Waste

EPA Exemption for Oil, Gas Wastes to Remain in Hazardous Waste Law

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will continue to exempt wastes from oil and natural gas operations from the law governing hazardous wastes after concluding that state programs to manage them were sufficient and spills were rare.

April 25, 2019

Enviros Sue EPA, Seek Tougher Regulations For Oil, NatGas Waste Disposal

A group of environmental and community organizations filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday seeking stricter federal regulations for the disposal of waste from oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

May 5, 2016

Enviros Sue EPA, Seek Tougher Regulations For Oil, NatGas Waste Disposal

A group of environmental and community organizations filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday seeking stricter federal regulations for the disposal of waste from oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

May 5, 2016

West Virginia County Passes First State Ban on Oil/Gas Waste Injection Wells

A county commission in southern West Virginia, more than 100 miles away from active unconventional drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shales, has unanimously passed the state’s first ordinance banning the injection and storage of oil and gas drilling wastes.

January 13, 2016

New Oilfield Waste Disposal Rules Eyed in North Dakota

New rules for the handling of waste that could impact oil and natural gas well sites are being examined by the North Dakota Department of Health (DOH) and should be effective in the latter half of 2015.

December 30, 2014

Firm Seeks to Soak Up Methane Emissions, Profits

An Irvine, CA-based company is touting a licensing agreement with a Dresser-Rand Group unit that makes small turbines as opening the door for smaller, decentralized power generation using otherwise unusable waste gas.

December 12, 2014

Appalachian Drilling Waste Remains A Growing Concern

Landfills in West Virginia will stop accepting drilling sludge after the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) discovered that a site in Harrison County recently accepted the material after it was rejected at another dump across the state line in Pennsylvania.

May 30, 2014
Four-Company GTL Joint Venture Unveiled

Four-Company GTL Joint Venture Unveiled

Four diverse companies announced Monday they will pursue a series of gas-to-liquids (GTL) projects starting in Oklahoma…

March 25, 2014

West Virginia Bill Would Allow Landfills to Take More Drilling Waste

During a special session called by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, the West Virginia legislature on Friday overwhelmingly passed a bill that will allow seven landfills in the northern part of state to increase their tonnage limits and accept more drill cuttings and waste from horizontal well sites.

March 18, 2014

West Virginia Bill Would Allow Landfills to Take Drilling Waste

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will likely call a special session of the state legislature to introduce a bill regulating the disposal of drill cuttings and associated drilling waste into commercial landfills, after lawmakers failed to passed the measure before adjourning on Saturday.

March 11, 2014
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