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ConocoPhillips Testing San Juan Basin’s Mancos Shale

ConocoPhillips has begun initial development on the “potentially impactful” Mancos Shale in the San Juan Basin, which has the potential to be a producer “for years and years,” CEO Ryan Lance said Wednesday.

July 26, 2012

Baker Hughes: U.S. NGL Drilling Deteriorating

Natural gas liquids (NGL) drilling has begun to deteriorate in some U.S. basins, Baker Hughes Inc. CEO Martin Craighead said Friday.

July 23, 2012

State Helps Wyoming Town Where EPA Tested Water

Pavillion, WY — where the federal government’s testing of water led to early concerns about the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in nearby natural gas wells — has begun a state-sponsored mitigation program installing cisterns for residents who have been, or potentially could be, impacted by contaminated water. To date, there is no conclusive evidence one way or the other.

July 11, 2012

Michigan Reviewing Encana-Chesapeake Allegations

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun working with the state’s Attorney General’s Office to review allegations that Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Encana Corp. worked together to avoid competing in state lease auctions two years ago.

July 2, 2012

Michigan Reviewing Encana-Chesapeake Allegations

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun working with the state’s Attorney General’s Office to review allegations that Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Encana Corp. worked together to avoid competing in state lease auctions two years ago.

June 26, 2012

Anadarko Building Eagle Ford Processing Plant

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has begun building the Brasada Gas Plant in La Salle County, TX, which is expected to come online in 2Q2013 with initial capacity to process up to 200 MMcf/d of liquids-rich natural gas from the Maverick Basin, where the company operates on about 400,000 gross acres.

June 20, 2012

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Consider Marcellus Job Creation Tax Credit

Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly have begun considering House Bill 2399, which among other things would provide a tax credit to companies that create new jobs related to the Marcellus Shale.

May 24, 2012

Hydropower Could Grow, Despite Low Gas Prices, PG&E Says

As the largest private-sector hydroelectric power plant owner-operator, San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has begun a drumbeat for more hydropower.

May 23, 2012

Waste Management Builds New CNG Fueling Site in Ohio

Waste Management Wednesday announced it has begun construction of a new fueling facility to convert its fleet of trucks that serve the Columbus, OH, area from oil to compressed natural gas (CNG). The Houston-based company said it currently has gas fueling stations under development at 27 facilities throughout America.

May 17, 2012

Nebraska DEQ Gets Keystone XL Pipe Route Alternatives

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) said Thursday it has begun looking at alternative routes for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline suggested by its sponsor, Alberta-based TransCanada Corp. This means the start of a public hearing process by DEQ.

April 23, 2012