Construction is expected to begin “shortly” on the 550-acre Permian Rail Park in Texas about six miles west of Big Spring and 30 miles east of Midland, developers said.
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Chesapeake Energy Corp. is looking for buyers for some land in Western Oklahoma’s emerging Granite Wash and Hogshooter plays, according to Meagher Energy Advisors.
A newly formed organization that represents about 2,000 New York property owners in Tioga County has signed a preliminary agreement with developers to stimulate unconventional natural gas wells using waterless hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that may bypass the state’s drilling moratorium.
An environmental group is suing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, claiming that his administration is misusing revenue from Marcellus Shale development on state lands. Although Corbett is being sued, most of the actions cited in the litigation first were undertaken by his predecessor Ed Rendell.
Shortly after Idaho local government and oil/gas associations agreed on a proposed state law to cover regulation of the state’s fledgling natural gas exploration and production (E&P) sector, a conservation group raised concerns about local authorities ceding their authority to the state.
A bill that could expand the use of natural gas in Maine — a state currently dominated by the use of heating oil — is in committee and could be up for a vote in the state legislature shortly after it convenes on Jan. 4.
Shortly after several families in northeastern Pennsylvania sued each other over plans by Chief Oil & Gas LLC to build a natural gas transmission pipeline through their neighborhood, the Dallas-based company joined the fray with its own lawsuit in federal court.
Shortly after several families in northeastern Pennsylvania sued each other over plans by Chief Oil & Gas LLC to build a natural gas transmission pipeline through their neighborhood, the Dallas-based company has joined the fray with its own lawsuit in federal court.
Shortly before 10 a.m. CDT Tuesday a flash fire occurred during a welding job at Station 201 of the Herscher gas storage facility in Kankakee County, IL, injuring five workers. The facility is connected to Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America. As of early Tuesday afternoon, four of the five injured had been released from the hospital with one remaining in stable condition. “The flash fire was extinguished immediately and the area has been secured,” a Kinder Morgan spokesman said. “The cause of the flash fire is under investigation. Currently there is no impact to customer service.”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with input from the departments of Interior and Energy, industry and the states, is expected “very shortly” to issue permitting guidance to oil and natural gas producers on the use of diesel in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson last Tuesday.