President Obama, in his annual State of the Union speech Tuesday night, for the first time issued a strong call for development of domestic natural gas and oil as part of “an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy.”
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Ruby Pipeline said Thursday night that based on its best available information, the return to service on its system is anticipated to occur during the gas day of Sunday (Dec. 18). The restoration plan includes ramping up operationally available capacity over the course of about three days to allow Ruby to restore the linepack necessary to schedule and deliver service at firm contracted capacity, the pipeline said. The plan had three phases: 1) Ruby would accept nominations for Sunday during the Intraday 2 nomination cycle (Cycle 4) with an estimated operationally available capacity of 330 MMcf/d; 2) Ruby would accept nominations for Monday, starting with the Evening nomination cycle (Cycle 2) with an estimated operationally available capacity of 660 MMcf/d; and 3) for Tuesday’s gas day, Ruby anticipates being able to schedule firm contracted capacity, but it depends on acceptable linepack restoration.
The Pennsylvania Senate approved its version of an impact fee on natural gas by a narrow vote Wednesday night, but it’s still uncertain whether Pennsylvanians will get a revenue boost or the proverbial lump of coal for Christmas.
The low price of natural gas may be keeping producers up at night, but it’s helping some Pennsylvania consumers sleep easier.
Fort Worth City Council members got an earful last Tuesday night from a standing-room-only audience about a proposal to tighten drilling restrictions in the Barnett Shale town. Protected use areas, multiple well pad site permitting and saltwater disposal are among the items being weighed.
Fort Worth City Council members got an earful Tuesday night from a standing-room-only audience about a proposal to tighten drilling restrictions in the Barnett Shale town. Protected use areas, multiple well pad site permitting and saltwater disposal are among the items being weighed.
California’s Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday night to hold off on a ban of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and instead add well permitting requirements to require individual approvals by the county’s planning and development department.