The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted 3-1, with one abstention, on Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling for a rulemaking that could ultimately lead to a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and related natural gas development activities.
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Republican leaders in the West Virginia legislature have formed an interim committee to explore more ways the state can attract and increase shale gas development.
National Fuel Gas Co.’s (NFG) exploration and production subsidiary, Seneca Resources Corp., said after a year of testing the Western Development Area (WDA) in northwest Pennsylvania, the Utica Shale assets are derisked, with full development ready to begin.
Williams has appointed Chad Zamarin senior vice president of corporate strategic development effective June 26 to succeed Frank Billings, who is retiring. Zamarin would oversee business development, customer relationships and be responsible for government affairs and project analysis. He formerly was president of pipeline and midstream at Cheniere Energy Inc. and also previously worked for a NiSource Inc. affiliate.
Three Pennsylvania-based companies were awarded $20,000 each this month at the sixth annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest in Pittsburgh for liquefied natural gas (LNG), borehole imaging and pipeline sensor technologies.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, in Houston on Monday to help kick off the 48th annual Offshore Technology Conference, signed orders implementing an “America-first” strategy, that directs a rewrite of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing plan. He also named an attorney as the first counselor for energy policy, who is to coordinate the department’s immense oil and gas portfolio.
Yet another developer is at work to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Appalachia, this time in Ohio’s Monroe County on a rust belt site that was purchased out of bankruptcy with a vision to revitalize it for Utica Shale-related growth.
With numerous roadblocks to energy development on Native American tribal lands, the complex industrial development that accompanies petroleum refineries may be a way for some tribes to get into the energy sector in a big way, according to Denver-based attorney.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has no plans to lift its moratorium on natural gas drilling anytime soon in the 13,539-square mile watershed that it oversees, reassuring opponents of development at a packed meeting on Wednesday that deliberations are continuing.
After several years of failing to pass forced pooling legislation in West Virginia, the oil and gas industry is hoping a rebranding of sorts that more closely considers the rights of majority and minority landowners will finally modernize the state’s laws on the matter.