American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers has issued the following statement regarding the Department of Interior’s action impeding natural gas and oil development on federal lands and waters:
“Restricting development on federal lands and waters is nothing more than an ‘import more oil’ policy. Energy demand will continue to rise—especially as the economy recovers—and we can choose to produce that energy here in the United States or rely on foreign countries hostile to American interests. With this move, the administration is leading us toward more reliance on foreign energy from countries with lower environmental standards and risks to hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in government revenue for education and conservation programs. We stand ready to engage with the Biden administration on ways to address America’s energy challenges, but impeding American energy will only serve to hurt local communities and hamper America’s economic recovery.”
Read the article online at: https://www.oilfieldtechnology.com/exploration/22012021/api-comments-on-suspension-of-oil-and-gas-permitting-on-us-federal-lands/
Wood Mackenzie takes a look at the past year in the Asia Pacific region’s upstream sector. The rest of the issue is packed full with fascinating technical editorial from the likes of AES Drilling Fluids, TETRA Technologies, NOV, and Viper Innovations.