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Military Jet Engines for Fracking Get Mixed Reaction

For industry and government officials in North Dakota hungry for new ways to reduce the nearly 30% of the state’s associated natural gas that is flared, it is unclear if an innovative approach from a Louisiana-based oil/gas field services firm using converted military helicopter jet engines will prove to be a panacea anytime soon.

April 10, 2013

New York Fracking Foes Suffer Election Day Defeat

Most of the candidates who ran for office in New York on a platform opposed to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) were soundly defeated at the polls on Tuesday, but it was unclear if Republicans would maintain control of the state Senate with two races too close to call.

November 12, 2012

Survey Finds More Pennsylvania Wells and Fewer Cows

As Marcellus Shale development has been expanding across Pennsylvania, dairy production has been falling, but it’s unclear how the two trends are connected, according to a report from Pennsylvania State University.

March 13, 2012

New Jersey Gets Tougher With DRBC on Fracking Rules

New Jersey officials have told the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) that the state might withhold its dues to the organization if it doesn’t enact rules governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the Delaware River Basin by its next meeting in September.

July 19, 2011

New Mexico Lawmakers Set Probe of February Gas Outages

The New Mexico legislature has passed a bill calling for an investigation of the natural gas outages that hit parts of the state in February. It was unclear whether Gov. Susana Martinez plans to sign the measure (HB 452), which was unanimously approved by the state Senate Saturday.

March 15, 2011

Quebec’s BAPE Given Extension for Shale Review

Quebec’s environmental bureau has been granted a brief extension to complete a report on the impact that increased Utica Shale development would have on the province.

December 23, 2010

EPAct Makes FERC ‘Regulator with Teeth,’ Attorney Says

Although it’s still unclear how far or how fast FERC will take its new enforcement authority, the Commission clearly has become a “regulator with teeth” under broadened powers given to it by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), according to a Washington, DC-based attorney who analyzed the new law and has experience dealing with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement, from which FERC’s newfound authority is modeled.

January 25, 2006

Gulf Producers Eye Frances as Shell Shuts In Some Production

Unclear on the exact path of Hurricane Frances late Friday, some major Gulf of Mexico (GOM) producers began removing personnel and shutting in eastern Gulf production as a precaution.

September 7, 2004

Gulf Producers Eye Frances as Shell Shuts In Some Production

Unclear on the exact path of Hurricane Frances late Friday, some major Gulf of Mexico (GOM) producers began removing personnel and shutting in eastern Gulf production as a precaution.

September 6, 2004

Futures Gap Lower, Drop 26.7 Cents, But Still Leave Direction Unclear

The January gas futures contract on Monday opened 46.1 cents lower than where it settled on Friday and ended the day down 26.7 cents at $6.954, helped in large part by the capture of Saddam Hussein and the subsequent decline of the entire petroleum complex. But the day’s futures trading left more questions than answers.

December 16, 2003
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