Federal Methane Prevention Proposal ‘Unrealistic and Arbitrary,’ Says Energy Industry

Federal Methane Prevention Proposal ‘Unrealistic and Arbitrary,’ Says Energy Industry

U.S. oil and natural gas trade groups are calling foul on a proposal by federal officials to collect royalties on gas that is vented or flared. The proposal, first announced in November, would replace what the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) called an “outdated” and “ill-suited” ruling that came about before the boom of unconventional…

February 3, 2023

Draft Wyoming Flaring Rule Sets Lower Threshold Volumes

A draft of a revised flaring rule in Wyoming will be made public on Monday, the state’s oil/natural gas supervisor, Mark Watson, told NGI’sShale Daily on Friday.

November 16, 2015

North Dakota Sets Flaring Goal at 5% in 2020

Attached to North Dakota’s regulations to lower the amount of associated natural gas flared in its booming oilfields are specific annual targets to reduce the number of flaring wells, volumes and the percentages on a year-to-year basis.

July 3, 2014

Bakken Producer Kodiak Looks to Curb Flaring

Coming off a 57% increase in crude oil sales in the Williston Basin in North Dakota in 1Q2014, Denver-based Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. executives are predicting the exploration/production company will slash its flared associated gas this year.

May 20, 2014

Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed to Traverse Bakken

An MDU Resources Group Inc. subsidiary on Thursday announced a natural gas pipeline project that would stretch across the Bakken Shale from western North Dakota to western Minnesota, where it would connect with Viking Gas Transmission Co.’s gas system.

May 31, 2013

Senators Debate FracFocus Registry, State v. Fed. Rules

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee put the spotlight on two important shale policy issues during its third and final forum on natural gas Thursday: the FracFocus chemical registry and whether a middle ground can be found in the dispute between the states and federal government over regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

May 28, 2013
North Dakota Sets More Records in February

North Dakota Sets More Records in February

Although overall month-over-month totals were down, production rates set all-time high marks for oil and natural gas in February in North Dakota, state officials reported Tuesday.

April 18, 2013
North Dakota Oil/Gas Bills Hot and Cold

North Dakota Oil/Gas Bills Hot and Cold

Proposed energy bills in the North Dakota legislature continue to hold the spotlight as state lawmakers move closer to their scheduled May adjournment. At least one proposal that could have had a negative impact on oil/natural gas operators was defeated last Friday.

April 17, 2013

Military Jet Engines for Fracking Get Mixed Reaction

For industry and government officials in North Dakota hungry for new ways to reduce the nearly 30% of the state’s associated natural gas that is flared, it is unclear if an innovative approach from a Louisiana-based oil/gas field services firm using converted military helicopter jet engines will prove to be a panacea anytime soon.

April 10, 2013

New Sulfur Issue Confronts Gas Gathering in Bakken

In the rush to get more gathering and processing infrastructure in place to handle currently flared Bakken Shale associated gas, some hurdles are being met by wells with heavy concentrations of sour gas, or high hydrogen sulfide (H2S) levels, according to North Dakota energy officials.

March 28, 2013
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