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Colorado Regulators Offer Draft Outline for Implementing New Oil, Gas Law

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has asked for public input over a draft set of objectives and a guidance document to a new state law that calls for fundamental changes to the agency.

April 24, 2019

California Girds For Summer Power Outages Due to Gas Storage Closure

With the closure of a major natural gas storage field, Southern California faces potential gas curtailments leading to perhaps as many as 14 days of rolling power outages this summer, a draft report from state energy officials said Tuesday.

April 5, 2016

EPA Science Panel Fine Tunes Concerns Over Fracking, Drinking Water Study

For the second time in less than six weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) has released a draft report that tweaks its landmark assessment last year that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) poses no “widespread, systemic impacts” to drinking water.

February 18, 2016
California Air Regulators Set Draft Methane Rules; EDF Applauds Action

California Air Regulators Set Draft Methane Rules; EDF Applauds Action

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released proposed regulations covering methane emissions and efforts to mitigate them, particularly in light of the three-month-old natural gas storage well leak in Southern California (see Daily GPI,Jan. 29).

February 4, 2016

California Issues More Changes to Fracking Rules

California oil/natural gas regulators on Thursday issued yet another set of draft well stimulation rules, including for hydraulic fracturing (fracking), making further refinements based on nearly 200,000 comments that have been accumulated in the past 10 months. One change has raised the proposed threshold level for seismic activity tied to well stimulation to 2.7 from a previously proposed level of 2.0.

October 10, 2014

Gas Wells Integrity Upheld in Wyoming State Water Report

Natural gas wells in and around Pavillion, WY, where gas-water contamination allegations have swirled for a number of years, were properly permitted and constructed, according to a draft report released by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC).

August 12, 2014

Like Governor, New York Energy Plan Silent on Fracking

Mum is apparently the word on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York State.

January 10, 2014

California Fracking Rules: A Work in Progress

While Gov. Jerry Brown already has declared he will seek to fine-tune its provisions next year, California’s new law (SB 4) regulating hydraulic fracturing (fracking) will not have final rules implemented for the industry to follow until 2015, although the law will be effective on Jan. 1 (seeShale Daily,Sept. 24).

September 26, 2013

FERC Proposes NatGas Pipes, Transmission Operators Share Information

FERC on Thursday issued a draft notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) that would allow interstate natural gas pipelines and electric transmission operators to share nonpublic operational information that they believe would promote reliable service and better planning on their systems. The proposal is the first concrete step that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has taken toward coordinating the two markets.

July 22, 2013

Industry Briefs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is raising “environmental objections” to the State Department’s draft environmental impact statement for the northern portion of the $7 billion, 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline that would carry Canadian crude to Cushing, OK. Sponsor TransCanada Corp. had no comment. A southern portion, not requiring a federal review, is under construction between Cushing to the Gulf Coast.

April 25, 2013
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