Decades

Ohio Producer Group: State Better Prepared for Shale Surge

With a drilling industry begun in the mid-1800s and modifications to its decades-old oil and gas law in place, Ohio is well prepared for the kind of shale industry growth that has to varying degrees overwhelmed other states, according to Ohio Oil & Gas Association (OOGA) Executive Vice President Tom Stewart.

August 25, 2011

Review: More Effort Needed to Prevent Disasters

Three decades after an Alberta inquiry blamed the province’s worst natural gas well blowout on human error, Canada’s arctic offshore drilling review has received the same warning to beware of sloppiness from international disaster prevention professionals.

August 8, 2011

Review: More Effort Needed to Prevent Disasters

Three decades after an Alberta inquiry blamed the province’s worst natural gas well blowout on human error, Canada’s arctic offshore drilling review has received the same warning to beware of sloppiness from international disaster prevention professionals.

August 8, 2011

Dueling 1987 Letters Debate Hydrofracking Safety

The current debate over the impact of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) on water supplies got stirred up last Wednesday by decades-old documents touted by proponents and critics of the process.

August 8, 2011

El Paso’s Gas Pipelines Ready for Projected Demand Growth

El Paso Corp.’s natural gas pipeline franchise is expected to be front and center in building new infrastructure to accommodate growing gas demand in the coming decades, executives said Tuesday.

May 25, 2011

Pickens Calls Bulk of Fracking Concerns ‘Misguided’

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been around for decades with little or no environmental problems, and it is a key to the nation’s energy independence through stepped up use of plentiful natural gas supplies in transportation, oilman-turned-clean transportation advocate T. Boone Pickens told a National Press Club luncheon Tuesday in which he tackled a wide-ranging set of energy, environmental and political issues with fellow billionaire and CNN founder Ted Turner.

April 20, 2011

Pickens: Fracking Not A Problem; Track Record is Good

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been around for decades with little or no environmental problems, and it is a key to the nation’s energy independence through stepped up use of plentiful natural gas supplies in transportation, oilman-turned-clean transportation advocate T. Boone Pickens told a National Press Club luncheon Tuesday in which he tackled a wide-ranging set of energy, environmental and political issues with fellow billionaire and CNN founder Ted Turner.

April 20, 2011

ICF Official: Shale Accounts for Half of U.S. Rig Activity

Shale development currently accounts for about half of the total rigs targeting natural gas development in the United States, a top executive with ICF International said.

March 2, 2011

Central Louisiana Shale Play Drawing Interest

A relatively short trip from the Haynesville Shale and about as old as the Eagle Ford, the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) — which stretches from Texas through Louisiana and into Mississippi — could right now be considered the “penny stock” of the shale plays. Those who get in early will get in cheaply, but they’ll have to stomach some risk as the play is not yet a sure thing like its more mature peers.

February 28, 2011

Reaction to Delaware Watershed Rules Mixed

The members of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) likely knew what would happen once they issued their 83-page proposed rulemaking to conditionally allow natural gas drillers to tap into the watershed.

December 13, 2010