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20 July 2015

Sidley Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 29

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • In Response to IG Report: EPA to Develop Plan to Increase Oversight of Diesel Fuels and to Decide on Whether to Propose Federal Disclosure of Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing.
  • BLM Issues Proposed Rule on Method for Calculating Oil and Gas Royalties.
  • Pennsylvania to Stop Using FracFocus.
  • Natural Gas Becomes Largest Source of Electricity Generation in U.S. for First Time.
  • Researchers Estimate Significantly Larger Utica Shale Natural Gas Reserves.

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13 July 2015

Sidley Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 28

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • BLM Issues Master Leasing Plan.
  • Activists Petition for Federal Takeover of Oklahoma Disposal Program.
  • EDF Asserts $360 Million in Natural Gas From Federal Lands Wasted.
  • Ohio: Last Hydraulic Fracturing Ban Overturned.
  • California: New Drilling Rules for Groundwater.
  • Drilling Waste Unlikely to Impact Waters.
  • Barnett Methane Emissions From Small Group of Sites.

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06 July 2015

Sidley Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 27

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • New York officially bans hydraulic fracturing.
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court revives lawsuit alleging that hydraulic fracturing caused earthquake.
  • England: Lancashire County denies application for hydraulic fracturing.
  • BCG study shows U.S. manufacturing becoming more competitive as a result of hydraulic fracturing.
  • Researchers conclude that few hydraulic fracturing chemicals have potential for groundwater contamination.
  • SRBC reports no change in water quality due to hydraulic fracturing.

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29 June 2015

Sidley Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 26

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Proposed Oil and Gas Rules Go to the Office of Management and Budget for Review.
  • Federal District Court Stays BLM Rule on Hydraulic Fracturing on Public and Tribal Lands.
  • Pennsylvania: Department of Health Publishes List of Shale Development Complaints.
  • Report Asserts Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Will Meet Electric Generation Needs Under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
  • United States May Record Trade Surplus with OPEC in 2015.

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24 June 2015

Sidley Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 25

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Texas: Denton Repeals Hydraulic Fracturing Ban but May Challenge State Law.
  • Florida: Utility Can Recover Cost of Shale Exploration.
  • Ohio: Tax on Oil and Gas Production Stalled.
  • UK: Cuadrilla to Receive Drilling Approval.
  • Texas Commission Finds No Conclusive Evidence Injection Wells Caused Quakes.
  • Researchers Attribute Volatile Organic Compounds Found in Barnett Area Water Wells to Hydraulic Fracturing.

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08 June 2015

Sidley Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 23

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • EPA Draft Report Finds Hydraulic Fracturing Not Causing Widespread Impact on Drinking Water.
  • States Seek Injunction to BLM Rule.
  • Interior Department to Release Data on Hydraulic Fracturing in Gulf of Mexico.
  • Colorado NGO Denied Request to Intervene in Lawsuit Challenging Lafayette Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing.
  • Company to Pay $500,000 to Resolve RCRA Waste Violations.

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18 May 2015

Sidley Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 20

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Environmental Groups Seek Injunction to Block BLM Permits in New Mexico.
  • Oklahoma Regulators Require Reduced Activity at Disposal Wells in Response to Earthquakes.
  • New York Releases Final EIS That Led to Statewide Ban on Use of Hydraulic Fracturing.
  • Virginia AG Opines on Local Control.
  • USGS Studies Note Variation in Wastewater Composition.

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11 May 2015

Sidley Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 4, No. 19

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Cove Point LNG Approvals Challenged.
  • Audit Hits BLM for Wasting Gas Royalties.
  • Texas Passes Prohibition on Local Hydraulic Fracturing Bans.
  • NGOs Sue to Stop California Emergency Wastewater Rules.
  • Researchers Testify on Texas Quakes.
  • Oil Rallies to $60 While Companies Write-down Assets.
  • Study: Marcellus Shale Development Linked to Water Contamination.

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