HBW Resources Offshore Energy Report

HBW Resources Offshore Energy Report Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway that could affect the development of offshore oil and gas resources prepared by Brent Greenfield, HBW Resources’ Director of Ocean Policy and Regulatory Affairs. DOI Offshore Agencies Release FY 2015 Budget Justifications Detailed FY 2015 budget justifications for the Bureaus of Ocean… More »


Fracking Ban Defeated in Illinois Even As Other Anti-Development Efforts Take Root

Arkansas Governor vetoes tax break for oil and gas industry. Utilizing the line-item-veto, Governor Mike Beebe removed a $5 million tax provision aimed at waiving sales taxes on specific fracking related expenditures from an appropriations bill passed by the state legislature.  The provision’s sponsor, State Senator Jonathan Dismang, claimed the tax provision would help encourage… More »


Coordination and Increased Oversight Focus of Offshore Energy Development Regulatory Activities

HBW Resources Offshore Energy Report Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway that could affect the development of offshore oil and gas resources prepared by Brent Greenfield, HBW Resources’ Director of Ocean Policy and Regulatory Affairs. GAO Addresses Hiring/Retention Challenges at Interior Dept. Agencies In a report recently released to the public, the Government Accountability… More »


HBW Resources: Hydraulic Fracturing Report

HBW Resources: Hydraulic Fracturing Report Below is a summary prepared by HBW staff of publicly available activities currently underway at the local and state level that could impact natural resource extraction, particularly related to hydraulic fracturing and shale development.  To better utilize this document, we’ve broken the information down by region. With numerous state legislatures… More »