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Joseph Martens, who directs the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is scheduled to answer questions from the public from 9-10 a.m. EDT on Saturday about natural gas drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing on CitizensConnect, a website created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to promote communication with his administration. DEC spokeswoman Emily DeSantis said all questions to Martens would be welcomed. “This is an important issue with great public interest. Commissioner Martens is happy to engage with the public about it.” Questions may be submitted online before Saturday.

October 7, 2011

Industry Briefs

As of last Friday Enterprise Products Partners was awaiting a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform a directional drill at a pipeline crossing of the Missouri River at Decatur, NE, to enable inspection and repairs of two natural gas liquids pipelines that were shut in Aug. 13 following damage caused by flooding on the river. The eight-inch diameter pipelines — one carrying propane and one carrying natural gasoline — run from Conway, KS, to Minnesota and are expected to be out for at least two months. The pipelines are on the western leg of the Conway North System, which is part of Enterprise’s Mid-America Pipeline.

August 29, 2011

Chesapeake Objects to Corps of Engineers’ Pipeline Rules

Changes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) methods of reviewing and permitting natural gas pipelines in Pennsylvania, which were instituted by the Corps July 1, will result in “substantial delays” in pipeline construction in the state’s Marcellus Shale area, according to David Spigelmyer, Chesapeake Energy vice president of government relations.

August 16, 2011

Shale Region Pipeline Costs On the Rise

The cost to build major natural gas pipelines is rising, particularly in the Marcellus Shale, according to a new report.

July 5, 2011

Louisiana Flooding Recedes; Production Restarts

More than three weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began diverting the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana, the number of shut-in oil and gas wells — as well as the floodwaters — are beginning to recede.

June 13, 2011

Production Restarts as Louisiana Floodwaters Recede

More than three weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began diverting the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana, the number of shut-in oil and gas wells — as well as the floodwaters — are beginning to recede.

June 9, 2011

‘Minimal’ Flood Impact on Louisiana Wells So Far

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began diverting Mississippi River floodwaters into the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana, only a small percentage of oil and gas wells have been reported shut-in by operators.

May 23, 2011

Floodwaters Pose ‘Minimal’ Impact on Louisiana Wells

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began diverting Mississippi River floodwaters into the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana, only a small percentage of oil and gas wells have been reported shut-in by operators.

May 23, 2011

New Jersey to DRBC: Limit Initial Number of Wells, Sites

New Jersey wants the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to ultimately oversee the approval process for natural gas well sites in the river basin, and is calling for a strict limit to the initial number of production wells to be drilled once it adopts regulations on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

April 20, 2011

In the Shale Patch There Are Seasons

Landmen headed for the Eagle Ford Shale, you’re too late. Engineers need to hurry. And beancounters, your day is coming. The Eagle Ford is the hottest thing in South Texas, but like the unconventional plays that came before, it too will have its seasons.

October 13, 2010