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Natural Gas-Heavy Vanguard Files for Chapter 11

Relief in commodity prices toward the end of 2016 was not enough to pull natural gas-rich Vanguard Natural Resources LLC out of the bankruptcy vortex, with the Houston-based onshore explorer filing for Chapter 11 protection on Thursday.

February 3, 2017

Chaparral Cites Depressed Pricing, ‘Severely’ Limited Midcon Operations in Bankruptcy Filing

Onshore independent Chaparral Energy Inc., whose primary exploration focus is the Mississippian Lime and Oklahoma’s stacked reservoirs, has filed for bankruptcy protection and is talking with creditors to reach an exchange agreement to reduce bondholder debt by about $1.2 billion.

May 10, 2016

Chaparral Cites Depressed Pricing, ‘Severely’ Limited Midcon Operations in Bankruptcy Filing

Onshore independent Chaparral Energy Inc., whose primary exploration focus is the Mississippian Lime and Oklahoma’s stacked reservoirs, has filed for bankruptcy protection and is talking with creditors to reach an exchange agreement to reduce bondholder debt by about $1.2 billion.

May 10, 2016

Residents of Ohio Suburb Challenge Fracking Ban

Residents of a Cleveland suburb have filed a lawsuit against Ohio and two drilling companies arguing that the state’s exclusive authority to regulate and permit oil and gas wells is a violation of their constitutional rights to local self-government.

December 5, 2014
SandRidge Delays Quarterly Results Pending SEC Review

SandRidge Delays Quarterly Results Pending SEC Review

SandRidge Energy Inc. said Tuesday it will delay filing its 3Q2014 report until it has resolved a “routine review” by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which could result in restating almost two years of earnings results.

November 4, 2014

Florida Company Seeks FERC Exemption for Portable LNG Export Plans

A Florida company is asking FERC to declare its plans to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) exempt from its regulatory oversight on the grounds that it plans to use portable technology to produce LNG rather than construct a terminal.

May 13, 2014

Kansas Regulators Eye Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules

Kansas state regulators have proposed a set of rules requiring oil and natural gas drilling companies to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking). A public hearing by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will he held Aug. 15 to review the draft rules as part of a 60-day public comment period now under way.

July 24, 2013

EQT Proposes Compressor Station to Relieve Marcellus Constraint

EQT Gathering LLC has filed an application to build and operate the Derry Compressor Station in Westmoreland, PA, and other compression facilities to move natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region to interstate markets.

July 19, 2013

Liberty Files Revamped Plans for New Jersey LNG Terminal

Liberty Natural Gas LLC, which last year withdrew applications to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal off the coast of New Jersey, has filed a revamped application with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Coast Guard. The new application is for a different location and would allow many more LNG carrier deliveries once the facility is completed.

July 15, 2013

Industry Brief

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) late last Friday filed its second annual report to state regulators summarizing its progress on current and future work aimed at improving its natural gas system’s safety as mandated by a state law (SB 705) passed in 2011 in response to the 2010 San Bruno transmission pipeline failure. Under its pipeline safety enhancement plan, PG&E told the California Public Utilities Commission that it has strength-tested 456 miles of its 6,750-mile gas transmission pipeline system. The utility said its has installed 76 automated shutoff valves on critical parts of the system while validating the safe operating pressure for the entire system. In addition, the utility said it is pursuing an internationally recognized gas safety certification for its system called “Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 55”; it also has established an employee-led company wide, grassroots safety committee to promote safe work habits, best practices and open communications; and it has a new Corrective Action Program to collect and act on gas system issues and ideas though a central internal company processing center. In addition, PG&E said its ongoing gas safety plan overall has been reviewed by several outside parties and includes input from employees at all levels of the PG&E gas operations organization.

July 2, 2013
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