Post Tagged with: "Regulations"

COGCC Acting Director Issues Well Location ‘Red Flag List’ to Permitting Staff

COGCC Acting Director Issues Well Location ‘Red Flag List’ to Permitting Staff

Drilling permit protocol memo flags 15 location criteria "subject to additional review by Director"  
By Bevo Beaven, Editor, Oil & Gas 360

A significant increase in the number of drilling permit applications submitted last year in the lead-up to the

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Canada’s Proposed Bill C-69 Would Require Energy Project Environmental Assessments to Take Climate Change into Account

Bill gives cabinet and environment minister final power to approve or reject a project regardless of the findings of an environment assessment

In February 2018, Catherine McKenna, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, introduced Bill C-69. The bill …

Director Julie Murphy Begins Her Era as Colorado’s Top Oil Regulator

Director Julie Murphy Begins Her Era as Colorado’s Top Oil Regulator

Julie Murphy was welcomed by her fellow colleagues as the COGCC held its March 19, 2018 hearing, and during a lively public comment session, voices both for and against oil and gas development were inked into the record

The Colorado …

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Regulators Reduce Offshore Drilling, Onshore Fracing Rules

Offshore rule amendments would save $228 million – BSEE

The Trump administration is fulfilling its promise to reduce oil and gas regulation, rolling back offshore and onshore rules.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is considering revising the Production

Trudeau to Lay Out Predictable Timelines for Pipeline Reviews

Trudeau to Lay Out Predictable Timelines for Pipeline Reviews

From Bloomberg

Justin Trudeau wants to make reviews of pipeline and other major projects run on time as Canadian producers struggle to get oil to market.

The federal government will propose new rules for regulatory vetting of all major development …

December 28, 2017 - 3:24 pm Canada, Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
CB&I Wins $95 Million Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Contract

CB&I Wins $95 Million Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Contract

CB&I (ticker: CBI) won a contract for more than $95 million from the Aramco-Shell JV – Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery (SASREF). The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement and construction management for SASREF’s modernization and expansion of its existing …

Edge of the Wattenberg: Colorado: Weld County Just Created its Own Oil & Gas Department

Edge of the Wattenberg: as Moratorium Expires Crestone Peak Attempts to bring Drilling Back to Boulder County

Crestone Peak applied to drill 216 wells in Boulder County

Judge dismisses Colorado Attorney General’s lawsuit v. Boulder County after moratorium expires on May 1

Local control is alive and well in Boulder County

By Bevo Beaven, Editor, Oil &

New White House Immediately Launches Energy Plan Embracing Shale

New White House Immediately Launches Energy Plan Embracing Shale

The White House says it is focused on lifting climate-driven restrictions, developing $50 trillion in oil and gas, opening up federal lands and developing clean coal

President Trump wasted no time moving forward his energy intentions.

After being sworn in …

North Dakota Mineral Resource Director, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Call EPA Regulations into Question

North Dakota Mineral Resource Director, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Call EPA Regulations into Question

Lynn Helms, David Porter, others testify in front of House Committee about the effects of the EPA’s 3,900 rules on industry, states, jobs since 2009

Lynn Helms, director of the Oil and Gas Division of the North Dakota Department of …

Wyoming Files Suit Opposing BLM Rule on Flaring - Oil & Gas 360 flare

Wyoming Updates Oil & Gas Air Quality Guidance

Wyoming DEQ Announces Key Changes

On May 12, 2016, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the 8th update to the Oil and Gas Production Facilities Permitting Guidance (O&G Guidance). DEQ’s most recent update to the O&G Guidance was …

BLM Appeals Wyoming Judge’s Injunction to Halt BLM’s New Frac Rules

BLM Appeals Wyoming Judge’s Injunction to Halt BLM’s New Frac Rules

The Department of Interior’s fracing regulations paused by Wyoming judge

A group including several states and Native American tribes filed their final briefs with a Wyoming judge today to stop new federal rules regarding hydraulic fracturing. The U.S. Department of …

Take Two: Halliburton/Baker Hughes Refile Merger Proposal to European Commission

Take Two: Halliburton/Baker Hughes Refile Merger Proposal to European Commission

First Proposal Denied due to “Insufficient Data”

Halliburton (ticker: HAL) remains adamant on closing its $35 billion merger with Baker Hughes (ticker: BHI) by year-end, and the two oilservice giants progressed on the antitrust side by resubmitting a regulatory filing …

Proposed Colorado Oil and Gas Regulations: Concerns about Community Rules Persist at Hearing

Proposed Colorado Oil and Gas Regulations: Concerns about Community Rules Persist at Hearing

Parties spoke today at the COGCC rulemaking hearing in Denver, Colorado

A crowded room listened intently today as several parties shared their concerns with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) over new rules being put in place after …

