From the Center for Liquified Natural gas:
Washington, D.C.: The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) submitted three sets of comments to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday, July 18 on the agency’s proposed changes in procedure for reviewing applications to export LNG. CLNG’s comments also addressed the potential inclusion of the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) reports on the environmental impact of LNG exports and unconventional natural gas development as considering factors in applications’ approval.
CLNG President Bill Cooper noted in his organization’s comments that DOE’s proposal to only issue final approvals after applicants have completed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review fails to address concerns about delays in the agency’s review process and the financial impact of regulatory uncertainty. Instead, CLNG encourages DOE to void the current Order of Precedence, withdraw the proposed procedural changes and follow the Natural Gas Act and its existing regulations by issuing a decision promptly after the close of each submitted applications’ required public comment period.To read more or comment...
From the American Chemistry Council:
WASHINGTON (July 21, 2014) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement after filing comments with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management regarding its preparation of the 2017-2012 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
"Responsible development of America’s oil and natural gas resources is vital to U.S. energy security and economic prosperity. Unfortunately, natural gas production on federal lands has fallen steadily, down 43 percent from FY 2003-2013, largely due to government policies restricting access: Only 13 percent of OCS acreage is open to development. No other developed nation puts comparable constraints on its own energy resources.To read more or comment...
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LONDON, UK (GlobalData), 22 July 2014 - The US is forecast to spend approximately $4 billion on refining capacity expansion projects between 2014 and 2020, enabling the country to process its increasing volumes of unconventional resource production, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.To read more or comment...
Ohio has approved 1,410 Utica shale permits, as of July 19.
Of that total, 971 Utica wells have been drilled and 483 are in production, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Ohio has 48 drilling rigs at work.
Fifteen new permits were approved: two in Belmont County, two in Carroll County, one in Guernsey County, seven in Harrison County, one in Jefferson County and two in Monroe County.To read more or comment...
Texas-based Green Hunter Resources says it intends to form a master limited partnership.
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Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.