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Colorado’s Local Control Task Force Slow to Form

Colorado’s Local Control Task Force Slow to Form

A governor’s task force proposed as an 11th-hour compromise to avoid a ballot proposition fight over the issue of local control of oil/natural gas drilling, particularly hydraulic fracturing (fracking), has yet to get off the ground since Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced plans for it early this month.

August 21, 2014

DOE Panel: Too Many Errors, Trade Secret Exemptions in FracFocus

Oil and gas companies are claiming too many trade secret exemptions in FracFocus disclosures of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and the registry contains several errors, according to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) task force charged with reviewing the website.

March 6, 2014

North Dakota E&Ps Set Targets to Reduce Gas Flaring

A North Dakota exploration and production (E&P) task force on Wednesday outlined plans to slash the amounts of associated, or flared, natural gas over the next six years to as little as 10% from the current levels of more than 30%.

January 30, 2014
Report: Global Shale Oil Production 14M b/d by 2035

Report: Global Shale Oil Production 14M b/d by 2035

Worldwide production of shale oil has the potential to reach 14 million b/d by 2035, about 12% of the world’s total oil supply, prompting a 25-40% decline in oil prices, according to a report issued Thursday by PwC.

February 15, 2013

Senate Energy Committee Begins ‘Fresh Look’ at Policy

With the domestic shale gale in full force, Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the ranking Republican on the committee, vowed Tuesday to work together in a bipartisan effort to rethink energy regulation — but their differences on the issued appear unresolved.

February 13, 2013

North Dakota in Freeze as Production Declines

A deep freeze named Brutus hammered North Dakota with a pre-winter force in November, knocking down oil and gas production from all-time record levels the previous month, according to the latest statistics from the state Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

January 14, 2013

Texas Regulator: Use Flared Gas for Oil Patch Power

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Commissioner David Porter, founder of the state’s Eagle Ford Task Force, wants more excess natural gas to be used for power generation at drilling sites instead of being flared.

January 7, 2013
Texas Regulator: Burn Excess Gas for Oil Patch Power

Texas Regulator: Burn Excess Gas for Oil Patch Power

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Commissioner David Porter, founder of the state’s Eagle Ford Task Force, wants more excess natural gas to be used for power generation at drilling sites instead of being flared.

December 27, 2012

New York Rules Delay Frustrates Operators

If New York regulators don’t meet a Nov. 29 deadline to finalize the rulemaking process for natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing (fracking), it may force more producers and service companies to move out of state, a spokesman for the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York (IOGA-NY) said last week.

October 8, 2012

New York Rules Delay Frustrates Oil, Gas Operators

If New York regulators don’t meet a Nov. 29 deadline to finalize the rulemaking process for natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing (fracking), it may force more producers and service companies to move out of state, a spokesman for the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York (IOGA-NY) said Monday.

October 2, 2012