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House Bill Bars Interior from Enforcing Federal Frack Rules

The House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday voted out a bipartisan bill that would prohibit the Department of Interior from enforcing federal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) regulations.

August 1, 2013

No Utility Status for Gathering Lines, Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says

A Pennsylvania lawmaker plans to introduce a bill soon that would prohibit gas gathering companies from becoming public utilities.

June 27, 2011

Industry Briefs

Energen Resources Corp. has purchased three-year leases for about 17,000 net acres in the Bone Spring and Avalon shale trends in the Permian Basin from various Texas state agencies and other entities for $15.3 million, said parent Energen Corp. Based on 320-acre spacing, the company estimates that the acreage in Reeves, Ward, Loving and Winkler counties offers potential for approximately 50 Bone Spring locations and 50 Avalon Shale locations. The typical Bone Spring well has estimated ultimate recovery of 400,000-500,000 boe, the company said. Energen Resources estimates that drilling and completion costs are approximately $7.5 million per well. It has drilled eight Bone Spring wells in Ward and Winkler counties and participated in another 23 wells. The company announced plans in December to drill another 13 Bone Spring net wells in 2011 and at least one Avalon Shale well. Potential drilling plans on the new leases in 2011 have not been determined.

January 13, 2011

Pennsylvania Localities Wrestling With Marcellus Drilling Regulations

The day before the Pittsburgh City Council voted to prohibit natural gas drilling there (see Shale Daily, Nov. 17), commissioners in South Fayette Township, on Pittsburgh’s southwestern edge, voted to ban drilling in conservation areas and all residential zones, including suburban communities and rural farmland.

November 22, 2010

Pennsylvania Localities Wrestle With Drilling Regulations

The day before the Pittsburgh City Council’s recent vote to prohibit natural gas drilling there, commissioners in South Fayette Township, on Pittsburgh’s southwestern edge, voted to ban drilling in conservation areas and all residential zones, including suburban communities and rural farmland.

November 22, 2010

No Drilling Plan in Colorado’s Vermillion Basin Criticized

An advisory group to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is blasting plans to prohibit natural gas and oil drilling in the Vermillion Basin northwest of Craig, CO.

September 6, 2010

Plan to Halt Drilling in Colorado’s Vermillion Basin Criticized

An advisory group to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is blasting plans to prohibit natural gas and oil drilling in the Vermillion Basin northwest of Craig, CO.

August 31, 2010

Industry Briefs

The New York Senate overwhelmingly approved a temporary ban on drilling in the state’s portion of the Marcellus Shale by a 49-9 vote. The measure would prohibit new drilling permits until May 15, when further environmental studies by the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to be completed. The state’s General Assembly has not yet taken up the measure. The Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York has fought the bills. “New York simply cannot afford to wait to tap this homegrown resource,” the association’s website says of the Marcellus Shale.

August 9, 2010

New York Senate Approves Marcellus Ban

The New York Senate late Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a temporary ban on drilling in the state’s portion of the Marcellus Shale by a vote of 49 to 9.

August 5, 2010

Spending Bill’s Provision on Flawed 1998-99 Leases Draws Fire

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) Tuesday criticized a subcommittee panel’s approval of an appropriations measure that would prohibit producers from bidding on future offshore leases unless they agree to renegotiate the flawed 1998 and 1999 leases they currently hold.

June 20, 2007
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