Ari Natter

Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Administration Urges Fuel Export Cuts to Restock Northeast

President Joe Biden

The Biden administration is warning refiners that it may take “emergency measures” to address fuel exports as stockpiles of gasoline and diesel fuel remain near historically low levels in the Northeast.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Sen. Joe Manchin Says EV Tax Credit Bonus Is Gone From Spending Bill

Manchin Sen. Joe Manchin. (Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Senate Democrats have scrapped a $4,500 bonus tax credit for electric vehicles made with domestic union labor that was opposed by Sen. Joe Manchin as they seek to wrap up negotiations on a spending deal.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

White House Eyes Restarting Idle Refineries

Emissions stacks at the Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in Memphis Emissions stacks at the Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in Memphis, Tenn. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is reaching out to the oil industry to inquire about restarting shuttered refineries, as the White House scrambles to address record-high gasoline prices that are setting off political alarm bells ahead of the midterm elections.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

House Panels Have Mixed Success Getting Oil Execs to Appear

A fuel nozzle in a vehicle at a gas station in Sacramento, Calif. A fuel nozzle in a vehicle at a gas station in Sacramento, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Executives from major oil companies will participate in a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing next week on skyrocketing gasoline prices, but another House panel didn't have as much success getting witnesses to agree to appear.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

US Unveils Battery Strategy in West Virginia to Ease Coal Loss

Jennifer Granholm (left) and Sen. Joe Manchin Granholm (left) by Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg News; Manchin by Al Drago/Bloomberg News

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Sen. Joe Manchin on March 18 announced a program to develop lithium batteries in the U.S. as part of a broader strategy to help Appalachia amid a transition from coal.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 18, 2022
Government, Fuel

Review Sought on USPS Decision to Buy Gas-Powered Trucks

USPS Next-Generation Delivery Vehicle A prototype of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle scheduled to be built for the U.S. Postal Service by Oshkosh. (USPS)

House Democrats are asking the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general to investigate the agency’s decision to replace its mail-truck fleet with almost all gasoline-powered models, a move that paved the way for a contract with Wisconsin military truck maker Oshkosh Corp. worth as much as $6 billion.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Dems Scrutinize Abandoned Offshore Oil Equipment

A containment boom at Talbert Marsh during an oil spill in Huntington Beach, Calif. A containment boom at Talbert Marsh during an oil spill in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Ariana Drehsler/Bloomberg News)

House Democrats began making the case Oct. 14 for stricter regulation of thousands of abandoned wells, platforms and pipelines off the U.S. coasts following one of the biggest offshore spills in California in nearly 30 years.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Congress Reinstates Obama Methane Rule for Oil, Gas Wells

 An oil well pump jack An oil well pump jack operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The House voted June 25 to rescind a Trump-era rule blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from directly limiting oil industry emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane, a move that would restore requirements imposed by the Obama administration while freeing the agency to craft new more stringent rules for the oil and gas industry.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Granholm Says Oil Industry Must Embrace Green Transition

Jennifer Granholm thanks the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Jennifer Granholm thanks the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee after testifying at her confirmation hearing for Energy Secretary on Jan. 27. (Jim Watson/AFP via Bloomberg News)

Jennifer Granholm used her first speech as U.S. energy secretary to warn oil and gas companies they risk being left behind unless they embrace a transition to cleaner sources of energy, while offering them an opportunity to partner with the new administration.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Workhorse to Meet With USPS Over Truck Contract

 (Luke Sharret/Bloomberg News)

Representatives of electric-truck maker Workhorse Group Inc. are scheduled to meet with officials at the U.S. Postal Service March 3 as the company explores options for challenging the loss of a massive contract to build the next generation of postal trucks.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2021

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