Land Management’s lease sales are forcing the agency to redo the way in which it auctions drilling rights.