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EPA's Replacement For The Clean Power Plan (The Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule): Potential Impacts To The Oil And Gas Industry
EPA's proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan, dubbed the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule, or "ACE," is now open for comment.
United States
8 Oct 2018
Industry Impact From Criminal Verdict In Pipeline Oil Spill
On September 7, 2018, a jury in a California state court found Plains All American Pipeline guilty on 9 criminal counts ...
United States
19 Sep 2018
Hurricane Preparedness In High Gear On East Coast
Hurricane season is upon us, with Hurricane Florence making its way towards landfall in the Carolinas, currently expected to reach the coast by early Friday morning, September 14, 2018.
United States
14 Sep 2018
As LNG Permitting Delays Continue, PHMSA To Assist FERC
The liquified natural gas (LNG) export boom has strained the resources and technical expertise of the two federal agencies that oversee LNG facility siting, design, construction, and operation: FERC, (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) and PHMSA (the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration).
United States
4 Sep 2018
Proposed Revision To Class Location Requirements When Population Increases
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) requesting comments on existing requirements ...
United States
14 Aug 2018
Evolution Of PHMSA Hearings: Response To Interest In Public Participation And Pre-Hearing Conferences
In a letter issued to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and E&E News last week, PHMSA's new Chief Counsel Paul Roberti announced its intention ...
United States
25 Jul 2018
Global Energy Change: Increased Use Of Natural Gas And LNG
Global energy change through increased use of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been the focus of this week's World Gas Conference (WGC).
United States
6 Jul 2018
State Participation In Interstate Pipeline Inspections: GAO Recommendations
A recent Report to Congress mandated by the most recent amendments to the Pipeline Safety Act was released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), reviewing federal and state responsibilities and resources for inspection of pipelines that transport product across state lines.
United States
25 Jun 2018
Pipeline Security And Cybersecurity: Are Guidelines Enough To Protect Critical Infrastructure?
Since 9/11, no new rules or regulations have been promulgated to address pipeline or LNG facility security or cybersecurity.
United States
5 Jun 2018
The Congressional Review Act May Be Coming Soon To A Rule Near You
The Congressional Review Act (CRA) has been in the news of late, yet few people know its history, purpose or challenges. Although used only once in its first 20 years, the Act was resurrected...
United States
1 Jun 2018
Invoking The ‘Necessity Defense' In Pipeline Sabotage Prosecutions
Opposition to new pipeline construction has grown in recent years, moving from public comment to litigation to physical protest and vandalism.
United States
4 May 2018
Continuing Review Of New Pipeline Projects
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) officially announced that it is going to review its policy framework for certification of new interstate natural gas and LNG pipelines in the U.S. ...
United States
27 Apr 2018
Federal Agencies Agree To Speed Project Permitting
The U.S. DOT and 10 other federal agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on April 9, 2018, which became effective on April 10, 2018
United States
13 Apr 2018
Final Gas Mega Rules Expected To Be Issued In 2019
The Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) convened in Washington D.C. at the end of March, 2018, to continue discussions from May and December 2017 ...
United States
13 Apr 2018
As Steel Tariff Becomes Effective, Commerce Issues Rule For Exclusions
The President directed the Commerce Department to promulgate regulations as necessary to set forth the procedures for an exclusion process.
United States
26 Mar 2018
PHMSA Opens Enforcement Hearing To The Public
In a surprising turn of events this week, PHMSA approved a request from the media to attend a hearing in the Agency's Southwest Region offices in Houston yesterday.
United States
23 Mar 2018
Definition Of "Waters Of The U.S." Remains Uncertain
On January 22, 2018, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision threw the long contested issue of what constitutes "waters of the U.S." back to the lower courts.
United States
31 Jan 2018
Regulatory Rollbacks Continue For Energy Industry
In the past few weeks, the Trump Administration's Department of Interior (DOI) has taken significant steps to roll back several environmental policies and/or rules affecting the energy industry.
United States
9 Jan 2018
All I Want For Christmas Is … Regulatory Certainty?
Last week, PHMSA's oil and gas pipeline technical advisory committees convened to review and discuss significant pending rulemakings and regulatory reform initiatives, among other topics.
United States
27 Dec 2017
Advisory Committee Meetings May Add Insight To Policy Priorities
Oil and gas pipeline technical advisory committee meetings will be held on December 13-15 in Washington, D.C. The agenda covers updates on PHMSA pipeline safety programs and policy issues.
United States
11 Dec 2017
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