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Pennsylvania Fines CNX, Cone Midstream For Pipeline Construction Violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said on Monday that it has fined CNX Gas Company LLC and Cone Midstream Partners LP a total of $184,000 for failing to construct pipelines as approved by the agency.

August 22, 2016

Briefs — Energy Transfer Partners, Pennsylvania DEP

The Iowa Utility Board(IUB) said Monday it will decide Thursday on a proposal by Energy Transfer Partners LP(ETP) to build the $3.8 billion, 1,154-mile Dakota Access LLCoil pipeline from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota to a hub in Illinois (see Shale Daily,March 3). IUB members will review a draft order from their staff during closed deliberations leading up to Thursday afternoon’s public session. Regulators in North and South Dakota, and in Illinois, already have approved the line, so the IUB action is the last major hurdle for the ETP project that bids to eventually transport volumes approaching half of North Dakota’s current 1 million b/d daily output of Bakken crude.

March 8, 2016

Obama Administration Releases Updated Regulatory Agenda

A host of federal agencies have updated their regulatory agendas as part of the Fall 2015 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan released late last week by the Obama administration, offering hints about what to expect from a number of key regulations affecting the oil and gas industry.

November 24, 2015

EPA May Seek NatGas Processing Plant Emissions Data

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may add some natural gas processing plants to the list of facilities required to report emissions under its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program, according to a letter signed by Administrator Gina McCarthy.

October 29, 2015

Supreme Court Rules Against EPA’s Toxic Emissions Rule

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Obama administration’s plans to limit mercury and other toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants on the grounds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to adequately consider the costs to industry.

June 29, 2015

Supreme Court Rules Against EPA’s Toxic Emissions Rule

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Obama administration's plans to limit mercury and other toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants on the grounds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to adequately consider the costs to industry.

June 29, 2015

House Panel Hears Testimony Over Pipeline Permitting Delays

Lawmakers on the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power heard differing points of view over a draft bill that would reinforce the primacy of FERC over the construction of natural gas pipelines, and rein in permitting delays that the industry complains are hampering development.

May 13, 2015

House Panel Hears Testimony Over Pipeline Permitting Delays

Lawmakers on the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power heard differing points of view over a draft bill that would reinforce the primacy of FERC over the construction of natural gas pipelines, and rein in permitting delays that the industry complains are hampering development.

May 13, 2015

EPA Releases Final Report on Induced Seismicity

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that although conclusive proof linking oil and natural gas disposal wells and earthquakes at injection sites across the country is difficult to demonstrate, a relationship is undeniable.

February 10, 2015

Obama’s FY2016 Fiscal Plan Would Boost CFTC Budget 29%

Included in President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 (FY2016) is a significant year-to-year increase for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal regulatory agency charged with policing derivatives, futures and swaps markets.

February 3, 2015