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Texas Targets Funds for Energy Patch Road Repair

Texas lawmakers have sent a bill to Gov. Rick Perry that would provide $225 million in general revenue funds to help repair and maintain county roads damaged by oil and gas production activity, mainly in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale regions.

May 30, 2013

Senators Want Info on Pipeline Rate Over-Recoveries

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and ranking member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sent a letter last Wednesday to FERC asking that it provide more detailed information about the Section 5 complaint investigations that were initiated in past years into allegations that certain interstate gas pipelines were charging unjust and unreasonable rates.

March 11, 2013

House Panel Seeks Sage Grouse Documents from Interior

The House Natural Resources Committee sent a letter to the Interior Department Thursday expressing concern about the scientific integrity of and the imposition of what it said were arbitrary deadlines on a decision to potentially list the sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

March 11, 2013

Senators Seek Information on Pipeline Rate Over-Recoveries

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and ranking member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sent a letter Wednesday to FERC asking that it provide more detailed information about Section 5 complaint investigations that it initiated in past years into allegations that certain pipelines are charging unjust and unreasonable rates.

March 8, 2013

Pipe Safety Violation Fines Skyrocket in West Virginia Bill

Coming two months after the explosion on the Columbia Gas Transmission system in West Virginia, the state’s House of Delegates Thursday voted out and sent to the Senate legislation that would raise the penalty per violation from $1,000 per day to $200,000 per day for pipeline safety violations.

March 4, 2013

Pipe Safety Violation Fines Skyrocket in West Virginia Bill

Coming two months after the explosion on the Columbia Gas Transmission system in West Virginia, the state’s House of Delegates Thursday voted out and sent to the Senate legislation that would raise the penalty per violation from $1,000 per day to $200,000 per day for pipeline safety violations.

March 4, 2013

Colorado Springs, CO, Adopts Fracking Rules

On a 6-3 vote after dozens of citizens and business representatives spoke, the Colorado Springs, CO, City Council late Tuesday night approved rules to allow the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in oil and natural gas drilling, mirroring similar statewide rules.

November 29, 2012
EOG Drills More ‘Monster’ Eagle Ford Oil Wells

EOG Drills More ‘Monster’ Eagle Ford Oil Wells

Propelled by its U.S. onshore crude oil and liquids output, EOG Resources Inc. reported better-than-expected profits for the third quarter. Investors in return sent the stock price up 4.37% on Tuesday.

November 7, 2012

DOE Asked to Explain Criteria for Approving, Rejecting LNG Exports

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has sent a letter to the Department of Energy (DOE) to “understand the criteria” used to determinate whether liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to a non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries “are in the public interest.”

October 25, 2012

Opinions Vary on LNG Export Volumes, Impact

While most now expect liquefaction and export of natural gas from North America to happen, how much will be sent abroad and what it will mean for global markets and gas-oil price indexation are unclear.

October 15, 2012
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