US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: Makes Up To $11.5 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $11.5 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. This funding through the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs will support Native American and Alaska Native communities interested in harnessing their vast undeveloped energy resources. Read More »

U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION: Ethane consumption, exports to increase as new petrochemical plants come online

Over the next two years, EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) projects growth in U.S. consumption of ethane in the petrochemical industry will exceed increases in consumption of all other petroleum and liquid products—such as motor gasoline, distillate, and jet fuel—combined. EIA also projects that ethane exports will continue increasing, as ethane is exported both by pipeline to Canada and by tankers to more distant destinations. Read More »

Senators: NRC files too many RAIs during reactor-license applicant reviews

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and John Barrasso (R-WY) recently wrote a letter to Government Accountability Office (GAO) Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, asking him to investigate the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) use of requests for additional information (RAIs) when reviewing reactor-license applications, a practice that the senators allege the agency might be employing too often. Read More »