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California Poll: Voters Skeptical, but Like Fracking for Jobs

While a majority of Californians support curbs on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), when they are aware of the economic advantages coming from the drilling practice a majority (56%) supports its use, according to a statewide public opinion survey released last Friday.

June 12, 2013

Proposed Alaska Fracking Rules Too Strict, Industry Says

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) is weighing stricter regulations for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that, among other things, would require expanded notification of landowners before fracking begins and disclosure of chemicals used in frack fluids.

April 9, 2013

Industry Smells Armendariz in EPA Barnett Rule

Controversial former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz left his job at the end of April, but his fingerprints are on an agency rule calling for stricter ozone standards that would affect Barnett Shale natural gas interests in Wise County, TX, energy companies and industry groups said.

July 30, 2012

Industry Smells Armendariz in EPA’s Barnett Ozone Rule

Controversial former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz left his job at the end of April, but his fingerprints are on an agency rule calling for stricter ozone standards that would affect Barnett Shale natural gas interests in Wise County, TX, energy companies and industry groups said.

July 27, 2012

Industry Briefs

The Arlington, TX, City Council Tuesday initially approved amendments to the city’s gas drilling ordinance that would place stricter requirements on operators. Among them are a requirement to install video surveillance equipment at drill sites and restrictions on the use of diesel-powered rigs in favor of electric rigs. The latter provision is intended to reduce noise and emissions at drill sites. Also slated for revision are the definition of “protected structures,” and setback compliance requirements. In order to take effect, the amendments need a second vote, which is expected to happen when the council meets next month.

November 21, 2011

House Urged to Follow Senate Pipe Safety Road Map

The House should take a cue from the Senate’s much stricter pipeline safety reauthorization legislation which calls for meticulous record-keeping, and review and rulemakings with respect to expanding integrity management and potentially eliminating class locations for natural gas pipelines, an official with a pipeline safety advocacy group said Thursday.

July 25, 2011

House Urged to Take Stronger Stand on Pipeline Safety Bill

The House should take a cue from the Senate’s much stricter pipeline safety reauthorization legislation, which calls for meticulous record-keeping, review and rulemakings with respect to expanding integrity management and potentially eliminating class locations for natural gas pipelines, an official with a a pipeline safety advocacy group said Thursday.

July 25, 2011

Natural Gas Expected to Power More Marine Vessels

Stricter emissions standards for marine vessels make natural gas a more attractive fuel choice, Guy Caruso, an adviser to the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ energy and national security program, told the Natural Gas Roundtable in Washington, DC, recently.

September 20, 2010

Natural Gas Expected to Power More Marine Vessels

Stricter emissions standards for marine vessels make natural gas a more attractive fuel choice, Guy Caruso, an adviser to the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ energy and national security program, told the Natural Gas Roundtable in Washington, DC, recently.

September 16, 2010

Bentek: Don’t Count on Fuel-Switching

Anyone counting on stricter air emissions rules to drive a gas-fired power generation buildout and put a higher floor under natural gas prices is going to be disappointed — or at least is going to have to wait a while, according to Bentek Energy LLC.

August 9, 2010
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