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Tillerson Flap Bad Timing for Iran Decision: Balance of Power
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Signs of friction are again plaguing Donald Trump's White House at a pivotal moment for his policy agenda.

Oil Drillers May See Big U.S. Tax Cut - If Deductions Survive
Thursday, October 05, 2017 U.S. oil explorers could see a multibillion-dollar benefit from a move to slash the U.S. corporate tax rate but some of the industry's biggest tax breaks could also be under fire.

US Energy Agency to Take on $50 Billion Backlog as Senate Acts
Friday, August 04, 2017 The main US energy regulator can get back to the business of approving multibillion-dollar natural gas pipelines after the Senate moved to fill two of four vacancies at the long-crippled agency.

Pennsylvania May Impose Severance Tax
Friday, July 28, 2017 Operating in the Keystone State might get more expensive for the natural gas industry.

House GOP Leader Says Energy Tweak Near in Sanctions Bill
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said there's a consensus among lawmakers to change legislation on Russian sanctions so that US companies won't be blocked from lucrative foreign oil deals.

Trump Administration Reduces Royalty Rates In First US Oil, Gas Lease Sale
Thursday, July 13, 2017 The Trump administration announces its first offshore oil and gas lease sale.

Document: Trump Admin To Suspend Rule On Natural Gas Waste
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 The Trump administration will suspend compliance dates on a rule limiting methane emissions from oil and gas companies working on public lands as soon as Thursday.

Key Shale-Boom Booster Threatened by Trump's Spending-Cut Plans
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 An agency instrumental to America's surge in energy production would lose half its funding in President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget.

Green Groups Ask Court To Reverse EPA's Freeze Of Methane Rule
Monday, June 05, 2017 Green groups responded to the US EPA's attempt to freeze a rule requiring oil and gas companies to fix methane leaks in their equipment.

Bid To Revoke Obama-Era Methane Rules Fails In US Senate
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 A Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands falls short of votes.

Trump's Arctic Drill Plan Challenged by Environmental Groups
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Environmental groups are challenging President Trump's attempt to restore oil and gas leasing on more than 125 million acres in the Arctic and Atlantic ocean

Trump's US Looks Past Energy Independence to Global Dominance
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 The US is in the position to be energy-dominant, not just independent, thanks to fracking and plans to loosen drilling regulations, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says.

Trump Open to Raising Gas Tax and Negotiating Tax Overhaul Plan
Monday, May 01, 2017 President Donald Trump said he's willing to raise the US gas tax to fund infrastructure development and called the tax-overhaul plan he released last week the beginning of negotiations.

Trump to Expand Offshore Drilling, Review Post-Spill Rules
Friday, April 28, 2017 President Donald Trump moves to expand offshore oil drilling and to reconsider rules that safeguard the activity.

Trump Order Aims To Allow Drilling At National Monuments
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Trump signs an executive order to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized - part of a broader push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and other development.

US Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers To Russia Sanctions
Friday, April 21, 2017 The US will not make an exception for American companies seeking to drill in areas prohibited by US sanctions on Russia.

Exxon Probe Is Unconstitutional, Republican Prosecutors Say
Thursday, April 20, 2017 A group of 11 Republican state attorneys general are protesting an investigation into whether ExxonMobil violated consumer protection laws.

Trump's EPA To Reconsider Oil And Gas Emissions Rule
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The US EPA says it would reconsider a rule on emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its implementation.

Trump Administration Seeks Halt to Clean Power Plan Review
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 President Donald Trump took another step toward dismantling his predecessor's climate-change legacy, asking a federal appeals court to halt its review of carbon-emission rules for power plants.

US to Review Energy Royalty Rates on Federal Land
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 The US Interior Department says it will form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling and coal mining on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value.

Montana Tribe Sues Trump Administration for Lifting Coal Moratorium
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 A Native American tribe in Montana files a lawsuit against the Trump administration, challenging its decision to lift a moratorium on coal leases on public land without first consulting with tribal leaders.

Energy Companies May Pay US More to Drill, Mine on Public Land
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Energy companies could pay the US government higher royalties for oil, gas and other resources extracted from public land, under a review Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke authorized.

Senators Press Icahn On White House Influence, Business Conflicts
Monday, March 27, 2017 Several Democratic senators pressed billionaire investor Carl Icahn to clarify his role as an adviser to President Donald Trump.

Trump's Keystone XL Approval Moves Pipeline Fight to Individual States
Friday, March 24, 2017 TransCanada gets its presidential permit to move forward with building its Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, but the battle to flow crude through several states isn't over, analysts say.