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Colorado County Extends Drilling Ban by 18 Months

Despite protests by state officials and the energy industry, the Boulder (CO) County commission on Tuesday extended a 16-month drilling moratorium now in place by another 18 months, following the lead of the Boulder city council, which earlier this month imposed a one-year drilling permit ban (see Shale Daily, June 7).

June 21, 2013

Shale Won’t Keep U.S. From Persian Gulf, Says Report

Despite the North American shale revolution’s transformation of global energy dynamics, the United States is unlikely to disengage completely from the Persian Gulf because other nations still depend on the region and it will still affect the world’s oil prices, according to a draft report presented to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

June 10, 2013

Report Says Despite Shale, U.S. Unlikely to Disengage From Persian Gulf

Despite the shale revolution in North America transforming global energy dynamics, the United States is unlikely to disengage completely from the Persian Gulf because other nations still depend on the region and it will still affect the world’s oil prices, according to a draft report presented to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

June 4, 2013

California GHG Trading Program Showing New Life

Despite facing legal challenges to conduct emissions auctions, California’s cap-and-trade program to auction greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions raised nearly $280 million earlier this month, selling out its entire carbon allowance allotments of 14.5 million.

May 30, 2013

Municipalities in Colorado, California Address Fracking

Despite ongoing statewide efforts, city and county governments in Colorado and California are coming up with local solutions to safe and sane hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Two jurisdictions are lifting fracking moratoriums.

May 28, 2013

With Flaring Forbidden, Alberta Adds Gas Processing

Despite persistent surpluses, soft prices and an industry-wide switch of drilling targets to liquids, construction is beginning on the first large new Alberta natural gas processing plant in recent industry or regulatory memory.

May 13, 2013

With Flaring Off Limits, Alberta Adds Gas Processing

Despite persistent surpluses, soft prices and an industry-wide switch of drilling targets to liquids, construction is beginning on the first large Alberta natural gas processing plant in recent industry or regulatory memory.

May 13, 2013

Anti-Fracking Amendment Defeated in Youngstown, OH

Despite a dozen small earthquakes in 2011 blamed on wastewater disposal wells, voters in the City of Youngstown, OH, stood firm on Tuesday and defeated, by a 57-43% margin, an amendment to the city’s charter that would have banned hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

May 9, 2013

Consol Posts Loss, But Marcellus Becoming More Important

Despite disappointing earnings at Consol Energy Inc. during the first quarter, the company reported 10.7 Bcfe of production in the Marcellus Shale, a 60% increase that signaled that the play is becoming increasingly important for the coal and natural gas producer.

April 29, 2013

Consol Marcellus Output Jumps 60%

Despite disappointing earnings at Consol Energy Inc. during the first quarter, the company reported 10.7 Bcfe of production in the Marcellus Shale, a 60% increase that signaled that the play is becoming increasingly important for the coal and natural gas producer.

April 29, 2013
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