Colombia’s key oil and gas industry has started to feel the impacts of nationwide protests that have dragged on for three weeks. On Wednesday, Energy Minister Diego Mesa said overall oil production had dropped below the 700,000 b/d mark for the first time since 2009. Several producers working the country have publicly announced adverse impacts.…
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Colorado County Extends Drilling Ban by 18 Months
Despite protests by state officials and the energy industry, the Boulder (CO) County commission on Tuesday extended a 16-month drilling moratorium now in place by another 18 months, following the lead of the Boulder city council, which earlier this month imposed a one-year drilling permit ban (see Shale Daily, June 7).
No Drought About it: Produced Water Produces Oil
The re-emerging Mississippian Lime may be cheaper to drill than in some deeper formations, but an abundance of produced water has created a flood of innovative solutions by some operators.
Equitrans Cleared to Use OFO to Detect Lost Gas
FERC has rejected protests to an operational flow order (OFO) that Equitrans LP issued last November to determine whether lost-and-unaccounted-for (LAUF) gas was being caused by leaks on its Appalachian Basin gathering system.
Producers Call Tennessee’s Scheduling Proposal Discriminatory
Producers on Tennessee Gas Pipeline have filed protests to a tariff proposal that would elevate the scheduling priority for local distribution companies (LDCs) on the pipeline’s system, saying that it would discriminate against both producers and marketers.
Windsor Energy Faces Possible Fines In New Brunswick
Windsor Energy Corp. has found itself on shaky ground in New Brunswick after it allowed a contractor to conduct seismic testing in a town without its consent, violating the province’s Oil and Natural Gas Act.
Expanding Largest SoCalGas Storage Field Draws Criticism
The largest underground natural gas storage field in California, Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon facility, is drawing protests over a proposed expansion project.
EPA Concludes Hydrofrac Hearings in New York
Protests and street closings preceded the first day of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing in New York last week to determine the scope of a study it will be conducting on the impact of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracing) processes on drinking water.
EPA Opens Final Hydrofrac Hearing in New York
Protests and street closings preceded the first day of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing to determine the scope of a study it will be conducting on the impact of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracing) processes on drinking water.
Salazar Defends Ban on Deepwater; Issues New Rules
As complaints and protests grew last week against the Gulf of Mexico moratoriums, both the six month ban on deepwater drilling and the indefinite suspension of drilling in shallow water, the Department of Interior backed off somewhat on the shallow water ban, issuing a directive for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities implementing stronger safety requirements, and saying shallow-water drilling that is in compliance with the new requirements could continue.