Watching Government: Sizing up the shutdown

Oil & Gas Journal: The partial US government shutdown closed some departments and agencies that regulate oil and gas, notably the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency. Weeks into the standoff, however, trade association leaders were not certain how soon their members would start feeling the impacts.

Some suggested that permit application delays could create the first significant problems. Others told OGJ that inevitably deferred decisions could be troublesome if the shutdown goes on for a long time.

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