Permits

Trump Grants Presidential Permit to TC’s Cross-Border Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump Grants Presidential Permit to TC’s Cross-Border Keystone XL Pipeline

Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. on Wednesday was granted a Presidential Permit by President Trump to increase oil exports by about 6% on the 10-year-old but stalled Keystone XL pipeline system, which is designed to move Canadian crude to Gulf Coast markets. The approval follows a 2019 open season that would add 50,000 b/d to the…

July 30, 2020
Permian Gains Give Oomph to U.S. Drilling Permits in June, but Recovery to 2019 Levels Not in Sight

Permian Gains Give Oomph to U.S. Drilling Permits in June, but Recovery to 2019 Levels Not in Sight

Requests for U.S. drilling permits improved in June following a brutal April and May, with the Permian Basin still the top region for operators, according to Evercore ISI. The analyst firm each month compiles permitting statistics for the Lower 48 and offshore using federal and state data. Covid-19 and low commodity prices had crushed permit…

July 20, 2020
Colorado’s Boulder County Extends Moratorium on Oil, Gas Permitting to End of Year

Colorado’s Boulder County Extends Moratorium on Oil, Gas Permitting to End of Year

Colorado’s Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) for Boulder County has extended the existing moratorium on accepting and processing new oil and gas development applications and on seismic testing to December 31. The moratorium was put in place to give BOCC staff time to review and update the county’s oil and gas regulations in light of…

July 17, 2020
Permits Suspended for NJNG’s Southern Reliability Natural Gas Pipeline Following Drilling Accidents

Permits Suspended for NJNG’s Southern Reliability Natural Gas Pipeline Following Drilling Accidents

Following an underground drilling accident during work on New Jersey Natural Gas Co.’s (NJNG) Southern Reliability Link (SRL), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) earlier this month issued a decision to suspend permits. About 21 of the 28-mile pipeline was completed prior to the suspension, an NJNG spokesperson told NGI. NJNG’s budget for…

July 13, 2020
In Victory for Lower 48 Pipelines, U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates Key Water-Crossing Permits

In Victory for Lower 48 Pipelines, U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates Key Water-Crossing Permits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a unanimous order reinstating the use of a permit employed to fast-track oil and gas pipeline construction, but the ruling specified that it did not apply to the U.S. leg of the hotly contested Keystone XL crude oil pipeline that is at the center of the debate. The…

July 7, 2020
Court Vacates Permits, Orders Dakota Access to Temporarily Shut as Army Corps Prepares EIS

Court Vacates Permits, Orders Dakota Access to Temporarily Shut as Army Corps Prepares EIS

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered Energy Transfer LP to temporarily halt operations on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) within the next 30 days while an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the crude oil line is completed. The stoppage order was handed down on Monday when the court vacated the…

July 6, 2020
Dominion Canceling ACP, Offloading Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Business in $9.7B Deal

Dominion Canceling ACP, Offloading Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Business in $9.7B Deal

Dominion Energy closed out the holiday weekend with two bombshell announcements, disclosing Sunday that it is selling its natural gas transmission and storage assets to an affiliate of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in a transaction valued at $9.7 billion. It also has decided, along with joint-venture partner Duke Energy, to cancel the 600-mile, 1.5…

July 6, 2020
New California Well Stimulation Permits Approved Following Reviews

New California Well Stimulation Permits Approved Following Reviews

California on Monday issued its first permits for well stimulation following a third-party review mandated as part of an oil and gas permitting audit process.

April 8, 2020
New California Well Stimulation Permits Approved Following Reviews

New California Well Stimulation Permits Approved Following Reviews

California on Monday issued its first permits for well stimulation following a third-party review mandated as part of an oil and gas permitting audit process.

April 8, 2020

Lower 48 Permitting Climbs in January but Down Sharply From Year-Ago Totals

U.S. onshore permits climbed 12% to 2,612 in January from December, mostly from a rebound in the Permian Basin, but overall activity was sharply off from a year ago, according to a recap by Evercore ISI.

February 11, 2020
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