Water

Sunoco Offers to Connect Municipal Water to Residences Impacted by ME2 Drilling

Sunoco Pipeline LP has agreed to pay to connect municipal water to homes impacted by recent horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for its Mariner East (ME) 2 natural gas liquids pipeline in southeast Pennsylvania.

July 13, 2017

Brief — Texas Pacific Land Trust

Dallas-based Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL) has formed a water unit to serve Permian Basin oil and natural gas operators. Texas Pacific Water Resources LLC plans to develop integrated water servicing agreements to include brackish water sourcing, produced water gathering/treatment/recycling, infrastructure development/construction, disposal, water tracking, analytical and well testing services. Operations are led by Robert A. Crain, who formerly led development of EOG Resources Inc.’s water resource programs in multiple divisions, including the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian. TPL, created in 1888, is one of the largest landowners in Texas with about 888,333 acres in 18 counties. The trust has a perpetual oil and gas royalty interest in 459,200 acres. Revenue is derived from managing oil and gas royalties, grazing leases, easements, sundry/specialty leases and land sales.

June 9, 2017

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