News & Updates

Montana implements fracking disclosure rules

BILLINGS, MT September 2, 2011 (The Billings Gazette) From now on, producers drilling for oil and gas in Montana have to disclose most of the chemicals they are using in hydraulic fracturing or "fr

West Virginia issues emergency horizontal drilling rule

HOUSTON August 24, 2011 (OGJ) The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued an emergency rule to increase regulatory oversight of unconventional natural gas drilling.

NM oil and gas group proposes fracking rule

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Looking to avoid the criticism that has dogged energy producers in other states, a New Mexico industry group introduced a proposal Monday that would require drilling companies to be more transparent when it comes to using hydraulic fracturing fluids to extract oil and gas.

Texas' Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Legislation Will Increase Transparency, Serve as a Model for Other States, Apache CEO Farris Says

HOUSTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas' new hydraulic fracturing disclosure law – signed by Gov.

Workshop to teach hydraulic fracturing techniques

Monday, July 18, 2011 (The Oklahoma Daily) A workshop will take place this week that is expected to bring petroleum engineers from all over the country to Norman to explore the techniques of hydrau

Case Study Locations for Hydraulic Fracturing Study

EPA has selected seven case studies located in various formations locations across the country that the Agency believes will provide the most useful information about the potential impacts of hydra

IEA special report explores potential for ‘golden age’ of natural gas

LONDON, 6 June 2011 - As supply and demand factors increasingly point to a future in which natural gas plays a greater role in the global energy mix, the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Monday

Oil and Gas Commission Approves Temporary Fracking Rules

April 19, 2011 (George Prentice for Boise Weekly). Idaho's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission held its second meeting in two months this morning. It was also the second meeting in 18 years. An ever-increasing interest in natural gas exploration in Idaho was the impetus for the standing-room-only session.

Nova Scotia to Review Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Operations

April 4, 2011. Nova Scotia Departments of Energy/Environment. The province will review environmental issues associated with hydraulic fracturing, a technique used to free natural gas trapped in shale rock formations. Energy Minister Charlie Parker and Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau announced today, April 4, that department officials will conduct a review of the technique.

IOGCC Members Testify in Senate Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing

April 13, 2011. Published in The Oklahoman, by Chris Casteel. Senate committee holds hearing on fracking.  WASHINGTON - States have stepped up their oversight of hydraulic fracturing as the natural gas drilling boom in several regions of the United States has raised citizen concerns that drinking water may be endangered, officials told a Senate committee on Tuesday.