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Pennsylvania OKs Columbia LDC Plan to Replace Aging Pipes

Pennsylvania regulators last Thursday approved Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s plan to repair and replace its existing gas distribution system, portions of which are 100 to 200 years old and vulnerable to cracking and leaking.

March 18, 2013

ConocoPhillips Prepares Chukchi Prospect

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is reviewing an exploration plan by ConocoPhillips that if approved may allow the producer to begin drilling offshore Alaska in the Chukchi Sea in 2014. However, the proposal may be stymied by issues that Interior found in Royal Dutch Shell plc’s inaugural drilling program.

March 18, 2013

PA Regulators OK Columbia LDC’s Plan to Replace Aging Pipes

Pennsylvania regulators Thursday approved Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s plan to repair and replace its existing gas distribution system, portions of which are 100 to 200 years old and vulnerable to cracking and leaking.

March 18, 2013

ConocoPhillips Alaska Prepares Chukchi Prospect

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is reviewing an exploration plan by ConocoPhillips that if approved may allow the producer to begin drilling offshore Alaska in the Chukchi Sea in 2014.

March 12, 2013

BLM OKs Anadarko’s Drilling Project in Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s Buffalo Field Office in Wyoming has approved Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Crazy Cat East oil and natural gas drilling project about 40 miles south of Buffalo in North Central Wyoming.

March 11, 2013

State Department Issues Draft SEIS on Keystone XL Pipeline

The U.S. State Department on Friday released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) on the proposed northern portion of TransCanada Corp.’s controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Western Canada to Cushing, OK, drawing strong reactions from supporters and opponents alike.

March 4, 2013

FERC OKs Transco Request to Abandon Mississippi Storage Facilities

FERC has approved Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line’s (Transco) request to abandon four of seven caverns at its Eminence Salt Dome Storage Field in South Central Mississippi.

February 12, 2013

Colorado’s New Distant Drilling Setbacks Could Have Economic Impact

Over some industry opposition, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Monday approved final setback requirements for oil and natural gas wells. Industry representatives criticized the action as “going too far,” and potentially hurting the state’s economy.

February 12, 2013

Industry Briefs

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) on Tuesday approved RRC staff-recommended revisions to proposed changes to commission rules governing casing, cementing, drilling and completion of wells; cathodic protection wells; and seismic holes and core holes. Changes were initially proposed in September in response to action by the Texas Legislature. The revised proposal for changes takes into account responses received by commission staff during a public comment period. The current 45-day public comment period will end at noon April 1. A public hearing is scheduled for 1:30 CST Feb. 21 at the RRC’s Austin office.

February 5, 2013

FERC OKs $1.5B Upgrade of Columbia Gas Transmission

FERC has approved Columbia Gas Transmission’s customer settlement that proposes $1.5 billion in upgrades to the pipeline system over the next five years.

January 31, 2013
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