Professionals

Researchers to Make Marcellus Geodatabase Available Online

Information gathered from six separate natural gas development datasets — all currently available on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website — have been formatted into a single geodatabase file by the Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems (CBE) at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which plans to make the information available through an interactive online map by the end of the year.

June 5, 2012

MSC Touts Marcellus Best Practices

Seeking to create a uniform standard for how the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian Basin goes about drill site planning, developing and restoring the landscape once operations are complete, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) has released its first Recommended Practices (RP) report.

April 30, 2012

Youngstown State Plans Natural Gas and Water Resource Institute

Youngstown State University (YSU) is planning an on-campus institute to educate professionals and provide research for the Utica and Marcellus shale industry in Ohio and Pennsylvania, university officials said.

December 6, 2011

Colorado Debates Draft Rules on Fracking Chemicals

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is scheduled to consider a set of new rules on the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) early next month, but the debate is already picking up steam regarding proposed exemptions for trade secret chemicals.

November 17, 2011

Texas Hopes to Finalize Frack Fluid Rules by 2012

Officials with the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) said they hope to have all rules governing the public disclosure of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluids — including one key rule with a separate deadline — finalized by the end of the year.

July 14, 2011

Magnum Hunter Growing Appalachian Basin Position

In two deals announced Monday Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. is growing its foothold in the Appalachian Basin in what CEO Gary C. Evans called “a long-dated call option in natural gas.

December 28, 2010

Push Gas as Transport Fuel, Says Encana CEO

Encana Corp. CEO Randy Eresman on Thursday joined a growing chorus of professionals who are urging the natural gas industry to champion the advantages of using gas not only for more power plants but also as transportation fuel.

July 12, 2010

Encana CEO Sees Positives in EPA Action

Encana Corp. CEO Randy Eresman on Thursday joined a growing chorus of professionals who are urging the natural gas industry to champion the advantages of using gas not only for more power plants but also as transportation fuel.

July 12, 2010

Dominion Shuts Door on Pursuing Merger; AEP Lukewarm on M&A

A top official with Virginia-based Dominion told a gathering of financial professionals last Tuesday that the energy company is “not interested” in pursuing a merger. Meanwhile, Michael Morris, CEO of American Electric Power (AEP), told the same conference that AEP is “not excited” about merger and acquisition (M&A) activities.

June 20, 2005

Duke Open to Partnering Merchant Unit with Bank

Duke Energy CFO David Hauser on Monday told an audience of investment professionals that his company is open to the idea of partnering its troubled Duke Energy North America (DENA) unit with an entity with deep pockets, such as a bank, as DENA continues to face tough times in the merchant power sector.

June 15, 2004
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