A bill recently introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly would require the state’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to develop standards for the construction of oil and gas well pads in the Marcellus and Utica shales, according to Rep. Fred Keller, a Republican from central Pennsylvania.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to ease up on the way related sources of air emissions from industrial operations, including Marcellus Shale developments, are grouped together for regulatory purposes.
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The plain vanilla merchant power plant developer/operators of the past need to transform themselves into broader renewable, transportation and natural gas fields in the post-carbon world, according to NRG Energy Inc. CEO David Crane, who spoke to financial analysts in Houston Thursday.
The recent agreement between TransCanada PipeLines and theNorthwest Territories (NWT) (See NGI, Aug. 2) makes it plain thatboth parties have their sights set on bigger game than relativelymodest pipeline extensions into the southern part of theTerritories. After lying dormant for a decade, visions are revivingof a route extending all the way to the Mackenzie Delta and theBeaufort Sea to tap an estimated 13 Tcf of reserves found in a1970s drilling boom.