Category: Wyoming

  • Wyoming Gov. Gordon Discusses Challenges During Council Townhall

    During a recent policy townhall hosted by the Council’s SVP Government Affairs Tim Tarpley and Government Affairs Committee Chair Todd Ennenga, Halliburton, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon discussed challenges and opportunities his state is facing related to energy policy more than a year after the pandemic began. In his opening remarks, Gov. Gordon announced several new state projects and programs […]

  • Wyoming Senator Seeks Clarification on Oil & Gas Leasing

    Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to acting Secretary de la Vega at the Department of Interior with questions about recent executive orders on oil and gas leasing. Barrasso is the senior senator from Wyoming and a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources. On January 27, President Biden signed a series of executive orders affecting the […]

  • U.S. Senate, House Freshman Class in Oil-Producing States Sworn In

    Oil and gas producing states elected several new members of the U.S. House and Senate in 2020. TEXAS Rep. Pat Fallon, R-TX-4 After receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, Fallon embarked on a 25-year entrepreneurial journey and now owns several companies. He served in the Texas House of Representatives for six years and on the Frisco City […]

  • COVID-19 State and Local Jurisdictional Update

    As states and local jurisdictions enact partial or full shutdowns of business, it is critical for PESA to ensure that all elements of our sector and the critical supply chain remain open and permitted to operate throughout the crisis. Below, please find a detailed list of the current orders in the states and jurisdictions where many of our members […]

  • 2020 Energy-Producting State Election Updates

    Texas – Republican Trifecta Gov. Greg Abbott (R) Upper Chamber: Republican Lower Chamber: Republican Results Jim Wright, Republican, won the open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the state’s oil and gas industry. Wright is a business owner and runs four companies in the energy industry, including oilfield waste and recycling. One of his former […]

  • Members Discuss Wyoming Energy, 2020 Election With Rep. Cynthia Lummis

    PESA’s Government Affairs Committee led by Todd Ennenga, Halliburton, hosted Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), currently a candidate for U.S. Senate in Wyoming, during a Government Affairs Townhall. Lummis, who served as Wyoming’s at-large representative for eight years, discussed the state of oil and gas in Wyoming, and her priorities heading into the November election. Lummis […]

  • Judge Temporarily Blocks Drilling in Wyoming

    A federal judge in Wyoming has temporarily halted drilling on 300,000 acres of leases in Wyoming, ruling the Interior Department violated federal law by not addressing the impact of climate change. The decision, issued March 19 by U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, was the result of a case brought by two advocacy groups, WildEarth […]

  • U.S. Key State-Level Hydraulic Fracturing Activities

    Colorado: Several cities in the state – including Boulder, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Longmont – have voted over the last several years to temporarily or permanently halt drilling and/or hydraulic fracturing within city limits.  The Colorado Oil and Gas Association (“COGA”) sued Longmont, Lafayette and Fort Collins on the grounds that local governments are preempted […]

  • Wyoming: State to strengthen fracking chemical disclosure requirements

    The Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission agreed to a settlement on January 23 that strengthens its criteria for requests to protect confidentiality of chemicals used in fracking operations. Currently, the Wyoming Public Records Act (WPRA) requires that oil and gas companies disclose information about the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing operations. Companies my request an exemption on […]

  • Wyoming: Governor to Focus on Oil and Gas during Second Term

    Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development Governor Matt Mead (R) has promised to focus on his goals for reshaping the state’s oil and gas industry. Mead’s three priorities for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission include setbacks, flaring and well bonding. To date, the Commission has only introduced recommendations for setbacks by proposing a […]

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