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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.