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Maryland State Senator: Fracking Won’t Occur Anytime Soon

Indications from a meeting on Monday of the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission in Annapolis are that Maryland will continue to chart a cautious course for the exploitation of its unconventional energy resources, said commission member and Republican State Sen. George Edwards, who represents three counties in western Maryland.

January 10, 2013

Range COO’s Predictions: U.S. Exports of LNG, Huge NatGas Reserves

An official with Range Resources Corp. said he believes the federal government will eventually allow the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) but cautioned that the industry shouldn’t be complacent and just assume exports will be approved.

November 19, 2012

Gulfport Acquires Acreage, Tries to Figure Out Utica Puzzle

Despite fierce competition, Gulfport Energy Corp. CEO Jim Palm said his company has managed to acquire additional acreage in the Utica Shale as it looks to determine type curves, well spacing and how long it should wait before bringing new wells into production.

November 16, 2012

Binghamton, NY, Fracking Moratorium Tossed by Judge

A New York judge on Tuesday invalidated the City of Binghamton’s two-year ban by on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and exploration activities that was enacted late last year.

October 4, 2012

New York Rules Delay Frustrates Oil, Gas Operators

If New York regulators don’t meet a Nov. 29 deadline to finalize the rulemaking process for natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing (fracking), it may force more producers and service companies to move out of state, a spokesman for the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York (IOGA-NY) said Monday.

October 2, 2012

Bloomberg National Poll Finds Less Support for Frack Regulation

Supporters of President Obama are twice as likely to want stringent regulation on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) than Mitt Romney backers, according to a Bloomberg National Poll released Thursday.

October 1, 2012

Lawmakers Urge DOE to Expedite LNG Export Approvals

A bipartisan group of 44 U.S. representatives from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas want the Department of Energy (DOE) to expedite approval of applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), they said in a letter sent to U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Tuesday.

August 8, 2012

North Dakota OKs Ethane Pipeline to Alberta

It will add to the hydrocarbon-rich state’s mitigation of flared associated natural gas supplies in the Bakken Shale play.

June 25, 2012

State Offers Cistern Systems to Pavillion, WY, Residents

Wyoming has set aside $750,000 to help fund cistern systems for Pavillion homeowners whose groundwater may have been contaminated by natural gas drilling, and affected residents will be able to take advantage of that offer, Gov. Matt Mead told reporters last Wednesday.

May 29, 2012

Chesapeake CEO Confident of Asset Sales; Shares Strengthen

Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s stock price jumped on Monday after the company secured a $3 billion term loan and CEO Aubrey McClendon expressed confidence in the company’s ability to complete planned property sales this year to bridge an estimated $10 billion funding gap. In addition, an estimated $1 billion volumetric production payment (VPP) in the Eagle Ford Shale has been sidelined in favor of more noncore asset sales.

May 15, 2012