Sage Grouse Protection Boosted by Interior’s Natural Resource Investment Center

Efforts by western states and the energy industry to enhance habitat protections for the greater sage grouse should benefit from the recently unveiled U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Natural Resource Investment Center, said Secretary Sally Jewell.

December 21, 2015

California Sets Interagency Review on Well Stimulation Report

A scientific assessment of well stimulation in California that drew differing reactions when released earlier this month will be subjected to the further scrutiny of an interagency working group created Wednesday by California Gov. Jerry Brown.

July 23, 2015

API Launches Department to Focus on Midstream Infrastructure

As shale oil and natural gas development continues to ramp up across the country, it is important to ensure that the nation’s midstream infrastructure is up to the task of handling the increased production, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API), which on Tuesday announced the creation of a midstream department.

January 13, 2015

No Easy Fix For Magnum NatGas Blowout

Wild Well Control on Friday started the lengthy process of removing the wellhead at a Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. site in Monroe County, OH, that’s been leaking uncontrollably since Dec. 13 (see Shale Daily, Dec. 15).

December 19, 2014

West Virginia Regulators Coping With Growing Oil, Gas Permit Applications

With more than 1,000 horizontal shale well permits issued to date in West Virginia, and with only about 5% of unconventional oil and gas reserves under development there, state regulators are confronting a pile of paperwork that has created a backlog of pending permit applications and slowed production in some instances.

October 10, 2014

Pipe Supplier, Commerce Department Make Deal on Dumping

Interpipe Co., a global steel pipe supplier with North American offices in Houston, said Monday it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Commerce Department regarding its imposition earlier in the month of a higher tariff on tubular steel (pipe) imported from the Ukraine, South Korea and seven other nations (see Daily GPI, July 15).

July 22, 2014

Los Angeles Oil Spill Quickly Contained

An oil spill Thursday morning on the Plains All American Pipeline in Los Angeles near the concrete-covered Los Angeles River, which long ago was turned into a regional flood control system, was contained before it could cause serious damage.

May 16, 2014

Radioactive Oilfield Waste Dumped in Bakken

A piece of the nuclear world lurks in oilfields, and it has reared its unwanted head in the Williston Basin of North Dakota, with reports continuing of illegally dumped oilfield byproducts from the Bakken Shale that contain naturally occurring radioactive waste.

March 13, 2014

Senate Panel OKs 3 Nominations; Stabenow Opposes Gas Export Pick

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday voted out to the Senate floor nominations for high-ranking Department of Energy (DOE) and Interior Department offices.

December 17, 2013

Obama Taps Environmental Lawyer for Interior Post

President Obama Wednesday announced his intent to nominate a prominent Washington, DC, attorney with extensive experience in environmental law to a high-level position in the Department of Interior.

November 7, 2013