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Groups want freeze on oil waste dumping into water reserves

Groups want freeze on oil waste dumping into water reserves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental groups sought a freeze Wednesday on permits to dump oil field waste into the country’s underground water reserves, alleging that lax federal oversight was threatening potential drinking water supplies. Groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and Clean Water Action formally petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the moratorium. The agency would review the ...

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Wyoming pulls permits for abandoned experimental methane wells

Wyoming pulls permits for abandoned experimental methane wells

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials have revoked state permits for hundreds of abandoned coal-bed methane wells that were part of an experiment some hoped would reverse a bust in coal-bed methane. The 413 wells in Campbell County now are a long list of wells the state plans to plug and clean up over several years. The Wyoming Department of ...

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After attacks, a spike in gun-permit requests

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By lunchtime Wednesday, in the middle of what has been a hectic week at the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, 20 people already had shown up to seek gun permits. That followed 39 applicants for permits or renewals on Tuesday, and 46 on Monday — at least double the daily average from last month. According to Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh, the ...

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Oil and Gas report, October 25-31

Pennsylvania Drilling operations in the Marcellus and Utica shales slowed down considerably from October 25 to 31. Compared to Pennsylvania’s total of 58 permits approved in the previous week, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection issued only 31 permits. Top Pennsylvania counties for oil and gas permits: Top permit recipients in Pennsylvania: Natural gas inventories just took a hit nationwide, ...

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Texas regulator maintains gas company permits despite earthquakes

AUSTIN, Texas — The regulatory agency overseeing the oil and gas industry in Texas has voted to maintain the wastewater injection permits for two companies whose North Texas wells are believed to have caused a series of small earthquakes. The Texas Railroad Commission decided Tuesday to allow the permits. The commission previously ordered hearings after a university study suggested the ...

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Marcellus and Utica activity, September 8-15

As Marcellus production chugs along with 31 newly-drilled wells in Pennsylvania from September 8 through 15, gasolines prices throughout the state dipped below $2 per gallon—a surprisingly low figure, even in the midst of a continuing price slump. National gas prices sit at an average of $2.33 per gallon, but motorists traveling through Pennsylvania reported prices as low $1.78 per ...

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Pipe staged ahead of permits for proposed ND oil pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — Mountainous piles of steel pipe are being staged across four states in anticipation of building the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move crude from North Dakota’s prolific oil patch. But stockpiling the pipe is a gamble for the Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion, 1,130-mile project that still needs approval from regulators ...

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Rockland residents raise environmental concerns at natural gas forum

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ROCKLAND, Maine – An application for a natural-gas fired power plant will not be filed until late fall or early summer but not until a series of public informational meeting are held, according to City Councilor Larry Pritchett. Pritchett moderated a meeting Tuesday night at City Hall in which Energy Management Inc. spokesman Evan Coleman sat in front of the ...

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Utica well activity

The mast of a large oil and gas drill rig in the rolling October hills of Ohio, drilling for the Utica shale unit deep below the surface that will provide energy for years to come. Getty Images via Newscred

Even though the first week of the new year was a little depressing, things seem to be looking up for the Utica.  The shale formation has seen a slight increase across all boards compared to the last well update. The area has also seen an increase in interest among companies.  TPH Partners and the father-son duo Clark and David Nicklas ...

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Fracking ban vote looms over Denton election

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DENTON, Texas— Tensions are mounting as big oil and gas companies and anti-fracking activists try to sway voters ahead of a Tuesday referendum that would make Denton the first Texas city to ban the drilling practice. The citizen-led measure would ban the city from issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits. Preexisting permits would remain valid. Opponents decry the initiative as an ...

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