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Chesapeake Objects to Corps of Engineers’ Pipeline Rules

Changes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) methods of reviewing and permitting natural gas pipelines in Pennsylvania, which were instituted by the Corps July 1, will result in “substantial delays” in pipeline construction in the state’s Marcellus Shale area, according to David Spigelmyer, Chesapeake Energy vice president of government relations.

August 16, 2011

Barnett Shale Town Institutes Drilling Ban

The Bartonville, TX, Town Council on March 30 instituted a 90-day moratorium on new permits related to natural gas drilling and production.

April 8, 2011

‘Prince of Hydrocarbons,’ Prepares to Ascend Throne

The shale revolution has demolished market assumptions about natural gas and instituted a new world order, which eventually could allow the “Prince of Hydrocarbons” to inherit the kingdom, according to a new report.

March 14, 2011

CERAWeek: Shale Gas Turns Market On Its Head

The shale revolution has demolished market assumptions about natural gas and instituted a new world order, which eventually could allow the “Prince of Hydrocarbons” to inherit the kingdom, according to a report unveiled Wednesday.

March 10, 2011

Wyoming Challenges EPA on GHG Rules

Wyoming has filed three petitions with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, challenging rules instituted by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, alleging that the new rules trample on states rights.

February 21, 2011

Wyoming Balks at EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules

Wyoming earlier in February filed three petitions with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, challenging rules instituted by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, alleging that the new rules trample on states rights.

February 15, 2011

DRBC Sued for Allowing Gas Drilling Prior to Moratorium

Two conservation groups are suing the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) for allowing natural gas development in the watershed prior to a moratorium instituted last year. The plaintiffs have asked the court to have the drilled wells removed, “and the sites cleaned up and restored to natural conditions.”

February 4, 2011

EnCana Calls BC Leak ‘Rare Piping Failure,’ Institutes Changes

EnCana Corp. instituted new safety procedures and conducted a risk assessment review at 500 drilling sites ahead of a report issued Thursday by the British Columbia (BC) Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) that said the producer failed to properly execute its emergency response plan following a natural gas leak last November at a shale drilling site.

February 8, 2010

EnCana Calls BC Leak ‘Rare Piping Failure,’ Institutes Changes

EnCana Corp. instituted new safety procedures and conducted a risk assessment review at 500 drilling sites ahead of a report issued Thursday by the British Columbia (BC) Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) that said the producer failed to properly execute its emergency response plan following a natural gas leak last November at a shale drilling site.

February 5, 2010

EnCana Calls BC Leak ‘Rare Piping Failure,’ Institutes Changes

EnCana Corp. instituted new safety procedures and conducted a risk assessment review at 500 drilling sites ahead of a report issued Thursday by the British Columbia (BC) Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) that said the producer failed to properly execute its emergency response plan following a natural gas leak last November at a shale drilling site.

February 5, 2010
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