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Colorado Producers Enlist Business Groups to Fight New Setbacks

Colorado producers on Friday raised the ante in their concerns about a state agency’s efforts to establish new rules on setbacks for oil and natural gas drilling operators, gaining support from local business groups for a fact sheet citing the economic benefits that resource production brings to the state.

December 26, 2012

Colorado Producers Enlist Business Groups to Fight New Setbacks

Colorado producers on Friday raised the ante in their concerns about a state agency’s efforts to establish new rules on setbacks for oil and natural gas drilling operators, gaining support from local business groups for a fact sheet citing the economic benefits that resource production brings to the state.

December 24, 2012

Shell, Quicksilver Join Forces in Colorado’s Sand Wash Basin

Quicksilver Resources Inc. has executed an agreement with the U.S. exploration arm of Royal Dutch Shell plc to establish an area of mutual interest (AMI) covering more than 850,000 acres of the Sand Wash Basin in northwestern Colorado.

October 1, 2012

Industry Briefs

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a bill (SB 1409) to establish closer coordination on energy policy between the state and U.S. military installations located in California. The Energy Security Coordination Act of 2012 directs the governor’s Office of Planning and Research to serve as a liaison between the state and the U.S. Defense Department “to coordinate and collaborate on clean energy policy.” The planning office will work with the California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission to make sure the military bases are part of the state’s future development of energy and environmental policies. Separately, Brown signed 16 other measures dealing with renewable energy, climate change and energy efficiency.

October 1, 2012

Quicksilver, Shell Strike Deal in Colorado’s Sand Wash Basin

Quicksilver Resources Inc. has executed an agreement with the U.S. exploration arm of Royal Dutch Shell plc to establish an area of mutual interest (AMI) covering more than 850,000 acres of the Sand Wash Basin in northwestern Colorado.

September 25, 2012

NRDC Offers to Assist Communities in Blocking Fracking

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a major environmental group, Wednesday launched a project that would offer communities and towns a helping hand in blocking hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The effort would extend to five states, but the focus would be on Pennsylvania and Ohio, where fracking is most pervasive.

September 24, 2012

Water Withdrawal Suspensions Hit 22 Operators in SRBC Order

A drop in northern Pennsylvania stream flow levels once again has forced the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) to suspend water withdrawal permits for more than 22 companies holding 37 separate permits in Pennsylvania and New York. More than half of the companies affected are energy operators working in the Marcellus Shale.

July 2, 2012

U.S.-Canada Gas Trade Turning About

The tables are turning in the natural gas trade between Canada and the United States as U.S. exporters establish a growth trend. Pipeline deliveries of U.S. gas into Canada set a fifth consecutive annual record last year, according to the latest traffic count by the U.S. Department of Energy.

April 9, 2012

IHS CERAWeek: SEAB Chair Says Nobody ‘Convicting’ Shale Gas

What a difference a year makes. When President Obama directed Energy Secretary Steven Chu last March to establish a subcommittee to assess the environmental impacts of shale gas drilling, industry interpreted this as bad news. But last Tuesday members of the subcommittee went as far as to defend the industry and criticized detractors of both hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and shale gas development.

March 12, 2012

IHS CERAWeek: SEAB Chair Says Nobody ‘Convicting’ Shale Gas Industry

What a difference a year makes. When President Obama directed Energy Secretary Steven Chu last March to establish a subcommittee to assess the environmental impacts of shale gas drilling, industry interpreted this as bad news. But Tuesday members of the subcommittee touted the industry and criticized detractors of both hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and shale gas development.

March 8, 2012
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