Permits

Boulder, CO, Enacts Permit Drilling Moratorium, Water Ban

The Boulder City Council in Colorado on Tuesday night unanimously agreed to impose a one-year moratorium on issuing new drilling permits, and it adopted on first reading a ban to use or sell water for oil and gas extraction.

June 7, 2013

Texas House Passes Drilling Waste Recycling Bill

Texas House lawmakers Thursday passed a bill (HB 2767) that is intended to encourage oil and gas operators to conserve and recycle as much as possible the water they use in the energy patch.

May 13, 2013

Poll Finds Strong Support for Drilling Off North Carolina Coast

A Harris Interactive poll found that 74% of North Carolina voters support moving forward with exploring for and eventually producing oil and natural gas off the state’s Atlantic Coast.

March 26, 2013

Ohio Issues Second Unitization Order in the Utica Shale

The chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management (DOGRM) has issued a unitization order for Chesapeake Energy Corp. in Carroll County, putting forced pooling into effect for a second time in the emerging Utica Shale.

March 20, 2013

Colorado County (Again) Extends Permit Moratorium

The Boulder County, CO, commission on Tuesday formally extended a moratorium on new oil and natural gas drilling permits to June 10. However, the commission left the door open to lifting the ban earlier if the county’s new drilling rules are in place.

February 7, 2013

INGAA: NatGas Pipe Permitting Slowed After EPAct

The amount of time needed to obtain required permits for interstate natural gas pipeline projects from federal agencies other than FERC has increased since the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), according to a new study issued by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA).

January 21, 2013

INGAA: NatGas Pipe Permitting Slowed in Wake of EPAct

The amount of time needed to obtain required permits for interstate natural gas pipeline projects from federal agencies other than FERC has increased since the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), according to a new study issued by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA).

January 17, 2013

California Regulators Unveil Draft Fracking Rules

Preliminary draft rules for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) were unveiled Tuesday by California’s state oil and natural gas drilling regulators who indicated the development process will take at least all of next year.

December 21, 2012
No Drought About it: Produced Water Produces Oil

No Drought About it: Produced Water Produces Oil

The re-emerging Mississippian Lime may be cheaper to drill than in some deeper formations, but an abundance of produced water has created a flood of innovative solutions by some operators.

December 4, 2012
Eagle Ford Shale Is a Dollars and Jobs Gusher

Eagle Ford Shale Is a Dollars and Jobs Gusher

By 2021, the Eagle Ford Shale could produce nearly $62.1 billion in output, support about 82,600 full-time jobs, add nearly $34 billion in gross regional product and about $888 million to local government revenues and $1.6 billion to state revenues, according to a new studies of 14 South Texas counties comprising the Eagle Ford area.

October 29, 2012