Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said last Wednesday he will suspend oil and gas bid rounds until the 107 contracts awarded through rounds under the current government begin producing.
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Pennsylvania regulators have once again halted Mariner East (ME) 1 operations just weeks after a similar suspension was lifted, this time granting an emergency order that lays out a laundry list of requirements that Energy Transfer Partners LP subsidiary Sunoco Pipeline must meet before natural gas liquids (NGL) can resume moving on the system.
West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has ordered Rover Pipeline LLC to halt construction activities in the state due to violations of the pipeline’s water pollution control permit.
The federal government’s budget sequestration has hit the Energy Information Administration (EIA), forcing the agency to suspend publication of its Annual Energy Review (AER) and its companion publication, Energy Perspectives. The publications, which were to be released later this year, were to have included data compiled during 2012. EIA said it will expand its Monthly Energy Review (MER) to incorporate annual data as far back as 1949 for data series from about 70 key tables currently included in AER and MER. The expanded monthly publication will combine historical data usually published in the AER with up-to-date data from the MER. The announcement comes just weeks after EIA said it hoped to expand its monthly 914 survey to include individual reports on 14 states (see NGI, April 8). EIA’s ability to expand its reporting of gas production would hinge on several factors, including the federal government’s budget sequestration, Barbara Mariner-Volpe of EIA’s Office of Energy Statistics said at the time.
Gastar Exploration Ltd. plans to suspend its Marcellus Shale capital program “for a short period” during the second half of the year while it monitors production results and allows time for constraints in midstream services to be worked out, CEO Russ Porter said last week.
Gastar Exploration Ltd. plans to suspend its Marcellus Shale capital program “for a short period” during the second half of the year while it monitors production results and allows time for constraints in midstream services to be worked out, CEO Russ Porter said Tuesday.
A drilling services company based in New Mexico has had to suspend its plans to convert its truck and drilling rig fleets from diesel to natural gas because of the local gas distribution utility’s inability to service a proposed fueling station in Farmington, NM.
PDC Energy Inc. received several joint ownership and development proposals for its Utica Shale position in southeast Ohio from potential joint venture (JV) partners, but they “do not meet PDC’s value expectations,” so the Denver-based company will pursue development in the play independently.
PDC Mountaineer (PDCM), a joint venture (JV) of Petroleum Development Corp. (PDC) and Lime Rock Partners V LP, will temporarily suspend drilling in the Marcellus Shale “due to the current depressed natural gas price environment,” according to Denver-based PDC.
As part of its 823X-1300 Line abandonment project, Tennessee will suspend physical flow from Monday through Sept. 22 at the Vermilion 51 and McIlhenney RIP 823X 1351 meters. Additionally, Tennessee said, this project will result in the inability to flow north from the Bluewater Pipeline, and in the event of a “liquid upset” all meters on Bluewater may be required to shut in. The work was moved up from previously scheduled dates of Sept. 1-31.