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Marcellus Straining Housing Stock, Study Finds

Pennsylvania must begin to take steps to protect average homeowners from rising housing costs and rental rates in the Marcellus Shale region, according to a new study.

November 29, 2011

Groups May Sue EPA on Wyoming Drilling Emissions

Environmental groups have told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) they plan to sue the federal agency unless it quickly takes steps to invoke an ozone nonattainment designation in western Wyoming in the Upper Green River Basin, the site of natural gas drilling activity.

October 10, 2011

New Mexico Producers Seek Change in ‘Pit Rule’

To the consternation of some environmental activists, the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association at the end of September took two steps aimed at revising a regulation for the handling of waste produced at drilling and production sites. The association alleges that the “pit rule” drives up costs and chases drilling rigs to other states.

October 10, 2011

New Mexico Producers Seek Change in ‘Pit Rule’

To the consternation of some environmental activists, the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association at the end of September took two steps aimed at revising a regulation established in 2008 for the handling of waste produced at drilling and production sites. The association alleges that the “pit rule” drives up costs and chases drilling rigs to other states.

October 7, 2011

Groups Could Sue EPA Over Wyoming Drilling Emissions

Environmental groups have told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) they plan to sue the federal agency unless it quickly takes steps to invoke an ozone nonattainment designation in western Wyoming in the Upper Green River Basin, the site of natural gas drilling activity.

October 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to Issue Gas Leases

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has taken steps to lease the rights to drill for natural gas in the 43,000 acres of waterways that run through the Marcellus Shale region and to grant licenses for access to water.

July 14, 2011

Marcellus Benefits Far Outweigh Environmental Concerns, Says Report

The economic benefits of developing shale natural gas resources in the state of New York are “enormous” and vastly outweigh the “small” environmental costs, according to a new report by the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Energy Policy and The Environment.

June 8, 2011

BP, Colorado Strike Wildlife Protection Deal

Colorado’s Division of Wildlife said Thursday it had reached agreement with BP America Production Co. on wildlife conservation steps to mitigate the impact of natural gas drilling in the southwestern portion of the state.

June 6, 2011

Quicksilver Prepares for Increased Horn River Output

Quicksilver Resources Inc., which was one of the early entrants into the Horn River Basin of British Columbia (BC), has launched plans to create a midstream natural gas entity to support its 130,000 net-acre project.

April 18, 2011

API Moves to Establish Offshore Safety Center

A trade group representing oil and natural gas producers is taking steps to create a Center for Offshore Safety, which mirrors the industry-managed offshore safety institute proposed by the presidential commission on the BP plc oil spill earlier this year (see NGI, Jan. 17). At the same time, the Interior Department has picked members of an ocean energy advisory panel who have been tasked with providing advice on how best to establish a safety institute within the department. The industry and Interior safety efforts are separate, but related.

March 21, 2011