Decision: Gas Producers Can Hold Marcellus Lease With Shallow Drilling

Natural gas producers don’t owe a duty to develop each and every “economically exploitable strata” under a landowner’s property, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled last month.

July 2, 2013

Rosetta: Spending, Producing More After Permian Acquisition

Rosetta Resources Inc. has raised its 2013 guidance for spending and production and increased its borrowing base in light of its pending acquisition of Permian Basin assets announced last month.

April 16, 2013

Environmentalists Ask Obama for LNG Export ‘Timeout’

The Obama administration should “take a timeout” on natural gas exports until economic, environmental and trade concerns “are thoroughly analyzed and carefully addressed,” said a coalition of environmental groups.

March 14, 2013

DOE: New Technology to Remotely Monitor Wells in Marcellus Shale

A new technology to remotely monitor conditions at gas wells in the Marcellus Shale play to ensure compliance with environmental regulations has been developed through a research partnership funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), according to DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE).

February 14, 2012

Marcellus Tops Fall Agenda for Pennsylvania Lawmakers

When they return from summer recess on Monday (Sept. 19), Pennsylvania lawmakers will take up a tax or fee on natural gas developers, pipeline safety measures and a model ordinance for local governments, but they probably won’t discuss forced pooling, legislative leaders told an audience in Philadelphia last week.

September 13, 2011

DEP, EQT to Appeal Ruling That Favored WV Landowner

Attorneys for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and an EQT Corp. subsidiary plan to appeal a Doddridge County judge’s ruling allowing a surface owner to have a gas well permit issued by the DEP revoked.

July 25, 2011

California Fracking Legislation Gets Senate Hearing

Rediscovered as an oil/gas industry practice that hasn’t been high on California’s radar, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is taking on a higher profile among state and local elected officials as the state’s legislature considers a new law (AB 591) that would require operators to disclose chemicals they use in the fracking process.

June 14, 2011

Opening Up OCS in Bush Administration’s Hands; Congress Shies Away from Issue

While expanded drilling in federal waters will not be addressed in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s budget reconciliation package Wednesday, Chairman Pete Domenici (R-NM) said he will press the Bush administration to use his own powers to open up a portion of the eastern Gulf of Mexico to production activity.

October 19, 2005

CA Coastal Agency’s Concerns About LNG Project Addressed; CPUC Files Court Petition

FERC on Thursday assured the California Coastal Commission (CCC) that it was not stepping on the state agency’s toes by asserting “exclusive jurisdiction” over Sound Energy Solution’s (SES) planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal for the Port of Long Beach, CA.

August 9, 2004

FERC’s Kelly: Renewables Key to Meeting Demand; Questions LNG Safety

While rising demand in both the electric and natural gas markets needs to be addressed by options that aren’t “mutually exclusive,” FERC’s newest commissioner, Suedeen Kelly, told an industry conference Friday in Santa Fe, NM, her home state, that voluntary, varying regional solutions, including more renewables, are the ultimate answer to the nation’s currently converging energy challenges.

July 19, 2004
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