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Kansas Regulators Eye Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules

Kansas state regulators have proposed a set of rules requiring oil and natural gas drilling companies to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking). A public hearing by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will he held Aug. 15 to review the draft rules as part of a 60-day public comment period now under way.

July 24, 2013

Suncor’s Oilsands Face Stiff Competition from U.S. Oil Shale

Suncor Energy Inc. is writing off $1.5 billion of the investment in the centerpiece of its $20.6 billion oilsands expansion, the Voyageur Upgrader, which would turn heavy bitumen into light oil, in part because of stunning production growth in U.S. oil shales.

February 8, 2013

‘Another Leg Down’ on Gas-Directed Activity Expected in 1Q Reports

Natural gas bulls already have seen the writing on the wall for exploration and production (E&P) companies’ earnings reports for 1Q2012. Minus those with gas hedging programs or an already solid turn to liquids and oil basins, it’s not going to be a pretty picture.

April 24, 2012

Supreme Court Sides with Property Owners in EPA Challenge

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for a unanimous court in a decision that holds implications for natural gas and oil leaseholds, made clear last week that access to the courts is the proper response to the “strong-arming of regulated parties” by government agencies.

March 26, 2012

Supreme Court Sides with Property Owners in EPA Challenge

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for a unanimous court on Wednesday in a decision that holds implications for natural gas and oil leaseholds, made clear that access to the courts is the proper response to the “strong-arming of regulated parties” by government agencies.

March 26, 2012

Pennsylvania Promoting NGV Conversions

Looking to increase natural gas demand, Pennsylvania is pushing for more drivers to convert vehicles to run on the fuel. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published a guidance document late last month arguing that vehicle conversion is allowed under the state’s existing emissions standards.

December 5, 2011

Unions Join Oil/Gas to Lobby for Favorable Tax Policy

Labor, oil and natural gas officials have called on the chairmen of the House and Senate tax-writing committees to support tax policies that promote job development in the oil and gas industry, and bolster the nation’s energy and economic security.

October 27, 2009

NEB: Canadian Atlantic LNG Terminal Will Supplement Lagging Production

The writing is on the wall for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Canada and it spells growth, according to the National Energy Board (NEB). In approving Emera Brunswick Pipeline, the NEB called it a step to use LNG to secure the northeastern United States as an “anchor market” for continued development of gas service on both the American and Canadian Atlantic seaboard.

July 2, 2007

NEB: Canadian Atlantic LNG Terminal Will Supplement Lagging Production

The writing is on the wall for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Canada and it spells growth, according to the National Energy Board (NEB). In approving Emera Brunswick Pipeline, the NEB called it a step to use LNG to secure the northeastern United States as an “anchor market” for continued development of gas service on both the American and Canadian Atlantic seaboard.

July 2, 2007

House Bill Would Open More of OCS to Gas Drilling

As the oil and natural gas industries took a beating in the Senate and House tax-writing committees this week, Reps. John Peterson (R-PA) and Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) provided producers a ray of optimism. The two lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would remove the congressional ban on natural gas exploration and production in much of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

June 21, 2007
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