NGVs Need Private Sector Push, Wyoming Governor Says

As states proceed with a collective effort to buy natural gas vehicles (NGV) for government fleets, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday warned that state efforts to stimulate the spread of alternative fuel vehicles should not get “ahead of the private sector.”

October 3, 2012

Range Lawsuit Against Texas Couple Proceeding

A lawsuit filed by Range Resources Corp. against a Texas couple that accused the company of contaminating its drinking water may proceed, said the Texas Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, which found that the lawsuit does not run afoul of a state law against litigation intended to stifle public protest.

August 29, 2012

Colorado County Eyes Gas Drilling Emissions Study

Elected leaders in Garfield County in west-central Colorado on Monday agreed to have university researchers proceed with a study of the emissions from natural gas drilling operations in parts of the nearby Piceance Basin. County commissioners directed staff to develop a draft agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) researchers for consideration when the commission meets again in September.

August 22, 2012

Salazar Calls Anadarko Utah Project ‘Template’ for Industry

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last Tuesday signed a record of decision (ROD) giving Anadarko Petroleum Corp. the green light to proceed with a major natural gas development project in eastern Utah.

May 14, 2012

Salazar OKs Anadarko’s Utah Project, Calls It ‘Template’ for Industry

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Tuesday signed a record of decision (ROD) giving Anadarko Petroleum Corp. the green light to proceed with a major natural gas development project in eastern Utah.

May 9, 2012

Senate to Debate Repeal of Oil, Gas Tax Breaks

In a surprising move Monday, Senate Republicans called Democrats’ bluff, voting to proceed with debate on a Democratic bill to repeal billions of dollars of oil and natural gas tax breaks for the major producers.

March 27, 2012

California Clears Litigation for Cogenerators to Grow

A newly devised state self-generation incentive program can proceed, including waste heat capture (cogeneration), pressure-reduction turbines, advanced energy storage, combined heat-power (CHP) gas turbines, micro-turbines and internal combustion engines.

December 5, 2011

Hess to Begin Tubular Bells Drilling Next Year

Hess Corp. will proceed with the development of Tubular Bells, a deepwater oil and gas project it operates in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), the company said Tuesday. Drilling is scheduled to begin in 2012, and initial production is expected in 2014, subject to permitting.

October 26, 2011

West Virginia’s Midstream Services Expand to Meet Marcellus Demand

Midstream natural gas processing services offered by MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources LLC in northwestern West Virginia continue to expand after the operator on Wednesday secured long-term agreements with pipeline subsidiaries of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp.

October 6, 2011

Chevron OKs Huge Australian LNG Project

Chevron Corp. said last week its Australian subsidiary will proceed with the massive Wheatstone Project in Western Australia to boost the commercialization of gas resources in the region. The first phase includes construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing trains and attendant infrastructure costing $29 billion.

October 3, 2011