Pennsylvania state Rep. Jesse White (D-Cecil), who has frequently voiced his opposition to the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law and the potential impacts of gas drilling in the state, sent e-mails to Range Resources Inc. — the largest driller in his home county — asking for campaign contributions and a ride to the 2011 Superbowl on Range’s corporate plane.
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EnerVest Expects Utica Sale Before Year’s End; Barnett Picking Up
EnerVest Ltd., the second biggest leaseholder in the Utica Shale after Chesapeake Energy Corp., should complete the sale of a big chunk of its leasehold by the end of the year, CEO John Walker said Friday. The property sale could fetch as much as $6 billion for the privately held Houston operator and publicly traded arm EV Energy Partners (EVEP).
Columbia Gas Expansion to East Coast OK’d
NiSource Inc. on Friday said it is proceeding with its East Side Expansion project on its Columbia Gas Transmission system to carry Marcellus Shale gas to the East Coast and mid-Atlantic region.
Dominion Secures Liquids Agreement in Utica, Readies Expansions
Dominion Resources Inc. has secured a long-term natural gas gathering service agreement in northeastern Ohio with M3 Ohio Gathering (Momentum) to process wet gas from the Utica Shale and is readying several projects in the Utica and Marcellus shale region to expand capacity services, CEO Tom Farrell said Thursday.
Binghamton, NY, Fracking Moratorium Tossed by Judge
A New York judge on Tuesday invalidated the City of Binghamton’s two-year ban by on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and exploration activities that was enacted late last year.
Court Tosses Out CFTC Position Limit Rule
In a major victory for market speculators, a federal court in Washington, DC, late Friday tossed out the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s controversial final rule aimed at limiting speculative trading in the swaps market.
Japan Planning to Phase Out Nuclear Power by 2030s
Japanese government officials on Friday announced a proposal to phase out nuclear power by the late 2030s, a major policy shift that ensures the country will need to rely on imported energy and could secure its position as the world’s biggest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Ohio Groups Would Reinstate Local Rules for Oil/Gas Drilling
A coalition of grassroots organizations in Ohio has started a campaign to restore local governments’ ability to regulate oil and natural gas drilling, a “home rule” power that could potentially be used by opponents of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to ban the practice in their communities.
Tennessee New York Compressor Outage Affecting 200,000 Dth
Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline late Wednesday declared a critical day 1 operational flow order (OFO) effective 9 a.m. Thursday due to a force majeure event at its Compressor Station 249 in Carlisle, NY.
Shell Asks for Extension to Drill in Chukchi Sea
Beset by delays, Royal Dutch Shell plc has asked U.S. officials for a bit more time to conduct its inaugural drilling program in Alaska’s offshore.