Marcellus Water Study Finds Chloride and TSS Risk, But Spill Unlikely

Water samples taken downstream of facilities authorized to treat wastewater from natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale had elevated concentrations of chloride but not total suspended solids (TSS), although the obverse was true in samples collected downstream of watersheds with shale gas wells drilled on them, according to a report published in the Proceedings of National Academies of Sciences (PNAS).

March 13, 2013

CIG Fined for Storage Field Leak at Fort Morgan, Colorado

Colorado Interstate Gas Co. (CIG) has been fined $374,000 by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for a 2006 incident in which a cracked well casing in its 8.5 Bcf Fort Morgan, CO, storage field allowed natural gas to escape, causing the evacuation of some residents and threatening their water supply (see Daily GPI, Oct. 25, 2006).

February 8, 2008

CPUC Cautiously Approaches Energy Restructuring

Members of the badly fractured California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) cracked heads again Tuesday during an all-day hearing on a proposed core/noncore electricity market for the state that included presentations from two-dozen industry stakeholders and academics. The public exchanges underscored the continuing sharp difference of opinion on what direction the state’s energy policy should take three years after the crisis of 2000-2001.

April 22, 2004