Most Area Residents Stayed Put During SoCal Gas Well Leak

While the headlines and costs of a four-month natural gas storage well leak that ended last month concentrated on nearly 10,000 residents who decided to leave their homes in the upscale Porter Ranch section of the Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, the majority of residents stayed put in the area of the Aliso Canyon underground gas storage field.

March 3, 2016

No Easy Fix For Magnum NatGas Blowout

Wild Well Control on Friday started the lengthy process of removing the wellhead at a Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. site in Monroe County, OH, that’s been leaking uncontrollably since Dec. 13 (see Shale Daily, Dec. 15).

December 19, 2014

MarkWest Facility Hit By Lightning in SW Pennsylvania

MarkWest Energy Partners LP on Thursday said its Houston Processing and Fractionation facility in southwest Pennsylvania would remain offline until a full assessment of equipment could be made after a lightning strike on Wednesday caused limited damage to one of its processing plants there.

May 29, 2014

Columbia Gulf Pipeline Ruptures in Kentucky

NiSource is investigating a rupture of its Columbia Gulf Transmission LLC pipeline that occurred about 2:05 a.m. EST Thursday on the system’s 30-inch diameter Line 200 in Adair County, KY. Shippers were not being impacted, the pipeline said.

February 13, 2014

Pittsburgh to File Brief, Back Act 13 Opponents in Court

Fresh from being told that portions of its drilling ordinance are incompatible with Act 13, the state’s new omnibus Marcellus Shale law, the city of Pittsburgh plans to support the law’s opponents in court and file an amicus curiae brief.

September 19, 2012

Local Colorado Drilling Agreements Depend on State

Agreements between two oil and gas producers and a small Front Range Colorado town have added to the state’s rules covering hydraulic fracturing and depend solely on the state for enforcement. Memoranda of understanding (MOU) inked separately by Encana Oil & Gas Co. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with the city of Erie, CO, include several best management practices mutually agreed to with city officials and incorporated into state permitting requirements for new wells.

September 4, 2012

Researchers: Housing Shortage Affects Eagle Ford Workers, Locals

As the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale plays have shown, oil and gas wells go up long before there are enough homes for all the workers who flock to the energy patch for high-paying jobs. A study released Tuesday intends to lay out a strategy for Eagle Ford counties in South Texas to meet regional housing needs over the next 10-15 years.

July 11, 2012

Environmental Groups File Fracking Complaint with Wyoming Court

A consortium of environmental groups has filed a petition with a Wyoming district court, seeking to require the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commissions to disclose information about specific chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of oil and natural gas wells that are being kept confidential for proprietary business reasons.

March 28, 2012

NPC: ‘Enormous’ Natgas Base Could Transform U.S. Economy

Shale gas is reviving the domestic chemical industry, has already sparked growth in exports, and going forward it will boost the U.S. economy through new jobs in supplier industries and other manufacturers benefiting from cheap, plentiful energy, according to the National Petroleum Council (NPC).

September 16, 2011

Hess Snaps Up More Unconventional Acreage

In two days’ time Hess Corp. has acquired stakes in almost 185,000 net acres in the Ohio portion of the Utica Shale, the latest deal adding 85,000 more acres to its prospective leasehold.

September 9, 2011
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