Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 50

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • United States appeals preliminary injunction issued by district court judge staying new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rules governing hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands.
  • “Sue and settle” agreement between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and environmental groups over toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting.
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports substantial recoverable natural gas resources in the Barnett Shale.
  • Study indicates mixed effects of hydraulic fracturing on local property values.

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Energy Enforcement Update

On this special Saturday edition, we cover 5 new developments, including:

  • FERC issues Order to Show Cause to ETRACOM and trader.
  • Judge holds hearing on Maxim Power motion to dismiss.
  • Judge Nunley denies Barclays’ motion for discovery.
  • Judge Blakey denies Kraft’s motion to dismiss.
  • FERC Enforcement issues third party subpoenas in Total investigation

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Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 49

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Interior appeals injunction against hydraulic fracturing rule.
  • Protests lead to second BLM lease sale postponement.
  • Colorado Supreme Court hears arguments on municipal bans.
  • Pennsylvania judge rejects landowner request for remand to state board.
  • Oil and gas companies move to dismiss Oklahoma quake suit.
  • Kern County drilling ordinance challenged.
  • EIA: Short-term crude oil trends may be correcting, and natural gas edges coal for power generation.

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Energy Enforcement Update

This week’s developments on the enforcement front, including an update on the Total natural gas market manipulation case:

  • CFTC files and settles charges against Total Gas & Power North America, Inc. and Therese Tran for attempted manipulation of natural gas monthly index settlement prices.
  • Staff holds technical conference on Connected Entity data.
  • FERC files the administrative record in the Powhatan/Chen proceeding.

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Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 48

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • New York attorney general seeks federal limits on vapor pressure for shipping crude oil by rail.
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves Pennsylvania-to-New Jersey natural gas pipeline.
  • Colorado Supreme Court dismisses governor’s bid to stop attorney general’s environmental litigation.
  • Oklahoma restricts underground injection wells in response to seismic activity.
  • Pennsylvania reaches settlement with Chesapeake Appalachia over well site landslide.
  • South Dakota approves permit for Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Energy Enforcement Update

This week’s developments on the FERC enforcement front, and the latest on energy legislation in Congress.

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