Conservancy Group Advocating Cooperation in Utica Shale

The head of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC) said the organization is not opposed to Utica Shale development and hydraulic fracturing (fracking), but wants to see the industry, landowners and other stakeholders come to an agreement over developing eastern Ohio’s portion of the play.

July 16, 2013

Industry Briefs

NGL Energy Partners LP has acquired the assets of High Roller Wells LLC’s Big Lake SWD No. 1 Ltd., a Texas limited partnership. The Big Lake acquisition expands NGL’s water services business by adding a high-capacity, strategically located, oil and gas water disposal facility to its portfolio of water treatment and gathering infrastructure. The acquisition brings an 25,000 barrels of disposal capacity in the growing Permian Basin in West Texas, the company said.

July 9, 2013

NatGas Expansion Bill Approved by Pennsylvania Senate

A pair of bills designed to make natural gas service available to more consumers in Pennsylvania has been approved by the state’s Senate and moved to the House of Representatives for consideration.

June 14, 2013

FERC Sets Freeport LNG for Environmental Review

FERC has scheduled the Freeport LNG natural gas liquefaction and export project for environmental review with a final environmental impact statement (EIS) to be made available Dec. 27, which means it could be nearly a year before there is a final FERC decision on facilities construction.

May 24, 2013

Industry Briefs

The Millennium Pipeline Co. is holding a nonbinding open season through May 31 for firm transportation service under its existing rate schedule FT-1 to be made available with existing capacity and construction of at least one compressor station and 60 miles of new pipeline that would connect to the Dominion Transmission system near Cortland, NY, and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline System near Syracuse, NY. For information, contact Stan Brownell, brownell@millenniumpipeline.com.

May 9, 2013
Eagle Ford Surge: Tens of Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Revenue

Eagle Ford Surge: Tens of Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Revenue

Development of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford Shale added more than $61 billion in total economic impact during 2012, according to a study by the Center for Community and Business Research in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development.

March 27, 2013

Group Aims to ‘Steer’ Eagle Ford Development Right

The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (Steer), which is claimed to be “the most comprehensive Eagle Ford Shale resource in the region,” has opened its offices in San Antonio, TX.

March 12, 2013

Marcellus Health Impact Study Receives $1M Grant

Geisinger Health System has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Degenstein Foundation to help complete a study on the health impacts from Marcellus Shale gas drilling, a report eagerly anticipated by officials in at least two states.

February 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Revamps NatGas Air Permits, Proposes Enviro Controls

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has finalized revisions to general permits for natural gas-fired engines and equipment at compressor stations, which are “75-90%” stricter than current limits for the largest, most common types of engines used at compressor stations. DEP also is suggesting revisions to one section of the air quality permit exemption list governing well drilling sites.

February 4, 2013

Canada’s BNK Encouraged by Test Results in Woodford Shale

Canada’s BNK Petroleum Inc. announced Sunday that its subsidiary in the United States has so far seen “very encouraging results” from a test well in southern Oklahoma’s Tishomingo field, in the Ardmore Basin of the Woodford Shale.

January 16, 2013
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