North Dakota Regulator Sees Growing Incentive for Public E&Ps to Go Private

North Dakota Regulator Sees Growing Incentive for Public E&Ps to Go Private

News that Continental Resources Inc. may be taken private should come as no surprise, according to North Dakota’s top oil and gas regulator. Continental is the largest producer in the oily Bakken Shale, which accounts for 96% of the state’s production. Executive Chairman Harold Hamm announced he is seeking to purchase all outstanding shares in…

June 17, 2022
Fatal Platform Fire Dents Pemex Oil, Natural Gas Production in August

Fatal Platform Fire Dents Pemex Oil, Natural Gas Production in August

Oil production in Mexico averaged 1.62 million b/d in August, down from 1.67 million b/d in July and 1.63 million b/d in August 2020, according to the data from upstream regulator Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH). Output by national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) fell from 1.61 million b/d in July to 1.55 million b/d…

September 27, 2021

BLM to Receive $199M to Manage Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Programs in Trump Proposal

President Trump on Monday proposed allocating $199.3 million to the Interior Department’s energy and minerals management programs, including $139.2 million for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and natural gas programs.

February 10, 2020

Brief — BLM Utah Lease Sale

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) launched a 30-day public comment on Friday (Sept. 22) for a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) and a Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy (DNA) that evaluates about 51,400 acres of federal minerals in southeastern Utah for oil and gas leasing. The proposal includes 43 parcels in Grand and San Juan counties. The EA, DNA, maps and lease stipulations are available for review online, where comments may be submitted by Oct. 23. BLM received more than 500 comments during the public scoping period to identify issues to be addressed in the environmental documents. Comments also may be submitted via email at, or by mail to BLM Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532. For more information, contact Doug Rowles at (435) 259-2100.

September 25, 2017

Trillium Opens First CNG Station Under $84.5M Contract With Pennsylvania

The first of 29 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations planned for transit agencies across Pennsylvania through an $84.5 million public private partnership opened on Thursday, roughly one year after the deal was finalized.

April 20, 2017

Briefs — Aliso Canyon | Utah BLM

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) said it plans to start hearings in mid-April on the future of Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) 86 Bcf Aliso Canyon natural gas underground storage facility after a four-month long storage well leak in late 2015 and early 2016. The focus of the case is what role the state’s…

March 31, 2017

BLM Proposes Oil, Gas Lease Sale in Northwest Colorado

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Monday launched a public comment period for a proposed oil and natural gas leasing sale in December that covers 28 parcels in northwestern Colorado within the Piceance Basin.

February 22, 2017

U.S. Army Corps Reissues Nationwide Permits, Adds Two New Ones

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reissued 50 existing nationwide permits (NWP), general conditions (GC) and definitions on Friday, a process completed every five years that the corps said will streamline the requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

January 10, 2017

Trump Picks Montana’s Rep. Zinke to Lead Interior Department

President-elect Donald Trump reportedly plans to nominate Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI), marking the fourth time a supporter of the oil and gas industry has been picked to fill a position with the incoming administration.

December 14, 2016

Pennsylvania DEP Appeals Court Ruling to Stay Some New Shale Regs

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has appealed the state Commonwealth Court’s decision last month totemporarily stay parts of the agency’s regulatory overhaul for shale producers so it may consider a lawsuit filed by the industry.

December 8, 2016
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