Texas Plant Deploys Promising Technology to Clean Produced Water

Texas Plant Deploys Promising Technology to Clean Produced Water

A water desalination plant in Texas has been outfitted with a promising technology developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is being expanded to process up to 12,000 barrels per day of produced water from oil and gas drilling.

July 11, 2014

ANGA Unfazed by LNG Export Foes, Backs DOE Changes

America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) believes more lawmakers in Congress support liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports than oppose them and supports changes at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in approving such export facilities. But ANGA cautioned that environmental groups opposed to oil and gas drilling have made inroads at the local government level.

June 17, 2014

Pennsylvania Ruling Leaves DEP With ‘Nothing to Waive’

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s energy executive said “it’s not surprising or alarming” that the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has never denied an operator’s request for a waiver to the stream and wetland setback requirements enshrined in Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

January 17, 2014

Ohio Lawmakers Back Tax Credits for Bi-Fuel Vehicles, Conversions

Two state lawmakers in Ohio, home of the Utica Shale play, are preparing legislation that would offer tax credits for five years for converting cars and trucks powered by gasoline or diesel fuel into bi-fuel vehicles, and for purchasing vehicles powered by gaseous fuels, including propane and compressed natural gas (CNG).

September 23, 2013
Manufacturers Group Seeks Rulemaking on LNG Process

Manufacturers Group Seeks Rulemaking on LNG Process

A manufacturers’ trade association has filed out of time to comment and intervene in the next U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) liquefied natural gas (LNG) export license case, arguing that recent export approvals show a need for “more particularized and informative standards” in evaluating applications.

September 20, 2013

Dominion Farming Out Marcellus Acreage, Creating NatGas Partnership

With its “confidence level” higher than ever, Dominion Resources Inc. is rounding up its Appalachian-driven natural gas assets and forming a partnership that could generate up to $2 billion a year in earnings, CEO Tom Farrell said Thursday. As part of the overall restructuring, about 100,000 acres of the Marcellus Shale holdings in West Virginia will be farmed out.

September 13, 2013

Ohio Regulators Fine-Tune Unitization Process

In an attempt to make the process smoother for oil and gas companies applying for unitization in the emerging Utica Shale, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has unveiled a series of new application requirements.

July 18, 2013

Spectra Lays Groundwork for Northeast Incremental Market Project

FERC has approved a request from Spectra Energy unit Algonquin Gas Transmissions to begin a pre-filing review process for the company’s proposed Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project, a significant step forward for the long-awaited pipeline, which would deliver to the Northeast critically needed gas from Pennsylvania.

July 10, 2013

Centrica Taking Bet on UK’s Shale Gas Resources

The UK’s leading energy retailer, Centrica, is taking a bet that shale gas resources in the country’s Bowland Basin are the real deal after making a hefty commitment in explorer Cuadrilla Resources Ltd.

June 14, 2013
Bluegrass NGL Pipeline Proposal Inches Forward

Bluegrass NGL Pipeline Proposal Inches Forward

Bluegrass Pipeline, which if sanctioned would carry surging mixed natural gas liquids (NGL) from the Marcellus and Utica shales to Northeast markets and Gulf Coast petrochemical complexes, faces some hurdles before it would be sanctioned, the project partners said Tuesday.

May 30, 2013