British Columbia Accepts Final Approval of Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

A second green light has been given to construction of export pipeline capacity to Canada’s Pacific Coast for Alberta oilsands production, the nation’s biggest and fastest growing natural gas consumer.

January 12, 2017

Federal Court Denies PA Senators Motion to Intervene in DRBC Moratorium Case

A federal court has denied a motion filed by three Pennsylvania senators to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) ban on horizontal hydraulic fracturing in the 13,539-square mile watershed.

January 6, 2017

Resolute Targeting Strong Growth in 2017 from Permian’s Delaware

Onshore independent Resolute Energy Corp. expects to more than double its 2017 production year/year, lifted by solid results in the Permian Basin’s Delaware formation.

December 19, 2016
Quebec Adopts Hydrocarbon Development Regulatory Regime

Quebec Adopts Hydrocarbon Development Regulatory Regime

Visions of breakthroughs into Quebec inspired natural gas and oil entrepreneurs Monday after the province’s National Assembly passed legislation creating a hydrocarbon development regulatory regime over the weekend.

December 13, 2016

Pennsylvania’s Act 13 Revenue Directed to Public Safety, Infrastructure

Most of the impact fee revenue from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas law, Act 13, is being disbursed to a handful of counties and municipalities, with the former spending most on public safety and the latter focusing on public infrastructure, according to a report commissioned by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.

November 29, 2016
Swift Selling in Louisiana to Focus on Eagle Ford

Swift Selling in Louisiana to Focus on Eagle Ford

Swift Energy Co. is selling its Lake Washington field in southeast Louisiana in order to focus on the Eagle Ford Shale, where it has identified more than 400 drilling locations.

November 21, 2016

Newfield Thinking 2017 Ramp-Up in Oklahoma’s SCOOP, STACK

Heading into 2017, Newfield Exploration Co. is preparing to accelerate activity in the Anadarko Basin, going from drilling to hold by production (HBP) to full-field development, the operator told analysts during a conference call Wednesday to discuss 3Q2016 results.

November 2, 2016

DEP Won’t Change Water Notification Policies After Latest Act 13 Ruling

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said late Thursday that the state Supreme Court’s ruling invalidating parts of Act 13 will not change its policies and practices to protect drinking water and ensure that oil and gas-related spills are remediated.

September 30, 2016

Bee ‘Endangered’ Listing Could Sting Energy Interests, Lawyers Say

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to list the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) — which occurs in the eastern and Midwestern United States, as well as Ontario, Canada — as an endangered species. Such a move would have implications for developers of energy infrastructure, according to observers.

September 28, 2016

Gov. Wolf Nominates Acting Secretary to Lead Pennsylvania DEP

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday nominated the state Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell to serve permanently in the role.

September 21, 2016