Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Limiting Local Control of Oil/Gas Activities

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill reaffirming the primacy of the Corporation Commission (OCC) in regulating the oil and gas industry, becoming the second state to effectively prevent localities from enacting their own regulations on energy development, including attempts to restrict or ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and injection wells. Read More

Texas Injection Wells Shut; New Oklahoma Rules Having Effect

After a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in North Texas on Thursday, four area drilling waste disposal well operators have shut down operations at five wells while data on seismicity in the area is collected. Meanwhile, Oklahoma injection well operators are living in a different world following quake-minded regulatory initiatives. Read More

EnLink's $600M Midstream Deal Expands Permian Activities

EnLink Midstream Partners LP plans to pay about $600 million in cash and partnership units for Permian Basin gas gatherer and processor Coronado Midstream Holdings LLC, continuing an acquisition spree backed by a " position which allows us to effectively expand in times like these," EnLink CEO Barry Davis said Monday. Read More