Water

Apache’s Alpine High Pulls More Funds, Scrutiny as Development Continues

As it pulls money from other areas to fund the ballyhooed Alpine High formation of West Texas, Apache Corp. is working in tandem with outside experts and Texas officials to quell concerns about potential drilling pitfalls.

June 2, 2017

EPA’s Pruitt Seeks State, Local Input on Rescinding, Revising Clean Water Rule

The Trump administration has a twofold strategy for targeting the controversial Clean Water Rule (CWR), enacted during the Obama era: have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiate a rulemaking to rescind the rule first, then revise the definition of what constitutes Waters of the United States (WOTUS).

April 13, 2017

Newfield STACK Water Recycling Facility to Be Complete in Third Quarter

Newfield Exploration Co. has broken ground on a water recycling facility in its STACK play in the Anadarko Basin in Kingfisher County, OK. The Barton Water Recycle Facility is expected to process 30,000 barrels of water per day upon completion early in the third quarter.

March 31, 2017

NatGas-Related Bills Advance, Hit Snags in West Virginia

The West Virginia House Judiciary Committee has rewritten a bill that would have exempted 29,000 oil and natural gas industry storage tanks from a 2014 law aimed at better protecting public water supplies.

March 14, 2017

Trump Signs Executive Order Mandating Review of Clean Water Rule

President Trump reportedly signed an executive order Tuesday instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to review the Clean Water Rule (CWR), which was designed by the Obama administration to clarify what constitutes Waters of the United States (WOTUS), thereby deserving protection under the Clean Water Act.

February 28, 2017

Clean Water Rule Review Mandated by Trump Executive Order

President Trump reportedly signed an executive order Tuesday instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to review the Clean Water Rule (CWR), which was designed by the Obama administration to clarify what constitutes Waters of the United States (WOTUS), thereby deserving protection under the Clean Water Act.

February 28, 2017

WPX Pays $1.2M Fine For Pennsylvania Water Contamination

A WPX Energy Inc. affiliate has paid a $1.2 million civil penalty to Pennsylvania for a 2012 incident in which it was determined that a leaking impoundment at a well site in Westmoreland County contaminated five private water supplies, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said Monday.

February 27, 2017
Ample Western Hydropower Could Dampen NatGas Demand

Ample Western Hydropower Could Dampen NatGas Demand

Potential drought-busting rain and snow falls in California and the greater West Coast are offering the possibility of substantial above-normal hydroelectric supplies for the spring and summer, which could dampen natural gas requirements for thermal power generation in the region.

February 14, 2017

Burst Water Pipes Close FERC Headquarters

As ifoperating without a quorum weren’t enough trouble, FERC was forced to close its headquarters at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday due to a water emergency.

February 8, 2017

Solaris Expands Midland Basin Water Services With Acquisition

Solaris Midstream Holdings LLC has merged the operations of Water Midstream Partners LLC (WMP) into Solaris Water Midstream LLC, expanding its footprint in the Midland Basin.

December 15, 2016