Colorado oil and natural gas regulators said 428 natural gas well flowlines tested by operators in the state — a miniscule number overall — failed integrity tests conducted in the wake of a fatal home explosion in Weld County earlier this year.
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High technology and big investments required by shale drilling are cutting the number of Canadian companies capable of operating natural gas wells, according to an industry population count by the National Energy Board (NEB).
The North Dakota Legislature has carved out a new state environmental agency as a cabinet-level unit, set higher limits for spill reporting and established a safety/environmental self-auditing program for oil/natural gas operators in the state.
Activity in the U.S. onshore again appears to be heading north, as producers slowly raise rigs and open their wallets for bolt-on acquisitions. West Texas is the No. 1 destination, but even the long neglected natural gas-rich Haynesville and Fayetteville shales may be getting more love in the second half of this year.
Oil prices began to move higher in the last few days on an announcement that producers from in and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will hold talks in mid-April to consider freezing output — news that may be favorable as U.S. operators meet with their lenders to redetermine their borrowing abilities.
Ohio’s unconventional oil and natural gas production skyrocketed in 2015, with each growing by about 100% from 2014 levels. An analysis of the data shows that many of the same operators and counties continue to push those volumes higher.
The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unveiled its long-awaited rules governing flaring and venting of associated natural gas on public and tribal lands on Friday.
California regulators on Thursday issued civil penalties of $4,500 each to 30 oil/gas operators that failed to report water use data required under a state law (SB 1281) passed last year. More fines are expected.
The Permian Basin’s Wolfcamp Delaware play is providing a handful of producers strong results and shows promise of being one of the most economic liquids-oriented unconventional plays around once it matures, according to an analysis by IHS.
Three bills to tighten natural gas pipeline regulations — one already awaiting the governor’s signature and the other two awaiting floor votes — have emerged as the California state legislature heads into its final week and mandated adjournment by Aug. 31.