Saudi Arabia will Monitor Spending: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia will Monitor Spending: Bloomberg

Global Oil Industry Reacts to Commodity Crash by Downsizing

Saudi Arabia, a nation dependent on oil exports for 80% of budget revenues, 45% of gross domestic product and 90% of export earnings, is rumored to be creating a government division …

November 2, 2015 - 4:40 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, OPEC, Regulatory
EPA Sets Ozone Regulations for 70 PPB

EPA Sets Ozone Regulations for 70 PPB

Regulations less strict than originally considered, but could still be damaging

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted stricter limits on smog emissions, forcing states to reduce the amount of emissions they produce. The new National Ambient Air Quality …

October 1, 2015 - 5:01 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Thirteen States Release Joint Report on Seismic Activity

Thirteen States Release Joint Report on Seismic Activity

StatesFirst Report Covers Effects from Disposal Wells, NOT Hydraulic Fracturing

StatesFirst, a joint initiative led by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC), has released guidance and findings related to reports of …

Wyoming Files Suit Opposing BLM Rule on Flaring - Oil & Gas 360 flare

New EPA Regulations set 45% Reduction Target on Methane from Oil, Natural Gas Drilling

New regulations target three main sources of emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced earlier this week that it will set new regulations to lower methane emissions by 45% compared to 2012 levels. The move comes as part of an …

August 19, 2015 - 5:22 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Montana Residents Want Buffer Zones for Oil & Gas Development

Montana Residents Want Buffer Zones for Oil & Gas Development

The coexistence of residential living and oil and gas operations has become an increasingly significant factor as the viability of hydrocarbon development has spread across the United States. Particularly in regard to shale drilling.

Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming have …

EPA Regulations Could Cost $140 billion per Year

EPA Regulations Could Cost $140 billion per Year

A new National Association of Manufacturers study shows EPA regulations could be the costliest ever

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) that would further reduce the amount of nitrogen oxides in …

June 16, 2015 - 4:09 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
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Executive Order from Colorado’s Gov. Hickenlooper Could Affect Oil and Gas

New order from the Colorado governor hopes to protect greater sage grouse

An executive order signed by Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper last week aims to keep the greater sage grouse off the endangered and threatened species lists. The order puts …

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Hickenlooper: We Need One Set of Regional Oil & Gas Regulations for the Western States

An OAG360® Exclusive: Interview with John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado

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Colorado enjoys robust energy development as an integral piece of its economy. It’s the seventh most productive oil state, sixth in natural gas production and …

New York’s Southern Tier Threatens Secession over Governor’s Frac Ban

New York’s Southern Tier Threatens Secession over Governor’s Frac Ban

Southern Tier threatens to leave NY for PA: Everybody over the border has new cars, new roofs, new siding

Following a decision in December of last year to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York, several towns in New York’s …

February 24, 2015 - 1:18 pm Fracing, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Ohio Supreme Court Upholds State’s Supremacy in Drilling Regulations

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds State’s Supremacy in Drilling Regulations

The Ohio Supreme Court rules that regulating oil and gas drilling is up to the state, not local authorities

In a 4-3 decision with three written dissents, the Ohio Supreme Court has decided that certain local zoning laws aimed at …

February 18, 2015 - 4:06 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
New Federal Methane Regulations on Drillers

New Federal Methane Regulations on Drillers

White House looks to EPA to enforce new regulations and avoid Congress

The White House announced yesterday that it will be releasing new regulations to curb the amount of methane generated by drilling operations throughout the United States. How the …

January 15, 2015 - 12:36 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Politics & Opinions, Regulatory
Oil prices turned firmly lower during midday trading on Tuesday. Crude futures were little changed earlier in the session, depressed by a report of record Saudi production but supported by expectations that oil exporters would agree to cut output at an OPEC meeting next week. Oil & Gas 360

Scotland’s Frac Rules: Tiptoe Through the Tulips

If you happen to be an oil and gas operator ready to frac your well in Scotland, you could get an official notice from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change that would make you scratch your head.

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November 11, 2014 - 4:26 pm Fracing, International, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
California Fracing Bill Could Slow Monterey Shale Production

California Fracing Bill Could Slow Monterey Shale Production

On September 11, 2013, the California Assembly passed a law attempting to regulate fracing in the state’s Monterey shale.

The bill, listed as Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), will go into effect on January 1, 2015. SB 4 will …

September 13, 2013 - 4:14 pm Fracing, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Colorado Environmental Regulation Changes On the Horizon?

Colorado Environmental Regulation Changes On the Horizon?

A change to the way oil and gas pollution is regulated is the next big step for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

CDPHE is moving forward to adopt EPA’s air pollution rules. In 2012, EPA set new

July 9, 2013 - 3:08 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory