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Appalachian Governors Renew Commitment to Promoting Shale Gas

Appalachian Governors Renew Commitment to Promoting Shale Gas

Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have extended for another three years a cooperative agreement to promote the region’s shale gas resources and create more economic opportunities.

March 22, 2018

Oil and Gas Industry Urges Interior to Expand Next Five-Year Offshore Leasing Program

A coalition of oil and natural gas industry groups, led by the American Petroleum Institute (API), urged the Interior Department to expand the next five-year offshore leasing program by at least evaluating and considering all areas of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

August 17, 2017

New Deepwater Keathley Canyon Gas Pipe OK’d

FERC has authorized Discovery Gas Transmission LLC to construct a platform and pipeline facilities in South Timbalier Block 283 in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to extend its system and provide firm transportation for new deepwater natural gas sources in the southeast quadrant of Keathley Canyon, “a frontier area for oil and gas exploration and development.”

June 3, 2013

Williams’ Discovery GOM System Cleared to Expand

FERC has authorized Discovery Gas Transmission LLC to construct a new platform and pipeline facilities in South Timbalier Block 283 in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to extend its system and provide firm transportation for new deepwater natural gas sources in the southeast quadrant of Keathley Canyon, “a frontier area for oil and gas exploration and development.”

May 30, 2013

Industry Briefs

Legislation to extend tax credits that support the conversion of conventional vehicles to run on cleaner fuels, such as natural gas, is awaiting the signature of Oklahoma’s governor after passage by the state House. The incentive, which covers about half the cost of converting a typical vehicle and three-quarters of the cost of establishing an alternative fueling station, will be extended until 2020. The incentives are expected to cost the state — a major natural gas producer — $1.5-2 million per year.

May 8, 2013

BLM Extends Comment Time for Wyoming Gas Drilling DEIS

The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Rawlins, WY, announced that it will hold a public open house next Tuesday and extend the public comment period into March on a draft environmental assessment for the proposed expansion of natural gas drilling in two counties.

January 9, 2013
BLM Extends Comment Time for Wyoming Gas Drilling DEIS

BLM Extends Comment Time for Wyoming Gas Drilling DEIS

The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Rawlins, WY, announced that it will hold a public open house next Tuesday and extend the public comment period into March on a draft environmental assessment for the proposed expansion of natural gas drilling in two counties.

January 9, 2013

New York Town Extends Fracking Moratorium

The Town Board of Onondaga, NY, voted Monday to extend its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for three months, or until the board passes an ordinance either allowing or prohibiting the practice.

November 8, 2012

Eagle Ford Crude Spurs Refinery Expansion Plan

Growth of crude oil production from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas has Corpus Christi, TX-based Flint Hills Resources considering a $250 million expansion of its West Refinery.

August 27, 2012

Wyoming to Limit Coalbed Methane Lease Extensions

Wyoming’s Office of State Lands and Investments has tightened the limits to extend coalbed methane (CBM) leases that aren’t held by production in the midst of growing requests because of sagging natural gas prices.

June 20, 2012
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