Linn and BRY are dealing with the SEC on a merger. The SEC was closed last week and chances it will be closed next week, so nothing is going forward until the Congress decides to pay its employees. Once before when Clinton was president, the government closed for about a month.
Could happen again as the Republicans think they accomplish something by sending federal workers home. All previous shutdowns of the government by the Republicans resulted in paying those federal workers when they were sent home. Seems pretty stupid to me to shut down the government, send home 800,000 workers, they do no work and then they get paid. What kind of sense is that?