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SRBC Schedules Public Hearing, Will Reconsider Water Permits

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) said Monday it would hold a public hearing in February as it reconsiders about 20 water withdrawal permits it approved for Marcellus Shale gas drillers during a raucous meeting in December.

January 26, 2012

Industry Briefs

As of last Friday Enterprise Products Partners was awaiting a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform a directional drill at a pipeline crossing of the Missouri River at Decatur, NE, to enable inspection and repairs of two natural gas liquids pipelines that were shut in Aug. 13 following damage caused by flooding on the river. The eight-inch diameter pipelines — one carrying propane and one carrying natural gasoline — run from Conway, KS, to Minnesota and are expected to be out for at least two months. The pipelines are on the western leg of the Conway North System, which is part of Enterprise’s Mid-America Pipeline.

August 29, 2011

Chesapeake Objects to Corps of Engineers’ Pipeline Rules

Changes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) methods of reviewing and permitting natural gas pipelines in Pennsylvania, which were instituted by the Corps July 1, will result in “substantial delays” in pipeline construction in the state’s Marcellus Shale area, according to David Spigelmyer, Chesapeake Energy vice president of government relations.

August 16, 2011

Louisiana Flooding Recedes; Production Restarts

More than three weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began diverting the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana, the number of shut-in oil and gas wells — as well as the floodwaters — are beginning to recede.

June 13, 2011

Production Restarts as Louisiana Floodwaters Recede

More than three weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began diverting the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana, the number of shut-in oil and gas wells — as well as the floodwaters — are beginning to recede.

June 9, 2011

‘Minimal’ Flood Impact on Louisiana Wells So Far

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began diverting Mississippi River floodwaters into the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana, only a small percentage of oil and gas wells have been reported shut-in by operators.

May 23, 2011

Floodwaters Pose ‘Minimal’ Impact on Louisiana Wells

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began diverting Mississippi River floodwaters into the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana, only a small percentage of oil and gas wells have been reported shut-in by operators.

May 23, 2011

New Jersey to DRBC: Limit Initial Number of Wells, Sites

New Jersey wants the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to ultimately oversee the approval process for natural gas well sites in the river basin, and is calling for a strict limit to the initial number of production wells to be drilled once it adopts regulations on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

April 20, 2011

Plunging Gas Price Takes Wind Temporarily Out of Pickens’ Plan

While the “Pickens Army” continues to add new members daily to fight for the cause of energy independence in the United States, billionaire T. Boone Pickens said last week the recent drop in energy commodity prices — especially natural gas — has led him to scale back his mammoth wind farm project in Texas.

November 17, 2008

Plunging Gas Price Takes Wind Temporarily Out of Pickens’ Plan

While the “Pickens Army” continues to add new members daily to fight for the cause of energy independence in the United States, billionaire T. Boone Pickens said Tuesday the recent drop in energy commodity prices — especially natural gas — has led him to scale back his mammoth wind farm project in Texas.

November 13, 2008