Plains All American Planning Mississippi Lime Pipeline

Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) plans to build a 170-mile pipeline between Alfalfa County, OK, and its Cushing, OK, storage facility to service increasing Mississippi Lime crude oil production in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas, the Houston-based company said.

February 10, 2012

Oklahoma Midstream Assets Change Hands; Expansion Planned

Tulsa-based midstream company Caballo Energy LLC is targeting the Mississippi Lime of Oklahoma and Kansas, and the Cana Woodford Shale with its acquisition of Eagle Chief Midstream LLC, which owns a gas gathering and processing system in northwestern Oklahoma.

January 20, 2012

Talisman Fined for Marcellus Well Control Incident

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Talisman Energy USA Inc. $51,478 for a well control incident that prompted the company to shut down all North American hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) operations in early 2011.

January 9, 2012

Range Lawsuit Status Uncertain as Cecil Township Amends Ordinances

Elected officials in Cecil Township, PA, voted unanimously on Monday to adopt changes to two of its ordinances governing Marcellus Shale development but are still waiting to hear if Range Resources Corp. will drop a lawsuit it filed against them in October over the changes.

December 9, 2011

Tennessee Marcellus Upgrade Gets Favorable Environmental Nod

FERC Monday issued a favorable environmental assessment (EA) of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Upgrade Project, which when combined with the 300 Line expansion that recently went into service, will add 1 Bcf/d of capacity to transport gas from the Marcellus Shale basin to Northeast markets.

November 22, 2011

Range Sues One Pennsylvania Township, Awaits Another’s Next Move

Range Resources Corp. has filed suit against a Pennsylvania township, alleging that the municipality violated state meetings law by not giving proper notice before making sweeping, prohibitive changes to its Marcellus Shale drilling ordinance.

October 19, 2011

Pennsylvania Considering Mandatory Shale Training

A proposal in the Pennsylvania General Assembly would establish a mandatory training and certification program for any worker on an unconventional well site in the state.

October 17, 2011

Pennsylvania Marcellus Permits Pass 2000 Mark

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued 277 permits for Marcellus Shale drilling and operators reported drilling 226 wells into the play in August, according to recently released figures.

September 20, 2011

Former Pennsylvania Governor Blasts Natgas Industry

The Pennsylvania governor who led the state through the first years of the Marcellus Shale boom said the natural gas industry has “screwed up so badly” that it brought a tide of negative public opinion on itself.

September 9, 2011

LNG Tapped to Gas Up Haynesville Trucks

Encana Corp.’s Encana Natural Gas Inc. plans to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel fleet vehicles in the Haynesville Shale. It will source the LNG from Pivotal LNG, a unit of AGL Resources, Inc., Pivotal said Monday.

August 23, 2011