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Cold Snap Bedeviled Some Wellheads, Pipelines

Bitter cold swept across much of the country and well into the South last week, bringing consequences to producing regions as well as market areas. As has been the case during past cold snaps, producers, pipelines and distribution companies held their own, for the most part.

January 9, 2015

Clarification

A story concerningAubrey McClendon’s latest foray into the onshore through entityAmerican Energy Partners LPpublished on Wednesday is said to include misinformation, according to a spokesman (seeDaily GPI,Aug. 21). McClendon leftChesapeake Energy Corp.on April 1. Later that month Chesapeake executivesHenry HoodandTom Pricealso departed, and a Chesapeake official said at the time they would be working with McClendon in his new endeavor (seeShale Daily,April 17). Price in fact told theThe Oklahomanthat McClendon had “kindly offered to provide me with an office, and I have accepted…Aubrey and I have worked really well together on trying to do things that benefit Oklahoma City. I think we can continue to do that and hopefully enhance the prosperity of the state as well.” Neither Hood nor Price are said to be part of the new endeavor, said the spokesman. Also, American Energy’s spokesman claimed that neither McClendon nor his associates own the headquarters in Oklahoma City, as state officials had indicated in April.

August 22, 2013

Clarification

A story published on Wednesday concerningAubrey McClendon’s latest foray into the onshore through entityAmerican Energy Partners LPis said to include misinformation, according to a spokesman (seeShale Daily,Aug. 21). McClendon leftChesapeake Energy Corp.on April 1. Later that month Chesapeake executivesHenry HoodandTom Pricealso departed, and a Chesapeake official said at the time they would be working with McClendon in his new endeavor (seeShale Daily,April 17). Price in fact told theThe Oklahomanthat McClendon had “kindly offered to provide me with an office, and I have accepted…Aubrey and I have worked really well together on trying to do things that benefit Oklahoma City. I think we can continue to do that and hopefully enhance the prosperity of the state as well.” Neither Hood nor Price are said to be part of the new endeavor, said the spokesman. Also, American Energy’s spokesman claimed that neither McClendon nor his associates own the headquarters in Oklahoma City, as state officials had indicated in April.

August 22, 2013

ConocoPhillips San Juan Program Squeezed by Low NatGas Prices

ConocoPhillips, the largest operator in the San Juan Basin, is temporarily suspending its natural gas drilling in the Four Corners region because of low gas prices, a spokesman said Thursday. The news comes on the heels of reports by energy analysts that the gas rig count may only reach 450 this year and not strengthen into 2014.

April 1, 2013

Low NatGas Prices Squeeze ConocoPhillips San Juan Program

ConocoPhillips, the largest operator in the San Juan Basin, is temporarily suspending its natural gas drilling in the Four Corners region because of low gas prices, a spokesman said Thursday.

April 1, 2013

Malfunctioning Carrizo Well Capped in Pennsylvania

Workers brought a malfunctioning natural gas well in Wyoming County, PA, under control on Thursday, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

March 18, 2013

Colorado County (Again) Extends Permit Moratorium

The Boulder County, CO, commission on Tuesday formally extended a moratorium on new oil and natural gas drilling permits to June 10. However, the commission left the door open to lifting the ban earlier if the county’s new drilling rules are in place.

February 7, 2013

Carrizo Inks Another Niobrara JV

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. is forming a joint venture (JV) in the Niobrara formation with Haimo Oil & Gas LLC, a unit of China’s Lanzhou Haimo Technologies Co. Ltd. Separately, the company announced third quarter production growth for oil, condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL).

October 26, 2012

West Virginia City Enacts 6% Tax on Natural Gas Drillers

A West Virginia city in the Marcellus Shale has enacted a 6% business and occupation (B&O) tax on natural gas companies operating within the city limits, reportedly to raise revenue to fix roads and bridges that could be damaged by drilling there.

October 24, 2012
DRBC New York Lawsuit Dismissed, But Environmental Assessment A Question

DRBC New York Lawsuit Dismissed, But Environmental Assessment A Question

A lawsuit that sought an extensive environmental review of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Delaware River Basin by the State of New York and a coalition of environmental groups has been dismissed by a federal judge. However, the ruling left open to question whether an environmental assessment of the basin may be required in the future.

September 26, 2012
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