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Trump Signs Executive Order to Expedite Federal Permitting of Infrastructure Projects

President Trump signed an executive order (EO) Tuesday calling for the federal government to expedite its review and permitting of major infrastructure projects, which should include oil and natural gas pipelines.

August 15, 2017

Interior Secretary Signs Order to Streamline Permitting, Address Backlog

Pledging to make the Interior Department “a better neighbor in the new Trump administration,” Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order (SO) on Thursday that calls for streamlining the permitting process for drilling on federal lands.

July 7, 2017

Pruitt Says Dismissed Science Panelists Can Reapply, Expects New WOTUS Rule by 2018

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt said the members of a key scientific advisory panel he dismissed last week can reapply to the panel, and he believes that in some cases they could be reinstated.

May 12, 2017

Bill to Scrap BLM’s ‘Planning 2.0’ Rule 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

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
EOG Enhancing Eagle Ford Oil Recovery Using Novel NatGas Injection System

EOG Enhancing Eagle Ford Oil Recovery Using Novel NatGas Injection System

EOG Resources Inc. is using a novel way to pull more oil from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, injecting natural gas into existing wells, which is boosting recovery at a lower price.

May 10, 2016
EOG Enhancing Eagle Ford Oil Recovery Using Novel NatGas Injection System

EOG Enhancing Eagle Ford Oil Recovery Using Novel NatGas Injection System

EOG Resources Inc. is using a novel way to pull more oil from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, injecting natural gas into existing wells, which is boosting recovery at a lower price.

May 10, 2016
Pennsylvania’s Conventional Oil/Gas Drillers Have Ally in Fight Against Regulations

Pennsylvania’s Conventional Oil/Gas Drillers Have Ally in Fight Against Regulations

A committee created earlier this year to advise the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on its regulation of the state’s conventional oil and gas drillers said it won’t support a package of rules for the industry that are expected to be implemented next year.

August 5, 2015

Ohio Awards Grant for Wastewater Treatment Research

Researchers at Ohio University and their oil and gas industry collaborators have been awarded $1.45 million to advance a technology that could keep more production and flowback water at the drilling site instead of heading to contentious underground disposal wells.

October 10, 2014
Montana Starts Temporary Water Leases to Address Oil, Gas Needs

Montana Starts Temporary Water Leases to Address Oil, Gas Needs

With the advent of increased drilling on Montana’s portion of the Bakken Shale play and more importantly other wildcatting areas of the state, a new state program for temporary leasing of water rights has kicked off, anticipating added demand for water supplies to support hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

August 19, 2014
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