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Natural Gas, Oil Development Ban in Nova Scotia’s Georges Bank Extended to 2032

Natural Gas, Oil Development Ban in Nova Scotia’s Georges Bank Extended to 2032

Oil and natural gas activity offshore Nova Scotia in the Georges Bank fishing grounds will be banned through 2032 after the 34-year-old drilling moratorium was extended. “We are maintaining a unique and valuable ecosystem,” said Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. Nova Scotia House member Tory Rushton said he supported the ban as popular “strong…

May 4, 2022
California Court Strikes Down Monterey County’s Ban on New Oil, Gas Drilling

California Court Strikes Down Monterey County’s Ban on New Oil, Gas Drilling

A Northern California county has lost an appeal to curb oil and natural gas development following an appeals court ruling. Monterey County voters in November 2016 approved Measure Z, a ballot initiative to prohibit new drilling activities in unincorporated areas. San Ramon, CA-based Chevron Corp. and other producers then filed a lawsuit, arguing the county…

October 18, 2021
California Seeking Public Input on Planned Fracking Ban

California Seeking Public Input on Planned Fracking Ban

California has begun the public comment period for a regulatory initiative to end the issuance of new hydraulic fracturing (fracking) permits by January 2024. Gov. Gavin Newsom last month instructed the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM) Division to begin drawing up the measure. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) also was ordered to…

May 26, 2021
Energy Industry Warns of Dire Consequences if Natural Gas, Oil Development Banned on Public Lands

Energy Industry Warns of Dire Consequences if Natural Gas, Oil Development Banned on Public Lands

The American Petroleum Institute (API), joined by state energy industry groups, warned of negative consequences if a natural gas and oil development ban was imposed on public lands and waters. The analysis, prepared for API by OnLocation using software that also is used by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for its Annual Energy Outlook, indicated…

September 9, 2020

New York Governor Pushes to Permanently Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has included legislation in his budget proposal to permanently ban “high-volume” hydraulic fracturing in New York, five years after state regulators took action to stop unconventional natural gas development.

January 24, 2020

New York Governor Pushes to Permanently Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has included legislation in his budget proposal to permanently ban “high-volume” hydraulic fracturing in New York, five years after state regulators took action to stop unconventional natural gas development.

January 24, 2020

NGI 2020: U.S. Drilling Ban On E&P Radar Ahead of 2020 Election

Editor’s Note: This is one of a 14-piece series NGI undertook as the energy industry readied for the new year, with Lower 48 natural gas and oil supply continuing to surge in an uncertain environment as liquefied natural gas exports ramp up, Mexico markets remain shrouded and stakeholders demand more value. Get your complimentary copy of NGI’s 2020 Special Report today.

December 11, 2019
Boston Suburb Bans Oil, Natural Gas Piping in New Construction

Boston Suburb Bans Oil, Natural Gas Piping in New Construction

Taking a page from more than a dozen communities in California, Brookline, MA, has become the first in the state to ban oil and natural gas piping in new building construction.

November 26, 2019

Some Fracking Limited Outside Alberta Capital After Winter Earthquakes

A pair of central Alberta winter earthquakes has triggered a ban against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in deep oil and natural gas wells around a power dam and reservoir 144 miles southwest of the provincial capital in Edmonton.

May 30, 2019
Mexico Shale Ban Could Hit NatGas Production, Increase Need for U.S. Imports, Says Baker Institute — Bonus Coverage

Mexico Shale Ban Could Hit NatGas Production, Increase Need for U.S. Imports, Says Baker Institute — Bonus Coverage

Banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the development of the country’s vast shale resources could defeat Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policy aims of limiting natural gas imports, according to an issue brief put together by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

May 15, 2019
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