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GOP Tax Plan Eliminates Billions in Green Energy Subsidies

November 7, 2017

The GOP’s plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code includes changes to green energy tax subsidies that lawmakers say will save taxpayers billions of dollars every year. Republicans want to modify production and investment tax credits for green energy projects,

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American Midstream Partners to Acquire Southcross Energy Partners for $3 Billion

November 6, 2017

American Midstream Partners has signed agreements to acquire certain assets of Southcross Holdings and to merge with Southcross Energy Partners into a wholly owned subsidiary. The two deals, which are valued at $815m including debt, are expected to create a

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Dynegy to Merge with Vistra Energy in $1.7 Billion Deal

November 3, 2017

Vistra Energy, the parent company for TXU Energy, Luminant, and Dynegy Inc., has approved, and the companies have executed, a definitive merger agreement to which Dynegy will merge with and into Vistra Energy in a tax-free, all-stock transaction, creating the

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Alaska Regulators Order Review of Oil Wells After BP Leak in April

November 2, 2017

State oil and gas regulators are ordering oil wells that share a similar design to one that failed earlier this year in northern Alaska to be shut in and reported to the state. Alaska’s Energy Desk reports that the Alaska

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Oil Search to Acquire Oil Assets in Alaska North Slope for $400 Million

November 2, 2017

Energy explorer Oil Search has agreed to acquire oil assets in Alaska North Slope from privately-owned companies Armstrong Energy and GMT Exploration Company for $400m. The assets include a 25.5 percent interest in the Pikka Unit and adjacent exploration acreage

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March 2018: Department of Interior to Hold Gas Lease Sale of 76.9 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico

November 1, 2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said that the department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States—76,967,935 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama

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Marcellus Shale Boom Cuts Costs for Pennsylvania Ratepayers

October 31, 2017

Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale gas boom has significantly cut energy costs for consumers across the state, according to a new study released Friday by the University of Pennsylvania. Residential gas customers have seen a price drop of 40 percent on average,

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March 2018: Largest Oil and Gas Lease Sale Set to Take Place in New Orleans

October 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Interior has proposed the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States, which will offer up over 79.9 million acres in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi,

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Aker Solutions Boosts LNG Capabilities to Meet Demand

October 30, 2017

Aker Solutions is strengthening its liquefied natural gas capabilities to capitalize on an expected increase in global demand for the fuel as energy companies transition to a low-carbon future. Aker Solutions has hired four leading specialists with extensive experience from

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Valero Energy to Acquire Port Arthur Terminal Assets and Parkway Pipeline for $508 Million

October 30, 2017

Valero Energy Partners has agreed to acquire Port Arthur terminal assets and Parkway Pipeline for $508m. The midstream company will acquire the assets from its parent company Valero Energy Corporation to expand its footprint in the Gulf Coast region. Valero

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