US Senator Hickenlooper Introduced the COMPETES Act To Prevent Oil And Gas Companies From Leasing Taxpayer-Owned Public Lands For Free


Washington, D.C.(October 7, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper introduced the Competitive Onshore Mineral Policy via Eliminating Taxpayer-Enabled Speculation (COMPETES) Act, legislation to prevent oil and gas companies from leasing taxpayer-owned public lands for next to nothing. Forty percent of acres leased for drilling go through this non-competitive process. Under current law,…

Minnesota Supreme Court Declined To Hear An Appeal Of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 Oil Pipeline


MINNEAPOLIS (August 24, 2021) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by opponents of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline, letting stand a key decision by independent regulators to allow construction on the project to proceed. Without comment, the state's highest court declined to take…

Samsung Enters In An Agreement With Lucky Group To Produce Their Phones in Pakistan


(July 16, 2021)---Samsung enters in an agreement with Lucky Group as local partners to produce their phones in Pakistan. Production facility will be operational by Dec 2021.  Chairman CPEC working for socio-economic development of Pakistan, Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted "This landmark development coupled with a number of upcoming Chinese Mobile…

“The United States Takes Further Action Against Enablers of Venezuelan Oil Transactions, Including Sanctions Evasion Network”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2021)---today, Secretary Mike Pompeo issued this statement about sanctioning  of the illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro.  "The United States has sanctioned three individuals and 11 entities for their ties to a network helping Nicolas Maduro and his illegitimate regime evade U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector. …

“Commerce Department Will Publish the First Military End User List Naming More Than 100 Chinese and Russian Companies”


WASHINGTON (December 21, 2020)– The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding a new ‘Military End User’ (MEU) List, as well as the first tranche of 103 entities, which includes 58 Chinese and 45 Russian companies. The U.S. Government has determined that…