Energy Brief: Energy Sectors Express Concern About Tariffs

By David Mark Top Stories Trump administration tariffs that are planned to take effect next week — 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum — have leaders in a variety of energy sectors concerned. The oil and natural gas industry, for instance, relies on specialty steels unavailable from American sources, said Jack Gerard, president […]

Energy Brief: Exxon Mobil Passes on Arctic Oil Projects for Now

By David Mark Top Stories Exxon Mobil Corp. is moving on from Arctic oil projects, at least for now, with international sanctions on Russia complicating exploration projects in the far northern region. Russia’s state-controlled energy giant, PAO Rosneft, had relied on Exxon’s technical expertise in trying to access natural resources below the Arctic ice. (The Wall Street […]

Energy Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By David Mark Week in Review Official travel scrutiny Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt nixed a work trip to Israel, a cancellation that comes amid concerns regarding costs for his official travel. Pruitt was scheduled to meet with Israeli environmental agency officials and other government players, and his official trip was reportedly supposed to […]

Energy Brief: EPA’s Acting Deputy Administrator Retiring in April

By David Mark Top Stories The Environmental Protection Agency’s acting second-in-command, Mike Flynn, is set to retire in April — the latest departure among a batch of career officials tapped by the Obama administration to hold senior political jobs temporarily until Trump administration replacements could be nominated and confirmed. Flynn’s departure could leave a vacancy […]