Pemex defers projects, cuts 2016 budget by $5.5 billion

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has reduced its 2016 capital budget by 22% compared with that of 2015 to $20.8 billion. The firm says the sharp decline in crude oil prices “poses serious liquidity problems” necessitating the downward revision. Source: News

Gas pipelines don’t lower property values, INGAA Foundation study finds

An underground natural gas pipeline’s presence does not affect residential properties’ sales prices or insurability, a study commissioned by INGAA Foundation Inc. concluded. The study by Integra Realty Resources Inc. for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s foundation based the finding on analysis of property sales in Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia, and Mississippi. […]

Keep lease sale in OCS plan, 3 Mid-Atlantic House members urge Jewell

Three US House Republicans from Mid-Atlantic coastal states asked US Interior Sec. Sally Jewell to keep all of the proposed area for an oil and gas lease sale off their states in the next 5-year US Outer Continental Shelf management program. Source: News