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08 August 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 30

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Industry seeks rehearing en banc of decision vacating 90-day stay of methane rule.
  • Senate confirmations will restore FERC quorum.
  • Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources Division advances.
  • Landowners challenge FERC power of eminent domain.
  • UK authorizes first commercial shale gas well.

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01 August 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 29

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • BLM issues proposed rule that would rescind Obama-era regulation governing hydraulic fracturing on public lands.
  • West Virginia and Pennsylvania separately delay construction of two pipelines.
  • Massachusetts will study proposed Enbridge natural gas compressor station.
  • EIA predicts that U.S. crude oil production will set new record in 2018.

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18 July 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 27

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Court vacated EPA stay of methane rule.
  • Suits challenged stay of BLM waste prevention rule compliance dates.
  • Department of Interior must issue oil and gas permits within 30 days.
  • Courts stayed sage grouse litigation pending Interior action.
  • D.C. Circuit ordered Nashville to move on pipeline application.
  • Environmental groups sued to block Wyoming oil and gas leases.
  • Environmental groups protested Utah lease sale, citing sage grouse.
  • Earthworks taking optical gas imaging cameras on tour.
  • Ohio EPA took actions against Rover Pipeline, LLC over alleged environmental violations.

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28 June 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 26

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • EPA Inspector General to review methane emission estimates from the oil and gas sector.
  • Texas: Researchers concluded road damage among most significant effects of hydraulic fracturing.
  • Pennsylvania: Supreme Court limited state spending of oil and gas proceeds.
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed decision requiring evaluation of environmental effects of proposed oil and gas wells.

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30 May 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 22

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • States urged PHMSA to establish vapor pressure limits for shipping oil by rail.
  • Arkansas: Eighth Circuit reversed district court, reviving challenge to contamination from waste water disposal well.
  • New York pursued new limits on methane emissions.
  • Canada announced plans to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

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24 May 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 21

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • District of Columbia Circuit granted the EPA’s request to hold in abeyance litigation over final rule governing methane emissions from new and modified oil and gas sources.
  • Property owners sued FERC and Nexus Gas Transmission to stop Ohio natural gas pipeline.
  • Colorado: Agency appealed intermediate court ruling that state Oil and Gas Conservation Act requires oil and gas development to proceed in a manner protective of the environment.
  • New York: New York State unveiled plan to reduce methane emissions.

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