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Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Rule Finalized

The US Interior Department has finalized a rule to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public and tribal lands, part of the Obama administration’s push to finalize several climate and clean energy regulations before president-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. The new methane regulation, proposed earlier … Read more »

Arctic oil drilling

Obama Administration Tightens Arctic Oil Drilling Rules

The Obama administration has issued final rules on exploratory oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, requiring oil companies to take additional safety and environmental mitigation measures compared do drilling operations in other waters. The regulations, issued by the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) … Read more »

Obama Cancels Arctic Oil Drilling Lease Sales

The Obama administration has cancelled 2016 and 2017 Arctic oil drilling lease sales. The US Department of the Interior on Friday said it will cancel two oil companies’ potential Arctic offshore lease sales scheduled under the current five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2012-2017. It also denied Shell … Read more »