EPA Methane Regs: Solution in Search of a Problem?


By Cameron Smith In January, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced forthcoming proposed regulations designed to control methane emissions from industrial sources in the oil and gas industry. While that might sound as interesting as watching paint dry, such regulations may actually represent a federal solution in search of a problem. The EPA argues that … Continue reading EPA Methane Regs: Solution in Search of a Problem?

Decline in Oil Prices Offers Valuable Lesson


By Jonathan Small At some point in our lives, we’ve all been positively impacted by that bubbly substance deep within the ground that immortalized “The Beverly Hillbillies,”… oil. Much of our everyday life comes in contact with petroleum or its by-products, whether it is the mode of transportation we use, a container that holds our … Continue reading Decline in Oil Prices Offers Valuable Lesson

What’s All the Fuss Over Keystone XL?


By Cameron Smith At the end of 2014, the United States Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by one vote. Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, facing what would prove to be an unsuccessful election runoff battle in December, persuaded Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold a vote on approving the oil … Continue reading What’s All the Fuss Over Keystone XL?

States Are Leading The Way On Oil And Gas Regulations


By Bill Whitsitt Originally published in the Kalispell Daily Interlake On June 16, the Daily Inter Lake ran two articles by the Associated Press regarding oil and gas well inspections. The front page headline read: “State oil, gas wells often uninspected.” A teaser promoted another story this way: “Regulators way behind in North Dakota oil … Continue reading States Are Leading The Way On Oil And Gas Regulations