Colleges Offer Training in Response to Illinois’ Oil & Gas Regulations

Responding to Illinois’ tough new hydraulic fracturing (fracking) legislation, and with the potential for a surge of activity in relatively untapped shale natural gas deposits in Illinois, two colleges say they are planning an array of training opportunities for the emerging oil and natural gas industry.

June 20, 2013

Chesapeake Shareholders Reelect Board, Reject Declassification

Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders reelected the company’s board of directors, but rejected separate proposals to implement proxy access, reincorporate in Delaware and declassify the board, the last of which would have made it easier to replace the entire board in one fell swoop.

June 18, 2013

PG&E Fires Back at Proposed $2.25B Pipeline Fine

Calling it dangerous and potentially harmful to its ability to finance future natural gas pipeline safety upgrades, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) last Friday filed a formal reply to state regulators, strongly rejecting a safety staff recommendation of a $2.25 billion for PG&E’s part in the Sept. 9, 2010 pipeline rupture and explosion in San Bruno, CA.

May 29, 2013
CSSD Says Membership Will Grow Slowly, But Producers Cautious

CSSD Says Membership Will Grow Slowly, But Producers Cautious

Three weeks after the launch of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) and its proposed certification process, many oil and natural gas producers are in the dark about the initiative and taking a “wait and see” approach to participating.

April 11, 2013

Newspapers on Jobs See Shale Impact Differently

In an article Tuesday, the Post looked to the future with a report, “European industry flocks to U.S. to take advantage of cheaper gas,” while the Times complained Monday that the “Jobs Boom Built on Cheap Energy Has Yet to Appear.”

April 4, 2013

NY Producers Challenge Yoko Ono’s ‘Artists Against Fracking’

The Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) of New York has called on the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) to initiate an investigation into apparent violations of lobbying laws by the group known as “Artists Against Fracking,” which is led by Beatles star John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, and their son, Sean Lennon.

April 2, 2013

Private Pennsylvania DCNR Meeting to Discuss Forest Drilling

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) plans to hold an invitation-only meeting on Thursday to discuss a request by two energy companies to access their mineral rights under the Loyalsock State Forest.

April 1, 2013

Common Ground Found in Shale Gas Debate

The policy landscape of shale gas development has been “dominated” by contradictory opinions, but there are “pathways” to a consensus, according to an analysis by Resources for the Future (RFF).

March 14, 2013
Encana Moves Back into Haynesville

Encana Moves Back into Haynesville

Natural gas prices may not be attractive enough for some producers, but Encana Corp.’s management team said it’s possible to make enough money in the Haynesville Shale to justify a five-rig program this year.

February 19, 2013

Natural Gas Missed Memo on Lower Output, Says Analyst

Even with the big retreat by operators in U.S. onshore natural gas plays, domestic output will continue to grow “for the foreseeable future,” according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. energy team.

January 28, 2013