States

EPA Issues Guidelines on Oil/NatGas VOC Emissions For Smoggy States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday issued finalized recommendations to smog-afflicted states for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from oil/natural gas equipment. The guidelines — not rules — would apply to more wells than an earlier draft.

October 21, 2016
Belmont, Monroe Counties Continue to Drive Ohio’s Utica NatGas Production

Belmont, Monroe Counties Continue to Drive Ohio’s Utica NatGas Production

Belmont and Monroe counties continued to dominate Ohio’s Utica Shale production in the first quarter, with wells in the play’s sweet spot there accounting for much of the increase in the state’s natural gas production, according to data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

June 21, 2016

U.S. Dry NatGas Production Still Increasing: 2.29 Tcf in March, EIA Says

Dry natural gas production in the United States reached 2.29 Tcf (74 Bcf/d) in March, marking the sixth straight year with a record high for the month, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said.

June 1, 2016

Ten States, Industry Groups Urge Appellate Court to Vacate EPA’s Tighter Ozone Standard

Ten states and several industry organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), have filed petitions in federal appellate court challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

April 28, 2016

Ten States, Industry Groups Urge Appellate Court to Vacate EPA’s Tighter Ozone Standard

Ten states and several industry organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), have filed petitions in federal appellate court challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

April 28, 2016

Pennsylvania, Ohio Could Avoid Oil, Gas ‘Resource Curse’ by Creating Permanent Trusts, Says Brookings

To avoid the unavoidable price volatility that accompanies oil and natural gas development, states that have become dependent on energy revenues should consider creating permanent trust funds that overcome boom-and-bust price cycles, the Brookings Institution said Tuesday.

April 19, 2016

Pennsylvania, Ohio Could Avoid Oil, Gas ‘Resource Curse’ by Creating Permanent Trusts, Says Brookings

To avoid the unavoidable price volatility that accompanies oil and natural gas development, states that have become dependent on energy revenues should consider creating permanent trust funds that overcome boom-and-bust price cycles, the Brookings Institution said Tuesday.

April 19, 2016

Clean Power Plan Faces Uncertain Future After Stay by U.S. Supreme Court

In an unusual move, and a sign that the Obama administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) could be in trouble, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked implementation of the rule until all legal challenges have been resolved.

February 10, 2016
U.S. Rig Count Drops by 48; Texas Again Leads Decline

U.S. Rig Count Drops by 48; Texas Again Leads Decline

The count of drilling rigs active in the United States plummeted again for the week ending Feb. 5. The U.S. total declined by 48 units to end at 571, which is just under 40% of where it was one year ago when the count was 1,456.

February 5, 2016

U.S. Rig Count Plummets 28; Horizontal, Vertical Units Nearly Tied For Losses

The North American rig count swooned last week, losing 31 units, according to Baker Hughes Inc., just as a group of oilfield services (OFS) analysts said in a note assessing the sector that things are “so bad it may be good.”

December 11, 2015