The Mexican energy regulator on Tuesday afternoon published, for the first time, monthly natural gas prices for six trading regions in the country.
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The Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University announced that it has created a new online database of energy-related state legislation pending in all 50 states, “from solar to natural gas and everything in between.”
After a short-lived lull in late fall, North Dakota’s oil and natural gas production set new records at the end of last year, and the issuance of new drilling permits in January surged, the state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) reported Friday.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said Thursday it will publish a draft version of new guidelines intended to expedite the drilling permit application process. DEP will accept public comments on its proposals until Oct. 1.
A joint health assessment in a Colorado oil and natural gas field has concluded that air pollution-spurred health concerns have to be added to the environmental precautions surrounding well development and, more specifically, hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management will publish in the Federal Register a final rule eliminating part of existing regulations that allow two congressional committees to direct the Interior secretary to make an emergency withdrawal of lands from mining and mineral leasing activity. The change eliminates the redundancy in existing regulations and removes constitutional issues raised by the committee-directed withdrawal provision. The final rule, however, will retain a procedure whereby the secretary alone can initiate an emergency withdrawal immediately upon determining that an emergency exists and that extraordinary measures need to be taken to protect natural resources or resource values that otherwise would be lost. The rule does not affect the conventional process for segregating and protecting public lands, the BLM said.
Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expected to publish a final rule Friday that will give it the green light to charge oil and natural gas pipelines, power transmission companies and fiber optics firms higher rental fees for linear rights-of-way (ROW) to better reflect the changes in land values over the past two decades.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced it will publish proposed new fees for oil and gas drilling and other permits for use of public lands in Tuesday’s Federal Register.