Risks

Oil & Gas Prices, Supplies, Politics Top Concerns For U.S. E&Ps, BDO Says

Volatile commodity prices, supply risks and political/regulatory developments are the top concerns of U.S. producers, and the threat of bankruptcy has reached a six-year high, according to BDO USA LLP.

May 24, 2016

Anadarko, EOG to Disclose Fracking Risks to Investors

Two of the biggest onshore operators in the United States, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and EOG Resources Inc., will disclose information on the financial risks posed to their investors associated with hydraulic fracturing (fracking) under an agreement reached Friday with the New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The settlement comes on the heels of ExxonMobil Corp.’s first unconventional drilling risk report, which was issued voluntarily to investors this week.

October 3, 2014

Booming NatGas Picture Not Without Risk, Industry Analyst Says

The shale boom does not come without risks, but it is presenting some major potential economic benefits for the United States if the industry and the nation can negotiate the “riskier parts of commercial commodity management,” according to ConocoPhillips Marketing Analysis Director Jim Duncan, who spoke at the LDC MidContinent Gas Forum in Chicago Monday.

September 9, 2014

Gas Drilling Impact on Drinking Water Eyed

The multi-year review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the potential risks on public drinking water sources from hydraulically fracturing (fracking) natural gas wells includes case studies in five unconventional drilling areas around the country in the Marcellus, Barnett and Bakken shales, as well as the Raton Basin.

January 7, 2013

EPA Reviewing Specific Gas Drilling Sites

The multi-year review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the potential risks on public drinking water sources from hydraulically fracturing (fracking) natural gas wells includes case studies in five unconventional drilling areas around the country.

December 31, 2012

EPA Issues Interim Fracking Review Update; Draft Report Expected in 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an interim update of 18 studies that have been undertaken in its multi-year review of the potential risks of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale gas wells on public drinking water.

December 24, 2012

EPA Issues Interim Fracking Review Update; Draft Expected in 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an interim update of 18 studies that have been undertaken in its multi-year review of the potential risks of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale gas wells on public drinking water.

December 24, 2012

EPA Issues Interim Update on Extended, Intensive Fracking Review

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an interim update of 18 studies that have been undertaken in its multi-year review of the potential risks of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale gas wells on public drinking water.

December 24, 2012

PwC: Shale Gas Transforming U.S. Chemicals Industry

The shale natural gas market in North America is helping to revamp the U.S. chemicals industry and may benefit a variety of other manufacturing sectors through lower costs for raw materials and energy, according to a report issued on Tuesday by PwC US.

October 10, 2012

All Stakeholders in Pavillion Water Well Testing Fracas to Join in Retest

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), community representatives and Indian tribes will collaborate on the retesting of two water wells near hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations near Pavillion, WY, which were the subject of a controversial EPA report last December (see Shale Daily, Dec. 21, 2011).

March 12, 2012
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