Causes

EPA Studies Correlation Between Disposal Wells and Earthquakes

A wide variety of outcomes are possible when contemplating the likelihood that an oil or natural gas injection well could increase the chance of seismic activity, including the possibility of not operating the well at all, according to a draft report by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) workgroup.

July 29, 2013

Canada Clamping Down on Pipeline Violations

Stiff new fines are in store for sloppy digging or other misbehavior — by any company or person — that causes leaks and spills from Canadian long-distance pipelines under federal regulation,

October 1, 2012

Canada Clamping Down on Recklessness Around Pipelines

Stiff new fines are in store for sloppy digging or other misbehavior — by any company or person — that causes leaks and spills from Canadian long-distance pipelines under federal regulation,

October 1, 2012

Another Colorado City Considering Drilling Restrictions

City council members in Lafayette, CO, agreed Tuesday to consider a temporary ban on oil and natural gas drilling while they revise regulations that have not been updated since 1994.

September 7, 2012

Spectra Incidents Under Investigation in British Columbia

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is investigating the causes of two separate incidents affecting Spectra Energy Corp. facilities north of Fort St. John, British Columbia (BC).

July 2, 2012

Industry: We’re On Solid Ground Despite Ohio Quakes

Despite the decision by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to shut down a wastewater disposal well in Youngstown, industry backers are confident the decision will not have an impact on the emerging oil and gas industry in Ohio’s portions of the Marcellus and Utica shales.

January 5, 2012

Shutoffs Have Wellinghoff Rethinking Gas-Electric Relationship

The results of FERC’s ongoing inquiry into the causes of energy disruptions that occurred across the Southwest two months ago are not yet known, but the incident has some at the Commission rethinking the relationship between the gas and electric industries.

April 11, 2011

Shutoffs Have Wellinghoff Rethinking Gas-Electric Relationship

The results of FERC’s ongoing inquiry into the causes of energy disruptions that occurred across the Southwest two months ago are not yet known, but the incident has some at the Commission rethinking the relationship between the gas and electric industries.

April 8, 2011

Lawmakers Hear Tale of ‘Greed and Fear’ With a Bit of Loathing

Regulators of energy commodities markets would do well to take a page from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations in which 18th century economist Adam Smith writes of “the invisible hand” as a beneficial consequence of free markets, a witness told a Senate subcommittee last Wednesday. “It’s been often quoted; it’s been seldom read,” said Robert McCullough of McCullough Research.

March 30, 2009

Lawmakers Hear Tale of ‘Greed and Fear’ Spiked with Loathing

Regulators of energy commodities markets would do well to take a page from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations in which 18th century economist Adam Smith writes of “the invisible hand” as a beneficial consequence of free markets, a witness told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday. “It’s been often quoted; it’s been seldom read,” said Robert McCullough of McCullough Research.

March 26, 2009
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