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Frank to Retire after 32 Years in Congress

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), former chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2012 after serving 32 years in Congress.

November 29, 2011

Oregon’s Jordan Cove LNG Switching to Bidirectional Project

Officials with the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) project along Oregon’s south-central coast said they will seek to make the LNG facility and its 1.2 Bcf/d connecting transmission pipeline a dual export-import project, which will mean the pipeline flow will be reversible.

November 14, 2011

Global Energy Giant Total Keeps Eye on Shale

Even though its home country of France has nixed shale gas and oil exploration, Paris-based Total will continue to seek unconventional resources, a spokesman told NGI’s Shale Daily. Total sees gas as a major player on the world’s energy stage over the next 20 years.

October 26, 2011

Louisiana Enacts Frack Fluid Disclosure

Louisiana has joined other states in requiring the disclosure of the contents of fluids used for hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The rule was proposed earlier this year.

October 25, 2011

House Panel To Review Bills Amending Dodd-Frank

The House Agriculture Committee has scheduled a hearing Wednesday to review four bills and three discussion drafts that seek to amend Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

October 12, 2011

Gas Not a Factor in California-German Solar Outlook

While Southern California utilities seek balance in their approaches to renewables and natural gas-fired electric generation, a group of German solar companies touted the prospects for increased growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology on a global basis, regardless of another revolution taking place in the North American shale gas patch.

September 29, 2011

IHS CERA: Shale Gas GHG Emissions ‘Significantly Overstated’

Estimates now used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and independent researchers to determine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from upstream shale gas production likely are “significantly overstated” because they are based on assumptions that don’t reflect current industry practices, according to IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA).

August 25, 2011

Wyoming Gas Exploration Kicks into High Gear

Three Wyoming producers — Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., Noble Energy and ConocoPhillips — eventually will seek permission from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to drill up to 4,200 natural gas wells over 265,000 acres in the state.

August 8, 2011

West Virginia Lawmakers Form Marcellus Panel

State lawmakers in West Virginia have created a bipartisan 10-member panel to discuss and seek a consensus over Marcellus Shale regulatory reform.

June 17, 2011

BLM Announces Multi-State Environmental Impact Review on Oil Shale

Calling it a fresh look, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Wednesday a new multi-state environmental impact review on oil shale and tar sand plans in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. This could eventually impact the allocation of shale and tar sands resources.

April 14, 2011