Permits

Shell Pencils in September for Alaska Drilling

With hopes high that all required permits will be in hand and all legal challenges will be overcome, Royal Dutch Shell plc officials have penciled in a late third quarter start for drilling offshore Alaska, CFO Simon Henry said Thursday.

April 30, 2012

Shell Pencils in September for Alaska Drilling

With hopes high that all required permits will be in hand and all legal challenges will be overcome, Royal Dutch Shell plc officials have penciled in a late third quarter start for drilling offshore Alaska, CFO Simon Henry said last week.

April 30, 2012

Legitimate, Crazy Pitches Offered for Marcellus Water ‘Solution’

As operators search for water treatment options in shale plays, they are hearing some crazy pitches, according to Rick McCurdy, senior engineering adviser for Chesapeake Energy Corp.

March 29, 2012

North Carolina Environmental Agency: Fracking ‘Can be Done Safely’

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can be done safely “as long as the right protections are in place prior to issuance of any permits for the practice,” according to a draft report from North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

March 26, 2012

Louisiana Touts Tuscaloosa Results

Recent production test results from the first two horizontal wells completed in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Louisiana have been encouraging and there is likely more good news to come, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) secretary.

December 20, 2011

Shale Gas, Oil Creating New World Order, Says IHS CERA’s Yergin

IHS CERA chairman Daniel Yergin, whose expertise about all things energy has made him a go-to authority, said Tuesday the world’s energy supply and demand picture is less clear today than it was a year ago.

November 3, 2011

New Jersey Passes ‘Moot’ Legislation Banning Fracking

New Jersey isn’t even a player in the shale game, but lawmakers there have decided to leave the stadium altogether.

July 5, 2011

West Virginia County, Cities to Discuss Fracking Ordinance

Elected officials from Monongalia County, WV, will meet their counterparts from the cities of Morgantown and Westover for a work session Wednesday to discuss Morgantown’s proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

June 15, 2011

Shell Targeting Marcellus Gas with Ethylene Cracker

Royal Dutch Shell said Monday it is planning to build a “world-scale” ethylene cracker with integrated derivative units in the Marcellus Shale in Appalachia. The cracker would process ethane from Marcellus natural gas to produce ethylene, one of the primary building blocks for petrochemicals.

June 7, 2011

Interior Mulls Remotely Monitoring Offshore Rigs

Remote monitoring of offshore oil and natural gas drilling projects is being considered by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM), Michael Bromwich said Monday.

May 3, 2011