News & Updates

Wyoming adopts CCS rules

On August 16, 2010, by his signature, Governor Dave Freudenthal approved carbon sequestration rules as adopted on June 8, 2010.

EPA’s Fracking Hysteria

August 20, 2010 (Forbes Blogs)  By Dr. Michael Economides After postponing a hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) hearing slated for upstate New York last week, EPA is planning a new event which reports suggest could turn into a full two-day spectacle sometime in September. T

Range Posts First Voluntary Marcellus Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Forms

August 12, 2010--(BUSINESS WIRE) CANONSBURG, Pa.--Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC) announced today that it has submitted its first hydraulic fracturing disclosure forms to the Pennsylvania D

Natural Gas Company's Disclosure Decision Could Change Fracking Debate

July 15, 2010 (New York Times) A Texas natural gas producer's decision to voluntarily disclose the chemicals it injects into the ground could prompt other drillers to do the same, and pave the way for regulators to require such disclosure.

Wyoming approves 'fracking' disclosure rules

June 8, 2010 (Associated Press) CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A state agency that oversees oil and gas development voted Tuesday to require energy companies to disclose what chemicals they're pumping underground to improve the flow of oil and gas into well bores.

Gov. Hoeven tells EPA that N.D. can handle fracturing

May 16, 2010 (Bismarck Tribune) Gov. John Hoeven has had a series of meetings with Environmental Protection Agency leaders as the agency moves forward with a process that could end in its regulation of an oil drilling process known as fracturing.

Offshore drilling agency to undergo radical overhaul, Salazar announces

May 12, 2010 (Washington Post). The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it would radically overhaul the government agency that oversees offshore drilling operations, under scrutiny since the oil rig explosion in the gulf.

Governor Rendell: Leading Oilfield Services Company to Increase Operations in PA, Create More Than 50 Jobs in Jefferson County

May 11, 2010 HARRISBURG, Pa., (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- A new investment by Pennsylvania will help a leading oilfield services company expand its operations in Jefferson County and create more than 50 jobs, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today.

Shale Gas Will Rock the World

May 10, 2010 (WSJ) Huge discoveries of natural gas promise to shake up the energy markets and geopolitics. And that's just for starters.  There's an energy revolution brewing right under our feet. 

Keep it in perspective

May 5, 2010 (Deseret News editorial). Before members of Congress begin to fall over each other and the president changes his mind on offshore drilling, it's important to keep some things in perspective.