The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has given Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. permission to resume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at a natural gas well in Wyoming County that malfunctioned last month.
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Most of the Dimock Township, PA, residents who filed a lawsuit against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., alleging the company contaminated their water wells, have agreed to an undisclosed settlement, according to documents filed in federal court on Monday.
After accepting limited nominations for two cycles of Sunday’s gas day, Ruby Pipeline said based on current pipeline conditions and imbalance payback quantities, it would be able to increase operationally available capacity for Monday “in excess of firm contracted capacity starting with the Evening Nomination Cycle (Cycle 2) tonight [Monday].” The return to service in excess of firm contract quantities ended the related force majeure event effective for Monday, Ruby added. See the bulletin board for other details on the pipeline’s restoration of service following a system shutdown caused Dec. 10 by a block valve yard fire in a remote area of Utah (see Daily GPI, Dec. 13).
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will be accepting public comments on a proposed settlement with UGI Central Penn Gas, part of UGI Utilities Inc., a subsidiary of UGI Corp. The 20-day period for public comment will begin after the PUC files its paperwork on the case. At issue is a $5,000 civil penalty levied by the PUC against UGI for an incident that occurred in Bedford Township. An investigation found that on Sept. 2, 2009, a four-inch high pressure distribution line was damaged and leaked natural gas during the excavation for new a municipal water and sewer main.
An attorney representing Anschutz Exploration Corp. (AEC) has filed suit against the Town of Dryden, NY, arguing that the town of overstepped its authority when it enacted an ordinance and a zoning requirement this summer banning all oil and gas development activities.
The Interior Department is accepting nominations from federal agencies, industry, academia, national and research organizations for representatives to serve on the newly established Offshore Energy Safety Advisory Committee.
Enstor Inc. is accepting binding bids for firm storage capacity at its four U.S. facilities from Wednesday through Dec. 15. Terms of one to five years are available for service beginning April 1, 2011.
Citing continued limited operational flexibility, Tennessee said it was not accepting nominations on PAL-D Parks, PAL-D Loan Payback or ISPA Interruptible Storage Injections at the Bear Creek facility in northwest Louisiana effective with Wednesday’s gas day. In addition, Tennessee said Tuesday it had completed a Line 527A-300 abandonment project three days ahead of schedule and was allowing physical flow to resume at the Venice Interconnect subject to scheduled nominations.