Streamlined rules that update federal oversight of oil, natural gas and sulfur leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are to take effect at the end of May, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said.
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Because of a locally backed alternative route to a portion of the proposed connecting transmission pipeline, FERC has delayed by three months the scheduled release of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project along the south-central Oregon coast at Coos Bay. A final EIS is now set for Sept. 30 instead of the previous June 15 deadline.
Attorneys representing the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the Western Energy Alliance (WPA) asked a federal court to block the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from enacting its final rule for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands, arguing that the rulemaking process was flawed and will cost producers hundreds of millions of dollars.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), along with its Canadian counterpart, on Friday issued a final rule on the shipment of flammable liquids by rail, including crude oil and other petroleum products.
A final rule approved by FERC Thursday revises the interstate natural gas nomination timeline, but it does not move the 9 a.m. Central Clock Time (CCT) start of the gas day to 4 a.m. CCT, a controversial proposal that had been sharply criticized by the gas industry.
A final third-party report on the characteristics of light, sweet oil from the Bakken/Three Forks region again shows that the supplies from North Dakota are not more volatile or flammable than other crude oils.
Researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) want to set up a functioning oil and gas well at the school’s Eastern Agricultural Station in Noble County, OH, to study the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Apache Corp., which now claims to be the second biggest North American onshore operator, reported a 45% increase in total liquids output year/year in the United States and Canada, driven by a revamped drilling program in the legacy Permian and Anadarko basins.
As a bill to ban actively engaged oil and natural gas representatives from serving on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) neared a final vote in the state senate Monday or Tuesday, a coalition of business and citizens groups commended the more than 120 local elected officials who have publicly supported the governor’s pursuit of reasonable oil and gas solutions.