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Maryland House Passes 7.5% Severance Tax on Natural Gas

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a 7.5% state severance tax on natural gas production on Monday, which if adopted would become the highest severance tax rate for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.

March 28, 2012

House Passes Bill to Open Offshore Areas, ANWR to Leasing

The House late Thursday passed by a wide margin an energy measure (H.R. 3408) that would allow for expanded oil and natural gas drilling in federal offshore and onshore land that has historically been closed to producers.

February 21, 2012

House OKs Bill to Open More Offshore, ANWR to Leasing

The House late Thursday passed by a wide margin an energy measure (H.R. 3408) that would allow for expanded oil and natural gas drilling in federal offshore and onshore land that has historically been closed to producers.

February 20, 2012

Pennsylvania Impact Fee Awaits Governor’s Signature

After more than three years of wrangling, Pennsylvania lawmakers have passed an impact fee on unconventional gas drilling, but as the bill awaits an anticipated signature from Gov. Tom Corbett, it is garnering plenty of disdain from detractors and backhanded compliments from supporters.

February 13, 2012

North Dakota Passes Production Milestone

North Dakota passed another oil production milestone in November, averaging more than a half-million b/d, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Industrial Commission.

January 12, 2012

Pipeline Safety Bill Passes Congress, Heads to White House

A sweeping pipeline safety bill backed by industry and safety advocates alike passed both houses of Congress last week and will be sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law before the end of the year.

January 9, 2012

Carrizo Tops Production Goal in Eagle Ford

With recent production from the Eagle Ford Shale and Niobrara Formation, Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. passed its target of 5,000 net b/d, the company announced Wednesday.

December 29, 2011

Spending Bill Shifts Air Permit Authority in Arctic OCS to Interior

The House Friday passed by 296-121 a major omnibus spending bill to avert a shutdown of the federal government. Senate approval of the measure, which included nine different appropriations bills to fund agencies through fiscal 2012, was imminent. The bill contains several provisions that are favorable to the oil and natural gas industry, including one that would give the Interior Department authority over air quality compliance in the Arctic offshore.

December 19, 2011

Air Permit Authority in Arctic Shifted to Interior

The House Friday passed by a 296-121 vote a major omnibus spending bill to avert a shutdown of the federal government. Senate approval of the measure was to follow but had not come by press time Friday. The package, which combined nine different appropriations bills to fund agencies through fiscal 2012, contained several provisions that are favorable to the oil and natural gas industry, including one that would give the Interior Department authority over air quality compliance in the Arctic offshore.

December 19, 2011

Pennsylvania Closer to Regulating Gathering Lines

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved legislation Tuesday to give state regulators oversight over gathering lines in the state.

December 19, 2011