Priorities

California BLM Puts Lease Sales on Hold for Remainder of Year

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed a lease sale in California that was scheduled for May 22 due to budget constraints, a shift in priorities to inspection and enforcement of existing leases, and processing of new applications for permits to drill. This was the only lease sale that the agency had proposed in the state for the remainder of the fiscal year.

May 10, 2013

North Dakota Eyes Funding for Shale Boom

Infrastructure, water and housing upgrades remain priorities in western North Dakota to keep up with the continuing robust growth in oil and gas development, according to a report released Tuesday by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

February 24, 2012

North Dakota Eyes Funding for Shale Boom

Infrastructure, water and housing upgrades remain priorities in western North Dakota to keep up with the continuing robust growth in oil and gas development, according to a report released Tuesday by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

February 23, 2012

EPA Makes ‘Energy Extraction’ a Priority for 2011-2013

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Friday singled out “energy extraction activities” as one of the agency’s top national enforcement priorities for 2011 to 2013, according to the Washington, DC, law firm of Steptoe & Johnson.

March 15, 2010

EPA Makes ‘Energy Extraction’ a Priority for 2011-2013

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Friday singled out “energy extraction activities” as one of the agency’s top national enforcement priorities for 2011 to 2013, according to the Washington, DC, law firm of Steptoe & Johnson.

March 15, 2010

Industry Briefs

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) singled out “energy extraction activities” as one of the agency’s top national enforcement priorities for 2011 to 2013, according to the Washington, DC, law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. The EPA has not had much of an appetite for a producer technique known as hydraulic fracturing — in which fluids injected at high pressure are used to stimulate the production of natural gas from shales — but it did not single out the technique, according to the law firm. The EPA said an “unprecedented acceleration of oil and gas leasing and development” has prompted air pollution concerns, particularly in the West. In addition to oil and gas, the agency said it also will focus on New Source Review compliance among major emitters of air pollution, especially the coal-fired utility, cement, glass and acid sectors. The EPA has not yet developed the specifics of its enforcement strategy for the energy extraction industries, but will be doing so in the near future. In the meantime, increased inspections and enforcement for noncompliance are likely, according to Steptoe & Johnson.

March 15, 2010

Barclays: Recession Cuts Gas Demand for Power

Economic strife and the consequent downturn in gas demand, particularly for power generation, and growing domestic production have flipped the priorities of the gas industry, at least for the time being, according to analysts at Barclays Capital.

February 16, 2009

Barclays: Power Plants Most Likely Home for Growing Gas Supply

Economic strife and the consequent downturn in gas demand, particularly for power generation, and growing domestic production have flipped the priorities of the gas industry, at least for the time being, according to analysts at Barclays Capital.

February 12, 2009

Bingaman: EIA Needs to be ‘Significantly Expanded’

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said expanding the Energy Information Administration (EIA) will be one of the key priorities of the upcoming Congress.

November 10, 2008

Bingaman Says EIA Needs to be ‘Significantly Expanded’

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, says expanding the Energy Information Administration (EIA) will be one of the key priorities of the upcoming Congress.

November 5, 2008
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