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BLM Fracking Regulations

BLM finalized its new fracking rules on March 20.  Key components of the rule, which took effect June 24 include: Provisions for ensuring the protection of groundwater supplies by requiring a validation of well integrity and strong cement barriers between the wellbore and water zones...
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Arctic Drilling

Regulatory In late February, the Interior Department proposed new regulations governing oil and gas operations in the in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Must have a second oil rig available at the company’s Arctic drill site to sink a relief well in case of a...
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Russia Sanctions

The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January 31st to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, drawing a rebuke and a warning of retaliation from Russian officials.  The sanctions include limits to access on some financial markets, a...
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