News

EPA’s new water jurisdiction: The political impacts

Tim Charters, NSWA Vice President of Governmental & Regulatory Affairs As the official representative of the National Stripper Well Association on Capitol Hill, the political and policy implications of the ... Read More ...

Royalty owners hurt too during oil and gas downturn

By Ralph Schaefer | Tulsa World Royalty owners are scarcely noticed in news stories that discuss the impact of oil and gas companies reporting layoffs or closing their doors. Yet ... Read More ...

Editorial: Obama administration methane rules will drive up costs and make U.S. more dependent on imported oil

Tulsa World Editorial Board Cleaning up our air and Earth are important to everyone. But punishing the energy industry unnecessarily in the process is bad business. The Obama administration has ... Read More ...

Congressional Update

Bill Brewster, NSWA Governmental Affairs Consultant The House had a relatively quiet week. The most consequential action was passage of a bill that would transfer $8 billion from the treasury ... Read More ...

NSWA Supports Suspension of Net Income Limitation on Percentage Depletion

The week of May 12, the Senate was expected to consider House Resolution 3474, the tax extenders bill, which extends until the end of 2015 a number of tax relief ... Read More ...

Senate action opens on lift of crude export ban

Tim Charters, NSWA Vice President of Governmental Affairs This week during the debate on Iran Sanctions, Congress will get the first opportunity to consider legislation repealing the 40-year-old ban on crude ... Read More ...

Senate action opens on lift of crude export ban

Tim Charters, NSWA Vice President of Governmental Affairs This week during the debate on Iran Sanctions, Congress will get the first opportunity to consider legislation repealing the 40-year-old ban on ... Read More ...

NSWA submits statement in support of U.S. energy producers, consumers and allies to SENRC for export policy hearing

Sarah Catalano, NSWA Communications Director WASHINGTON, DC—The National Stripper Well Association (NSWA) is continuing to engage lawmakers in support of exports by submitting a statement for the record to the ... Read More ...

Comprehensive tax reform – agenda ahead

Tim Charters, NSWA Vice President of Governmental Affairs The new Republican Majority in the Senate, and the new House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) have finally settled ... Read More ...

EPA methane regulations represent a growing threat to NSWA members

Tim Charters, NSWA Vice President of Governmental & Regulatory AffairsPart 2 of 2 NSWA is moving to fight new regulations from the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These new ... Read More ...

President’s 2016 budget proposal is ‘worst-case scenario’ for small oil and gas producers

The President’s 2016 budget proposal, which calls for the elimination of all oil and gas industry tax provisions, is no surprise, but completes the absolute ‘worst-case scenario’ when combined with ... Read More ...

EPA’s ‘voluntary’ methane program and ongoing rulemaking

Tim Charters, NSWA Vice President of Governmental & Regulatory Affairs Part 1 of 2 he following article, “EPA proposes voluntary methane reduction program for gas industry,” focuses on the EPA’s ... Read More ...