Comstock’s Now and Later Plays: Eagle Ford, Haynesville

With the proceeds counted from the sale of its Permian Basin acreage earlier this year, Frisco, TX-based Comstock Resources Inc. is squarely focused on the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas, where it is drilling longer-lateral wells for less money in fewer days and looking for bolt-on acreage acquisitions. The Haynesville Shale will have to wait.

July 31, 2013

Pennsylvania Counties Support USGS Baseline Testing of Water Wells

Officials in two Pennsylvania counties with significant oil and gas drilling that targets the Marcellus Shale say they support plans by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct baseline testing at private water wells in their counties next year.

July 30, 2013

New Mexico County Believed to Be First to Ban Oil, Gas Drilling

In what is believed to be a first in the industry, elected officials in Mora County, NM, have enacted a total ban on oil and gas drilling.

May 13, 2013

Pro-Shale Attorneys Say New York Appeals Hearings Went Well

Attorneys for energy companies and landowners looking to advance shale development in New York State said Thursday morning’s proceedings in state appellate court went well and they expect to hear rulings on two key cases in six to eight weeks, or by mid-May.

March 22, 2013

Bakken Pipeline Capacity Getting Railroaded, Parties at FERC Say

Enbridge Energy Partners LP’s North Dakota crude oil pipeline system has been underutilized since November due to increasing competition from rail and other pipeline transport options, refiner Flint Hills Resources LP, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., told FERC in a filing.

January 18, 2013
Utica a Key to Chesapeake’s Transition, Says McClendon

Utica a Key to Chesapeake’s Transition, Says McClendon

The Utica Shale may be “the best treasure of American energy,” Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon said Thursday.

October 22, 2012

Pittsburgh City Councilman Introduces Drilling Proposals

A member of the Pittsburgh City Council has introduced four proposed amendments to the city’s zoning code that would allow 40-acre minimum “mineral extraction districts” for Marcellus Shale drilling.

September 26, 2012

IHS CERAWeek: SEAB Chair Says Nobody ‘Convicting’ Shale Gas Industry

What a difference a year makes. When President Obama directed Energy Secretary Steven Chu last March to establish a subcommittee to assess the environmental impacts of shale gas drilling, industry interpreted this as bad news. But Tuesday members of the subcommittee touted the industry and criticized detractors of both hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and shale gas development.

March 8, 2012

Service Rig Delay Stalls Morgantown Wells

Operations at two Northeast Natural Energy (NNE) natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale near Morgantown, WV, have been delayed while the company awaits the arrival of a service rig.

October 19, 2011

Playing by the Rules No Longer Enough, Says Range Exec

Exploration and production companies have heeded the call to improve transparency and institute better practices, but there’s more to do to address the concerns of stakeholders in the shale plays, according to a Range Resources Corp. executive.

October 10, 2011
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