Activities

Atlantic Energy Development One Step Closer with BOEM Environmental Review

Producers interested in developing oil and natural gas resources offshore the South Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic coast received promising news from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which Thursday issued a final review of mitigation measures to protect marine life before seismic and other types of surveys are performed in the region.

February 27, 2014

Federal Reserve Pursues Question of Banks in Commodity Markets

Citing disasters involving commodities, from the Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to recent crude oil tanker train crashes to the Three Mile Island nuclear leak in 1979, the Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday said it was re-examining the risk involved in the physical commodity activity of financial holding companies (FHC). The banking agency issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on how to limit risk.

January 14, 2014

Lawmaker Says Drilling on Federal Lands Should Also Shut Down

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, has urged the federal government to stop “mining, drilling and other extractive activities .. until employees are no longer locked out.”

October 14, 2013

FERC Prepared for Possible Government Shutdown

In the event of a potential government shutdown beginning at 12:00 a.m. (EST) on Oct. 1, FERC said the majority of its approximately 1,500 employees would be furloughed, while it would continue to inspect liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, monitor energy markets for manipulation or other violations of Commission rules and potential threats to energy infrastructure.

October 1, 2013

Study Finds Ambient Air in Barnett Shale to Be Safe

Shale gas production activities in the Barnett Shale have not resulted in volatile organic compound (VOC) exposures great enough to pose a health concern for area residents, according to a new study of the region’s air quality.

October 1, 2013

Earthworks Blasts TCEQ on Eagle Ford, and the Regulator Responds

A report by environmental group Earthworks on the Eagle Ford Shale alleges “reckless endangerment” by regulator Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); however, TCEQ has fired back that Earthworks is being reckless with the facts of its monitoring and enforcement of drilling, fracking and production in the region.

September 23, 2013

Wyoming Initiates Water Testing Rules for Drilling

Oil and natural gas regulators in Wyoming on Tuesday initiated a rulemaking process for exploration and production (E&P) operators regarding water testing as part of the drilling permit application process.

July 22, 2013

Wyoming to Lead Pavillion Water Tests With EPA Assist

The state of Wyoming will take the lead in the continuing investigation of the potential impact of natural gas production activities on drinking water in the Pavillion, WY, area, with the cooperation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is suspending its own investigation.

June 24, 2013

Wyoming to Lead Pavillion Water Tests with EPA Assist

The state of Wyoming will take the lead in the continuing investigation of the potential impact of natural gas production activities on drinking water in the Pavillion, WY, area, with the cooperation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is suspending its own investigation.

June 24, 2013
Aurora Starts Drilling New Eagle Ford Acreage Early

Aurora Starts Drilling New Eagle Ford Acreage Early

Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. has begun drilling activities earlier than expected on its recently acquired Eagle Ford Shale acreage, the Australia-based company said Monday.

June 4, 2013
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