News & Updates

States join petition to reverse greenhouse gas ruling

October 21, 2010 (PennEnergy). Indiana and Ohio joined 10 other states, industry groups and the Obama Administration to ask the U.S.

BOEM Director Bromwich on Aggressive Reforms

October 19, 2010 (Marinelink.com) BOEM Director Michael Bromwich delivered the keynote address at the International Regulators Forum Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Offshore Drilling Inspection Staff to Grow by 200, Agency Director Says

October 19, 2010 (David Hammer, The Times-Picayune) Michael Bromwich, director of the Interior Department's new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, is seeking to hire 200 new inspectors to oversee offshore oil and gas drilling.

BOERMRE issues new interim offshore rules for comment


October 14, 2010 (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)). New rules have been issued for oil and gas production operations in the Outer Continental Shelf.

IOGCC/GWPC to Coordinate Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Registry

October 18, 2010 (E&P Press Release) The Chemical Registry for Hydraulic Fracturing, expected to take one year and approximately $3 million to complete, will create and maintain a national chemical registry for hydraulic fracturing that is user friendly and available to the public, first responders and emergency personnel.

Eyes of natural gas industry on Pa., Marcellus

October 16, 2010 (Buffalo News, buffalonews.com). "The eyes of the world are back on Pennsylvania as part of a transformation, I believe, in energy policy," Scott Perry, director of the state's Bureau of Oil and Gas Management, said this week at Penn State University's Marcellus Summit conference, co-sponsored by the IOGCC.

Congressman Tim Murphy addresses 2010 Marcellus Shale Summit (video)

October 11, 2010. 2010 Marcellus Shale Summit. State College, PA (PCN News). Congressman Tim Murphy R- Pennsylvania discusses Marcellus Shale Gas and America's future

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency To Announce $4 Million For Brownfields

October 14, 2010 (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce Friday it is awarding $4 million in assistance to 23 communities - including Cleveland, Ohio - to develop area-wide plans for the reuse of brownfields properties.

Speakers say road work emerging issue in Marcellus development

October 13, 2010 (PennEnergy). Speakers at the 2010 Marcellus Summit, cohosted by the IOGCC, continued to emphasize the importance of steady and open communications with all interested parties as the conference at Penn State University moved into its second and final day. Road work is a critical issue, two producers said.

IOGCC to offer Brownfields Funding Training as part of Annual Meeting in Tucson

October 13, 2010 (IOGCC). The IOGCC, in partnership with the US EPA, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and Chesapeake Energy, will be offering a special Brownfields Funding Workshop as part of its Annual Meeting in Tucson on November 16th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.