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Bill Would Remove Industry From Colorado Oil and Gas Commission

With the legislature looking at adjournment May 8, a bill (HB 1269) that would restrict oil and natural gas representation and participation on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) passed out of committee on a partisan 3-2 vote late Monday night, worrying industry backers.

May 2, 2013

CFTC Soon to Issue ‘Bullet-Proof” Rule on Speculative Limits

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is expected to release within a few weeks a new and improved rule to restrict excessive speculation in the swaps market, said CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton Wednesday.

May 2, 2013

Bill Targets Reorganization for Colorado Oil and Gas Commission

With the legislature looking at adjournment May 8, a bill (HB 1269) that would restrict oil and natural gas representation and participation on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) passed out of committee on a partisan 3-2 vote late Monday night, worrying industry backers.

May 1, 2013

IPAA: Any Climate Change Proposals Likely Regulatory

Any action to restrict greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will primarily come at the regulatory level rather than in Congress this year, said an official with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). The would be the best route for President Obama, who begaun his second term in office last week and indicated one focus would be on climate change.

January 28, 2013

IPAA: Obama’s Climate Change Drive Likely Through Regulators

Any action to restrict greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will primarily come at the regulatory level rather than in Congress this year, said an official with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). The would likely be the best route for President Obama, who started his second term Monday, to make effective climate changes.

January 23, 2013

More Pennsylvania Forest Leasing Unlikely For Now

Although Pennsylvania could eventually lease additional state forest land for natural gas drilling, it will likely be in small doses, according to the state’s top land manager.

March 7, 2012

Shale a ‘Grand Slam’ for Demand Growth, Say Experts

Barring an intervention by policymakers to restrict hydraulic fracturing, and as long as there is a worldwide economic recovery, steady growth will continue within the natural gas industry through 2030 because of growing worldwide demand, energy experts said last week.

November 9, 2011

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to Issue Gas Leases

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has taken steps to lease the rights to drill for natural gas in the 43,000 acres of waterways that run through the Marcellus Shale region and to grant licenses for access to water.

July 14, 2011

Interior to Scale Back Categorical Exclusions

Interior officials said last week that the department will restrict its use of environmental waivers (categorical exclusions) for offshore oil and natural gas development to activities with limited environmental risk, while it undertakes a comprehensive review of its National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process and the use of categorical exclusions for exploration and drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf.

August 30, 2010

Interior to Scale Back Categorical Exclusions

Interior officials said Monday that the department will restrict its use of environmental waivers (categorical exclusions) for offshore oil and natural gas development to activities with limited environmental risk, while it undertakes a comprehensive review of its National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process and the use of categorical exclusions for exploration and drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf.

August 17, 2010
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