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AES Repowering Some U.S. Coal Plants with Natural Gas

Global generator AES Corp. said it plans to build a large-scale natural gas-fired plant at an existing site in Indiana, part of a sweeping plan to shutter or renovate more than a dozen coal-fired generation units in Indiana and Ohio.

May 16, 2013

California BLM Puts Lease Sales on Hold for Remainder of Year

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed a lease sale in California that was scheduled for May 22 due to budget constraints, a shift in priorities to inspection and enforcement of existing leases, and processing of new applications for permits to drill. This was the only lease sale that the agency had proposed in the state for the remainder of the fiscal year.

May 10, 2013

NuVista Taking Montney Midstream Capacity

Canadian midstream operator Keyera Corp. has agreed to transport and process the Wapiti Montney condensate-rich natural gas production of NuVista Energy Ltd.

April 10, 2013
West Virginia Supreme Court Asked to Rule in Surface Rights Case

West Virginia Supreme Court Asked to Rule in Surface Rights Case

A district court judge wants the highest court in West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Appeals, to certify whether existing state law allows a company to drill on land where it doesn’t own the surface rights, but it owns the underlying mineral rights.

April 4, 2013

Pennsylvania OKs Columbia LDC Plan to Replace Aging Pipes

Pennsylvania regulators last Thursday approved Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s plan to repair and replace its existing gas distribution system, portions of which are 100 to 200 years old and vulnerable to cracking and leaking.

March 18, 2013

PA Regulators OK Columbia LDC’s Plan to Replace Aging Pipes

Pennsylvania regulators Thursday approved Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s plan to repair and replace its existing gas distribution system, portions of which are 100 to 200 years old and vulnerable to cracking and leaking.

March 18, 2013

Continental to Double Rigs in SCOOP, Reduce Flaring

Continental Resources Inc. plans to double the number of drilling rigs it has targeting a legacy shale play in Oklahoma in 2013, and it will increase development and exploratory drilling in the Bakken Shale as it looks to maintain its reign as North Dakota’s top oil producer.

March 4, 2013

Texas Production, Blacker and Wetter Still

Well permitting in Texas during January was up sharply from a year ago, as were well completions. December crude oil production was also up sharply compared with a year ago, but natural gas production slipped, according to the latest figures from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).

February 28, 2013

ALJ Rejects Appeals of Permits for Tennessee’s Northeast Upgrade

An administrative law judge (ALJ) has turned down a request from two environmental groups to block Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co’s plans for an expansion of a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania, saying the groups “failed to show that they were likely to succeed on the merits or that they would suffer irreparable harm.”

February 6, 2013
RRC: Texas Grew Oil Production in November

RRC: Texas Grew Oil Production in November

Texas crude oil production during November was up from a year ago while natural gas production declined; during December, oil well completions were up while gas well completions declined, and the number of drilling permits issued was down from a year ago, according to the latest figures from Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).

January 31, 2013