XTO Fights to Dismiss Criminal Charges in Pennsylvania

XTO Fights to Dismiss Criminal Charges in Pennsylvania

ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. has filed a motion with a Pennsylvania court to dismiss multiple criminal charges against it, saying that it has been unfairly targeted by state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who filed the charges last year (seeShale Daily, Sept. 12, 2013).

June 13, 2014

Pennsylvania AG Files Multiple Charges Against Waste Hauler, Family

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed hundreds of charges — including for alleged environmental crimes, insurance fraud, theft, conspiracy and corruption — against a Marcellus Shale waste hauler and its family member-owners on Friday.

June 6, 2014

Encana’s U.S. E&P Chief Out

Encana Corp., in the midst of a strategic review of its North American onshore business, on Tuesday announced an organizational restructuring following the retirement of formerly key executives.

October 2, 2013

Shell Selling Eagle Ford Shale Stake

After taking a more than $2 billion charge against its Canadian and U.S. liquids-rich properties in the second quarter, Royal Dutch Shell plc has decided that its Eagle Fore Shale assets would be better off in the hands of someone else.

October 1, 2013

ALJ OKs Settlement Resolving Over-Recovery of Costs by Viking Gas

A FERC administrative law judge (ALJ) has approved an uncontested settlement between Viking Gas Transmission and its shippers resolving charges that the company over-recovered costs, resulting in unjust and unreasonable rates for shippers

September 24, 2013

Halliburton Employee Charged with Destroying Macondo Evidence

A former Halliburton Co. manager was charged by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday with destroying evidence linked to the Macondo well blowout in 2010.

September 23, 2013

XTO Still Faces Criminal Charges after Consent Decree Finalized

A consent decree was approved Wednesday for XTO Energy Inc. to pay a $100,000 fine for discharging 50,000 gallons of toxic wastewater illegally in 2010 at a Marcellus Shale well site in Pennsylvania.

September 20, 2013

Colorado Gas Utility Bills to Increase in 4Q, Xcel Says

Retail natural gas utility bills for residential and small business customers in Colorado are expected to increase 8% in the fourth quarter, compared with the same quarter last year, Xcel Energy’s Denver-based combination utility told Colorado state regulators Monday.

September 18, 2013

PG&E Settles Rest of San Bruno Litigation; Takes $110M Charge

On the third anniversary of the Sept. 9, 2010 San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion pipeline owner/operator Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) said it has settled substantially all of the legal claims that resulted from the blast.

September 11, 2013

Shell May Dump Some North American Land After $2B Writedown

Royal Dutch Shell plc has launched a strategic review of its North American oil and gas operations, particularly the unconventional assets, after taking a charge of more than $2 billion on the value of its U.S. and Canadian liquids-rich properties.

August 2, 2013