Tag: methane fee

  • Energy Tax Facts
  • 5 Oct 21

TribLive: Punitive natural gas tax risks U.S. energy leadership, economic recovery

By Stephanie Catarino Wissman, executive director of the American Petroleum Institute Pennsylvania As Congress continues to craft a sweeping budget reconciliation bill, provisions within the package threaten to undermine American energy leadership and could potentially lead to higher costs. And few places will feel the pinch like Pennsylvania, the second-largest producer of natural gas in […]

  • Energy Tax Facts
  • 27 Sep 21

Daily Advertiser: Letter: $3.5 trillion budget bill would harm oil and gas industry

By Gifford Briggs, Gulf Coast Region Director, American Petroleum Institute The U.S. Congress is currently considering a $3.5 trillion budget bill that includes punitive tax and policy measures that will harm American workers and consumers and increase our dependence on foreign energy. A proposed natural gas tax and provisions disincentivizing federal oil and gas development would not only weaken […]

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  • 26 Sep 21

San Antonio Express News: Commentary: Methane tax threat to Texas economy

By Ed Longanecker, President of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association A punishing national energy tax is included in the behemoth $3.5 trillion reconciliation package under consideration in Congress. Under the guise of reducing emissions, the tax singles out petroleum and natural gas production and could cripple small Texas operators and all consumers. […]

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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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  • 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

Energy, Manufacturing, Labor And Business Groups Urge Senate To Oppose Punitive Natural Gas Tax

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and 130 energy, manufacturing, business and labor trade organizations across the natural gas and oil supply chain sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works opposing legislation that would place a fee on methane. The organizations, led by API, explain that the proposal is a “pay-for” that […]

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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 […]