Lauded

XTO, MarkWest Look to Shale’s Next Chapter

Two industry executives last week lauded the economic success brought about by shale gas development, but warned that continuing success depends in large part upon educating the public about hydraulic fracturing (fracking), training future regulators and policymakers, and being able to export liquefied natural gas (LNG).

September 24, 2012
XTO, MarkWest Execs Tout Shale Success, Push Public Interaction, LNG Exports

XTO, MarkWest Execs Tout Shale Success, Push Public Interaction, LNG Exports

Two oil and natural gas industry executives lauded the economic success brought about by shale gas development, but warned that continuing success depends in large part upon educating the public on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), training future regulators and policy makers, and exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG).

September 21, 2012

Utah Resident Sues for Closed-Door Actions to Challenge BLM

A closed-door meeting held in Utah’s Uintah County earlier this year by officials from three states and industry representatives violated the state’s open meeting law because during the meeting officials mapped out strategies to challenge a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ruling to restrict oil shale development, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

July 13, 2012

Pennsylvania Gas Drilling Falls Almost 7% in First Five Months

Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling declined nearly 7% in the first five months of this year from the same period of 2011 in part as operators began moving from dry gas to wetter targets, according to data from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

June 28, 2012

Shell Moves Step Closer to Exploratory Drilling in Arctic Waters

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) lauded a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) environmental appeals board (EAB) to deny all challenges to clean air permits for Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Noble Discoverer drillship.

January 17, 2012

Shell Moves Step Closer to Exploratory Drilling in Arctic Waters

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) lauded a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) environmental appeals board (EAB) to deny all challenges to clean air permits for Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Noble Discoverer drillship.

January 16, 2012

California Steps Up Low-Carbon Fuel Standards

Clean fuel advocates in the utility and merchant energy sectors Tuesday lauded California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing a new law to help implement the state’s low-carbon fuel standard (AB 118), authored by his political ally in the state legislature, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.

October 18, 2007

ScottishPower Bullish on PPM Energy; Eyes Wind, Storage Expansion

Contrary to rumors earlier in the year that it was looking for potential buyers for the rest of its U.S.-based assets, ScottishPower’s CEO Wednesday lauded Portland, OR-based PPM Energy for its “excellent” financial results. He also announced new expansions of its wind power and natural gas storage projects in the United States.

May 25, 2006

U.S. Appeals Court Rules CA Attorney General Can Seek PG&E Restitution

Calling it a “major victory,” California Attorney General Bill Lockyer Tuesday lauded a decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that revives the attorney general’s claim for restitution of up to $5 billion from PG&E Corp., the holding company for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which emerged in April 2004 from three years of Chapter 11 bankruptcy court proceedings.

January 11, 2006

Gas Associations Laud Ruling on EPA’s NOx Regulations

Lauded by both the Interstate Gas Association of America (INGAA)and the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) as a boost for thegas industry, the Environmental Protection Agency’s program forreducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions for 19 eastern andmidwestern states plus the District of Columbia was upheld by theDistrict of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals recently. Barring anyfurther appeals, the NOx SIP Call rule will be added to the CleanAir Act, requiring the states included in it to reduce their NOxemissions by a total of 1.2 million tons, or 28% from currentlevels, annually. The court’s decision was passed March 3.

March 13, 2000