Grassroots Coalition Seeks to Block Constitution Pipeline

FERC has to conduct a “vigorous and exhaustive” needs analysis for the proposed Constitution Pipeline before it allows the Marcellus-to-New York natural gas project to go forth, said an environmental law practice representing the grassroots coalition “Stop the Pipeline (STP).”

October 11, 2012

PDC Energy Going It Alone in Utica Shale

PDC Energy Inc. received several joint ownership and development proposals for its Utica Shale position in southeast Ohio from potential joint venture (JV) partners, but they “do not meet PDC’s value expectations,” so the Denver-based company will pursue development in the play independently.

September 20, 2012

State Helps Wyoming Town Where EPA Tested Water

Pavillion, WY — where the federal government’s testing of water led to early concerns about the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in nearby natural gas wells — has begun a state-sponsored mitigation program installing cisterns for residents who have been, or potentially could be, impacted by contaminated water. To date, there is no conclusive evidence one way or the other.

July 11, 2012

Talisman Exits Canadian Shale-Based GTL Project

Calgary-based Talisman Energy is abandoning a project it had considered with Sasol Canada to develop Canada’s first gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility to create transportation fuels from natural gas.

June 29, 2012

Swift Announces Midstream Agreement, Austin Chalk Activity

Swift Energy Co. has entered into a long-term agreement for natural gas gathering and processing services in the Eagle Ford Shale with Eagle Ford Gathering LLC, a 50-50 joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Copano Energy LLC.

June 22, 2012

Texas Quakes Not Drilling-Related, Say Regulators

Two earthquakes that recently shook the area around the East Texas town of Timpson were unlikely to have been caused by natural gas drilling or drilling waste disposal activities, according to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).

May 22, 2012

New Processing Plant Slated for Permian Basin

DCP Midstream LLC plans to build a 75 MMcf/d gas processing plant in Glasscock County, TX, and an associated low-pressure gathering system to service producers focused on the Wolfberry play in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

February 16, 2012

Talisman Shifting to Liquids in 2012

Seeing no increase in natural gas prices, Talisman Energy Inc. is closing in on liquids in 2012.

January 11, 2012

Foreign Investors Eyeing Stake in Frac Tech, Sources Say

Texas-based Frac Tech Services LLC, a hydraulic fracturing (fracking) specialist, apparently is in talks to sell a stake in the company to one of three foreign oil giants for $2 billion-plus and also is close to completing joint ventures (JV) to work overseas on unconventional oil and gas prospects, sources told NGI’s Shale Daily on Thursday.

December 19, 2011

U.S. Forest Service Halts Drilling Rights Auction in Ohio

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has withdrawn more than 3,300 acres of public land in southeast Ohio from a federal oil and natural gas lease sale scheduled for Dec. 7, pending a study on the possible effects hydraulic fracturing (fracking) could have on the state’s only national forest.

November 21, 2011