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

Stone Energy Reports Healthy Condensate, NGL Volumes

Higher-than-expected condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) volumes from 11 Stone Energy Corp. wells in Wetzel County, WV, will require additional equipment on pipeline facilities, according to the Lafayette, LA, company.

December 23, 2011

Pennsylvania Bill Calls for Well Pad Standards

A bill recently introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly would require the state’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to develop standards for the construction of oil and gas well pads in the Marcellus and Utica shales, according to Rep. Fred Keller, a Republican from central Pennsylvania.

October 21, 2011

County Association Wants Pennsylvania to Levy Impact Fee

A nonprofit, nonpartisan group that represents all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties says it supports a local impact fee on natural gas development in the state but has “strong reservations” about counties being ultimately responsible for its levying and administration.

October 17, 2011

Tide Turns at Niagara from U.S. Imports to Shale Exports

U.S. suppliers will turn the tables on Canadian rivals in the North American natural gas market by fully reversing current cross-border flows in the Niagara Falls trading region of Ontario and New York State, TransCanada Corp. predicts.

September 12, 2011

In Texas the Grass Is Brown, but Producers’ Glass Is Half Full

The grass has long since turned brown in Texas, with many residents now restricted as to when they can water lawns. However, in most cases municipal water curtailments have yet to reach levels that affect water takes by contract users, such as oil and gas producers.

August 31, 2011

Time to Speak on Texas Frack Rule Is Now

A proposed rule in Texas to require public disclosure of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid contents was approved for publication Monday by the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).

August 30, 2011

Transportation Notes

Due to forecasted high demand in its Northeast market area, effective Thursday Maritimes & Northeast U.S. (M&N) will require all delivery point operators to keep actual daily takes out of the system less than or equal to scheduled quantities regardless of their cumulative imbalance position. Similarly, all receipt point operators must keep actual daily receipts into the system greater than or equal to scheduled quantities regardless of their cumulative imbalance position, M&N said.

July 21, 2011

IEA Sees Shale-Gilded Golden Age for Gas

Unconventional gas supplies around the world, particularly those from shale basins, “may hold the key to expanding the long-term role of gas in the global energy mix,” the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a new report released Monday.

June 8, 2011

Pennsylvania Senate Panel Approves Tighter Well Emergency Rules

In the wake of a well blowout last month in the Marcellus Shale, a Pennsylvania Senate committee has approved a bill (SB 995) that would require companies to provide to state and local authorities detailed emergency contact information for all of their wells in the state.

May 31, 2011