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Ohio Water District Authorizes Temporary Sales to Operators

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) says it will consider short-term water sales from two lakes in eastern Ohio to oil and natural gas operators drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

September 25, 2012

Producers, States Press BLM to Withdraw Fracking Rule

States and producers Monday called on the Obama administration to either withdraw or suspend a proposed rule that would require companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations on federal and Indian lands. Environmental and conservation groups lobbied for the federal government to tighten the rule.

September 12, 2012

New Fuel Economy Standards May Lift NGV Sales

Natural gas groups last week touted the Obama administration’s new standards that would require automakers to increase the average fuel efficiency of new cars and light-duty trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025, nearly double that of cars currently on the road.

September 3, 2012

Shippers Want REX to Go ‘No-Profit’ During Force Majeures

FERC should require Rockies Express Pipeline Co. LLC (REX) to adopt a no-profit reservation charge crediting methodology for curtailments during force majeure events, a group of shippers said in a filing Monday.

August 16, 2012

Eagle Ford Making Texas County Road Weary

The DeWitt County, TX, tax base might be bursting with Eagle Ford Shale dollars, but the South Texas county’s roads are buckling under the weight of trucks and other vehicles in the service of developing the play, a new study has found. And a county judge claims his county and others in the play are being short-changed when it comes to funds for road repair.

July 5, 2012

ExxonMobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Fracking Resolutions Again

ExxonMobil Corp. shareholders for the third year in a row turned back a shareholder proposal which would require the corporation to prepare a report on the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Chevron Corp. shareholders defeated a similar measure at their annual meeting, with fewer voting in favor than a year ago.

May 31, 2012

Analysis: Floating Production System Activity on Rise in GOM

Of the 216 projects being planned worldwide that potentially could require floating production systems, an estimated 10% are likely to be located in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), according to an analysis conducted by Washington, DC-based International Maritime Associates Inc. (IMA).

May 16, 2012

Environmental Groups File Fracking Complaint with Wyoming Court

A consortium of environmental groups has filed a petition with a Wyoming district court, seeking to require the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commissions to disclose information about specific chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of oil and natural gas wells that are being kept confidential for proprietary business reasons.

March 28, 2012

Interior to Call for Frack Chemicals Disclosure on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would require companies drilling on public lands to disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations, according to a draft of proposed BLM regulations acquired by NGI.

February 6, 2012

Interior to Call for Disclosure of Frack Chemicals on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would require companies drilling on public lands to disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations, according to a draft of proposed BLM regulations acquired by NGI’s Shale Daily.

February 6, 2012