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PPP Reopens Jan 11

SBA WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on […]

2020 Illinois General Assembly Election Results

Dan Reitz | IOGA Lobbyist Below you will find a review of the November 3rd election results for the Illinois General Assembly. ILLINOIS SENATE  In the Illinois Senate, 22 of the 59 seats were on the ballot, 11 were contested, and only two were competitive.  House Representative and Senate Democratic candidate Karina Villa picked up the […]

Election Wrap-up 2020

Dan Reitz | IOGA Lobbyist The Fall Veto Session is currently scheduled for November 17-19 and December 1-3, but given the pandemic, lawmakers will most likely only meet for a few days for one week rather than gather in Springfield over two separate weeks. With the rising number of COVID cases in Illinois, it is also possible […]

EPA Methane Rule Rescission on Hold For Now

By Craig R. Hedin, Gesell’s Pump Sales & Service, Inc. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on Aug. 13 issued two final rules related to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas industry. The policy rule revisions were published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2020, and the technical […]

IDNR Revisions to Spacing and Location of Wells

By Craig R. Hedin The Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Office of Oil & Gas Resource Management has made significant revisions as to how oil wells are spaced and located. The primary purpose is to increase the locations where wells can be drilled in hopes of spurring further development. The goal is to give operators more […]

IDNR Report August 7, 2020

Reporting Period: 8/3/2020 to 8/7/2020   Active wells (does not include TA wells) Production                 21,164 Injection                      6,326 Total                            27,490   TA wells Production      […]

IDNR Report June 5, 2020

Reporting Period: 6/1/2020 to 6/5/2020   Active wells (does not include TA wells) Production                 21,229 Injection                      6,334 Total                            27,563   TA wells Production      […]

IDNR Report May 29, 2020

Active wells (does not include TA wells) Production                 21,249 Injection                       6,342 Total                            27,591   TA wells Production                  […]

End of Session Report 2020

Dan Reitz | IOGA Lobbyist The Illinois General Assembly returned to Springfield last week.  The COVID-19 Special Session was scheduled for three days.  Lawmakers returned for a fourth day on Saturday and worked past midnight into Sunday before approving a fiscal year 2021 (FY 21) spending plan.  This was the first-time lawmakers had met since […]