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RRC’s Smitherman Seeking Attorney General Post

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Chairman Barry Smitherman plans to run for Texas attorney general (AG) next year, but only if current AG and fellow conservative Greg Abbott does not seek re-election.

June 26, 2013

RRC’s Smitherman Wants to Be Texas Attorney General

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Chairman Barry Smitherman plans to run for Texas attorney general (AG) next year, but only if current AG and fellow conservative Greg Abbott does not seek re-election. An AG’s office headed by Smitherman would be pro-drilling and a staunch opponent of federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation.

June 26, 2013

Peyto Gains Alberta Deep Basin Access in Merger

In a move to expand its natural gas position in Alberta’s Deep Basin, Canada’s Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. on Tuesday agreed to buy fellow explorer Open Range Energy Corp.

July 6, 2012

Pennsylvania Urges Adoption of DRBC Water Rules

Pennsylvania officials are renewing their effort to get fellow members of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to agree to revised water quality regulations that could ultimately open the basin to expanded Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

June 21, 2012

Ohio House Puts Brakes on Governor’s Tax Plans

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he is prepared to fight his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly who are unenthusiastic about his plans to restructure taxes and regulations on the oil and natural gas industry.

March 20, 2012

Colorado GOP Members Request Extensions for Permits to Drill

Colorado Republican Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, who has indicated his plans to run for governor in 2010, and fellow Republican state Rep. Cory Gardner have asked the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to extend the allowed time to hold a natural gas and oil drilling permit to provide “long-term certainty” for companies willing to invest in the state.

August 31, 2009

Colorado Lawmakers Want Action on ‘Produced Water’

A U.S. senator and a representative from Colorado last Tuesday wrote to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a fellow Coloradan, urging that the federal government take steps to make so-called “produced water” from oil and gas production accessible to supplement depleted water supplies. They want drought-stricken areas, such as Colorado, to benefit from use of the byproduct of traditional fuel generation.

May 25, 2009

Colorado Congressional Members Speak Up on O/G Water

A U.S. senator and representative from Colorado on Tuesday wrote to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a fellow Coloradan, urging that the federal government take steps to make so-called “produced water” from oil and gas production accessible to supplement depleted water supplies. They want drought-stricken areas, such as Colorado, to benefit from use of the byproduct of traditional fuel generation.

May 21, 2009

Continental Resources Tells Regulators: Cut Oklahoma Gas Output Levels

The CEO of Continental Resources Inc. last week said he’s gotten “a lot of support” from fellow producers since his company asked Oklahoma regulators to reduce natural gas output levels. “Nobody wants to waste a valuable resource,” Harold Hamm told NGI.

April 6, 2009

Continental Resources CEO: Producers ‘Can’t Give Gas Away’

The CEO of Continental Resources Inc. said Wednesday he’s gotten “a lot of support” from fellow producers since his company asked Oklahoma regulators to reduce natural gas output levels. “Nobody wants to waste a valuable resource,” Harold Hamm told NGI.

April 2, 2009
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