David Porter, commissioner on the Railroad Commission of Texas, has been appointed by the state’s governor to serve as the official representative of Texas to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), a multi-state agency that works to ensure that the nation’s oil and natural gas resources are conserved and maximized while protecting health, safety and the environment. Porter will serve as host for IOGCC’s 2012 Annual Meeting Oct. 29 through 31 in San Antonio. His ongoing responsibilities at IOGCC include serving as spokesman for the group in Texas, meeting with the governor to discuss current issues, authoring/sponsoring IOGCC resolutions, voting during business session, participating in committees and regularly attending meetings.

October 9, 2012

Voting Error Helps Override Frack Bill Veto in North Carolina

Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly were able to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a bill to legalize hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on Monday after a voting error by a Democratic lawmaker.

July 5, 2012

IHS CERAWeek: ‘World Watching’ North American Energy, ExxonMobil CEO Says

ExxonMobil Corp., which made strategic decisions in recent years to capture massive unconventional shale gas and tight oil resources in North America, is now seeing the continent undergoing a “historic energy transformation,” CEO Rex Tillerson said Friday.

March 12, 2012

SRBC Schedules Public Hearing, Will Reconsider Water Permits

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) said Monday it would hold a public hearing in February as it reconsiders about 20 water withdrawal permits it approved for Marcellus Shale gas drillers during a raucous meeting in December.

January 26, 2012

Pennsylvania Landowners’ Group Blasts DRBC Over Delay

A coalition of landowners in Wayne County, PA says it has “run out of patience” with the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), and is urging the organization to either enact natural gas regulations or step aside and let the states do so.

January 6, 2012

DRBC Postpones Water Withdrawal Requests in New York

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) agreed Thursday to a request by New York that any water withdrawal applications for natural gas development in the state be postponed until the Empire State completes its environmental review of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

December 12, 2011

States Divided Over Controversial DRBC Plan; Vote Postponed Indefinitely

A proposal before the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to revise its water quality regulations and open the basin to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling suffered a serious setback after Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said Thursday his state would vote against the plan.

November 21, 2011

New York Legislators OK Bill to Prevent Water ‘Overconsumption’

New York legislators have sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo a bill intended to improve the state’s water management, using a permitting program to prevent “overconsumption” by large-scale users, which may include the energy industry.

June 20, 2011

API Endorses Registry for Disclosure of Fracking Fluids

The American Petroleum Institute (API) Tuesday said it supported the creation of a registry by the Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) for the voluntary disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

December 16, 2010

Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Registry Planned

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) have launched an effort to disseminate information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Chairman Victor G. Carrillo announced.

October 21, 2010
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