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Texas House Passes Drilling Waste Recycling Bill

Texas House lawmakers Thursday passed a bill (HB 2767) that is intended to encourage oil and gas operators to conserve and recycle as much as possible the water they use in the energy patch.

May 13, 2013

Williams Pummeled by Northeast Ethane Rejection

Energy infrastructure giant Williams’ first quarter profits were pummeled on sharply lower natural gas liquids (NGL) margins and related ethane rejection at its pipeline partnership.

May 9, 2013

Fuel-Switching Drove CO2 Emissions to Nearly 20-Year Low

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions last year were the lowest in the United States since 1994 at 5.3 billion metric tons due to the increasing reliance on lower-priced natural gas to fuel power generation, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). With the exception of 2010, carbon emissions have declined every year since 2007.

April 8, 2013

Pennsylvania PUC Website Details Impact Fee Collection, Distribution

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Wednesday introduced an interactive website that allows users to examine information related to the collection and distribution of revenue from the state’s unconventional natural gas well impact fee, which was enacted as part of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

April 4, 2013

NatGas Transportation Makes Strides

Royal Dutch Shell plc and others in related industries are continuing their push for using natural gas as a transportation fuel. Several states also are adding incentives.

March 25, 2013

MDU Resources Ties Growth to Bakken Boom

Bismarck, ND-based MDU Resources Group is aligning its utility, construction, midstream infrastructure and exploration/production (E&P) businesses so each one profits and grows with the continuing hydrocarbon boom in the Bakken, the MDU senior executives emphasized in a half-day financial analysts meeting Thursday in New York City.

March 18, 2013

Rosetta Resources Entering Permian With $768M Deal

Rosetta Resources Inc. has agreed to pay Comstock Resources Inc. $768 million for a package of Permian Basin oil and liquids-rich assets, giving it entry into the West Texas basin.

March 18, 2013

Midstream Issues Cramp Gastar’s Style in the Marcellus

Gastar Exploration Ltd. plans to suspend its Marcellus Shale capital program “for a short period” during the second half of the year while it monitors production results and allows time for constraints in midstream services to be worked out, CEO Russ Porter said Tuesday.

March 14, 2013

FERC Approves Two Marcellus Pipeline Expansions

FERC on Friday issued certificates for two Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) Marcellus Shale-related projects in Pennsylvania and New York: the Tioga Area Expansion Project and the Sabinsville-to-Morrisville Project.

March 12, 2013

FERC OKs Pre-Filing for Southern LNG, Elba Projects

FERC has approved the request of Southern LNG Co. LLC and Elba Express Co. LLC (EEC) to use the agency’s pre-filing process for their planned Elba export liquefaction and related expansion projects.

March 11, 2013