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Ohio EPA Issues Air Quality Permit for Shale Gas Wells

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on Wednesday issued a final general air quality permit designed to cover production operations at natural gas wells in the state’s portion of the Marcellus and Utica shales.

February 6, 2012

Ethane Cracker Bill Advances in West Virginia

Legislators in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday overwhelmingly passed a bill designed to entice companies to build an ethane cracker in the state by slashing the facility’s property taxes for its first 25 years.

January 25, 2012

Sage Grouse Conservation Actions Defined by BLM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued two instructional memorandums (IM) to help guide both immediate and longer-term conservation actions that are designed to conserve the greater sage grouse and its sagebrush habitat in 10 western states.

December 30, 2011

The NGV Four: Governors Make Fleet Pact

The governors of Colorado, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Pennsylvania have signed a pact designed to increase the use of natural gas vehicles (NGV) in the fleets of each state.

November 14, 2011

The NGV Four: Governors Agree on Gas Vehicle Promotion

The governors of Colorado, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Pennsylvania have signed a pact designed to increase the use of natural gas vehicles (NGV) in the fleets of each state.

November 10, 2011

‘Total Solution’ for Water Resource Management Under Development

Energy technology developer Freestone Resources Inc. is teaming up with MEA Solutions LLC, a Houston-based oilfield services operator, to provide a “total solution” for water resource management that would include recycling flowback water from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations in the onshore.

October 12, 2011

West Virginia’s Midstream Services Expand to Meet Marcellus Demand

Midstream natural gas processing services offered by MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources LLC in northwestern West Virginia continue to expand after the operator on Wednesday secured long-term agreements with pipeline subsidiaries of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp.

October 6, 2011

Pennsylvania DEP Reorganizes, Elevates Oil and Gas Bureau

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said Tuesday it is reorganizing, a move designed to assist regulators with a burgeoning workload from the state’s booming oil and gas industry in the Marcellus Shale.

September 21, 2011

DOE to Help Fund 11 Unconventional Gas Research Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has set aside $12.4 million to help fund 11 research projects designed to help find ways to extract more energy from unconventional oil and gas resources while reducing environmental risks.

August 3, 2011

Unconventional Gas Growth Changing Pipe, Market Dynamics, Bentek Says

As natural gas pipelines serving traditional long-line routes to market in North America have begun filing for new rate hikes in an attempt to make up for the load lost to locally delivered shale gas, fundamental market changes associated with the rate increases could affect basis differentials going forward, according to a new report from Evergreen, CO-based Bentek Energy.

June 2, 2011