Environmental Group Wants DRBC to Control NatGas Pipelines

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network said more than 50 organizations have signed a petition asking the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to take regulatory authority over natural gas pipelines in the watershed.

November 30, 2012

Industry Brief

Dallas-based Bridger Logistics LLC, a division of Bridger Group LLC, plans to join Midland, TX-based Advantage Pipeline LLC in developing its Pecos River Pipeline project, which will transport oil from the Delaware Basin to markets in the Gulf Coast and Midland. The pipeline will originate near Pecos, TX, and terminate in Crane, TX, where it will connect to the Longhorn Pipeline — owned by Magellan Midstream Partners LP — and Centurion Pipeline LP’s Crane Station. Once fully operational, the pipeline will have an initial capacity of 150,000 b/d and consist of more than 75 miles of trunkline. Bridger Transfer Services LLC will develop lateral extensions, gathering stations, origination stations and truck offloading facilities. The pipeline is scheduled to be operational by 1Q2013.

September 10, 2012

Ohio Village Tentatively OKs Lease Agreement with Rex

The village council of Carrollton, OH, has voted in favor of a nondevelopmental oil and natural gas lease agreement with Rex Energy Corp. that was valued at $938,000 on Monday.

July 26, 2012

California Producers Decry Columnist’s Fracking Untruths

Critics of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in California lament an alleged lack of information from the oil/natural gas industry, but producers are trying to counter what they consider to be gross misinformation on the drilling practice.

June 13, 2012

North Dakota Ends 2011 on Record-Setting Note

With its drilling rig count creeping up above 200, North Dakota ended 2011 on the high side of all-time production totals for oil and natural gas in December, according to the state’s Department of Mineral Resources. More than 95% of the production was from the Bakken and Three Forks formations.

February 16, 2012

Chevron Still Liable in Northwest Pipeline Suit Despite Mine Sale

Northwest Pipeline GP, a Williams subsidiary, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against a division of Chevron Corp. in federal district court as it seeks to recover the cost of relocating a section of its pipeline away from land shifting above a coal mine near Kemmerer, WY.

February 1, 2012

Colorado Regulators Delay Fracking Rules Action

Amid cries for Stronger safeguards regarding the public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Monday put off for a week or more finalizing the state’s proposed new rules on disclosing fracking chemicals used in oil and gas shale fracking operations. COGCC heard more than 11 hours of testimony in Denver.

December 8, 2011

CFTC Delays Large Swaps Trader Reporting for Physical Commodities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission keeps pledge of more temporary relief from Dodd-Frank rules.

September 19, 2011

CFTC Delays Large Swaps Trader Reporting for Physical Commodities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight Friday issued a letter providing temporary exemptive relief from the daily reporting of swap transactions.

September 19, 2011

California Fracking Bill Hits Legislative Wall

California’s proposed law (AB 591) dealing with hydraulic fracturing (fracking) was close to being held over as a two-year bill late Wednesday, according to the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA). With less than two weeks left in this year’s state legislative session, AB 591 has not moved as deadlines have passed in the state Senate Appropriations Committee.

September 2, 2011