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RRC: Republican Candidate Leads in Cash, But Newspapers Like Libertarian

The Republican favorite to win the available seat on the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has raised the most campaign cash (particularly from industry), but his Libertarian opponent has gotten the nod from some of the state’s leading newspapers.

October 13, 2016

GOP Congressmen Blast EPA’s Record on Fracking

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was put in the hot seat Friday as House lawmakers took the agency to task for what they said are flawed reports on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), most notably the December 2011 report that found groundwater in Pavillion, WY, to be contaminated. That report was later retracted. Before directing any more funds to the EPA for reseach into fracking, the lawmakers demanded that it furnish Congress with more information on reseach activities so far.

April 29, 2013

Western GOP Congressmen Blast EPA’s Record on Fracking

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was put in the hot seat Friday as House lawmakers took the agency to task for its flawed reports on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), most notably the December 2011 report that found groundwater in Pavillion, WY, to be contaminated. That report was later retracted. And before directing any more funds to the EPA for reseach into fracking, the lawmakers demanded that the agency provide Congress with more information on their reseach activities so far.

April 29, 2013

PA DEP Chief Krancer Quits; Interim Replacement Criticized

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Friday that Michael Krancer, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), will step down on April 15 and return to practice law in Philadelphia. But the decision to replace him on an interim basis with the governor’s deputy chief of staff is being derided by Krancer’s predecessor, John Hanger.

March 25, 2013

Raymond James: Operators Testing Liquids Ideas

The upstream industry could see its drilling inventory grow if horizontal drilling opportunities being explored by several companies pan out, according to analysts at Raymond James & Associates Inc.

March 13, 2012

Gensler’s Ties with MF Global Chairman Questioned

Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee put the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on the hot seat last week because of his ties to the former chairman of MF Global Holdings Ltd., which collapsed in late October and took with it an estimated $1.2 billion in customer funds.

December 12, 2011

Gensler’s Ties with MF Global Chairman Questioned

Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee put the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on the hot seat because of his ties to the former chairman of MF Global Holdings Ltd., which collapsed in late October and took with it an estimated $1.2 billion in customer funds.

December 7, 2011

EOG Resources Sharpens Focus on Eagle Ford Oil and Liquids

Natural gas production is continuing to take a back seat to crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) production from the Eagle Ford Shale at Houston-based EOG Resources Inc.

November 3, 2011

Utility Promoting Pipelines for Marcellus Water

The head of a major Pennsylvania water utility sees a two-fer in convincing Marcellus Shale operators to replace trucks with pipelines to supply water for fracking, thereby saving roads and supplying piped water to rural customers.

October 31, 2011

NTSB Kicks Off Three-Day San Bruno Explosion Hearings

In the hot seat since the Sept. 9 rupture of one of its natural gas transmission pipelines, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) sent a nine-member engineering team to the three-day National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hearings, which began Tuesday in Washington, DC.

March 2, 2011
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