Already planted firmly on the side of states’ rights advocates in the debate about regulating hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he thinks the Republican Party platform and presidential candidate Mitt Romney recognize that the states must play a key role in the nation’s energy policy.
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Seeking to create a uniform standard for how the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian Basin goes about drill site planning, developing and restoring the landscape once operations are complete, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) has released its first Recommended Practices (RP) report.
New York Gov. David A. Paterson signed into law last Wednesday a measure that extends the state’s uniform well spacing system to include additional wells and drilling activity, including horizontal well drilling, which he said would lead to greater efficiency in processing well permits, notably aimed at drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation.
New York Gov. David A. Paterson signed into law Wednesday a measure that extends the state’s uniform well spacing system to include additional wells and drilling activity, including horizontal well drilling, which he said would lead to greater efficiency in processing well permits, notably aimed at drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation.
Uniform price movement nearly returned to the spot market Thursday. Only flat quotes for NGPL Amarillo Mainline and Cheyenne Hub kept all points from recording declines. Modest warming trends in the South and Northeast combined with the fact that Thursday’s trading covered the weekend through Monday — with the accompanying decline of industrial load — to induce the overall softness.
The El Paso Western Pipeline Group said Tuesday it will host discussions beginning this week with customers who require non uniform hourly flow rates and others who may be affected by nonuniform hourly flow rate operations, including those responsible for the operation of gas-fired electric generation facilities.
Uniform direction of price movement returned to the spot market Tuesday after a lengthy absence. Quotes rose across the board, with only one point failing to realize a double-digit advance. The gains were based primarily on a warm spell in the Northeast and the previous day’s 29-cent increase by the October futures contract, which will see its last day of trading Wednesday.
There is almost uniform agreement within the natural gas industry that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should continue its existing policy on selective discounting, which allows interstate gas pipelines to provide customer discounts to compete with both alternative fuel providers and other gas pipelines.
Monday’s mixed-but-mostly-lower cash market performance yielded to near-uniform softness Tuesday that nevertheless was generally mild. High comfort levels on storage, moderate weather in virtually all areas and the previous day’s dime drop on the screen constituted a classic trio of factors in falling prices.
Summertime, and the living is downright hot–finally. Moderate to severe heat was uniform in all areas for a change Monday (even up into Canada, where a Calgary source reported afternoon temperatures in the mid 80s). The cash market responded with across-the-board gains that were mostly in the teens.