Federal officials have won permission from a district judge to intervene in a New York lawsuit that would compel a full environmental review of the impact of natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin before proposed regulations for Marcellus Shale development are completed.
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Three Wyoming producers — Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., Noble Energy and ConocoPhillips — eventually will seek permission from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to drill up to 4,200 natural gas wells over 265,000 acres in the state.
Egan Hub Storage LLC has called on FERC for permission to put into service by mid-September additional storage capacity in its fourth cavern at its facility in Acadia Parish, LA.
The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) on Tuesday unanimously denied a request by Chesapeake Energy Corp. that asked for retroactive permission to continue drilling a horizontal natural gas well in the Barnett Shale in Fort Worth.
The Alaska Natural Resources Commission reversed course last week and granted ExxonMobil Corp. and its partners permission to begin drilling operations on two of the 31 contested leases in the Point Thomson Unit (PTU) of the North Slope.