PennEnergy / The Associated Press – The Trump administration is seeking permission to use seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, a reversal from the Obama administration.
LNG World Shipping – The 100-day action plan that China and the US agreed last night may alter global LNG trade, says analyst Wood Mackenzie, opening the former, the world’s fastest-growing import market, to the latter.
The Washington Post – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has curtailed work on a natural-gas pipeline in Ohio after the owner, Energy Transfer Partners, reported 18 leaks and spilled more than 2 million gallons of drilling materials.
Reuters – A bill to ease restrictions on energy development on U.S. tribal lands has a good chance of passing the Republican-controlled Congress this year, after several failed attempts since 2013, the chair of the Senate Indian affairs committee said.
The Washington Post – Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are overhauling a slew of outside advisory boards that inform how their agencies assess the science underpinning federal policies.
CNN – The Interior Department froze the work of more than 200 advisory boards, committees and subcommittees last week. An agency spokeswoman said about a third of those advisory boards are science-based.