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BOP May Have Ignited Offshore Gas Well

Federal regulators, working with Walter Oil & Gas Corp., said Friday they were continuing to oversee and coordinate response efforts to secure the producer’s South Timbalier Block 220 natural gas well in the shallow Gulf of Mexico (GOM), which blew out last Tuesday and ignited a fire later that night.

July 29, 2013

FERC’s Clark Says States Best Equipped to Regulate Fracking

Tony Clark may have traded in his state regulator’s hat for a seat at FERC, but he has not changed his opinion that states are better equipped to oversee the regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) than the federal government.

May 6, 2013

FERC’s Clark Believes States Are Best Equipped to Regulate Fracking

Tony Clark may have traded in his state regulator’s hat for a seat at FERC, but he has not changed his opinion that states are better equipped to oversee the regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) than the federal government.

May 1, 2013

Interior Creates Transparency Committee for Extractive Industries

The Interior Department has established a national committee to guide and oversee U.S. implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a voluntary global initiative aimed at increasing accountability and transparency in the oil, natural gas and mining industries.

July 31, 2012

EPA Sets 2015 as Date to Capture Fracking Gas Emissions

In its final rule to eliminate harmful air pollution from oil and natural gas production announced Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted the industry a “reasonable” time to meet its requirements, extending the deadline for full compliance from 60 days to two and a half years.

April 19, 2012

California Regulators Partner on PG&E Penalty Cases

Two members of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Tuesday said they were forming a partnership approach to oversee two remaining natural gas pipeline safety proceedings regarding the aftermath of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) 2010 transmission pipe rupture and explosion in San Bruno, CA.

February 2, 2012

New Jersey to DRBC: Limit Initial Number of Wells, Sites

New Jersey wants the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to ultimately oversee the approval process for natural gas well sites in the river basin, and is calling for a strict limit to the initial number of production wells to be drilled once it adopts regulations on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

April 20, 2011

EPA Vows to Work with States to Oversee Fracking

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official told a Senate panel earlier this week that the agency is committed to cooperating with states to oversee the practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

April 18, 2011

Regulator: Eagle Ford Needs Its Own Task Force

In the early days of Barnett Shale drilling in North Texas it would have been nice to have better communication among area residents, municipal governments, regulators and energy companies, Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Commissioner David Porter told NGI’s Shale Daily. To make that happen in the fast-emerging Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas, Porter would like to see a task force focused on the play.

April 14, 2011

CFTC Plans to Divide Final Rules Into Three Batches

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) plans to soon begin finalizing the proposed rules to oversee the multi-trillion dollar derivatives market in the United States, but it doesn’t believe it will be able to complete its work by the July deadline set by Congress.

March 21, 2011
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