Treatment

Chesapeake Agrees to $1.6M Settlement With Pennsylvania Landowners

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a group of landowners in Bradford County, PA, who allege the company’s Marcellus Shale drilling operations contaminated their groundwater supplies.

June 26, 2012

Transportation Notes

Due to a pigging operation resulting in “an excessive amount of emulsified liquids, water and other nonspec material arriving onshore,” the necessary treatment for the emulsified liquids has resulted in a takeaway delay, Stingray said. Being unable to deliver gas to downstream pipelines, Stingray declared a force majeure and began refusing to accept nominations Wednesday until further notice.

November 17, 2011

Industry Briefs

Purestream Technology has contracted with Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. to deploy its Avara System, which can process up to 2,000 bbls of flowback water daily, for a water treatment project in Mountrail County, ND, to support Whiting’s operations in the Williston Basin. The clean finished water will be returned for continued use in hydraulic fracturing. The Avara system was developed in partnership with Utah State University’s Energy and Space Dynamics Labs.

November 8, 2011

Chevron CEO: U.S. Shale to Transform ‘Energy Equation’

By 2020 exploration and development across the Marcellus Shale could generate more than $6 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue and employ up to 300,000 people across the region, according to Chevron Corp. CEO John Watson.

September 7, 2011

Pennsylvania Regulations Grow Wastewater Business

New Pennsylvania wastewater treatment requirements have prompted Fountain Quail Water Management to add a third evaporator unit at its shared facility in Williamsport, PA, the company said.

September 27, 2010

New Pennsylvania Wastewater Rules In Effect

New Pennsylvania wastewater treatment rules, which apply to gas drillers in the Marcellus Shale, are now in effect, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said.

August 26, 2010

Industry Brief

Denali — The Alaska Gas Pipeline LLC awarded an engineering contract for the gas treatment plant on its proposed pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to serve Lower 48 markets to Fluor WorleyParsons Arctic Solutions. The contract covers the services required during the initial design phase of the project for the plant. Major contract elements include a series of technical studies, development of the project design basis, project execution planning, cost estimating, schedule development and other services. The plant, to be located on the North Slope, will remove carbon dioxide, water, hydrogen sulfide and other impurities from the gas before it is shipped in the pipeline. It will also provide initial gas chilling and compression. It will be the largest plant of its type on earth, and will have process modules weighing up to 9,000 tons.

February 11, 2009

Oregon PUC to Set Aside Disputed PGE Tax Amount Pending Decision

Oregon regulators last Tuesday granted a consumer advocate’s request for deferred accounting treatment of an estimated $20 million in federal and state taxes collected in retail rates during the last three months of 2005 by Portland General Electric (PGE).

August 20, 2007

FERC Explores Income Tax Allowances for Limited Liability Partnerships

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday began an inquiry into its treatment of income tax allowances in cost-of-service ratemaking proceedings involving limited liability partnerships.

December 3, 2004

FERC Explores Income Tax Allowances for Limited Liability Partnerships

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday began an inquiry into its treatment of income tax allowances in cost-of-service ratemaking proceedings involving limited liability partnerships.

December 3, 2004