CFTC Sets April Compliance Deadline for Swap Reporting

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has established a new April deadline for swap dealers to comply with certain reporting requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.

November 27, 2012

Valerus, Brilex Team to Serve Marcellus, Utica Equipment Needs

Looking to support local oil and natural gas development operations in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, Valerus and Brilex Industries have established a partnership to manufacture oil and gas production equipment in Youngstown, OH, for building surface facilities operating in the shales.

November 20, 2012

Pennsylvania DEP Publishes Final Permit Improvement Policies

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Friday that it has finalized new guidelines intended to expedite the drilling permit application process.

November 7, 2012
Canadian Shales Top Out at 2,222 Tcf

Canadian Shales Top Out at 2,222 Tcf

A report by a veteran Canadian engineering firm in support of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the British Columbia coast has come up with some astronomical early estimates of shale gas resources in just five of the 50 identified shale basins in Canada.

October 8, 2012

Pennsylvania DEP Opens Expedited Permit Process to Public Comment

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said Thursday it will publish a draft version of new guidelines intended to expedite the drilling permit application process. DEP will accept public comments on its proposals until Oct. 1.

September 5, 2012

Interior Creates Transparency Committee for Extractive Industries

The Interior Department has established a national committee to guide and oversee U.S. implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a voluntary global initiative aimed at increasing accountability and transparency in the oil, natural gas and mining industries.

July 31, 2012

Pennsylvania Governor Attempts to Expedite Drilling Permit Process

An executive order (EO) issued by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday requires the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to immediately start looking for ways to speed up the permit process for applications to drill.

July 26, 2012

Minor Quakes, Injection Well Suspicions Continue in Texas

Concerns over natural gas development and its potential to cause earthquakes continue to linger in Johnson County, TX, after the area has experienced about 10 modest quakes during the last month.

July 17, 2012

Company Withdraws Plans for Ohio Wastewater Injection Wells

In an apparent bow to local opposition, a Texas company has withdrawn its proposal to build two injection wells for wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling in Mansfield, OH.

July 2, 2012

Govt/Industry Dramatically Cut Marcellus Environmental Incidents, Report Finds

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is becoming safer in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, thanks at least in part to the state’s regulation of the practice, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo’s (UB) Shale Resources and Society Institute.

May 16, 2012