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Marcellus Shale Coalition CEO Klaber Resigning

Kathryn Klaber, who has helmed the industry-led Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) as CEO for almost four years, is stepping down, she said Friday.

July 29, 2013

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Kathryn Klaber, who has helmed the industry-led Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) as CEO for almost four years, is stepping down. She was selected to lead the newly formed organization in late 2009 and is expected to help in the transition over the next few months. “Pennsylvania is now producing nearly 10% of the nation’s natural gas,” Klaber said. “Our industry’s work has been described as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘game-changing.’ The work of the MSC, collaborating with public officials, has helped create the climate for growth of an industry that has delivered on its promises to create American jobs, increase our energy security, while holding safety and environmental performance as paramount.” The oil and gas industry over the past few years “has faced and collectively overcome a host of challenges,” said MSC Chair Dave Spigelmyer, who is Chesapeake Energy Corp. vice president of government affairs. “Katie’s results-oriented leadership and proven ability to identify and collaboratively tackle these challenges has brought incredible value to our industry.”

July 29, 2013

Pennsylvania Landowner’s Group Threatens to Sue DRBC

A coalition of landowners in Wayne County, PA, is threatening to file a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) over a continuing delay in either enacting natural gas regulations in the basin or deferring regulation to its four member states.

July 8, 2013

Pennsylvania Landowners Threaten DRBC Lawsuit

A coalition of landowners in Wayne County, PA, is threatening to file a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) over a continuing delay in either enacting natural gas regulations in the basin or deferring regulation to its four member states (see related story).

July 8, 2013

Energy Groups Fear Becoming Swaps Dealers With Lower CFTC Limit

A coalition of five energy associations Friday urged the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) not to lower the $8 billion de minimis threshold of swap dealing activity that a market participant can engage in before it is required to register with the CFTC as a “swap dealer” and become subject to the new Dodd-Frank rules.

June 12, 2013

API, Groups Ask Court to Stay SEC Disclosure Rule

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and a coalition of business groups have asked the appellate court in Washington, DC, to stay the Securities and Exchange (SEC) mandate requiring producers to publicly report how much they pay governments for access to oil, natural gas and minerals.

June 10, 2013

BLM Targeted for Lawsuit by Conservation Groups

A coalition of conservation groups on Thursday filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over its amending of 10 resource management plans (RMP) earlier this year to open more than 800,000 acres for future oil shale and tar sands leasing.

May 28, 2013
Wyoming Landowner Group Seeks E&P Rule Revisions

Wyoming Landowner Group Seeks E&P Rule Revisions

A landowner coalition, the Powder River Basin Resource Council, has petitioned Wyoming energy officials to revise rules pertaining to oil and natural gas development.

May 24, 2013
West Virginia Enviro Groups Ask USDA to Require Tracers

West Virginia Enviro Groups Ask USDA to Require Tracers

A coalition of nine environmental groups in West Virginia have asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to require that operators add tracers to fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at Marcellus Shale oil and gas wells drilled near the Monongahela National Forest.

May 21, 2013

Western States Study Gas-Power Grid Coordination

With the advent of more renewables and more retirement of coal-fired power plants, an almost three-decade-old coalition of energy regulators and planners from throughout the western states has authorized a study of the level of coordination among the natural gas and electrical systems in the region.

April 22, 2013