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BLM Nets $49.8M from Dakotas Lease Auction

BLM Nets $49.8M from Dakotas Lease Auction

Continuing to fetch higher per-acre prices, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took in $49.8 million last Wednesday, selling 87 leases totaling 19,015 acres in North and South Dakota, the BLM Billings, MT, office said. South Dakota had the most activity.

July 22, 2013

Alaska Touts Plan to Probe ANWR

The state of Alaska last week took the next step toward going it alone to find out how much oil and gas lies beneath the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) after an offer to partner with the federal government on the effort was rebuffed by the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI).

July 15, 2013

Linn-Berry Petroleum Deal Draws SEC Scrutiny

Shares of Linn Energy LLC and LinnCo LLC took a tumble Tuesday after the companies disclosed that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was looking into details of LinnCo’s planned merger with Berry Petroleum Co.

July 3, 2013

Murkowski Takes Potshot at EPA

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Tuesday took a swipe at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has long been a favorite whipping boy among Capitol Hill Republicans.

June 20, 2013

Encana Taps Former BP Operating Chief as CEO

Former BP plc operating chief Doug Suttles on Tuesday took over as CEO and president of Encana Corp., one of the largest natural gas producers in North America.

June 12, 2013
New Onshore Mantra: Value Over Volumes

New Onshore Mantra: Value Over Volumes

U.S. explorers took about a decade to claim and begin producing the huge onshore unconventional bounty. Now that they’ve got their rocks of plenty in hand, the task today is determining what to keep and what to toss, according to a Credit Suisse analyst.

May 28, 2013

CFTC Votes Out Final Swaps Reform Rules

U.S. financial markets “took a step closer…to enhanced transparency,” Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said Thursday after the Commission voted out final rules covering the vast swap transactions market.

May 20, 2013

CFTC Votes Out Final Swaps Reform Rules

U.S. financial markets “took a step closer today to enhanced transparency,” Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said Thursday after the Commission voted out final rules covering the vast swap transactions market.

May 17, 2013

Western GOP Congressmen Blast EPA’s Record on Fracking

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was put in the hot seat Friday as House lawmakers took the agency to task for its flawed reports on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), most notably the December 2011 report that found groundwater in Pavillion, WY, to be contaminated. That report was later retracted. And before directing any more funds to the EPA for reseach into fracking, the lawmakers demanded that the agency provide Congress with more information on their reseach activities so far.

April 29, 2013

GOP Congressmen Blast EPA’s Record on Fracking

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was put in the hot seat Friday as House lawmakers took the agency to task for what they said are flawed reports on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), most notably the December 2011 report that found groundwater in Pavillion, WY, to be contaminated. That report was later retracted. Before directing any more funds to the EPA for reseach into fracking, the lawmakers demanded that it furnish Congress with more information on reseach activities so far.

April 29, 2013
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