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Ohio Issues Second Unitization Order in the Utica Shale

The chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management (DOGRM) has issued a unitization order for Chesapeake Energy Corp. in Carroll County, putting forced pooling into effect for a second time in the emerging Utica Shale.

March 20, 2013

Navigant: Natural Gas Demand to Grow Substantially

In its Fall 2012 North American Natural Gas Market Outlook, an outlook that Navigant publishes twice a year, analysts reviewed prices, supply and demand through 2035. The outlook focuses on changing demand, including increases to expectations for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.

December 19, 2012

House Republicans, Salazar Square Off Over Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) took center stage at a House hearing Wednesday on the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Interior Department budget, with Secretary Ken Salazar saying that he hopes that federal government research into the shale gas practice will end “a lot of the hysteria” surrounding the drilling practice.

February 16, 2012

Colorado Energy Industry Volunteers to Collect Groundwater Data

A voluntary first-of-its-kind groundwater sampling program was launched this month by Colorado’s energy industry to “proactively” address concerns associated with drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

August 30, 2011

Texas Says No Link Between Pesticide, Barnett Activities

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said it had reviewed air quality test results in the Barnett Shale that found trace amounts of a chemical compound once used widely as a pesticide, but said there is no danger to the public health and the chemical is unlikely to have come from oil and gas activities.

August 29, 2011

Texas: No Connection Between EDB and Barnett Activities

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said it had reviewed air quality test results in the Barnett Shale that found trace amounts of a chemical compound once used widely as a pesticide, but said there is no danger to the public health and the chemical is unlikely to have come from oil and gas activities.

August 25, 2011

Review OKs Oklahoma Hydrofracking Regulation

Regulation of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) by the Oil and Gas Conservation Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) is well managed but could use more funding, according to a review conducted by the nonprofit State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations (STRONGER).

February 28, 2011

Quebec Shale Development A Go

Quebec will allow producers to work on preliminary natural gas shale development while regulatory issues are reviewed, Natural Resources Minister Nathalie Normandeau said last week.

September 20, 2010

Quebec Shale Development Moves Forward

Quebec will allow producers to work on preliminary natural gas shale development while regulatory issues are reviewed, Natural Resources Minister Nathalie Normandeau said Tuesday.

September 16, 2010

U.S. Rig Count Seen Climbing in Isolated Regions

The U.S. natural gas rig count slowly has begun to rebound after bottoming in June, but the increased exploration has been confined to a few key areas, according to data reviewed by energy analysts. Activity planned by the oilfield service operators in North America will be a key indicator in the coming year, they said.

December 24, 2009
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