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Wyoming Governor: Energy Development, Reclamation Can Coexist

Energy development and conservation/environmental mitigation can work together and are doing so in Wyoming, the nation’s most resource-intense state, Gov. Matt Mead told a symposium in Cheyenne Monday. Resource development does not have to mean “ruin,” Mead said.

June 5, 2013

Colorado Oil, Gas Industry ‘Dumbfounded’ by Bill’s Defeat

Legislation in Colorado that would have imposed higher penalties for oil and natural gas operators that violated state regulations — supported by the governor and the energy industry — went down in defeat Wednesday, the final day of the session.

May 10, 2013

Revised Frack Rule Said to Weaken Public Land Requirements

Citing “intense pressure” from industry and its allies in Congress, a New Jersey congressman said Wednesday that the Interior Department appears to be making its proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of oil and gas wells on public lands weaker, not stronger.

May 9, 2013
Bakken Fracking In a Lull, But 2013 Looms Big

Bakken Fracking In a Lull, But 2013 Looms Big

In the midst of continued oil/natural gas production growth, albeit at a slower pace, North Dakota’s drilling activity has slowed significantly and the amount of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) even more so, according to the state’s top oil/gas official. Activity is projected to increase again next year, however, with continuing technology advances.

December 20, 2012

Fracking Support Outweighs Opposition, Says Survey

Even with the intense media coverage of of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), most people haven’t heard about it or are unfamiliar with the practice, according to a nationwide poll conducted in March by the University of Texas at Austin (UT). Of the one-third familiar with fracking “support outweighed opposition, 48% to 36%.”

April 16, 2012

Most in U.S. Not Wise to Fracking, Survey Finds

Even with the intense media coverage of of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), most people haven’t heard about it or are unfamiliar with the practice, according to a nationwide poll conducted in March by the University of Texas at Austin (UT). Of the one-third familiar with fracking “support outweighed opposition, 48% to 36%.”

April 11, 2012

Fuel Subsidies Need to Be Debated, Institute Says

The disputed dollar impacts are sufficiently large and the deficit reduction talks equally intense so a full range of federal energy subsidies need to be debated by Congress and others, according to a white paper issued recently by the Washington DC-based Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) which generally supports renewable energy.

June 27, 2011

PG&E Utility Loses Two Executives

In the midst of intense consumer and regulatory unrest, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) acknowledged Thursday that it will be replacing two of its key senior executives: COO John Keenan and Senior Vice President for Engineering and Operations Edward Salas.

April 11, 2011

Unconventional Plays Drew M&A’s Big Spenders Last Year

Shale gas plays have been a magnet for energy deals, and that was even more true last year, which saw a record dollar value for upstream energy mergers and acquisitions (M&A), driven largely by shale-related activity, according to consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

January 27, 2011

Heat, Futures Give Slight Boost to Cash Quotes

Intense heat in many areas finally appeared to be reviving the spot market, but only to a small degree, Thursday. The previous day’s minor rebound of 2.9 cents by September futures also helped in raising cash prices slightly at most points.

August 13, 2010
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