Bluegrass State Benefits from Hydraulic Fracturing, DOI’s Jewell Relies on Oil Industry Background, & Germany Considers Its Shale Options

HBW Resources: Ollison Hydraulic Fracturing Report Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway at the federal, state and international levels that could impact the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas extraction. States  State Legislative Update: Please see linked spreadsheet for an updated listing of state legislation dealing with hydraulic fracturing. Arizona The… More »


Today in Washington: HBW Resources Daily Update on Energy & Politics

Tuesday in Washington: Debates and Investigations Continuing in DC: Both the House and Senate are in session today.  The Senate will be considering the Farm Bill (S. 954), while the House considers a number of bills under suspension of the rules.  These will include:H.R. 1412, the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013; H.R. 570, the… More »


Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Approves Jewell Nomination for DOI

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Approves Jewell Nomination for DOI Sen. Wyden allowed about 30 minutes of comments from the Senators before Murkowski called a vote. 19-3 in favor of moving Sally Jewell’s nomination forward. Barrasso, Heller and Risch dissented. Summary: Sally Jewell received strong bipartisan support amongst the Senate Energy and Natural Resources… More »


Tuesday in Washington

Today’s action will focus on two main events: the State of the Union address this evening and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on natural gas. While the hearing is expected to be broad in nature coving the universe of opportunities and challenges brought about by expanded natural gas production, it is likely… More »