West Virginia Enviro Groups Ask USDA to Require Tracers

West Virginia Enviro Groups Ask USDA to Require Tracers

A coalition of nine environmental groups in West Virginia have asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to require that operators add tracers to fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at Marcellus Shale oil and gas wells drilled near the Monongahela National Forest.

May 21, 2013

Survey: Optimism for U.S. Energy Independence Grew Among Executives

Nearly two-thirds of energy executives believe the United States can attain energy independence by 2030, eliminating the U.S. dependency for foreign oil, according to the results of the 11th annual Energy Industry Outlook Survey conducted by the KPMG Global Energy Institute.

May 20, 2013
Ohio Reports Utica Production, Predicts Leader by 2015

Ohio Reports Utica Production, Predicts Leader by 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) said 87 wells in the Utica Shale collectively produced 12.84 Bcf of natural gas and more than 635,000 bbl of oil in 2012.

May 17, 2013
Production Records Broken Again in North Dakota

Production Records Broken Again in North Dakota

Three storms in March failed to deter oil and natural gas operations in North Dakota, which set new all-time highs for the month, according to the latest statistics from the state Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

May 16, 2013

Bakken Well Spacing Key, Says MDU CEO

How to space wells in the Bakken Shale remains the “question of the day” for exploration production (E&P) operators working in the play, according to the CEO of Bismarck, ND-based MDU Resources Group Inc.

May 3, 2013

Harvard Study Says FracFocus Is Inadequate Regulatory Tool

FracFocus has several design flaws that make it inadequate as a regulatory compliance tool, according to a study conducted by the Environmental Law Program at Harvard Law School.

April 24, 2013

Letter, Statements Show Complexity of Fracking Debate in NY

The oil and natural gas industry in New York State is “imperiled” and “in crisis” because of the ongoing delay over whether to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state, according to a letter sent Monday to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York (IOGA).

April 24, 2013

Halliburton CEO: Outlook for U.S. NatGas Drilling Unchanged

Even with the uptick in U.S. natural gas prices, the outlook for North American gas activity this year “has not materially changed,” according to Halliburton Co. CEO Dave Lesar.

April 23, 2013

North American Shale Boom Transforming Markets Worldwide

Booming shale plays in the United States have proved to be more than transformational domestically, according to Jeff Welch, head of North American Gas for EDF Trading North America — they are having “mind-boggling” implications worldwide.

April 22, 2013

U.S. Onshore Rig Activity to Rise through 2013, Says Baker Hughes

After five consecutive quarters of falling rig counts, U.S. onshore rig activity will improve through the rest of the year, according to a forecast issued on Friday by Baker Hughes Inc.

April 22, 2013