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Colorado Asserts Authority Over Local Oil, Gas Permitting

Colorado regulators on Monday notified Weld County that legislation giving local jurisdictions more authority over energy projects did not preempt the state’s authority to oversee oil and gas development.

July 23, 2019
With State Legislation Pending, Colorado County Temporarily Suspends New Drilling

With State Legislation Pending, Colorado County Temporarily Suspends New Drilling

Calling it a glimpse of the future under proposed energy regulatory reform now moving through the Colorado legislature, industry representatives are blasting a decision by the Adams County’s elected Board of Commissioners to establish a temporary moratorium on new drilling.

March 22, 2019
OKOGA Sues County Over Ban on Produced Water in Temporary Pipelines

OKOGA Sues County Over Ban on Produced Water in Temporary Pipelines

The Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association (OKOGA) filed a lawsuit against the Kingfisher County Commissioners in Oklahoma State Supreme Court on Tuesday, arguing that the county’s ban on temporary pipelines along existing rights-of-way to take produced water from oil and gas drilling sites violates state law.

August 24, 2018
Arkema, Executives Face Criminal Charges for Toxic Release in Harvey’s Aftermath

Arkema, Executives Face Criminal Charges for Toxic Release in Harvey’s Aftermath

A Harris County, TX, grand jury has indicted Arkema North America, CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie Comardelle after concluding they were responsible for the release of a toxic cloud from the chemical facility northeast of Houston after Hurricane Harvey came ashore last summer.

August 7, 2018

Pantheon Inks NatGas Processing Deal in East Texas With Kinder Morgan

London-based independent explorer Pantheon Resources plc has reached a deal with Kinder Morgan Inc. to install and operate a 15 MMcf/d natural gas processing facility in East Texas, within the Austin Chalk area.

July 18, 2017

Brief — Pioneer Natural

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. has agreed to sell an acreage package in the Permian Basin of West Texas to an undisclosed buyer for $266 million. The sale in northeastern Martin County includes current production of 1,500 boe/d net. The Dallas independent said in February it wasevaluating offers to sell about 20,500 acres in Martin County. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of April.

March 16, 2017

Los Angeles County Sues State Over Aliso Canyon Storage Field

Citing the threat of earthquakes, Los Angeles County on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against state regulators to force them to keep closed California’s largest underground natural gas storage facility at Aliso Canyon.

March 10, 2017
FERC Prepares EA For Dominion’s Eastern Market Access Project, to Supply Major New Power Plant

FERC Prepares EA For Dominion’s Eastern Market Access Project, to Supply Major New Power Plant

FERC staff will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for the Eastern Market Access Project and operation of facilities by Dominion Cove Point LNG LP (DCP), a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc., in Maryland and Virginia.

February 16, 2017
SNG Submits FERC Application For Fairburn Expansion Project

SNG Submits FERC Application For Fairburn Expansion Project

Southern Natural Gas Co. LLC (SNG) last week applied for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to FERC for its Fairburn Expansion Project, which calls for building pipelines and associated infrastructure in Georgia.

February 9, 2017

Briefs — Rice Energy

Rice Energy Inc. said a fire at its Papa Bear well pad in Washington County, PA, over the holiday weekend damaged six completion pumps. The equipment fire was reported at 4 p.m. EST on Sunday and was extinguished by 5:34 p.m., Rice said. There were no injuries. The fire damaged six of 20 pumps at the pad in Somerset Township, but no other equipment was damaged. Rice said equipment failure was to blame, adding that there was no explosion and stressing that it was not a well control incident. The company is currently working with regulators to determine the exact cause. Rice also met with area residents to address the incident.

January 4, 2017
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