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US Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced a bill to promote carbon capture technologies by extending a federal tax credit that encourages investment in carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration.

Recent oil and gas standoffs between the federal and state governments usually have involved Republicans charging that Obama administration regulatory actions have impinged on states' rights. 

American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers officials separately expressed their pleasure as the US Senate approved a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill with language permitting the use of unmanned aircraft for oil and gas operations.

The US House of Representatives approved a fiscal 2017 appropriations bill for the US Department of the Interior and related federal entities including the US Environmental Protection Agency by 231 to 196 votes.

Independent oil and gas producers are asking the US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to not begin regulating gathering and production lines as part of the US Department of Transportation agency's latest proposed pipeline safety rules.


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