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Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Permitting Slumps, but Up from Year Ago

Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Permitting Slumps, but Up from Year Ago

August natural gas and oil permitting across the Lower 48 reversed course from July, particularly in the Permian Basin, but activity still was higher than a year ago, according to data compiled by Evercore ISI. New well permitting declined in August by 3,106 month/month (m/m). Still, the tally last month was 27% higher than in…

September 19, 2022
Texas Reports 83% Gain in August for Haynesville Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Permits

Texas Reports 83% Gain in August for Haynesville Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Permits

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) said it issued 83% more drilling permits year/year in August in its East Texas District, which includes the state’s portion of the gassy Haynesville Shale. Last month, RRC issued 22 permits to drill oil and gas wells in the East Texas area, aka District 6, up sharply from 12…

September 15, 2022
Cedar LNG Granted Extension to Build BC Terminal by Canada Regulators

Cedar LNG Granted Extension to Build BC Terminal by Canada Regulators

A four-year Canadian export license extension has been granted to a delayed but still active native project, Cedar LNG, which would be sited on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC). The Canada Energy Regulator reset the license deadline for starting deliveries to May 2030 after the liquefied natural gas terminal’s sponsors, Haisla Nation…

September 1, 2022
‘Midsummer Boost’ in July for Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Permitting Led by Permian

‘Midsummer Boost’ in July for Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Permitting Led by Permian

A rebound in Permian oil and gas permitting, along with a lift in the Haynesville and Marcellus shales, lifted the Lower 48 count in July to a three-year high, according to state and federal data. The “midsummer boost” compiled by Evercore ISI analysts, found that permitting overall rose by 707 month/month (m/m) and was 63%…

August 26, 2022
Oil, Natural Gas Activity Creeping Upward in North Dakota as Labor Challenges Persist

Oil, Natural Gas Activity Creeping Upward in North Dakota as Labor Challenges Persist

Active drilling rigs, hydraulic fracturing crews and drilling permits all are creeping upward in North Dakota, though workforce challenges remain a hindrance to faster growth, the state’s top oil regulator said Tuesday (July 19). North Dakota had 42 active rigs as of Tuesday (July 19), which also was the monthly average for June. This is…

July 25, 2022
Lower 48 Oil and Natural Gas Permitting Dips Again in June as Texas, Louisiana Slip

Lower 48 Oil and Natural Gas Permitting Dips Again in June as Texas, Louisiana Slip

June is usually a strong month for U.S. oil and gas permitting, but activity overall dipped for the second month in a row, according to an analysis by Evercore ISI. The investment firm each month compiles a rundown of permitting activity in the United States using state and federal data. According to Evercore, June saw…

July 18, 2022
Virginia Regulators Bring MVP One Step Closer to Construction Restart with Water Quality Permit

Virginia Regulators Bring MVP One Step Closer to Construction Restart with Water Quality Permit

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) received a new water quality permit from Virginia regulators last week, a development that could prove critical in the embattled Appalachian natural gas conduit’s quest to overcome regulatory setbacks and finish construction. Virginia’s State Water Control Board, on the recommendation of staff from the state Department of Environmental Quality, on…

December 20, 2021
Sempra Pushes Second LNG Export Facility on Mexico’s Pacific Coast Ahead in Queue

Sempra Pushes Second LNG Export Facility on Mexico’s Pacific Coast Ahead in Queue

San Diego-based Sempra Infrastructure said it could sanction a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on Mexico’s Pacific Coast ahead of another planned U.S. export project. In discussing third quarter 2021 results, Sempra Infrastructure CEO Justin Bird said the Vista Pacifico LNG export facility would be similar in size to Phase 1 of the…

November 8, 2021
Spire Rehearing Request Rebuffed by DC Circuit as Pipeline Awaits FERC Action

Spire Rehearing Request Rebuffed by DC Circuit as Pipeline Awaits FERC Action

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC) Circuit on Tuesday rebuffed a request filed by Spire STL Pipeline LLC to reconsider an earlier decision that vacated the Midwest natural gas conduit’s FERC certificate. The circuit court denied a petition for panel rehearing filed by Spire and its affiliate Spire Missouri Inc.,…

September 9, 2021
ConocoPhillips Evaluating ‘Options’ After Willow Project in Alaska Rebuked by Court

ConocoPhillips Evaluating ‘Options’ After Willow Project in Alaska Rebuked by Court

A federal judge on Wednesday voided Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval of ConocoPhillips’ massive Willow development envisaged for Alaska’s North Slope, citing a failure by BLM to analyze the project’s downstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a written ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason of the District of Alaska said the environmental impact…

August 19, 2021
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