Although it expects to be asked by operators to classify hundreds of drilled but uncompleted (DUC) wells as “temporarily abandoned” over the next five months, the North Dakota Industrial Commission (IC) voted unanimously to reaffirm its one-year extension for such wells to be completed.
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Pipeline companies operating in Texas will soon have to swear that they are common carriers and provide supporting documents in order to obtain the “common carrier” classification, which confers condemnation authority, according to a rule change at the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).
In a maneuver rendered purely symbolic by the party’s minority status in the state’s legislature, a group of Pennsylvania Democrats recently approved a resolution calling for an end to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state.
Despite the sluggish economy and low natural gas prices, renewable power generation continued to grow in California this year, according to the latest status report. The progress appears modest, however, compared to the state’s new renewable portfolio standard (RPS) of 33% by 2020.
While the impacts of shale gas and lower overall natural gas prices could eventually alter the status quo, gas storage in the West currently looks adequate, according to sources at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), a partner in the Gill Ranch near Fresno, CA, the region’s newest underground storage facility (see NGI, Oct. 11, 2010).
While the impacts of shale gas and lower overall natural gas prices could eventually alter the status quo, currently gas storage in the West looks adequate, according to sources at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), a partner in the region’s newest underground storage facility, Gill Ranch in Northern California (see Daily GPI, Oct. 5, 2010; Sept. 27, 2007).
Owensboro, KY-based Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline. Inc. said Friday that due to the fully subscribed status of its existing firm storage service it is seeking to expand the capacity of its Elk City storage field near Independence, KS.