Disclosure

Despite Downturn, Many E&Ps Improved Disclosure Practices in 2016, Report Says

Despite struggling with low commodity prices in 2016, many oil and gas companies made significant improvements in risk reporting and transparency, according to a report released last week.

December 19, 2016
Virginia Revises Regulations to Expand Disclosure of Frack Chemicals

Virginia Revises Regulations to Expand Disclosure of Frack Chemicals

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently approved changes to the state’s Gas and Oil Regulation that govern the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Old Dominion state.

November 11, 2016

Report on Fracking Transparency Praises BHP, Sees Core Group of ‘Disclosure Leaders’

Among a sample of 30 top U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies, risk management disclosure practices have improved since 2014, but more work needs to be done to communicate how drillers are reducing their environmental impacts, according to an annual green-leaning investor report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) transparency.

December 23, 2015

Energy Department Hit by Hackers

A “cyber incident” at Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, DC, in mid-January targeted the agency’s network “and resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of employee and contractor” information.

February 5, 2013

Report: Fracking Oversight to Grow in States, Lessen for Feds

States increasingly will push for more disclosure of the hydraulic fracturing process.

January 7, 2013

Independents Seek Tete-A-Tete with Salazar on Fracking

Independent oil and natural gas producers Monday called on the Obama administration to meet with them face-to-face to discuss their concerns with the federal government’s proposed rule on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

September 11, 2012

Congress Urged to Keep Tabs on EPA Regional Offices

Citing the the recent disclosure of a “crucify them” enforcement approach by a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official and several missteps involving agency investigations into allegations of water contamination from hydraulic fracturing, Congress last Wednesday was called upon to exercise greater oversight over the agency’s regional officials and their activities.

June 11, 2012

Industry Accuses Obama EPA of Bias Against Oil, Gas

Citing the the recent disclosure of a “crucify them” enforcement mentality of a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official and several agency missteps involving the use of hydraulic fracturing to develop unconventional gas, Congress Wednesday was called upon to exercise greater oversight over EPA’s regional officials and their activities.

June 7, 2012

Congress Urged to Keep Closer Tabs on EPA Regional Offices

Citing the the recent disclosure of a “crucify them” enforcement approach by a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official and several missteps involving the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, Congress Wednesday was called upon to exercise greater oversight over the agency’s regional officials and their activities.

June 7, 2012

Colorado Governor Stirs Up Fracking Debate

With most new oil/gas exploration and production (E&P) moving to the more populated eastern slope of the Colorado Rockies from its traditional rural west-central focus, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) embarked last month on a three-month public service advertising campaign as part of a broader community outreach on the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). So far the campaign is raising more interest than anticipated, according to COGA, and mostly because anti-fracking groups are crying foul.

March 5, 2012
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