Permits

Industry Briefs

The New York Senate overwhelmingly approved a temporary ban on drilling in the state’s portion of the Marcellus Shale by a 49-9 vote. The measure would prohibit new drilling permits until May 15, when further environmental studies by the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to be completed. The state’s General Assembly has not yet taken up the measure. The Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York has fought the bills. “New York simply cannot afford to wait to tap this homegrown resource,” the association’s website says of the Marcellus Shale.

August 9, 2010

Customers Step Up for Marcellus Project

Inergy LP subsidiary Central New York Oil And Gas Co. LLC has secured the binding agreements it needs in order to apply for permits to construct its MARC I Hub Line Project in Pennsylvania, the company said. The project is one of two complementary efforts the company has in the works that would serve Marcellus Shale production.

July 19, 2010

Marcellus Project to Serve Northeast Hooks Customers

Inergy LP subsidiary Central New York Oil And Gas Co. LLC has secured the binding agreements it needs in order to apply for permits to construct its MARC I Hub Line Project in Pennsylvania, the company said. The project is one of two complementary efforts the company has in the works that would serve Marcellus Shale production.

July 13, 2010

Pennsylvania DEP to Meet with Marcellus Operators

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has scheduled a meeting in May with natural gas and oil companies that hold permits to drill in the Marcellus Shale to discuss what steps the industry will be required to take to prevent gas from mitigating from wells and polluting the state’s natural resources.

April 23, 2010

Pennsylvania DEP to Meet with Marcellus Operators

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has scheduled a meeting in May with natural gas and oil companies that hold permits to drill in the Marcellus Shale to discuss what steps the industry will be required to take to prevent gas from mitigating from wells and polluting the state’s natural resources.

April 23, 2010

Industry Briefs

Calgary-based Canadian Superior Energy Inc. said it is on track to file by the third quarter of 2010 applications for federal and state permits for the Liberty Natural Gas Transmission Project, which would include a liquefied natural gas (LNG) offshore receipt turret and associated pipeline. The turret would be located in federal waters offshore New Jersey (see NGI, May 26, 2008). Oversight of Liberty would be conducted by Excalibur Energy (USA) Inc., which is a joint venture of Canadian Superior and Global LNG Inc. “The company believes market conditions for importing LNG into the New York metropolitan area remain favorable and the Liberty LNG project’s choice of environmentally favorable technology continues to receive strong local support. The Liberty LNG project anticipates first gas imports into the region by year-end 2013,” the company said.

January 4, 2010

Filing for LNG Project Offshore New Jersey Expected in 3Q

Calgary-based Canadian Superior Energy Inc. said Monday it is on track to file by the third quarter of 2010 applications for federal and state permits for the Liberty Natural Gas Transmission Project, which would include a liquefied natural gas (LNG) offshore receipt turret and associated pipeline.

December 22, 2009

Barnett Shale Town Rejects Well Permitting Suspension

A proposal adopt an ordinance to temporarily suspend natural gas drilling permits in Flower Mound, TX, which is in the Barnett Shale region, was denied Thursday night by the town council in a 3-2 vote.

December 21, 2009

California’s Latest Gas Storage Project Eyes 2010 Start

Assuming environmental clearances and local land-use permits are obtained this summer, California’s latest natural gas storage project, slated for an industrial area in the southeast corner of Sacramento, can be developed in six to nine months and be operating as a 7.5 Bcf capacity facility by the summer of 2010, the head of the privately funded project told NGI Friday.

April 27, 2009

California’s Latest Gas Storage Project Eyes 2010 Start

Assuming environmental clearances and local land-use permits are obtained this summer, California’s latest natural gas storage project, slated for an industrial area in the southeast corner of Sacramento, can be developed in six to nine months and be operating as a 7.5 Bcf capacity facility by the summer of 2010, the head of the privately funded project told NGI Friday.

April 27, 2009