New York Energy Industry ‘Imperiled,’ Says IOGA

The New York oil and natural gas industry is “imperiled” and “in crisis” because of the ongoing delay over whether to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in horizontal drilling, according to a recent letter sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York (IOGA).

April 29, 2013

Letter, Statements Show Complexity of Fracking Debate in NY

The oil and natural gas industry in New York State is “imperiled” and “in crisis” because of the ongoing delay over whether to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state, according to a letter sent Monday to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York (IOGA).

April 24, 2013

House Bill Would Further Delay BLM Fracking Rule

Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) has introduced a bill that would further delay action on the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activities on public and Indian lands until Interior Secretary Ken Salazar submits a report examining the effects of the rule.

August 10, 2012

Industrials Ask Salazar to Reconsider BLM Regulation of Fracking

A group of industrial energy consumers have urged Interior Secretary Ken Salazar not to impose “duplicative” regulations on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of oil and natural gas wells on public lands.

June 19, 2012

Interconnection Fight Threatens Proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline

A proposed 16-inch diameter, 450-mile oil pipeline from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale to a hub near Clearbrook, MN, is at risk for delay or termination due to a stalemate with Enbridge Energy Partners LP, which is refusing to allow an interconnection with its pipeline in Minnesota, according to High Prairie Pipeline, which has filed a complaint at FERC.

June 4, 2012

Chesapeake Liabilities Deepen; Pickens Dumps Stock

Chesapeake Energy Corp. said in a regulatory filing Friday that it may have to delay some of the planned oil and natural gas asset sales this year, which could up be to $14 billion, because low natural gas prices may stretch its ability to comply with credit covenants.

May 14, 2012

Pennsylvania Warns Pipeline Operators on Reporting

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is skeptical of information pipeline operators have submitted to comply with a new state registry, the chairman of the agency told a Pittsburgh audience Friday.

April 30, 2012

FERC Commissioner Questions How Long U.S. Will Maintain Edge in Shale

While she joined the majority at FERC last week in voting out a certificate to build facilities to liquefy and export natural gas, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur on Monday cautioned industry about rushing to invest in liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities, questioning how long the U.S. will maintain its technology advantage in the development of the shale gas that is driving the trend towards exports.

April 24, 2012

Davy Jones Flowing Within Weeks, Says McMoRan Chief

Davy Jones, considered one of the biggest natural gas discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico’s shallow waters, faces several weeks of delay before commercial production begins after operator McMoRan Exploration Co. reported that a blockage has prevented a measurable flow rate in the first well.

April 10, 2012

Shell Tries Preemptive Legal Strike On Alaska’s Offshore

In an apparent attempt to preempt judicial challenges that could further delay drilling in Alaska’s offshore, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell plc has asked a federal court to review its Arctic oil spill response plan to determine whether it complies with federal requirements.

March 5, 2012