The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday ended a series of three natural gas forums that raised concerns about drilling safety and chemical disclosure but left unanswered whether new legislation would follow.
Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left open the door to writing a natural gas bill. Yet Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska showed little interest in new federal rules for the natural gas industry, nor did any of her GOP colleagues.
Some industry leaders are concerned that shifting opinions and increased legislative action on hydraulic fracturing could hinder their chances to develop Colorado's energy resources, Bloomberg reports.
BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell below $93 per barrel Thursday after a survey showed manufacturing activity in China falling to its lowest level in seven months, a sign that the recovery in the world's No. 2 economy is fading.
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe switched his position on offshore drilling of the state's coast, supporting a pro-drilling bill introduced by Virginia's Democratic senators, The Washington Post reports.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer urged NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane to complete an investigation and hold a public hearing before allowing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to restart, Southern California Public Radio reports.