Permits

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

Rockies Leads Lower 48 Oil, Gas Permitting Slump in December

Capital discipline appeared to creep into the U.S. drilling permit count at the end of 2019, with slumping activity during December seen across the Lower 48, according to data compiled by Evercore ISI.

January 15, 2020
Transco Pulls Northeast Supply Permit Application in New Jersey

Transco Pulls Northeast Supply Permit Application in New Jersey

The future of the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Line Co. LLC (Transco) Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE), which has faced repeated regulatory setbacks, is again unclear after the company pulled its application for water permits in New Jersey.

December 3, 2019

NatGas Permitting Down in Appalachia, while Oil Permits Fall in Texas, Wyoming

The U.S. offshore proved to be a bright spot for oil and natural gas permitting during September, while the Lower 48 reported sharp declines in several major plays, Evercore ISI said Tuesday.

October 8, 2019
Texas Permitting, Completions Down as Operators Curb Activity

Texas Permitting, Completions Down as Operators Curb Activity

Oil and natural gas well permits in Texas have declined through the first seven months of 2019 compared with the same time last year, according to state data.

August 22, 2019
PennEast Construction Now Slated for 2020 as Key Permits Still Pending

PennEast Construction Now Slated for 2020 as Key Permits Still Pending

PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC has refiled for key water quality permits with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) more than two years after the agency denied the first application.

August 14, 2019
Most California Oil, Gas Permits Said Issued for Reworking Wells, Not New Ones

Most California Oil, Gas Permits Said Issued for Reworking Wells, Not New Ones

Permits to drill using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are not growing at an unprecedented rate in California, contrary to reports last week by state officials in explaining the ouster of the oil and gas supervisor.

July 16, 2019
Permit Weakness Seen Persisting Across Lower 48, Particularly for Natural Gas Drilling

Permit Weakness Seen Persisting Across Lower 48, Particularly for Natural Gas Drilling

A sharp ramp in permit requests for Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin/Niobrara formation helped push the June count up to the highest level in three months, but requests for permits in the natural gas-rich Marcellus, Utica and Haynesville shales declined, according to a compilation by Evercore ISI.

July 15, 2019
Wyoming Oil, Gas Regulators Move to Clear Permitting Glut

Wyoming Oil, Gas Regulators Move to Clear Permitting Glut

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) has approved a draft rule that would reduce the growing backlog of unconventional drilling permits.

July 11, 2019