News

HELP NEEDED: DC Fight Over Trillions In Spending Continues – Oil and Gas in the Crosshairs

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs Just prior to heading out on a two week recess in late September, House Democratic leaders again delayed a planned vote on ... Read More ...

Letters to Congress

September 8, 2021 As the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee consider possible tax changes in connection with budget reconciliation law, NSWA is working to retain the percentage depletion allowance. Thirty-eight organizations, including ... Read More ...

Congressional Action on Percentage Depletion and a Methane Tax.

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs Overview This week, the House is scheduled to vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill (background information below). As of this writing, ... Read More ...

Recent Congressional Action on Percentage Depletion and a Methane Tax

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs Overview This week, the House is scheduled to vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill (background information below). As of this writing, ... Read More ...

2021 Energy Gala Recap

Thank you to all who attended our 2021 Energy Gala! We were honored to have so many dignitaries in the crowd this year, including U.S. Senator James Lankford (OK) to ... Read More ...

The House Takes Action on the Budget and Infrastructure/ Fall Congressional Outlook

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs The House passed, by a party-line vote of 220-212, a multi-section procedural measure (H. Res. 601) which includes the adoption of the ... Read More ...

Senate Passes $550 Billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs After working all weekend on several procedural votes and disagreements over the amendment process, the Senate on August 10 voted 69-30 to ... Read More ...

Looming Congressional Action On Methane/Percentage Depletion/IDC/New Orphan Well Program

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs Currently there does not appear to be broad based support for a tax on methane or a domestic carbon tax via the ... Read More ...

President Has Signed Methane Rule Repeal, Next Steps On EPA Methane Regs

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs On June 30,  President Biden signed the Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution which repealed the Trump Administration’s methane “policy” rule  (i.e., the ... Read More ...

House Passes Methane Resolution

House Passes Methane Resolution   Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs The U.S. House has, on a bipartisan vote (229-191), passed the companion resolution to the Senate one passed ... Read More ...

June 14, 2021 Legislative Update – International Methane Measurements Advancing

The International Energy Forum is working with France-based satellite data company Karryos to create a standard for measuring methane emissions from the energy industry ahead of the United Nations climate ... Read More ...

Clean Energy/Anti Oil and Gas Tax Bill Advances

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs The Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) has reported the Clean Energy for America Act to the full Senate. The legislation, ... Read More ...