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New Senate Energy Chairman Promises ‘Fresh Look’ at Policy

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the ranking Republican on the committee, vowed last week to work together in a bipartisan effort to rethink energy regulation — but their differences on the issued appear unresolved.

February 18, 2013

OSU, WVU Creating Shale Energy Research Partnership

Two colleges already playing a significant role in shaping the development of the Marcellus and Utica shales — Ohio State University (OSU) and West Virginia University (WVU) — have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a joint program on shale energy research.

February 13, 2013

New Senate Energy Chairman Promises ‘Fresh Look’ at Policy

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the ranking Republican on the committee, vowed Tuesday to work together in a bipartisan effort to rethink energy regulation — but their differences on the issued appear unresolved.

February 13, 2013

New York Could Begin Processing Permits Despite Health Study Delay

Although the New York State Department of Health (DOH) needs a few more weeks to complete a health impact analysis of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens said Tuesday it would not cause undue delay in starting the processing of permit applications for the practice.

February 13, 2013

Unita Project to Test Oilsands Potential

Is the next U.S. energy boom following shale going to evolve around oilsands? A Canadian producer is testing the viability of the unconventional oil based on its work to date in Utah.

January 21, 2013
U.S. Oilsands? Uinta Project to Test Possibilities

U.S. Oilsands? Uinta Project to Test Possibilities

Is the next U.S. energy boom following shale going to evolve around oilsands? A Canadian producer is testing the viability of the unconventional oil based on its work to date in Utah.

January 18, 2013

Western Governors Taking Energy Lead

Members of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) said Thursday that states can work collaboratively and individually to develop “a cogent, bipartisan national energy strategy.”

January 14, 2013

Enviro, Land Groups Blast Nebraska Keystone Pipe Report

As a study emerged Monday in Canada raising public health concerns about oilsands, groups long opposed to TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline blasted a report released Friday evaluating a rerouting of the oilsands-linked pipeline in Nebraska by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

January 9, 2013

Pro-Fracking Paper Nixed for Conflict

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) has pulled a 2012 report that was supportive of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and shale gas development following a review of the study by an independent panel that found researchers failed to disclose a conflict of interest.

December 17, 2012
Exploratory Drilling Stalled in Part of Colorado

Exploratory Drilling Stalled in Part of Colorado

Leases for oil and gas development along the southern fringe of the Piceance Basin in western Colorado are nearing their expiration as a citizens’ action and the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are blocking five exploration/production (E&P) companies, including a unit of Encana Corp.’s U.S. operations, spread over a five-county area.

November 20, 2012