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Canada’s Duvernay Seen as Attractive in Early Days, Despite Low Prices

Canada’s Duvernay Seen as Attractive in Early Days, Despite Low Prices

Canada’s youngest shale play, the Duvernay geological formation, is emerging as “extremely competitive” on the North American scale of drilling targets, a Calgary industry conference heard Wednesday.

October 28, 2016

Fires Crimp Alberta Oil Patch Activity

About 200,000 b/d of northern Alberta oil production remained temporarily halted Thursday as tinder-dry forests continue to fuel wildfires ignited by lightning.

May 28, 2015

SRBC Limits Scope of Multi-Year Study to Water Quantity

Officials with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) announced Wednesday that the agency had started a multi-year effort to study water quantity, but rebuffed calls for it to be expanded to a comprehensive environmental study that could include the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the basin.

May 10, 2013

New York DEC to File 90-Day Extension to Finalize Frack Rules

In an effort to avoid having to restart the process from square one, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will file for a 90-day extension on Thursday to finalize rules governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF).

November 29, 2012

Voters in Mansfield, OH, Approve ‘Environmental Bill of Rights’

Supporters of an “environmental bill of rights” charter amendment in Mansfield, OH, prevailed at the polls on Tuesday, but opponents of the measure fear it could be used beyond its intended purpose — to possibly block wastewater injection wells — and applied to other types of business.

November 9, 2012
E&P ‘Apathy’ Seen Eroding Onshore Activity Levels

E&P ‘Apathy’ Seen Eroding Onshore Activity Levels

The North America oilfield services market “eroded more than we thought” in 3Q2012, but the spending decline could turn in January, said the research team at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH).

October 8, 2012

Ohio Water District Mulls Temporary Sales to Operators

Support is growing for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) — a state government entity that controls an 8,000-square mile watershed covering about one-fifth of the state — to sell water for natural gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shales, albeit on a temporary basis.

August 6, 2012

Support Growing for Ohio Water District to Sell to Operators

Support is growing for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) — a state government entity that controls an 8,000-square mile watershed covering about one-fifth of the state — to sell water for natural gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shales, albeit on a temporary basis.

August 6, 2012

Senate Democrats Schedule ‘Show Vote’ on Oil, Gas Tax Breaks

As gasoline prices flirt with the $4/gallon level, the Senate majority is preparing to square off with Republicans over stripping major producers’ oil and natural gas subsidies.

March 26, 2012

Magnum Hunter Aspires to Be ‘Drilling Factory,’ Says CEO

With a portfolio and focus on U.S. unconventional shale plays, Houston-based independent Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. strives to become a “drilling factory,” said CEO Gary Evans, who spoke Wednesday to the Pritchard Capital Partners Energize 2012 Conference in San Francisco.

January 6, 2012
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