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Hydraulic Fracturing

08 March 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 10

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • EPA withdrew information collection request regarding methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
  • USGS survey predicted reduction in human-induced seismicity.
  • Ohio expanded methane leak detection monitoring in oil and gas sector.
  • Pennsylvania: WPX Energy Appalachia fined $1.2 million for waste water spill.

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28 February 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 9

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • FERC issued guidance manual, which directed developers of natural gas pipelines on how to consider climate change in NEPA reports.
  • Oklahoma limited growth in future wastewater injection rates in Arbuckle formation.
  • Report concluded that spills at hydraulic fracturing sites are common.
  • Large surplus of global LNG is likely in the near future.

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21 February 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 8

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator.
  • S. District Court rejected tribe’s request for Dakota Access temporary restraining order.
  • Ute Indian Tribe and Department of Interior scheduled to discuss settlement of BLM rule lawsuit.
  • Colorado Attorney General filed suit seeking rescission of Boulder drilling ban.
  • Pennsylvania DEP linked first series of earthquakes to hydraulic fracturing activity.

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07 February 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 6

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Ohio: Governor proposed increased tax on oil and natural gas development.
  • Texas: Appellate court reversed $3 million judgment in Barnett Shale nuisance case.
  • Analysts raised concerns that trade war with Mexico could reduce natural gas prices.
  • Consol Energy announced plans to exit coal mining in favor of natural gas.

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31 January 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 5

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Trump administration put rules on hold, including those in the environmental and energy arenas
  • In reversal of Obama administration, Trump administration encouraged Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects to move forward
  • Oklahoma released 2016 earthquake statistics
  • University of Alberta study alleged connection between hydraulic fracturing and organ damage in rainbow trout

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18 January 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 3

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Court rejected stay of BLM methane rule.
  • Proposed resolution would block EPA oil and gas methane regulations.
  • EPA proposed release disclosures for gas processing plants.
  • PHMSA to evaluate crude oil shipping rules.
  • EIA expects higher U.S. oil production.
  • Pennsylvania court disallowed daily penalties for Clean Streams Law.
  • Environmental groups called for ban on new Louisiana pipelines.
  • Landowners alleged fraud over Dakota Access Pipeline.

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05 January 2017

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 6, No. 1

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Consent decree set deadline for EPA to determine whether to revise existing regulations governing disposal of solid waste from oil and gas production under RCRA.
  • Wyoming district court allowed claims related to alleged contamination of drinking water by hydraulic fracturing to go forward.
  • FERC issues positive draft environmental impact statement for Atlantic Coast pipeline project.
  • Brazilian state imposed 10-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

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