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Excelerate Affiliate Seeks to Build LNG Import Terminal in Puerto Rico

Aguirre Offshore GasPort LLC, a unit of Excelerate Energy LP, has filed an application at FERC to build a floating offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and associated facilities to provide gas to the largest power generation facility in Puerto Rico.

April 22, 2013

Industry Briefs

A lawsuit filed by Range Resources Corp. against a Texas couple that accused the company of contaminating drinking water with drilling activity should be heard in state district court in Weatherford, TX, the Texas Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth ruled recently. Landowners Steven and Shyla Lipsky sued Range in 2011 after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an order that said Range was responsible for the contamination. However, EPA ultimately backed down from its claim (see Shale Daily, April 2). Range counter-sued the Lipskys and environmental consultant, Alisa Rich of Wolf Eagle Environmental, claiming that they conspired to incriminate the company. The Lipsky’s lawsuit against Range was thrown out, but Range’s counter-suit was allowed to proceed (see Shale Daily, Aug. 29, 2012). The case could still be heard in appeals court but only if all parties, including the trial court judge, agree to it by April 11. Range is seeking $3 million in damages. A Range spokesman said the company was still considering the court question, but is confident that the original ruling is correct and that Range’s claims should proceed to trial.

April 4, 2013
GMX Resources Seeks Protection Through Chapter 11 Filing

GMX Resources Seeks Protection Through Chapter 11 Filing

GMX Resources Inc. (GMXR) announced Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and is looking to finalize an asset purchase agreement with holders of the company’s senior secured notes to acquire all of GMXR’s operating assets and undeveloped acreage.

April 3, 2013

FERC Asked to Approve Mexico Gas Export Pipeline

Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Inc., has filed an application seeking authorization to build pipeline facilities to export natural gas to serve the power generation market in northern Mexico.

March 4, 2013
Controversy Gushes from Reservation in Bakken

Controversy Gushes from Reservation in Bakken

Lawsuits have been filed in federal and state courts over a part of North Dakota’s prosperous Bakken Shale that lies under the Fort Berthold Reservation, which according to the state’s latest statistics makes up nearly 20% of the play’s ever-growing oil production.

February 27, 2013

Kinder Morgan Asks FERC to Approve Export Pipeline to Mexico

Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Inc., has filed an application seeking authorization to build pipeline facilities to export natural gas to serve the power generation market in northern Mexico.

February 26, 2013

New York Could Begin Processing Permits Despite Health Study Delay

Although the New York State Department of Health (DOH) needs a few more weeks to complete a health impact analysis of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens said Tuesday it would not cause undue delay in starting the processing of permit applications for the practice.

February 13, 2013

BP: Market Manipulation Allegations ‘Without Merit’

BP plc’s former chief of natural gas liquids trading has accused the company of wrongfully firing him to manipulate the U.S. market.

February 5, 2013

Gasco’s Uinta Drilling Plans Challenged

Four environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reduce the amount of natural gas drilling approved for Gasco Energy Inc. in Utah’s Uinta Basin.

February 4, 2013
Gasco’s Plan to Drill in Utah’s Uinta Basin Challenged

Gasco’s Plan to Drill in Utah’s Uinta Basin Challenged

Four environmental groups have filed suit against the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking to reduce the amount of drilling approved for Gasco Energy Inc. in Utah’s remote Uinta Basin shale formation.

January 30, 2013