Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead last week unveiled a broad state energy strategy with 47 separate initiatives, many of which have existed in draft form for more than a year.
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Data just coming in from 2011 shows that investment in U.S. shale oil and gas drilling nearly doubled over 2010 levels, which vaulted shale plays to account for nearly one-quarter of all wells drilled in the United States, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API).
Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes, who many speculated was on the short list to succeed former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, has said that he expects to leave the department at the end of June. After serving more than four years in the Obama administration, he plans to serve as senior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation and teach at Stanford Law School in the fall. “I am grateful for his wisdom and guidance to me throughout this transition, and I wish him the best as he heads out to California for this next chapter,” said newly appointed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
Natural gas liquids (NGL) account for a significant portion of what many international organizations refer to as “oil production” from the United States, according to analysts from the Brookings Institution.
Three weeks after the launch of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) and its proposed certification process, many oil and natural gas producers are in the dark about the initiative and taking a “wait and see” approach to participating. Meanwhile, the organization is predicting that its membership will grow, but at an organic pace.
The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to be active, with almost as many named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) as 2012, and energy interests in the Gulf of Mexico stand a better than average chance of dealing with a major hurricane in the region, according to long term prognostications from two prominent forecasters last week.
Three weeks after the launch of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) and its proposed certification process, many oil and natural gas producers are in the dark about the initiative and taking a “wait and see” approach to participating.
An ExxonMobil Corp. oil pipeline spill late last month in Mayflower, AR, has left many questions in its wake for regulators and state officials about what the accident may mean for future pipeline projects from, including the controversial Keystone XL project that would carry oilsands crude to Gulf Coast markets.