Regulations

White House Says Trump to Nominate Two More to FERC

White House Says Trump to Nominate Two More to FERC

President Trump intends to nominate Mark Christie, the current chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and Allison Clements, the founder and president of energy policy and strategy consulting firm Goodgrid LLC, to become FERC commissioners, the White House said Monday. Christie previously was president of the Organization of PJM States Inc. and served on…

July 28, 2020
BC Faces Growing Backlog of Orphan Natural Gas Well Cleanups After Ranch Energy Failure

BC Faces Growing Backlog of Orphan Natural Gas Well Cleanups After Ranch Energy Failure

A two-year corporate bankruptcy case has resulted in a 110% jump in discarded orphan natural gas wells and production facilities awaiting cleanups, according to the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC). A court-supervised distress auction in the province only sold 414 sites or one-half the BC assets of defunct Ranch Energy Corp. to Erikson…

June 30, 2020
Proposed EPA Rule to Add Benefit-Cost Analysis to Rulemaking

Proposed EPA Rule to Add Benefit-Cost Analysis to Rulemaking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed order that it said would codify best practices for benefit-cost analysis in rulemakings and provide clarity for states, local communities and industry.

June 5, 2020

Colorado Sets First New Rules Under Sweeping Oil, Gas Law

Colorado regulators last week set the first new rules under an omnibus oil and natural gas bill that was passed earlier this year.

August 5, 2019

Colorado Asserts Authority Over Local Oil, Gas Permitting

Colorado regulators on Monday notified Weld County that legislation giving local jurisdictions more authority over energy projects did not preempt the state’s authority to oversee oil and gas development.

July 23, 2019

New York Producers Fighting Efforts to Further Curb VOCs, Methane

New York regulators are seeking input on an early draft of rules to further curb volatile organic compounds (VOC) and methane emissions, a proposal that one state oil and natural gas industry group has warned could be “devastating” for producers if it’s finalized.

December 20, 2018
Pennsylvania Proposes Emissions Regulations for Existing Oil, Natural Gas Sources

Pennsylvania Proposes Emissions Regulations for Existing Oil, Natural Gas Sources

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Thursday unveiled draft regulations aimed at curbing smog-forming emissions from existing oil and natural gas production and midstream operations.

December 13, 2018

Ohio May Expand Emissions Rules for Unconventional Oil, Natural Gas Ops

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) is seeking input on potential rules that would expand air emissions rules for both existing and new unconventional oil and gas facilities that aren’t already covered by general permits for midstream and upstream equipment.

November 26, 2018

Pennsylvania Drafting Rules for Existing Oil, Natural Gas Emissions Sources

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is drafting another set of regulations aimed at curbing emissions from existing oil and natural gas production and midstream operations in the state.

September 26, 2018

California Sets New Rules for Injection and Idle Wells

The California Department of Conservation (DOC) has proposed final regulations to better safeguard against drinking water contamination from oil and natural gas operations involving underground injection control (UIC) wells and abandoned idle wells.

July 31, 2018
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