Interior replaces top offshore regulator
The Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has replaced its top offshore regulator for the third time in a year, according to an email sent to bureau staff late last month.
OIL AND GAS
Interior under pressure to ease enforcement on public lands
Oil and gas operators in the West are pressing the Interior Department to ease enforcement on federal lands as the coronavirus pandemic cuts staffing levels and disrupts production.
3 ways coronavirus is upending the oil industry
President Trump said yesterday that he hoped to end many U.S. travel and business shutdowns by Easter. But analysts consider near-term shocks to be just the beginning of the oil and gas industry's woes.
Lawmakers demand response to oil glut, price war
Republican senators want the Commerce Department to investigate and respond to the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
DOJ announces $60M settlement in Calif. oil spill
The pipeline company responsible for the Refugio oil spill in Santa Barbara may pay up to $60 million in penalties and cleanup costs, according to a settlement proposed yesterday by the Department of Justice.