Oil and gas are our primary sources of energy. Regulations affecting this sector impact our entire economy. As such, it is vitally important that we understand the regulatory requirements and burdens being placed on this sector.

Over the last several years, EPA and other agencies finalized numerous regulations affecting the oil and gas sector. President Trump has issued numerous executive orders and presidential memoranda announcing his plans for enhancing oil and gas production and reviewing Obama-era policies and regulations affecting oil and gas activities. Agencies, such as EPA and Interior, have rescinded certain regulations and indicated that other regulations are being reviewed to determine if they should be revised or rescinded. As a result, many of the regulations issued by the Obama Administration may be modified or repealed.

Overall, the presentation will provide an overview of the actions taken by the Trump Administration to support the oil and gas industry through expanded production or decreased regulatory burdens.

Primary Author/Conference Presenter:
John King
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA