Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 11, 2016)

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

Senate:

“S. 3018, the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act.” Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy. July 12, 2016. 2:30 PM EST.

House:

“Opportunities and Challenges of Developing the Mancos Shale Resource.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. July 12, 2016. 10:30 AM EST.

“Executive Overreach in Regulatory Enforcement and Infrastructure.” Committee on the Judiciary, Executive Overreach Task Force. July 12, 2016. 3:00 PM EST.

With assistance from Andrew McNamee

Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of July 5, 2016)

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

House:

“H.R. 5577, the Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. July 6, 2016. 10:00 AM EST.

“A Review of EPA’s Regulatory Activity During the Obama Administration: Energy and Industrial Sectors.” Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power. July 6, 2016. 10:00 AM EST.

“State Perspectives on BLM’s Draft Planning 2.0 Rule.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. July 7, 2016. 10:00 AM EST.

With assistance from Andrew McNamee

EIA: Renewables Will Grow and Fossil Fuels Will Remain

In an energy policy debate that is far too often dominated by ideological purists, here is a statistic for those who support renewable energy growth and continued reliance on fossil fuels: According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), growth in renewables has reduced the percentage of energy consumption powered by fossil fuels to the lowest level in 100 years – 81.5%.  And by 2040, EIA projects fossil fuel energy consumption to remain above 75% of total energy consumption.

If you get stuck between the “Drill Baby Drill” and “Keep it in the Ground” contingents at your July 4th BBQ, you can quote the EIA below (and then go find people who are talking about baseball, or Game of Thrones, or anything other than energy policy at a BBQ).

“Three fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. In 2015, fossil fuels made up 81.5% of total U.S. energy consumption, the lowest fossil fuel share in the past century. In EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2016 Reference case projections, which reflect current laws and policies, that percentage declines to 76.6% by 2040. Policy changes or technology breakthroughs that go beyond the trend improvements included in the Reference case could significantly change that projection.” EIA

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

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