Industry Groups Praise Congress For Repeal of BLM’s ‘Planning 2.0’

Groups representing the oil and gas industry said they backed the vote by Congress to repeal a rule by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that called for revisions to its resource management planning process.

March 8, 2017

Senate Votes to Scrap BLM’s ‘Planning 2.0’ Rule; Bill Heads to Trump’s Desk

The Senate passed a bill Tuesday calling for Congressional disapproval of a rule by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise its resource management planning process. The bill will now head to President Trump’s desk for his signature.

March 7, 2017

BLM Concedes ‘Planning 2.0’ Could Impact Oil/Gas Industry

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said a proposed rule that would, among other things, increase public involvement in the way it formulates Resource Management Plans (RMP), would not directly affect the decisions it makes but conceded that it could impact the oil and gas industry.

February 12, 2016

Senate Committee Passes Two Energy Bills, Including End to Crude Oil Export Ban

Although two comprehensive energy bills passed the muster of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday, the more controversial one — which would lift the ban on U.S. crude oil exports, among other things — only cleared the hurdle along party lines, and both bills face amendments and uncertain futures in the Senate.

July 31, 2015

Eastern Interconnection Completes Gas-Electric Interface Study

The six participating planning authorities of the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) — ISO New England, New York ISO, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator, Midcontinent ISO, PJM Interconnection and the Tennessee Valley Authority — have completed a natural gas-electric system interface study as part of a planning effort funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

July 9, 2015

JPMorgan Exiting Physical Commodities Business

JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Friday it is planning to exit the physical commodities business, including its remaining holdings of commodities assets and its physical trading operations.

July 29, 2013
Valero Looks to Build Mega-Methanol Plant Fueled by Shale

Valero Looks to Build Mega-Methanol Plant Fueled by Shale

Valero Energy Corp. is planning to make its first big splash in the petrochemicals market by constructing a $700 million methanol plant on the same site in St. Charles Parish, LA, where its transportation fuel refinery is located.

July 17, 2013

GreenHunter Begins Operations at Ohio Waste Treatment Facility

GreenHunter Water LLC has begun to process complex oilfield waste streams at its bulk storage and barge transloading terminal in New Matamoras, OH, the GreenHunter Resources Inc. subsidiary said Friday.

July 1, 2013
Aurora Starts Drilling New Eagle Ford Acreage Early

Aurora Starts Drilling New Eagle Ford Acreage Early

Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. has begun drilling activities earlier than expected on its recently acquired Eagle Ford Shale acreage, the Australia-based company said Monday.

June 4, 2013

Marcellus Utility Investments Eyed for Low-Cost Gas, Not Demand

Utility developers planning combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) projects in the Marcellus and Utica shales are looking for a “power price appreciation” from excess natural gas, not growing demand, to ensure a fair return on their investments, according to an analysis by Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Inc. (TPH).

May 28, 2013
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