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  • 25 Sep 21

Rep. Pfluger in San Angelo Standard Times: President Biden can’t be trusted with America’s checkbook

President Biden and my Democratic colleagues are also relentlessly pursuing policies that hinder American energy producers while simultaneously encouraging our adversaries to increase oil and gas production. You don’t need to have a PhD or be an economist to know that the Biden Administration has their priorities backwards. This theme unfortunately continues in this partisan […]

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  • 24 Sep 21

GoErie: Op-Ed: National energy tax burdens consumers, hinders environmental progress

By David Callahan, Charlie Burd and Matthew Hammond Despite repeated pledges from President Biden not to increase taxes on working class families, Congress is weighing new energy tax provisions that would be shouldered by all Americans, harm energy job creators, and discourage innovation in the technologies needed to achieve broad climate objectives. Make no mistake, […]

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  • 23 Sep 21

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Congress in rush to pass methane tax

By Tom Melcher, Business manager, Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council and Co-chair, Pittsburgh Works Together Why is Congress rushing to pass a punitive methane leakage tax to be levied against the natural gas industry as part of the $3.5 trillion social-spending budget reconciliation package? Such a tax will deter the development and job benefits of […]

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  • 23 Sep 21

The Center Square: Texas upstream oil and gas sector adds jobs, threatened by proposed natural gas tax association argues

“Oil and natural gas demand is poised to surge over the next 6-12 months,” Ed Longanecker, president of TIPRO, said in a statement. “Bullish fundamentals set up oil prices and the industry for strong returns over the next few years, which will have a positive impact on industry employment and economic growth for our state […]

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  • 10 Sep 21

Natural Gas Intelligence: U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Trade Groups Warn Proposed Methane Tax Could Backfire

Nearly 130 business and labor groups led by the American Petroleum Institute (API) are urging Congress to oppose a proposed tax on oil and gas methane emissions and instead push for direct federal regulation. Senate Democrats are considering the Methane Emissions Reduction Act of 2021 for inclusion in their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill.  Introduced by Democratic […]

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  • 8 Sep 21

Methane emissions tax: The wrong path to manage methane in Kansas and beyond

By Edward Cross, President of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association The Biden administration announced that it will be revising and expanding federal regulation of methane emissions. States are actively implementing their own regulations. And yet, now, Congress is considering an inappropriate and unworkable methane emissions tax. The Methane Emissions Reduction Act is unnecessary […]

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  • 8 Sep 21

Hydrocarbon Engineering: API leads organisations in opposing Methane Emissions Reduction Act

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and 130 energy, manufacturing, business and labour trade organisations across the natural gas and oil supply chain recently sent a letter to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works opposing legislation that would place a fee on methane. The organisations, led by API, explain that the proposal is […]

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  • 8 Sep 21

Pennsylvania Business Report: Marcellus Shale Coalition urges lawmakers to oppose methane tax

The Marcellus Shale Coalition, along with the Gas & Oil Association of West Virginia, and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, is urging the congressional delegation from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to oppose a proposed methane emissions reduction tax that is included in the federal budget reconciliation bill currently being negotiated by Congress. Of […]