Permian E&Ps, OFS Giants Pledge $100M-Plus as Seed Money to Improve Communities

Permian Basin operators are stepping up efforts to expand educational, health care and housing opportunities across a sparsely populated region where activity today is akin to the California Gold Rush of the late 1840s.

November 21, 2018

Economics, Propane Lobby Stymie NatGas Expansion in North Dakota

In a state in which the Bakken oil boom produces more than 1.5 Bcf/d of associated natural gas, most smaller towns still depend on propane for their thermal energy needs, and that is likely to continue as economics and the propane suppliers’ lobby tend to keep local communities from making the transformation.

April 11, 2017

Report Finds Shale Development Improves Local Economies

Researchers with the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) report finding the economic benefits to local communities for allowing hydraulic fracturing (fracking), on average, outweigh any negative health and social impacts from the practice.

December 23, 2016
Reaction Muted to Act 13 Decision, MSC President Says

Reaction Muted to Act 13 Decision, MSC President Says

There hasn’t been much to see by Pennsylvania oil and gas producers, who have adopted a “wait and see” approach to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision on Act 13 returning zoning authority to local entities, according to the head of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC).

February 11, 2014

Colorado Air Regulators Mull Increased Drilling Oversight

Colorado drillers may face more scrutiny about emissions from their oil and natural operations under regulations being pondered by the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

July 10, 2013

Ohio Chemicals Disclosure Rules Scrutinized

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is probing a chemical emergency at an oil well facility in January, where an inventory of chemicals wasn’t available to first responders as required under federal law.

June 27, 2013

SandRidge Founder Tom Ward Ousted

SandRidge Energy Inc. founder Tom Ward, the former chairman and CEO, was replaced Wednesday by the board of directors, which said its decision was “in the best interests of the company and its shareholders at this time.”

June 20, 2013
Eagle Ford Surge: Tens of Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Revenue

Eagle Ford Surge: Tens of Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Revenue

Development of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford Shale added more than $61 billion in total economic impact during 2012, according to a study by the Center for Community and Business Research in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development.

March 27, 2013

Ten Fracking Protesters Arrested After Employees ‘Held Hostage’ in Ohio

Opposition to hydraulic fracturing flared up in Ohio this week as about 100 protestors stormed an office and a water handling facility in one Ohio town, while an oil and gas service company threatened to take its business elsewhere if another town set itself up in opposition to drilling.

February 22, 2013

Fracking in Urban Oilfield Won’t Harm Neighbors, Study Finds

A year-long study has concluded that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in an urban oilfield in the Los Angeles area will not harm the environment.

October 12, 2012
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