Colorado Commission Proposes Oil/Gas Rules Following Task Force Recommendations

The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Tuesday unveiled draft rules to implement two recommendations by the oil and gas task force appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper and is planning three public hearings this month.

October 8, 2015
Texas Lawmaker Pens Bills to Thwart Anti-Drilling Actions

Texas Lawmaker Pens Bills to Thwart Anti-Drilling Actions

Texas state Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) has introduced two bills for the upcoming legislative session that target potential future anti-drilling/hydraulic fracturing (fracking) actions in the Lone Star State, such as what happened in the Barnett Shale town of Denton earlier this year.

December 18, 2014

New York’s High Court to Decide Validity of Local Fracking Bans

The New York Court of Appeals on Thursday agreed to review two lawsuits that protest bans on unconventional drilling, and specifically hydraulic fracturing (fracking), that were imposed by Middlefield and Dryden, Southern Tier municipalities that top the Marcellus Shale.

August 30, 2013

USGS Finds Methane in Pennsylvania Water Wells Before Drilling

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said it found naturally occurring dissolved methane at several household wells used for drinking water in Sullivan County, PA, during pre-drill baseline testing at sites not near existing oil and gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

June 21, 2013

Pro-Shale Attorneys Say New York Appeals Hearings Went Well

Attorneys for energy companies and landowners looking to advance shale development in New York State said Thursday morning’s proceedings in state appellate court went well and they expect to hear rulings on two key cases in six to eight weeks, or by mid-May.

March 22, 2013
Constitution to Propose Revised Primary Route for Marcellus Pipeline

Constitution to Propose Revised Primary Route for Marcellus Pipeline

Constitution Pipeline Co. has finalized the route it will propose for a Marcellus Pipeline in a certification application it expects to file with FERC this spring, the company said in a project update newsletter sent to landowners and other stakeholders.

January 22, 2013

Maine PUC Opens Kennebec Valley to Summit Natural Gas

Maine’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Thursday approved a Summit Natural Gas of Maine request to provide service to customers in 17 municipalities in the Kennebec Valley region, a decision that could complicate matters for a competitor that already is building a new gas pipeline in part of the area.

January 14, 2013
Besting Expectations, Pennsylvania Producers Pay $206M in Impact Fees

Besting Expectations, Pennsylvania Producers Pay $206M in Impact Fees

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) said Monday that natural gas producers have paid most of about $206 million owed under the drilling impact fee enacted under Act 13, surging past the $180 million the state thought it would take in this year from its new omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

September 12, 2012

Two New York Towns Take Wait-and-See Approach to Fracking

Two municipalities in upstate New York have decided to remain neutral on the issue of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) and will wait until the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issues its report on the practice.

August 13, 2012

Armada Accelerating Niobrara Oil Exploration

Armada Oil Inc. has signed a geophysical data acquisition agreement with Geokinetics USA Inc. to conduct seismic testing on land in the Niobrara and Casper formations in southern Wyoming, the Houston-based independent oil and gas company said.

July 10, 2012
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