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Flaring Will Remain Part of Bakken, Analyst Says

Even with a multi-billion-dollar natural gas gathering and processing infrastructure buildout ongoing, North Dakota is not likely to greatly reduce the volumes of gas being flared as an offshoot of its accelerated oil boom, according to an analysis released Thursday by RBN Energy LLC.

September 10, 2012

Pennsylvania PUC Finalizes Act 13 Impact Fee Procedures

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Thursday finalized how the new unconventional natural gas drilling impact fee for Marcellus Shale operators enacted under Act 13, will be imposed, implemented and collected, but because of pending litigation, rules that govern oil and gas operations were not addressed.

May 11, 2012

Noble Energy Takes Lessons from Niobrara to Marcellus

If ever there was an explorer for other producers to take a page from, it just might be Noble Energy Inc., which has quietly become one of the players to watch in the U.S. onshore.

November 18, 2011

EPA, DOI, DOE Each Studying New Fracking Rules

How many U.S. government agencies does it take to frack a well?

November 7, 2011

EPA, DOI, DOE Each Studying New Fracking Rules

How many U.S. government agencies does it take to frack a well?

November 4, 2011

Alberta Changes Well Spacing Regulations

Regulators in Alberta said the province would remove most subsurface well density controls for coalbed methane (CBM) and shale gas, one of several changes announced Thursday for well spacing for conventional and unconventional oil and gas wells.

October 12, 2011

EIA Report Pegs Recoverable Shale Resources at 750 Tcf

A report commissioned by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that technically recoverable shale natural gas resources in the United States are as much as 750 Tcf.

July 11, 2011

Ohio AG Urged to Investigate Bizarre ‘Talking Points’

Three Ohio legislators have asked the state’s attorney general to determine the source of a five-page document that, if authentic, could prove individuals connected to the energy industry are using deceptive practices to persuade property owners to sign oil and gas leases.

April 26, 2011

Pennsylvania to Hold Marcellus Meetings

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley (R) announced Thursday that four working groups created by the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission will meet beginning on Monday (April 11).

April 11, 2011

EPA Submits Draft Hydrofracking Study Plan for Scientific Review

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last Tuesday submitted a 140-page draft plan to the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) to study potential drinking water contamination associated with chemicals and fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

February 14, 2011