Officials

SoCalGas Storage Field Leak Likely to Continue 3-4 Months; Nearby Residents Evacuated

Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) on Tuesday told local elected officials and nearby residents that it will take up to four more months to plug a gas storage well leak that began Oct. 23 (see Daily GPI,Nov. 12).

December 3, 2015
EPA Expects to Publish Long-Awaited Draft Fracking Report in March

EPA Expects to Publish Long-Awaited Draft Fracking Report in March

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday that the agency plans to roll out a series of key peer-reviewed papers related to its long-awaited draft report on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on drinking water resources, setting the stage for its release early next year.

October 21, 2014
Mexico Energy Reforms Called ‘Golden Opportunity’ for California

Mexico Energy Reforms Called ‘Golden Opportunity’ for California

Mexico reforms signed into law in August by President Enrique Pena Nieto are critical steps for the energy sector to welcome an influx of foreign investment, offering a “golden opportunity” for California with its location and historic ties, state energy officials said on Tuesday.

September 5, 2014

Pennsylvania Counties Support USGS Baseline Testing of Water Wells

Officials in two Pennsylvania counties with significant oil and gas drilling that targets the Marcellus Shale say they support plans by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct baseline testing at private water wells in their counties next year.

July 30, 2013
Whiting Eyes Ramp Up in Niobrara, Bakken

Whiting Eyes Ramp Up in Niobrara, Bakken

Denver-based Whiting Petroleum Corp. officials said Friday they expected to greatly ramp up production in both the Bakken and Niobrara shale plays later this year as they reported production for the second quarter that was up substantially from the same period in 2012.

July 30, 2013

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Quashes PUC Appeal on Act 13

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court quashed an appeal by the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Thursday, leaving in place a judge’s order that the commission cannot use a review process to enforce some provisions of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

July 29, 2013
Rail Transport ‘Critical’ to North Dakota, Officials Say

Rail Transport ‘Critical’ to North Dakota, Officials Say

While acknowledging that rail shipments are a vital part of the burgeoning Bakken Shale play, North Dakota energy officials on Monday refused to speculate on the eventual impact of the oil rail car derailment and fire in Quebec, Canada, on their state’s soaring production (see Shale Daily, July 16).

July 18, 2013

Delaware Basin Chairman Addresses Growing Calls For Action

Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) Chairman Michele Sierkerka said the organization is working to advance natural gas regulations in the basin, with “thousands of hours” logged so far by its staff and those of its member states on the process since November 2011.

July 16, 2013

Pennsylvania Landowner’s Group Threatens to Sue DRBC

A coalition of landowners in Wayne County, PA, is threatening to file a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) over a continuing delay in either enacting natural gas regulations in the basin or deferring regulation to its four member states.

July 8, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Urges DRBC Action to Lift Moratorium

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is urging the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to proceed with a proposal to revise water quality regulations, a move that could ultimately open the basin to expanded Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

July 5, 2013
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