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Murkowski, EPA Head Spar Over Fracking Studies

The administration’s multi-agency approach to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) studies and the appearance of mission-creep is causing confusion within the oil and natural gas industry, according to some critics on Capitol Hill.

May 18, 2012

Murkowski Warns Against Expanding Federal Frack Studies

The administration’s multi-agency approach to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) studies and the appearance of mission-creep is causing confusion within the oil and natural gas industry, according to some critics on Capitol Hill.

May 18, 2012

Texas Urged to Burn More Homegrown Gas for Power

From 2005 through 2011 the share of natural gas in the Texas power generation market declined while the use of out-of-state coal increased, causing a $7.7 billion economic loss to the Lone Star State, according to a new study. Texas is, after all, the country’s top producing state for natural gas, the study authors said, and the decline of its use in Texas runs counter to national trends.

March 27, 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

BC Shale Canada’s ‘Bright Spot,’ Report Says

Shale gas prospects in British Columbia (BC) appear to be the sole “bright spot” on a darkening natural gas landscape projecting a continuing decline in Canada’s overall gas production in the years ahead, according to a report recently released by the Conference Board of Canada.

October 4, 2011

WSI: Irene Could be First of Eight Atlantic Hurricanes

Hurricane Irene was bearing down on the East Coast over the weekend, potentially causing billions in damage, but it may be only the first of eight major Atlantic hurricanes, according to Andover, MA-based WSI Corp., which last week said it expects a total of 15-18 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four of them Category Three or greater, to form this year. The forecasters also said they expect much of the northern United States to experience temperatures averaging significantly above normal over the next three months.

August 29, 2011

Pennsylvania, Cabot Investigating Possible Methane Migration

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. are trying to determine if Marcellus Shale drilling is responsible for causing possible methane gas migration that impacted three private drinking water wells in Susquehanna County, and to find the source of a combustible gas bubbling from a local pond.

August 29, 2011

Extended Cold Curtails Gas Deliveries in the Southwest

Extreme cold in the Southwest Wednesday through Friday, causing well freeze-offs and compressor failures due to power outages, curtailed gas deliveries to thousands of customers in New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California supplied through El Paso Natural Gas and Transwestern Pipeline.

August 29, 2011

Foreign Ministers Discuss Lessons of Macondo Well Blowout

The blowout of BP plc’s Macondo well and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig nearly a year ago sent ripples around the globe, causing a number of foreign offshore producing nations take a hard look at their safety practices, particularly with respect to blowout preventers (BOP), energy ministers and officials said last Thursday.

April 18, 2011

Foreign Ministers Discuss Lessons of Macondo Well Blowout

The blowout of BP plc’s Macondo well and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig nearly a year ago sent ripples around the globe, causing a number of foreign offshore producers to take a hard look at their safety practices, particularly with respect to blowout preventers (BOP), energy ministers and officials said Thursday.

April 15, 2011
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