Legislation

House Democrats’ FRAC Act Taking Aim Once Again to Boost Unconventional Drilling Oversight

House Democrats’ FRAC Act Taking Aim Once Again to Boost Unconventional Drilling Oversight

A group of House Democrats is making another attempt to increase oversight of the oil and gas industry with a package of legislation that was introduced Monday. The legislation, including House Resolution (HR) 4014, takes aim at among other things hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which is used in unconventional drilling to complete wells. The Fracturing Responsibility…

March 23, 2021
North Dakota Examining Potential for Bakken Natural Gas, Liquids Storage

North Dakota Examining Potential for Bakken Natural Gas, Liquids Storage

North Dakota’s Industrial Commission (IC) has asked the state legislature to authorize pursuing options to add oil and natural gas storage for the Bakken Shale. The governor-led commission “pre-filed a bill for next year’s legislature to take on permitting of oil, gas and natural gas liquids storage,” said Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms.…

December 17, 2020
SoCalGas Unleashes California-Produced RNG Fueling

SoCalGas Unleashes California-Produced RNG Fueling

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) said renewable natural gas (RNG) supply now is flowing at most of the natural gas vehicle fueling stations it operates. The Sempra Energy utility recently began purchasing RNG from multi-dairy connected Calgren Dairy Fuels in the state. Calgren produces RNG as part of a rapidly growing biomethane industry. Eventually, 18…

November 4, 2020
Colorado Governor’s Call for Energy Industry Collaboration Praised by PDC

Colorado Governor’s Call for Energy Industry Collaboration Praised by PDC

Colorado’s natural gas and oil industry has faced pressure from all sides in recent years, reviled by landowners and litigated by environmental groups, but Gov. Jared Polis has shown he can compromise, PDC Energy Inc. executives said last week. CEO Bart Brookman discussed second quarter results in a wide ranging conference call that hit on…

August 10, 2020

Canada Energy Industry Slams new Regulatory Regime as ‘No More Pipelines Bill’

Raised regulatory hurdles and expanded roles for critics confront the Canadian fossil fuel industry under hotly contested legislation that the national Liberal government passed in the final hours of the 2019 session of Parliament.

June 24, 2019

Natural Gas, Nuclear Interests Again Clashing Over Pennsylvania Power Subsidies

The natural gas industry went before Pennsylvania lawmakers to again spar with representatives of the nuclear power sector, who pushed in recent testimony before the state Senate’s consumer protection committee for passage of a bill requiring electric distribution companies and suppliers to purchase credits from nuclear plants.

April 12, 2019

Proposed Colorado Ballot Measure Designed to Repeal Expected Oil, Gas Reform Bill

Officials in two of Colorado’s largest oil and natural gas producing counties are pushing a ballot measure that would repeal reform legislation on the fast track to the governor’s desk.

March 27, 2019
Colorado Oil, Gas Rules Overhaul on Fast Track to Governor’s Desk

Colorado Oil, Gas Rules Overhaul on Fast Track to Governor’s Desk

The Colorado Senate on a 19-15 vote Wednesday passed and sent to the lower House a fast-track omnibus bill to extensively reform the oil and natural gas industry, empowering local governments to the exclusion of regulators.

March 14, 2019
Colorado’s Plan to Tighten Oil, Gas Regulations Draws Industry Ire

Colorado’s Plan to Tighten Oil, Gas Regulations Draws Industry Ire

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and legislative leaders want to reform oil and natural gas regulations, allowing more local government input on future energy development and, among other things, strengthen forced pooling requirements for producers.

March 4, 2019

Utica Spacing, Well Plugging Bills Advance in West Virginia Legislature

With less than a month before the West Virginia Legislature’s 60-day regular session concludes, a suite of oil and natural gas-related bills is advancing in what has so far been a calmer year for the industry at the capitol, especially compared to 2018 when it won a long-fought battle for co-tenancy.

February 13, 2019
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