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Harvard Researcher Sees U.S. as Largest Oil Producer by 2017

Harvard Researcher Sees U.S. as Largest Oil Producer by 2017

The United States could produce 5 million b/d from shale oil deposits by 2017 and may become the world’s largest oil producer — reaching up to 16 million b/d in just a few years by combining shale with conventional oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and biofuels, according to a researcher at Harvard Kennedy School.

July 19, 2013
Oklahoma Taxman: Horizontal Wells Don’t Need Incentive

Oklahoma Taxman: Horizontal Wells Don’t Need Incentive

An Oklahoma tax break for horizontal wells enacted in 2010 is depriving the Sooner State of revenue that could beef up its rainy day fund and should be reconsidered, the state’s secretary of finance and revenue said.

July 15, 2013

Go to the Well for More Revenue, Says OK Taxman

An Oklahoma tax break for horizontal wells enacted in 2010 is depriving the Sooner State of revenue that could beef up its rainy day fund and should be reconsidered, the state’s secretary of finance and revenue said.

July 15, 2013

Pennsylvania Impact Fees Total $203M in 2012

Natural gas producers in Pennsylvania have paid most of the $202.7 million owed for 2012 under the drilling impact fee enacted under Act 13 for the Marcellus Shale, state officials said.

May 20, 2013
Pennsylvania Producer Impact Fees Nearly $203M in 2012

Pennsylvania Producer Impact Fees Nearly $203M in 2012

Natural gas producers in Pennsylvania have paid most of the $202.7 million owed under the drilling impact fee enacted under Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

May 15, 2013

New Mexico County Believed to Be First to Ban Oil, Gas Drilling

In what is believed to be a first in the industry, elected officials in Mora County, NM, have enacted a total ban on oil and gas drilling.

May 13, 2013
Three California Drilling Bills Advance

Three California Drilling Bills Advance

Three bills that if enacted would place a moratorium on using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in drilling operations, as well as review oil and gas drilling practices, have advanced in the California legislature along partisan lines in a body dominated by Democrats.

May 3, 2013

Colorado County (Again) Extends Permit Moratorium

The Boulder County, CO, commission on Tuesday formally extended a moratorium on new oil and natural gas drilling permits to June 10. However, the commission left the door open to lifting the ban earlier if the county’s new drilling rules are in place.

February 7, 2013

Ohio Bill Would Require State Registration of Landmen, Disclosures

Legislators and state government officials in Ohio, as well as industry groups, are discussing a bill that, if enacted, would require oil and natural gas land agents to register with the state and provide homeowners with several disclosure forms.

December 31, 2012

Pennsylvania Appellate Court Sides with Newspapers

An appellate court in Pennsylvania on Friday ordered a lower court to reconsider a request by two newspapers to have court records in a water contamination case unsealed.

December 11, 2012
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