Pennsylvania AG Seeks Dismissal of Marcellus ‘Gag Rule’ Lawsuit

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, has a medical “gag rule” that violates a doctor’s constitutional rights to communicate with his patients.

October 19, 2012

Fifth Circuit Rules Against Chesapeake in Canceled Texas Lease Deal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans has ruled against Chesapeake Energy Corp. in its bid to reverse a $19.7 million judgment over a canceled oil and gas lease offer in Texas, a decision that may hold implications on canceled lease claims by mineral rights owners in several other states.

September 14, 2012

Ohio Governor Expected to Sign Frack Rules Bill After House Passage

The Ohio House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of an energy bill that also creates new rules for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state. The bill is to be sent to Gov. John Kasich for his signature.

May 29, 2012

Ohio Fracking Rules Bill Headed for House Vote

A bill that would create rules governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) passed a key committee in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday and is scheduled to be submitted to the full House for a floor vote on Thursday.

May 24, 2012

Crosstex Expands Utica Operations with Clearfield Energy Buy

Crosstex Energy LP will pay about $210 million to buy privately held pipeline services provider Clearfield Energy Inc., a deal that would significantly expand its crude oil and condensate services in the Utica Shale, the Dallas-based partnership said Tuesday.

May 9, 2012

Mississippian Lime Lifts Kansas Oil Output

Lifted by prices and successful well tests from an extension of the emerging Mississippian Lime play, oil production in Kansas rose last year, according to new estimates by the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. Natural gas production in 2011, however, declined by more than 6%.

May 9, 2012

Heidelberg Appraisal Well Confirms Field’s Extension, Says Anadarko

A sidetrack appraisal well at the Heidelberg prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has successfully confirmed an extension of up to 1,500 acres, an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. executive said Thursday.

April 20, 2012

Seaway, Keystone Aim to Unlock Midcontinent Oil

The race to break through the Midcontinent bottleneck and flow expanding supplies of crude oil, bolstered by shale production to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and world markets moved up by about 300,000 b/d with separate announcements Wednesday of plans to reverse the flow of the Seaway crude oil pipeline, and a possible go-ahead for the Cushing to the GOM southern section of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline.

November 18, 2011

Anadarko, Noble See Huge Liquids Potential in the Rockies

Land that Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has long controlled in northern Colorado in the Wattenberg Field holds a huge liquids-rich resource potential of 500 million to 1.5 billion boe net, executives disclosed this week. Separately, Noble Energy Inc., which controls 400,000 net acres in the play, said Tuesday it has identified 1.3 billion boe of net risked resources with the potential for even more.

November 16, 2011

Prices Again See Mild Gains Amid Prevailing Softness

Tuesday’s market was largely an extension of the one that started the week: quotes a bit softer at most locations but a few flat to slightly higher points keeping movement mixed overall. Even as restoration efforts get into high gear along the East Coast following Hurricane Irene’s damage, the overall weather outlook is too moderate to be supportive of gas prices.

August 31, 2011