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XTO Fined in Pennsylvania Clean Water Act Settlement

ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. will pay a $100,000 penalty and spend an estimated $20 million on a plan to improve wastewater management practices following a settlement with federal authorities to resolve an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act related to the discharge of hydraulic fracturing wastewater at a Lycoming County, PA, facility.

July 22, 2013

Public Webinar Series on NY Fracking to Begin Wednesday

The New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC), a division of the American Petroleum Institute (API), announced Monday that it would conduct the first of a series of free webinars about hydraulic fracturing for the public on Wednesday.

May 21, 2013
North America Oil Output Creating Global ‘Supply Shock,’ Says IEA

North America Oil Output Creating Global ‘Supply Shock,’ Says IEA

A “supply shock” to the global energy markets being created by North American oil production will be as transformative to the market over the next five years as was the rise of Chinese demand in the last 15, forcing operators to overhaul global investment strategies and reshape the way oil is transported, stored and refined, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday.

May 15, 2013

Alaska: Latest Lease Sale A Cook Inlet Comeback

Alaska received nearly $4.5 million in high bids for oil and gas leases in Cook Inlet and received a bid for a geothermal lease on Augustine Island during a series of lease sales on Wednesday.

May 9, 2013

Shale Boom Riding the Rails to Find Markets

Unlike natural gas, oil can be carried in a bucket — or in a rail car — as is increasingly the case in the Bakken Shale, for instance, where the drill bit has gotten ahead of the pipeline, way ahead of the pipeline, in offering oil producers a route to market.

February 11, 2013

Interior to Assess Shell’s Alaska Drilling Program

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said last week he is concerned about a series of incidents involving Royal Dutch Shell plc’s operations offshore Alaska and hopes an investigation will determine how to move forward.

January 14, 2013

Interior to Assess Shell’s Alaska Drilling Program

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday he is concerned about a series of incidents involving Royal Dutch Shell plc’s operations offshore Alaska and hopes an investigation will determine how to move forward.

January 11, 2013

New York Lawmakers Want Halt to Frack Comment Period

Just days before a 30-day public comment period in New York on proposed rules governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) expires, three influential state lawmakers are calling for the comment period to be suspended, citing a lost state report on the practice that surfaced earlier this month.

January 10, 2013

Fracking in NY Can Be Safe, Says Year-Old Lost Report

The New York Department of Health (DOH) conducted a draft assessment of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in early 2012 and concluded that, with appropriate regulation, the practice could be performed safely in the state, according to reports.

January 7, 2013

30-Day Comment Period on Frack Rules Begins in New York

Three key lawmakers in New York say one month isn’t long enough for the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to receive public comments on proposed rules governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), and they are asking the agency for an extension.

December 12, 2012
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