News

Recent Congressional Action on Percentage Depletion and a Methane Tax

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs Overview In late August, the House passed, by a party-line vote of 220-212, a multi-section procedural measure (H. Res. 601) which includes ... 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President, Governmental Affairs On June 30,  President Biden signed the Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution which repealed the Trump Administration’s methane “policy” rule  (i.e., the ...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 ...

EPA Rolls Back Public Input on Guidance

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that it is rescinding a Trump Administration rule that would have enabled public input ... Read More ...

Congressional Oversight on Biden Plan Increases/GOP Offers Plan

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs Committees in both the House and Senate continue to hold hearings on aspects of the Biden plan. The Senate Appropriations heard testimony ... Read More ...

President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget

Chris Kearney | NSWA Vice President, Governmental Affairs The  Biden Administration has released its initial – commonly known as  “skinny” – FY 2022   Budget Request – with full budget to be ... Read More ...