Scrutiny

Texas Judge: Flaming Water a Hoax, Conspiracy Against Range

A Texas couple that has sued Range Resources Corp. for allegedly contaminating its drinking water with hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on Thursday lost a bid for dismissal of the company’s countersuit, which alleges that the couple participated in a conspiracy to defame Range.

February 21, 2012

DOE Fracking Panel Developing Timeline for Actions

Nearly 200 people crowded the phone lines of an open meeting Monday night to hear public comments surrounding the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Natural Gas Subcommittee’s initial report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

August 17, 2011

Canada’s NEB to Crack Down on Shale Gas Regulations

U.S. safety and environmental concerns are spreading north across the border into Canada, where the National Energy Board (NEB) is stepping up scrutiny of natural gas and oil operations from exploration to transportation.

October 26, 2010

Canada Importing U.S. Energy Patch Safety Concerns

U.S. safety and environmental concerns are spreading north across the border into Canada, where the National Energy Board (NEB) is stepping up scrutiny of natural gas and oil operations from exploration to transportation.

October 25, 2010

Canada Importing U.S. Energy Safety Concerns

U.S. safety and environmental concerns are spreading north across the border into Canada, where the National Energy Board (NEB) is stepping up scrutiny of natural gas and oil operations from exploration to transportation.

October 25, 2010

Canadian Study Finds Inadequate Regulations Address Hydrofracking

Canada nor its provinces have adequate regulations in place to address the scale or cumulative impact of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) on water resources, according to a report issued on Thursday by the water program at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

October 15, 2010

Quebec’s Shale Producers Face More Scrutiny

Natural gas explorers that hope to tap into Quebec’s emerging Utica Shale and St. Lawrence River lowlands face more scrutiny going forward, Environment Minister Pierre Arcand said last week.

October 11, 2010

Quebec’s Shale Producers Face More Scrutiny

Natural gas explorers that hope to tap into Quebec’s emerging Utica Shale and St. Lawrence River lowlands face more scrutiny going forward, Environment Minister Pierre Arcand said Monday.

October 6, 2010

Pipeline Blast Exposes PG&E Transmission to Closer Scrutiny

Under more public scrutiny in the wake of the devastating failure of a high-pressure transmission pipeline segment in San Bruno, CA, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has made public its maintenance/inspection prioritization, but it gives no sense of how it has been identifying and dealing with high-risk portions of the 6,438 miles of transmission pipelines in its system.

September 27, 2010

Pennsylvania, West Virginia React to Drilling Accidents

With the entire oil and gas industry under increased scrutiny because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, regulators in Pennsylvania and West Virginia last week were quick to shut down the drilling operations of some companies after a pair of unrelated accidents at two wells in the Marcellus Shale.

June 14, 2010