Trump Administration Issues Executive Order on “Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure”

This week the Trump Administration continued its efforts to streamline and modernize regulations surrounding our nation’s infrastructure, now including America’s water resources and accompanying infrastructure. On October 13, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order outlining reforms to the organization of agencies and agency efforts towards water management and infrastructure. It reads: “Abundant, safe, and…

Democrats Must Preserve an ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Strategy

Real Clear Energy published an opinion editorial from Col. Tom Magness, a former commander in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, regarding the energy strategy of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Magness remarks how Biden is proposing a $2 trillion public spending project that lacks detail and will leave taxpayers to pay the price. Biden’s…

Audio News Release: API Report highlights the negative impacts of a Dakota Access shutdown

This week, an audio news release is circulating radio in North Dakota and Washington D.C. regarding the impacts of a Dakota Access shutdown based on a study from the American Petroleum Institute. See below for the full Audio News Release: Introduction: This month, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a study warning of the negative…

API Study Finds Federal Leasing Ban a Hamper to American Energy Success, Security and Prosperity

On the back of news President Trump has decided to support a moratorium on offshore drilling off Florida, Georgia and South Carolina coasts as well as candidate Biden’s commitment to banning federal leasing practices the American Petroleum Institute has published a study analyzing the impacts of a federal leasing ban (which would halt offshore operations)….

A Dakota Access shutdown could hinder food supply

Calls from environmentalists to shutdown pipelines like Dakota Access fail to shed light on the harsh unintended consequences of their opposition. Law360 recently reported eleven states have argued in an amicus brief how a DAPL shutdown could harm their food supply, raise food prices, and negatively impact the agriculture sector: “In an amicus brief filed…

GAIN Statement on Completion of Lone Star Express Pipeline Expansion Project

Today, Energy Transfer announced the completion of the Lone Star Express Pipeline expansion project in Texas. The project, completed ahead of schedule, will alleviate infrastructure constraints in the Delaware and Permian basins. The expansion project adds approximately 400,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids capacity to the Lone Star Express 30-inch pipeline south of…

Audio News Release: GAIN applauds Kinder Morgan for Rerouting Permian Highway Pipeline around Blanco River

This week, an audio news release is circulating radio in the state of Texas applauding Kinder Morgan for rerouting the Permian Highway Pipeline around the Blanco River. See below for the full Audio News Release: Introduction: Earlier this month, pipeline builder Kinder Morgan announced a minor reroute of its Permian Highway Project around the Blanco…

Pipeline Infrastructure to Benefit from $33 Million DOE funding

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that they will be providing $33 million in funding to update 10 natural gas projects under the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) program. Teams working in the REPAIR program will develop natural gas transmission pipeline retrofitting technology to enhance…

Municipal Natural Gas Bans are taking a toll on America’s energy system

Bloomberg Law recently published an op-ed by GAIN strategic advisor and former Maryland Congressman Albert Wynn on municipal natural gas bans and the resulting economic strain. Wynn outlines the many merits of natural gas and encourages policymakers to follow the lead of states that have passed laws barring local governments from prohibiting new natural gas…

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