Month

Canada Cracks Door to Foreign Investment

The Canadian government earlier this month granted Chinese state-controlled industry a spot in the North American oil and gas industry with its approval of a merger by CNOOC Ltd. of Nexen Inc. (see NGI, Dec. 10), but it pledged that the toehold will not be allowed to grow into a dominant role.

December 17, 2012

Alberta Fracking Mishap Leads to Rules Rewrite

An 11-month investigation into an Alberta drilling mishap has confirmed that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) poses a unique fluid spill risk and prompted regulatory steps to control the danger.

December 17, 2012

Transco Seeks FERC Approval to Start Up Mid-Atlantic Connector

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) has asked FERC for the go-ahead to place certain of its Mid-Atlantic Connector expansion facilities into service by the end of the month.

December 17, 2012

30-Day Comment Period on Frack Rules Begins in New York

Three key lawmakers in New York say one month isn’t long enough for the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to receive public comments on proposed rules governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), and they are asking the agency for an extension.

December 12, 2012

XTO ‘Delays’ Dallas Drilling Fight

Less than a month after renewing its fight for the right to drill its leases at in southwest Dallas, ExxonMobil Corp.’s XTO Energy told the Dallas City Planning Commission to strike its request for specific use permits from the agenda for its Dec. 20 meeting.

December 10, 2012

XTO Energy ‘Delays’ Dallas Drilling Fight

Less than a month after renewing its fight for the right to drill its leases at Hensley Field in southwest Dallas, ExxonMobil Corp.’s XTO Energy told the Dallas City Planning Commission to strike its request for specific use permits from the agenda for its Dec. 20 meeting.

December 10, 2012

Atlas Pipeline Expands with Cardinal Purchase

Atlas Pipeline Partners LP (APL) on Monday agreed to pay $600 million for all of the operating assets of privately held Cardinal Midstream LLC, which would give it cryogenic processing plants, associated gathering pipelines and a gas treatment business that includes facilities in the Woodford, Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Fayetteville shales, as well as the Granite Wash and Avalon formations.

December 6, 2012

Reversing Course, University Closes Shale Institute

The University at Buffalo (UB) will close its Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI), which during its seven-month life issued a hydraulic fracturing (fracking) study that was the target of criticism from several areas, including some UB staff, university President Satish Tripathi said Monday.

November 26, 2012

University at Buffalo to Close Shale Institute

The University at Buffalo (UB) will close its Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI), which during its seven-month life issued a hydraulic fracturing (fracking) study that was the target of criticism from several areas, including some UB staff, university President Satish Tripathi said last week.

November 26, 2012

University at Buffalo to Close Shale Resources and Society Institute

The University at Buffalo (UB) will close its Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI), which during its seven-month life issued a hydraulic fracturing (fracking) study that was the target of criticism from several areas, including some UB staff, university President Satish Tripathi said Monday.

November 21, 2012