Pennsylvania Shale Permits Hit Historic Lows in 2016; Expected to Bounce Back This Year

Pennsylvania Shale Permits Hit Historic Lows in 2016; Expected to Bounce Back This Year

Unconventional natural gas well drilling permits in Pennsylvania hit an eight year-low in 2016, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) annual oil and gas report, reflecting what’s viewed as the bottom of the 2014 commodities downturn for Appalachian shale operators.

May 19, 2017

Anadarko Disconnecting One-Inch NatGas Flowlines in Colorado, Inspecting Vertical, Horizontal Wells

Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest oil and natural gas producer in Colorado, is disconnecting all of the 1-inch natural gas flowlines that run underground from its vertical wells in northeastern Colorado in response to a fatal home explosion in Firestone last month.

May 17, 2017

Tetco On Track to Finish With Penn-Jersey System Work by November

Texas Eastern Transmission LP (Tetco) said in a notice posted last week that it has completed a quarter of the work necessary to restore its Penn-Jersey system to full capacity after it was damaged in an explosion and fire in Westmoreland County, PA, earlier this year.

August 30, 2016

Pennsylvania DEP Looks to Strengthen Inspections, Compliance

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is restarting a process to improve statewide consistency in the way it conducts inspections of regulated entities, ensures compliance with state and federal laws, and handles enforcement cases, the agency said Tuesday.

April 6, 2016

After Delay, Pennsylvania DEP Starts Well Inspection Program

After a nearly three-year delay, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is preparing to begin a well inspection program before the end of the year.

November 7, 2013

BLM Needs Better Data to Track Processing Times, Says GAO

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) needs better data to track the processing times for applications of permits to drill (APD) and to prioritize the inspections of oil and natural gas wells on federal lands, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report.

September 25, 2013

California BLM Puts Lease Sales on Hold for Remainder of Year

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed a lease sale in California that was scheduled for May 22 due to budget constraints, a shift in priorities to inspection and enforcement of existing leases, and processing of new applications for permits to drill. This was the only lease sale that the agency had proposed in the state for the remainder of the fiscal year.

May 10, 2013

Colorado Lawmakers Block New Oil, Gas Restraints

With only one day to go before the Colorado General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn, the energy industry and Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have quashed nearly all proposed legislation to revise state oil and gas regulations.

May 8, 2013

Transportation Notes

Citing a possible leak, ANR said it is performing an unplanned pipe inspection on its 747 Line that requires the shut-in of four South Marsh Island meters offshore Louisiana.

October 25, 2011

Transportation Notes

El Paso said during its annual bottom-hole survey and emergency shutdown/Department of Transportation inspection at the Washington Ranch Storage Facility, scheduled for Monday through Sept. 19, its “operational flexibility will be extremely limited as no injection or withdrawal will be possible.” This is in addition to limitations from ongoing unscheduled anomaly remediations on Lines 1100, 1103 and 1110 between the Pecos River and Guadalupe compressor stations, El Paso said in an appeal to shippers asking them to stay balanced on transportation nominations during this time.

September 12, 2011
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