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North America Lifts Oilfield Specialty Chemicals Market

Driven mostly by North America, the world market for oilfield specialty chemicals climbed to almost $16 billion in 2010, with the United States and Canada accounting for more than half (52%), according to a global market study by IHS Chemical.

February 7, 2012

Report: States Tougher on Pipelines than Feds

States take a harder line on natural gas and hazardous liquids pipeline safety than the federal government does, and most exceed federal requirements on pipeline operations, maintenance, and reporting provisions, according to new research by the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR).

November 14, 2011

Report: States Tougher on Pipelines than Feds

States take a harder line on natural gas and hazardous liquids pipeline safety than the federal government does, and most exceed federal requirements on pipeline operations, maintenance, and reporting provisions, according to new research by the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR).

November 11, 2011

Texas Groups Seek Stronger Drilling Regulations

Regulators must take a harder line when it comes to natural gas drilling’s effects on Texas’ environment, and the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), “long the oil and gas industry’s lapdog, must become a watchdog,” as activity in the Eagle Ford Shale increases, according to a report released Thursday by Earthworks’ Texas Oil & Gas Accountability Project (OGAP).

April 18, 2011

SEC Seeks to Force Large Traders to Report

U.S. securities trading could become more transparent and harder to manipulate if the U.S. government has its way. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 5-0 last week to issue a proposal to establish a large trader reporting system, and separately proposed to put in place two investor protection measures in options markets that currently exist in stock markets.

April 19, 2010

SEC Seeks to Force Large Traders to Report

U.S. securities trading could become more transparent and harder to manipulate if the U.S. government has its way. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 5-0 Wednesday to issue a proposal to establish a large trader reporting system, and separately proposed to put in place two investor protection measures in options markets that currently exist in stock markets.

April 15, 2010

SEC Seeks to Force Large Traders to Report

U.S. securities trading could become more transparent and harder to manipulate if the U.S. government has its way. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 5-0 Wednesday to issue a proposal to establish a large trader reporting system, and separately proposed to put in place two investor protection measures in options markets that currently exist in stock markets.

April 15, 2010

NV Consumer Advocate, Utilities Spar Over Outages, Rates

In what could be part of the prelims to bigger, harder-hitting fights, Nevada Consumer Advocate Eric Witkoski in March has publicly lashed out at Sierra Pacific Resources’ two utilities, alleging possible shoddy maintenance practices in the north and an excessive general rate increase request in the south. Meanwhile, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that regulates the utilities has been mostly quiet.

March 20, 2007

CA Governor Stays ‘Green’ in Call for Drilling Ban On- and Offshore

Keeping his election year pro-environmentalism theme in tact, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday pushed further and harder for a continued ban on new drilling offshore and on federal lands onshore.

July 14, 2006

Panelists: U.S. Needs to Compete Harder for Global LNG Supply

The U.S. seems slow to realize that it must try harder to compete for global liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply. And even with all the Rockies pipeline projects that have been completed in the past few years, more takeaway capacity is needed for regional production to realize its true value. These themes were common in the “Alternative Gas — Supply Sources for the Region” panel discussion Tuesday at the LDC Forum-Rockies and West conference in Los Angeles.

November 9, 2005
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