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George P. Mitchell: A Quintessential American Story

George Phydias Mitchell, 94, who is credited with pioneering unconventional drilling techniques that have opened up North America’s natural gas and oil potential, died Friday at his home in Galveston, TX.

July 29, 2013

Consol’s WV Water Treatment Plant a Coal Mine Legacy

Consol Energy Inc. has opened a water treatment plant near Mannington, WV, that will be used to treat up to 3,500 gallons per minute of water from coal mines, some of which could be put to use in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations in the area.

July 15, 2013

Arkansas Attorney General Looking Into ExxonMobil Oil Spill

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation of a crude oil spill near Mayflower, AR, which ExxonMobil was working to clean up. The cause of the spill is still under investigation, but Exxon said the spill did not involve tar sands oil.

April 3, 2013

Arkansas Investigating ExxonMobil Oil Spill

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation of a crude oil spill near Mayflower, AR, which ExxonMobil was working to clean up. The cause of the spill is still under investigation, but Exxon said the spill did not involve tar sands oil.

April 3, 2013

Ohio Issues Second Unitization Order in the Utica Shale

The chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management (DOGRM) has issued a unitization order for Chesapeake Energy Corp. in Carroll County, putting forced pooling into effect for a second time in the emerging Utica Shale.

March 20, 2013

Group Aims to ‘Steer’ Eagle Ford Development Right

The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (Steer), which is claimed to be “the most comprehensive Eagle Ford Shale resource in the region,” has opened its offices in San Antonio, TX.

March 12, 2013

Unimin Opens Proppant Terminal in Ohio’s Utica Shale

Unimin Corp. has opened a proppant distribution terminal in Navarre, OH, in Stark County to serve oil and natural gas operators in the Utica Shale.

March 1, 2013

Industry Brief

Integrys Energy Group’s Trillium CNG opened another fueling location for compressed natural gas (CNG) at a public transit center in Glenwood Springs, CO. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority expects about one-third of its public transit buses will be running on CNG by this fall. Trillium builds and operates natural gas fueling stations throughout the nation. Trillium has been building these fueling stations for 20 years and won the contract with Roaring Fork through a competitive bid. The transit authority bills itself as the first rural bus rapid transit system in the nation, drawing recognition from the Obama administration last year. The new system will operate with CNG buses between Glenwood Springs and Aspen.

February 19, 2013

WIC, Viking Investigated for Rate Over-Recovery

FERC last Thursday opened Section 5 Natural Gas Act (NGA) investigations into the rates charged by pipelines Wyoming Interstate Co. (WIC) and Viking Gas Transmission to determine if they are over-recovering their costs, resulting in unjust and unreasonable rates for their shippers.

November 19, 2012

WIC, Viking Pipelines Investigated for Over-Recovery of Rates

FERC Thursday opened Section 5 Natural Gas Act (NGA) investigations into the rates charged by pipelines Wyoming Interstate Co. (WIC) and Viking Gas Transmission to determine if they are over-recovering their costs, resulting in unjust and unreasonable rates for their shippers.

November 16, 2012
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