October 5, 2015

05 October 2015

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 40

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include: 

  • Court blocks Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hydraulic fracturing regulations.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues new ozone standards.
  • BLM rule would alter royalty calculations from oil development.
  • Non-governmental organizations threaten suit to stop Virginia crude rail terminal.
  • Virginia: Court holds landowner permission not required for pipeline surveys.
  • North Carolina: County imposes moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
  • Pennsylvania: State expands seismic monitoring network.
  • Colorado: Commission proposes local “home rule” regulations.
  • State regulators issue report on seismic activity.
  • U.S. oil production drops, but prices stay firm.