Decision

Pittsburgh Presbytery Ends Drilling Moratorium

Members of the Pittsburgh Presbytery voted to end a one-year moratorium on shale development, a decision that could potentially open property from the organization’s 150 churches to Marcellus Shale oil and gas leasing.

June 3, 2013

Church Group Lifts Leasing Ban, in Talks Over Shell Pipeline

Members of the Pittsburgh Presbytery voted to end a one-year moratorium on shale development, a decision that could potentially open property from the organization’s 150 churches to Marcellus Shale oil and gas leasing.

June 3, 2013

West Virginia Judge Reconsiders Surface Rights Case Ruling

A district court judge has reconsidered her decision last month to pass a key surface rights case on to the highest court in West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Appeals.

May 29, 2013

Apache’s North American Onshore Output Jumps 45%

Apache Corp., which now claims to be the second biggest North American onshore operator, reported a 45% increase in total liquids output year/year in the United States and Canada, driven by a revamped drilling program in the legacy Permian and Anadarko basins.

May 10, 2013

Chesapeake Raises Oil, Natural Gas Production Outlook, Cuts NGLs

The costly and complex decision to shift from being one of the biggest natural gas producers to becoming one of the largest liquids operators showed some positives for Chesapeake Energy Corp. in the first three months of this year, which also gained on improving natural gas prices.

May 2, 2013
Tuscaloosa Operators Get Severance Tax Break in Mississippi

Tuscaloosa Operators Get Severance Tax Break in Mississippi

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed into law several energy bills that were passed by state lawmakers this spring, including one piece of legislation that should encourage more development in the emerging Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS), as well as other unconventional oil and natural gas formations.

April 25, 2013

Survey Finds Public Support for Keystone XL, Fracking

The Obama administration’s final decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is yet to be revealed, but a significant majority of Americans favor its construction, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

April 5, 2013

Survey: 66% of Public Supports Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama administration’s final decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is yet to be revealed, but a significant majority of Americans favor its construction, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

April 4, 2013

D&L Energy Appeals Shutdown of Injection Wells

D&L Energy Inc. has filed an appeal with the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission, asking it to overturn the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) decision to revoke six of the company’s permits, deny three permit applications and order a halt to all temporary storage operations near Youngstown, after oilfield waste was illegally dumped into waterways near Youngstown in late January.

March 7, 2013

Horn River Brightens for Quicksilver

Quicksilver Resources Inc. found a silver lining in the recent decision by Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) to reject TransCanada Corp.’s Komie North Extension pipeline project in the Horn River Basin. However, the company is still on the ropes financially, has cut its spending plans and is still seeking partners/asset sales.

March 4, 2013