Proposing

Ohio Governor’s Plan Restructures Gas/Oil Taxes, Adds Regs

The administration of Ohio Gov. John Kasich is proposing to “modernize” taxes and regulations on the oil and gas industry, aiming to cut income taxes by capturing revenue from the prospective Utica Shale boom.

March 15, 2012

Shell Gets Conditional OK to Explore Chukchi Sea

The federal government has conditionally approved Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.’s revised exploration plan proposing to drill up to six exploration wells in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea beginning in the 2012 drilling season.

December 20, 2011

Shippers: TransCanada Toll Freeze ‘Uncompetitive’

TransCanada Corp. is setting up its battered Mainline for more falls by proposing to freeze tolls at current high levels through 2012, say shippers on the eastern consumer end of the natural gas conduit from Alberta to Ontario, Quebec and the United States.

December 5, 2011

Shippers: TransCanada Toll Freeze ‘Uncompetitive’

TransCanada Corp. is setting up its battered Mainline for more falls by proposing to freeze tolls at current high levels through 2012, say shippers on the eastern consumer end of the natural gas conduit from Alberta to Ontario, Quebec and the United States.

December 5, 2011

Kansas Lawmakers Seek State Gas Storage Authority

A bipartisan group of Kansas legislators is proposing a bill in Congress to give states the authority to inspect natural gas storage facilities, something the courts have decreed should be done by the federal government. But the feds so far are refusing to do the job.

November 16, 2011

Uphill Battle Expected on Pennsylvania Fee Plan

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett heeded the advice of his Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission (MSAC) last week by proposing an impact fee, enhanced safety provisions and incentives to increase natural gas consumption, but lawmakers and third party observers expressed skepticism with the plan.

October 10, 2011

Governor Proposes Impact Fee on Pennsylvania Wells

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is heeding the advice of his Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission (MSAC) by proposing an impact fee, enhanced safety provisions and incentives to increase natural gas consumption.

October 4, 2011

Pennsylvania Governor Unveils Well Impact Fee

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is heeding the advice of his Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission (MSAC) by proposing an impact fee, enhanced safety provisions and incentives to increase natural gas consumption.

October 4, 2011

Pennsylvania Lawmakers: Impact Should Determine Well Fee

A group of Pennsylvania state lawmakers is proposing an impact fee on Marcellus Shale wells based upon the actual damage caused by natural gas operations in the state.

September 30, 2011

Another Marcellus Tax Added to the Pennsylvania Heap

Proving the common saying that region trumps party in Pennsylvania politics, a pair of Republican state representatives are proposing a severance tax on natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale.

September 26, 2011