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U.S. Interior Department proposes delay in royalty payments to help drillers

29 May 2020

The U.S. Department of Interior has proposed allowing drilling companies to delay their royalty payments on oil and gas produced on federal lands due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a White House web site.

Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills

18 May 2020

The Trump administration has ended a two-year rent holiday for solar and wind projects operating on federal lands, handing them whopping retroactive bills at a time the industry is struggling with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, according to company officials.

States ask Trump administration to pay laid off oil workers to plug abandoned wells

06 May 2020

A coalition of U.S. oil producing states has asked the Trump administration for stimulus funds to hire laid off energy workers to plug abandoned wells, a proposal aimed at fending off unemployment while tackling a growing environmental problem, a spokeswoman for the group said.

Amid pandemic, U.S. renewable power sources have topped coal for 40 days

05 May 2020

Electricity generated by renewable sources like solar, wind and hydro has exceeded coal-fired power in the United States for a record 40 straight days, according to a report based on U.S. government data released on Monday.

Trump administration turns down offshore oil's plea for broad royalty cuts: Cassidy

23 Apr 2020

The Trump administration will not make a broad cut to the royalty rate oil and gas companies must pay on their offshore drilling operations despite a historic oil price collapse that has put the industry in crisis, a Gulf Coast lawmaker briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Trump administration turns down offshore oil's plea for broad royalty cuts-Cassidy

23 Apr 2020

April 22 The Trump administration will not make a broad cut to the royalty rate oil and gas companies must pay on their offshore drilling operations despite a historic oil price collapse that has put the industry in crisis, a Gulf Coast lawmaker briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Trump administration halts wildfire prevention tool in California over coronavirus

16 Apr 2020

LOS ANGELES The U.S. Forest Service has suspended controlled burns on public lands in wildfire-prone California because of the coronavirus pandemic, upsetting officials who see the program as key to preventing seasonal infernos like those that devastated parts of the state in 2018.

U.S. underestimates methane emissions from offshore oil industry -study

14 Apr 2020

April 13 Offshore oil and gas drilling operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico emit far more methane than government estimates suggest, according to a study released on Monday by the University of Michigan.

U.S. Interior Department says one offshore oil company seeking royalty relief so far

09 Apr 2020

The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that one oil company had begun the process of requesting relief from royalty payments on its offshore production as the industry reels from slumping prices.

UPDATE 3-U.S. Interior Department says one offshore oil company seeking royalty relief so far

09 Apr 2020

April 8 The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that one oil company had begun the process of requesting relief from royalty payments on its offshore production as the industry reels from slumping prices.

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