2016 Press Releases

Monday, December 19, 2016
USDA attempts to cancel decade-old oil and natural gas leases in WyomingRepeated pattern of federal government failing to honor property rightsUnlawful decision comes on heals of rushing out Master Leasing Plans in UtahDENVER – Western Energy Alliance issued the following statement on the...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance today announced the appointment of Kathleen Sgamma as its new president. The oil and natural gas trade association’s board voted to promote Sgamma from vice president of government and public affairs. She has worked at the association for more than a decade and is...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
DENVER – The West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association (WSCOGA) and Western Energy Alliance issued the following statements in reaction to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement of the Record of Decision regarding oil and natural gas leases in the White River National Forest of...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) filed a lawsuit today challenging Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule regulating venting and flaring from oil and natural gas operations on federal and tribal lands. In its claim filed before the U...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance applauds the victory of Donald Trump. The following statement is attributable to Tim Wigley, president of the Alliance:“Western Energy Alliance is overjoyed that we will not be experiencing a third term of the Obama Administration. American producers have been...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance supports the Bureau of Land Management’s plans to hold online sales for oil and natural gas leases on public lands, especially in light of protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline, threats to workers, and sabotage of other pipelines. BLM announced earlier today it...
Thursday, October 6, 2016
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance released the following statement responding to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) study in the journal Nature on global increases in methane emissions. The following comment is attributable to Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Western oil and natural gas producers support 177,058 jobs, $49.2 billion in annual economic benefitMisguided federal policies result in 55% collapse in royalties, while nonfederal royalties remain buoyant(DENVER) - According to updated economic data, the western oil and natural gas exploration and...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance applauds the Bureau of Land Management for implementing online auctions of oil and natural gas leases, the first of which will be held September 20, 2016, in Kentucky and Mississippi by BLM’s Eastern States Office. The following comments are from Kathleen Sgamma,...
Monday, August 15, 2016
DURANGO, Colo. – Trade associations representing the upstream oil and natural gas industry responded to a study released today on methane emissions in the Four Corners region by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The groups called the study a good first step but narrow in...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Sound Bites/Voice Over Lead-inOil and natural gas trade association Western Energy Alliance filed a lawsuit today challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s failure to hold quarterly oil and natural gas lease sales for public lands.BLM manages nearly 700 million acres of minerals on public lands...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
DENVER – Today, Western Energy Alliance filed a lawsuit challenging the Secretary of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) failure to hold quarterly oil and natural gas lease sales on public lands. At a time when Keep-It-in-the-Ground protesters are petitioning the Interior...

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