Authorities

Oversight of Colorado Spill Mitigation Changes

Colorado state authorities agreed over the weekend that going forward the mitigation of a natural gas liquids (NGL) spill near Parachute Creek will be led by the state Department of Public Health and Environment (DPHE). The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) will no longer be the lead agency.

April 30, 2013

Wisconsin Settlement Could Convert Three Coal Plants

A settlement was announced Monday among federal authorities, the Sierra Club and Madison, WI-based Alliant Energy Corp.’s Wisconsin Power and Light (WPL) utility that eventually may result in replacing 270 MW of coal-fired electric generation with natural gas-fired units.

April 24, 2013

D&L Energy CEO Faces Charge Over Ohio Dumping

Authorities have charged D&L Energy Inc. CEO Ben Lupo with one count of violating the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) after allegedly ordering an employee to dump oilfield waste into a storm drain that empties into the Mahoning River near Youngstown, OH.

February 19, 2013

D&L CEO Charged in Ohio Dumping

Authorities have charged D&L Energy Inc. CEO Ben Lupo with one count of violating the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) after allegedly ordering an employee to dump oilfield waste into a storm drain that empties into the Mahoning River near Youngstown, OH.

February 18, 2013

Noble Optimistic on Shell Drillship for ’13 Alaska Program

Noble Corp. is working with authorities on investigations related to Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Alaska offshore drilling program, but it also is preparing a vessel for Shell to use this summer, the CEO said Thursday.

January 28, 2013

Noble CEO: ‘Every Effort’ Made for Shell’s ’13 Alaska Program

Noble Corp. is working with authorities on investigations related to Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Alaska offshore drilling program, but it also is preparing a vessel for Shell to use this summer, the CEO said Thursday.

January 25, 2013

Report: Quebec Shale Development Foes Under Police Surveillance

Authorities in Quebec have been monitoring environmental groups opposed to shale gas development in the province for the last two years on fears that their activities could become radicalized and violent, according to a report by La Presse, a French newspaper in Montreal.

January 16, 2013

South Dakota Joins Push on Drilling Rules

Lacking anything like the Bakken to its north and not seeing a major new play on the horizon, South Dakota oil and natural gas authorities nevertheless have begun the process for upgrading the state’s exploration and production (E&P) regulations, including adding provisions addressing hydraulic fracturing.

December 24, 2012

West Virginia Gas Pipeline Ruptures Near Compressor Station

Authorities Tuesday said no one was killed after a 20-inch diameter transmission line owned by NiSource Inc. exploded just after midday near its Columbia Gas Transmission Lanham Compressor Station near Sissonville, WV, a rural community of 4,000 about 15 miles north of the state capital, Charleston.

December 12, 2012

NiSource Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes in West Virginia

Authorities Tuesday said no one was killed killed after a 20-inch diameter transmission line owned by NiSource Inc. exploded just after midday near its Columbia Gas Transmission Lanham Compressor Station near Sissonville, WV, a rural community of 4,000 about 15 miles north of the state capital, Charleston.

December 12, 2012
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