Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 27, 2016)

Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues:

Senate:

“Status of BLM and Forest Service’s Efforts to Implement Amendments to Plans Regarding Sage Grouse Conservation and Coordination Activities with Affected States.” Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. June 28, 2016. 2:30 PM EST.

“Oversight of EPA Enforcement and Compliance Programs.” Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight. June 29, 2016. 2:30 PM EST.

With assistance from Andrew McNamee

Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 13, 2016)

Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues:

House:

“Certainty for States and Tribes Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. June 14, 2016. 10:00 AM EST.

Senate:

“Energy Tax Policy in 2016 and Beyond.” Committee on Finance. June 14, 2016. 10:00 AM EST.

“To Examine Oil and Gas Pipeline Infrastructure and the Economic, Safety, Environmental, Permitting, Construction, and Maintenance Considerations Associated with that Infrastructure.” Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. June 14, 2016. 10:00 AM EST.

With assistance from Andrew McNamee

Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of June 6, 2016)

Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues:

House:

“H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act. H. Con. Res. 89, expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the U.S. economy. H. Con. Res. 112, expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President’s proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil.” Committee on Rules. June 7, 2016. 5:00 PM EST.

“The Impact of Low Oil Prices on Energy Security in the Americas.” Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. June 9, 2016. 10:00 AM EST.

With assistance from Andrew McNamee

The Tale of the Shale: U.S. Remained the World’s Top Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons in 2015

“U.S. petroleum and natural gas production first surpassed Russia in 2012, and the United States has been the world’s top producer of natural gas since 2011 and the world’s top producer of petroleum hydrocarbons since 2013.” –Energy Information Administration

 

Hydrocarbon Producers 2015

Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)

Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues:

House:

“Investigating the Culture of Corruption at the Department of the Interior.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. May 24, 2016. 2:00 PM EST.

“Impact of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on States.” Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment. May 26, 2016. 9:30 AM EST.

Senate:

“Erosion of Exemptions and Expansion of Federal Control – Implementation of the Definition of Waters of the United States.” Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife. May 24, 2016. 2:30 PM EST.

With assistance from Andrew McNamee

New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Located Near Shale Plays

“Growth in natural gas-fired generation capacity is expected to continue over the next several years, as 18.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity comes online between 2016 and 2018. Many of the new natural gas-fired capacity additions in development are near major shale gas plays. The Mid-Atlantic states and Texas have the most natural gas-fired capacity additions under construction with planned online dates within the next three years (2016-18).” Energy Information Administration

Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 16, 2016)

Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues:

Senate:

“The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program.” Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. May 19, 2016. 2:30 PM EST.

With assistance from Andrew McNamee

Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 9, 2016)

Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues:

House:

“Department of Energy Oversight: Office of Fossil Energy.” Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. May 11, 2016. 10:00 AM EST.

“Local and State Perspectives on BLM’s Draft Planning 2.0 Rule.” Committee on Natural Resources. May 12, 2016. 2:00 PM EST.

With assistance from Andrew McNamee

Increased Natural Gas Supply from Hydraulic Fracturing Largely Responsible for Changes in Power Sector

“After increasing in 2013 and 2014, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in 2015. In 2015, U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were 12% below the 2005 levels, mostly because of changes in the electric power sector . . . . Overall, the fuel-use changes in the power sector have accounted for 68% of the total energy-related CO2 reductions from 2005 to 2015.” –Energy Information Administration

Energy Information Administration: Natural Gas from Hydraulically Fractured Wells Accounts for Two-Thirds of Total U.S. Production

“Based on the most recent data from states, EIA estimates that natural gas production from hydraulically fractured wells now makes up about two-thirds of total U.S. marketed gas production. This share of production is even greater than the share of crude oil produced using that method, where hydraulic fracturing accounts for about half of current U.S. crude oil production.”  –Energy Information Administration

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