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Samson Resources Stepping Up Wyoming Drilling Projects

Tulsa-based Samson Resources II LLC is accelerating its drilling plans in Wyoming, with five wells underway in Sweetwater County and a ramp-up planned next year in the Powder River Basin.

September 12, 2017
Lawsuit Challenging DRBC Authority to Regulate NatGas Drilling Rejected

Lawsuit Challenging DRBC Authority to Regulate NatGas Drilling Rejected

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a small exploration and production company that challenged the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to review and approve natural gas drilling in the watershed.

March 27, 2017

Delaware Riverkeeper Network Files to Intervene in Lawsuit Challenging DRBC Drilling Moratorium

An environmental organization that has long opposed shale gas development in Pennsylvania has filed to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) ban on horizontal hydraulic fracturing in the 13,539-square mile watershed.

July 8, 2016

Clock Runs Out on Mississippi Gas Storage Project

Time has run out for Leaf River Energy Center LLC’s proposed expansion of natural gas storage and pipeline facilities in Mississippi as FERC has declined to extend the tardy project’s completion deadline.

March 15, 2016

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Audit Uncovers Cabot Violations, Leads to Settlement

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. has paid an $11,000 fine to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission for incidents that occurred in 2012 and 2013, when the producer started work at two wells pads in Pennsylvania days before it received permits from the organization to do so.

March 14, 2016

DRBC Unanimously Adopts ‘One Process/One Permit’ Program

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted unanimously to adopt its proposed “One Process/One Permit” (OPOP) program, a measure designed to promote interagency cooperation between it and its four member states, but which could also one day have an impact on natural gas development in the basin, should it move forward.

December 14, 2015

American Energy Affiliates Under Fire Over Millions Owed For Ohio Oil/Gas Leases

Nearly 60 landowners in southeast Ohio have filed a lawsuit against American Energy Partners LP (AELP), one of its affiliates and a land services company that worked on its behalf over claims that the companies owe more than $9.2 million in overdue lease signing bonuses and attorney fees.

June 12, 2015

Spectra Preparing to Recover Ruptured Pipeline From Arkansas River

Spectra Energy said it is preparing to recover a 400-foot section of its Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline system from the Arkansas River near Little Rock. The pipeline ruptured on May 31.

June 9, 2015

Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture Under Arkansas River Investigated

Investigators with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Spectra Energy are trying to determine how part of the company’s Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline under the Arkansas River near Little Rock ruptured, leaving a two-mile stretch of the river closed to commercial traffic.

June 4, 2015

House Bill Proposes Improvements in Delaware River Basin

A bill introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for the federal government to improve restoration and conservation efforts in the Delaware River Basin through the use of public-private partnerships and coordination among basin stakeholders.

April 16, 2015
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