Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Stumbles but Still Expects Completion in 2021
President Trump wasted no time issuing executive orders to move stalled pipeline projects forward: the Dakota Access and Keystone XL. The United States is the No. 1 consumer of oil and boasts the largest pipeline network in the world. Pipelines are lifelines to the American economy and modern way...
Proteus Pill
In November, the FDA announced that it had approved the first digital pill, which had been developed in a partnership between Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Proteus Digital Health. What in the world is a digital pill, you might ask, and why is that something to get excited about? Or, is this...
Energy

They Had No Idea

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It is an observable truism that rejecting a reality does not result in removing that reality; it only makes the person doing the rejecting look ridiculous. One wonders if, years from now, social commentators will scratch their heads in confusion regarding our concerted and seemingly relentless effort to refuse...
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On April 16, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed SB 19-181 into law, initiating a sweeping overhaul of the state’s regulation of the oil and gas industry in the latest move of political activism aimed at oil and gas activities in the state. The new law creates a dangerous precedent...
The Inflation Reduction Act
In late August, Senators Schumer and Manchin announced an agreement on a massive bill titled the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) — a slimmed-down version of the Build Back Better (BBB) bill Democrats had been negotiating since President Biden took office. The primary focus of the tax incentives in the...
The Future of OPEC+

The Future of OPEC+

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The UAE’s decision to play hardball at the most recent OPEC ministerial and OPEC+ meetings in early December was based on three factors. First, it believes that amongst the winners and losers of the OPEC+ deal first agreed in April, it belongs firmly in the latter category, given that...
Activity Ramps up Regarding Regulation of Methane Venting & Flaring
Attention Grows Over Methane Leaks, Venting, and Flaring Attention over methane leaks, venting and flaring has undoubtedly increased in recent weeks as a number of actions have taken place at the federal and state levels that have significant longer-term implications. Texas and New Mexico Take Steps to Regulate Methane Emissions In August,...
What is green on the outside and red on the inside? Two things immediately spring to mind — watermelons and environmentalists. I have nothing against watermelons. In fact, there are few things that taste better on a hot summer day than a cold watermelon. As for the environmentalists, I...
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Colorado lawmakers are expected to once again take up revising oil and gas rules in the state, the latest such effort in a long line of activity over the past fifteen years. This time, action under the dome follows an election in which the public overwhelmingly voted down Proposition...
Colorado Oil 2018
There is no question Colorado’s upcoming election cycle is going to be a doozy — headlined by the gubernatorial race between Democratic nominee, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, and the Republican nominee, State Treasurer Walker Stapleton. Certainly, energy issues are primed to be front and center up and down the...