Permits

Ruling in Oklahoma County Could Affect Industry, Other Cases

In a ruling that could affect every oil and gas well drilled in Osage County, OK, since 1970, a federal district court judge invalidated a lease and two drilling permits on tribal land on the grounds that federal agencies failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before issuing them.

December 31, 2015

Wyoming Regulators Increase Oil/Gas Well Bonding Requirements

Wyoming’s five-member Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) chaired by Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday unanimously raised bonding requirements on oil/natural gas companies from $25,000 to $100,000. Operators will have a year to obtain the higher coverage once the new rule is final early next year.

December 9, 2015
Ohio Nears 2,000 Utica Shale Permits, 1,000 Producing Wells

Ohio Nears 2,000 Utica Shale Permits, 1,000 Producing Wells

Ohio’s Utica Shale is likely to soon surpass another key milestone, with the state reporting that it is just three shy of having issued 2,000 horizontal drilling permits for the play, where nearly 1,000 wells are producing.

August 26, 2015
Larger NatGas Gathering System On Track For Central Pennsylvania

Larger NatGas Gathering System On Track For Central Pennsylvania

After years of planning, Unit Corp. subsidiary Superior Appalachian Pipeline LLC is on track to complete one of central Pennsylvania’s larger gathering systems to move Marcellus Shale gas to Dominion Transmission Inc.

June 2, 2015
Larger NatGas Gathering System On Track For Central Pennsylvania

Larger NatGas Gathering System On Track For Central Pennsylvania

After years of planning, Unit Corp. subsidiary Superior Appalachian Pipeline LLC is on track to complete one of central Pennsylvania's larger gathering systems to move Marcellus Shale gas to Dominion Transmission Inc.

June 2, 2015
Oregon LNG Undaunted by State’s Pipeline Denial

Oregon LNG Undaunted by State’s Pipeline Denial

An Oregon zoning appeals board's support for a county pipeline permit denial will not stop Oregon LNG from pursuing its proposed liquefied natural gas…

April 30, 2015
Oregon LNG Undaunted by State’s Pipeline Denial

Oregon LNG Undaunted by State’s Pipeline Denial

An Oregon zoning appeals board’s support for a county pipeline permit denial will not stop Oregon LNG from pursuing its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal along the Columbia River and a connecting transmission gas pipeline, according to the project’s sponsors.

April 30, 2015
Texas Rig Count, Permitting, Completions Falling

Texas Rig Count, Permitting, Completions Falling

Not long ago, Texas could boast about half of the nation’s operating drilling rigs. The Lone Star State’s slice of the drilling pie — a shrinking pie at that — is now down to 46% as producers drop rigs in a low-price environment. January well completions were down almost 45% from a year ago, according to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).

February 26, 2015

Range Pulls Permit Applications For Wells Near Pennsylvania School

Range Resources Corp. has withdrawn three conditional-use permit applications in Washington County, PA, where it had planned to develop unconventional well pads near a school, in a move that environmentalists hailed as a victory and the company said was purely financial.

February 5, 2015

New York to Hold Public Hearings on Permits for Algonquin Expansion

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has scheduled two public hearings this month to discuss Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC’s proposed Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) natural gas expansion project.

January 2, 2015
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