Appealing

Colorado Water District Fights to Serve Oil/Gas Operators

A public-sector water conservancy is appealing to the Colorado Supreme Court for the right to divert and store water for prospective clients, including shale oil and gas operators. A state water court earlier denied the proposal by Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District.

November 12, 2012

Industry Brief

The city of Corpus Christi, TX, is appealing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to grant it the right to decide whether to sell water to oil and gas producers for hydraulic fracturing and other purposes in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas. One company has approached the city to buy water for industrial purposes, according to Corpus Christi Water Director Gus Gonzalez, as reported by the city’s Caller-Times newspaper. If the TCEQ agrees, the city would be allowed to divert surface water from the Choke Canyon reservoir for mining activities. “If [city] council approves any contract water sales, then all revenues generated will be deposited to the water fund and used to either reduce rates or fund future water supplies,” according to a city document related to the matter.

June 29, 2012

CFTC Joins in Ex-Amaranth Trader’s Appeal of FERC Fine

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Wednesday filed an intervenor brief on behalf of former Amaranth gas trader Brian Hunter, who is appealing an order by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for fining him $30 million for allegedly manipulating the gas futures market.

April 26, 2012

BP, Contractors Appeal Macondo-Related Violation Notices

BP plc, Halliburton Co. and Transocean Ltd. are appealing a series of notices issued by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) that found the companies violated federal offshore drilling regulations when the Macondo well blew out in April 2010.

January 10, 2012

Arkansas Establishes Injection Well Moratorium Area

Arkansas regulators Wednesday afternoon established a permanent moratorium area for any new drilling wastewater injection wells in an area of the Fayetteville Shale where four such wells are thought to have contributed to earthquakes.

July 29, 2011

Wood Wants ‘Some Action’ on Alaska Pipe During His Term

Although the project economics aren’t too appealing at the moment, FERC Chairman Pat Wood said last Thursday that the construction of a long-line natural gas pipeline from Alaska should remain a key priority of the gas industry and the nation (see related story).

December 3, 2001

Wood Wants ‘Some Action’ on Alaska Pipe During His Term

Although the project economics aren’t too appealing at the moment, FERC Chairman Pat Wood said Thursday that the construction of a long-line natural gas pipeline from Alaska should remain a key priority of the gas industry and the nation.

November 30, 2001

OK Attorney General Challenges OCC-Oneok Deal

Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is appealing the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s (OCC) preliminary approval of a stipulation agreement between the OCC and Oneok (parent of Oklahoma Natural Gas). The agreement consolidates two ongoing rate cases and provides for an interim rate reduction for Oklahoma customers of ONG and Kansas Gas Service of $5 million per year beginning in September. The attorney general maintains a larger rate reduction may be in order.

June 14, 1999

OK Attorney General Challenges OCC-Oneok Deal

Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is appealing theOklahoma Corporation Commission’s (OCC) preliminary approval of astipulation agreement between the OCC and Oneok (parent of OklahomaNatural Gas) that consolidates two ongoing rate cases and providesfor an interim rate reduction for Oklahoma customers of ONG andKansas Gas Service of $5 million per year beginning in September.The AG maintains a larger rate reduction may be in order.

June 11, 1999