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Turnabout is Fair Play: Activists Sued Over Fracking Charges

The war of words over hydraulic fracturing (fracking) took an unusual turn recently when Brecksville, OH-based Duck Creek Energy Inc. filed a lawsuit against two anti-fracking activists, claiming that they have “spread false and defamatory information” about the company and one of its products.

April 4, 2012

NatGas Is Rolling…In Chrysler, GM Pickups Fueled by ‘CNG in a Box’

The swing toward natural gas vehicles (NGV) took on aspects of a bandwagon last week as two major automakers paraded out new natural gas-powered pickup trucks, and GE and Chesapeake Energy Corp. heralded a new “CNG In A Box” fueling station.

March 12, 2012

BLM Lands A Turnoff For Some Small Operators

Small natural gas and oil operators took their complaints about the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Capitol Hill last Thursday, blaming the agency’s sluggish pace in processing applications for permits to drill (APD) for the slowdown in energy development on public lands..

March 12, 2012

BLM Lands Becoming Turnoff to Some Small Operators

Small oil and natural gas operators took their complaints about the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Capitol Hill Thursday, blaming a slowdown of oil and gas activity on public lands on a sluggish approval process for applications for permits to drill (APD).

March 9, 2012

House Republicans, Salazar Square Off Over Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) took center stage at a House hearing Wednesday on the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Interior Department budget, with Secretary Ken Salazar saying that he hopes that federal government research into the shale gas practice will end “a lot of the hysteria” surrounding the drilling practice.

February 16, 2012

EPA Wyoming Test Well Report Draws Congressional Reviews

A Congressional subcommittee on Wednesday will question a representative from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others regarding a controversial draft EPA report which concluded that groundwater in Pavillion, WY, contains chemicals that are normally used in natural gas production practices, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

January 31, 2012

Alaska Pipeline Documents Filed, But Project Outlook Is Iffy

The sponsors of the TransCanada Alaska Co. LLC Alaska Pipeline Project took a major step forward Friday with the proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline by filing 11 draft environment reports with FERC. But the odds of the project becoming a reality still don’t look good.

January 18, 2012

Route LNG: First Phase of Natural Gas Fueling Stations Under Way

“America’s Natural Gas Highway” took a big leap forward infrastructure-wise on Thursday with the announcement of a proposed first phase of development in 70 liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel locations that would open in 33 states by the end of this year.

January 17, 2012

Route LNG: First Phase Under Way

“America’s Natural Gas Highway” took a big leap forward infrastructure-wise last Thursday with the announcement of a proposed first phase of development in 70 liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel locations that would open in 33 states by the end of this year.

January 16, 2012

Failure to Find JV Partner Sends Corridor Stock Plummeting

Shares of Corridor Resources Inc. took a pounding on Wednesday after the company announced it has so far been unsuccessful in finding a joint venture (JV) partner to help develop its prospect in the emerging Frederick Brook Shale.

December 22, 2011
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