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Marcellus-to-Southeast Takeaway Projects Hitting More Snags in WV, VA

Marcellus-to-Southeast Takeaway Projects Hitting More Snags in WV, VA

Two Appalachia-to-Southeast takeaway projects continue to encounter obstacles as they plot routes through rural stretches along the border between West Virginia and Virginia.

May 17, 2016
Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley Get More Pushback on Plans to Cross WV, VA Mountains

Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley Get More Pushback on Plans to Cross WV, VA Mountains

Two Appalachia-to-Southeast takeaway projects continue to encounter obstacles as they plot routes through rural stretches along the border between West Virginia and Virginia.

May 17, 2016
North Dakota Oil/Gas Permitting Rules Re-Examination Draws Flack

North Dakota Oil/Gas Permitting Rules Re-Examination Draws Flack

North Dakota’s Industrial Commission (IC) is in the midst of a year-long process to review and update its rules for oil and natural gas permitting, including seeking to better define “interested parties” who are given legal standing in that process.

April 8, 2016

Offshore Oil, NatGas Activities Need Updated Air Quality Oversight, BOEM Says

The Obama administration on Thursday proposed updating 36-year-old air quality regulations that govern offshore oil and natural gas activity to more accurately measure emissions.

March 18, 2016

$7B Northwest Methanol Plant Developer Seeks to Slash Water Use as Permitting Sweetener

Just beginning a 12- to 18-month permitting process for its first of three proposed natural gas-based methanol plants, Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) said Wednesday it has started the scoping period in the state environmental policy act (SEPA) process, and has addressed public concerns about water use.

December 21, 2015

USFS Still Questioning Atlantic Coast Pipeline Route

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has told FERC that it still has several concerns regarding the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), specifically its plans to traverse the Monongahela and George Washington national forests.

December 16, 2015

Obama Administration Releases Updated Regulatory Agenda

A host of federal agencies have updated their regulatory agendas as part of the Fall 2015 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan released late last week by the Obama administration, offering hints about what to expect from a number of key regulations affecting the oil and gas industry.

November 24, 2015

MDU Resources Drops Plans For Gas Pipeline in North Dakota

With a collapse of plans for a highly promoted multi-billion-dollar fertilizer plant in the state, North Dakota-based MDU Resources Group’s pipeline unit on Wednesday pulled its application at FERC for a 96-mile, 20-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that would have served the proposed plant.

October 30, 2015

Colorado Commission Proposes Oil/Gas Rules Following Task Force Recommendations

The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Tuesday unveiled draft rules to implement two recommendations by the oil and gas task force appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper and is planning three public hearings this month.

October 8, 2015

Energy Transfer to Engage in Williams Auction Process

Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) and Williams have signed a confidentiality agreement related to ETE’s proposed buyout of Williams, the former said late Thursday.

July 17, 2015