Threats

Colorado Joins Industry Lawsuit on City Fracking Ban

Following threats earlier in the year from Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) has joined a lawsuit by the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) against the city of Longmont’s ban last year on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

July 17, 2013

Illinois Producers, Enviros Come Together on Drilling Rules

Hoping to head off threats of a state moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Illinois leaders, the exploration and production (E&P) industry and conservation groups on Thursday firmed a mutual agreement on a bipartisan bill (HB 2615) that establishes rules for unconventional drilling using stimulation techniques.

February 25, 2013

Illinois Oil and Gas Industry, Enviros Agree on Fracking Rules

Hoping to head off threats of a state moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Illinois state legislative, oil/natural gas industry and environmental leaders on Thursday announced agreement on a bipartisan bill (HB 2615) establishing rules on the use of the contested well stimulation practice.

February 25, 2013

Stepped-Up Monitoring Ordered at Louisiana Sinkhole

Louisiana’s commissioner of conservation has ordered Texas Brine LLC to abate the safety and environmental threats from its failed brine cavern on the west side of the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Assumption Parish where a sinkhole has been threatening residents and infrastructure since August.

October 15, 2012

Permian Basin Species Being Considered for Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to protect six species of aquatic invertebrates native to West Texas as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Such an ESA listing could have implications for the West Texas oil patch, analysts warned.

September 4, 2012

Little Chance Seen of Reversing Widespread Drops

Virtually all points fell Thursday as they succumbed to a triple whammy of bearish threats: further increases in storage inventories, futures weakness and mild weather for mid-winter that refuses to go away and allow normal cold conditions to take hold.

January 20, 2012

Corbett: Impact Fee Funds Could Cap Wells

Despite previous veto threats, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said he would like to see some of the revenue generated from a proposed impact fee on Marcellus Shale development go toward capping thousands of abandoned wells in the state.

August 8, 2011

Pennsylvania Governor: Cap Abandon Wells with Impact Fee

Despite previous veto threats, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said he would like to see some of the revenue generated from a proposed impact fee on Marcellus Shale development go toward capping thousands of abandoned wells in the state.

August 8, 2011

Report: Oil, Gas Companies Fear Regulation, Rising Prices

Two issues — rising oil prices and regulatory changes — were selected as the biggest threats to the oil and gas industry, according to BDO USA LLP, which referenced U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 10-K filings for the 100 largest exploration and production (E&P) companies in the U.S. for a new report on industry risks.

May 30, 2011

Report: Oil, Gas Companies Fear Rising Prices, Regulation

Two issues — rising oil and gas prices and regulatory changes — were selected as the biggest threats to the oil and gas industry, according to BDO USA LLP, which referenced U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 10-K filings for the 100 largest exploration and production (E&P) companies in the U.S. for a new report on industry risks.

May 26, 2011
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