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Enterprise Snaps Up Houston Ship Channel Site to Propel Global NGL Expansion

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) late Wednesday said it purchased a 65-acre waterfront site on the Houston Ship Channel to serve as the next phase of expansion at its hydrocarbon terminal.

April 12, 2018

North Dakota Legislative Committee Tightens Oil, Gas Rules

The North Dakota legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee (ARC) on Monday unanimously agreed to tighten the requirements for oil and gas spills and for royalties.

March 13, 2018

California OKs Two AES Repowered NatGas-Fired Generation Sites

California regulators recently gave the green light to two repowerings at coastal natural gas-fired generation plants that represent a combined 1,884 MW of mostly baseload generating capacity.

April 18, 2017

Ohio Attracts Another NatGas-Fired Power Project, Potentially More Industry

Yet another developer is at work to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Appalachia, this time in Ohio’s Monroe County on a rust belt site that was purchased out of bankruptcy with a vision to revitalize it for Utica Shale-related growth.

April 13, 2017

WPX Pays $1.2M Fine For Pennsylvania Water Contamination

A WPX Energy Inc. affiliate has paid a $1.2 million civil penalty to Pennsylvania for a 2012 incident in which it was determined that a leaking impoundment at a well site in Westmoreland County contaminated five private water supplies, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said Monday.

February 27, 2017

Local Control on Drilling Becoming Bigger Issue in Southern California

While Colorado remains the focal point for local government seeking more control of oil/natural gas drilling, the issue has also found its way to Los Angeles. The nation’s second-largest city still can count dozens of active drilling sites, none more controversial than one operated by Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan.

August 23, 2016

Fire Engulfs Multiple WPX Storage Facilities in New Mexico

A fire still raged on Tuesday consuming 36 oil and produced water storage tanks in New Mexico at a drilling site owned and operated by Tulsa, OK-based WPX Energy. Thirty of the tanks are used for temporary oil storage.

July 12, 2016

Los Angeles Urban Drilling Hits Another Roadblock

A Los Angeles zoning official has placed a big stop sign in front of plans by a unit of Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan to add onsite burning equipment for escaping natural gas at its much-maligned urban drilling site near the University of Southern California (USC) campus.

July 8, 2016

Court Puts More Curbs on Los Angeles Urban Drill Site

An idle and already troubled urban oil drilling site in the shadow of downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday was hit with a permanent injunction by a California Superior Court judge that will keep it shut down until the operator, Allenco Energy Co., installs a health and safety monitoring system at the two-acre site.

June 10, 2016

Los Angeles Fight Over Urban Drilling Site Heats Up

A fight between local residents and a unit of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Co. has heated up again over plans by the operator to flare associated gas at the site, which is in a working class neighborhood south of downtown Los Angeles near the University of Southern California (USC) campus. The company is waiting for a city of Los Angeles zoning decision on its plans.

August 18, 2015
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