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Hydraulic Fracturing

29 December 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 52

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Study found local communities benefit economically from hydraulic fracturing.
  • Pennsylvania poised to approve new oil and gas disposal well permits with additional earthquake protection measures.
  • Ohio legislators approved $264 million energy sector tax incentive.
  • Oklahoma proposed new hydraulic fracturing guidelines designed to reduce earthquakes. (more…)
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20 December 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 51

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • EPA hydraulic fracturing study retracted controversial conclusion.
  • Environmental groups, states intervened to defend BLM flaring rule.
  • Shale gas companies sought incidental take permits for bats.
  • Environmental groups opposed drilling near New Mexico site.
  • Oklahoma assessing possible link between hydraulic  fracturing and recent quakes.
  • New law opened Quebec to hydraulic fracturing.
  • Study found sharp rise in atmospheric methane primarily from agriculture in tropics.

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06 December 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 49

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Army Corps decided against granting an easement to Dakota Access pipeline.
  • EPA updated greenhouse gas reporting requirements for the oil and gas industry.
  • EPA extended rulemaking process regarding compliance deadline for discharge of wastewater from unconventional oil and gas production facilities to POTWs.
  • Study concluded that Oklahoma earthquakes could mostly cease within several years.

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22 November 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 47

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • BLM oil and gas rules challenged.
  • Environmental groups sued to block hydraulic fracturing in Pacific Ocean.
  • Interior Department cancelled oil and gas leases in Montana.
  • BLM canceled Colorado leases.
  • Ballot measures won in California and Ohio, failed elsewhere.
  • Permian oil drilling outpaced rest of U.S.

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15 November 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 46

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Changes in federal oil and gas policy likely in Trump administration.
  • Southern Ute Tribe assumed authority over hydraulic fracturing in tribal lands.
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission responded to earthquake near Cushing.
  • Pennsylvania judge issued preliminary injunction enjoining certain of the state’s revised hydraulic fracturing regulations.
  • Wyoming report concluded that hydraulic fracturing likely did not cause contamination in Pavillion.

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08 November 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 45

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • National Park Service released updated regulations governing nonfederal oil and gas rights on lands it manages.
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission required wastewater injection wells to cease operations or reduce disposal volumes in response to seismic activity.
  • Environmental NGO issued report claiming that increased drilling in the Alpine High field would contaminate natural springs.

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01 November 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 44

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • Pennsylvania court ruled natural gas driller did not cause well water pollution.
  • Tenth Circuit federal appeals court allowed Chaco Canyon oil and gas permitting to proceed.
  • Fish and Wildlife Service must reconsider protection of shale-area wildflowers.
  • Environmental group urged review of the use of oil field wastewater to irrigate crops.

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25 October 2016

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

Vol. 5, No. 43

Topics discussed in this week’s Report include:

  • EPA issued final control techniques guidelines for existing oil and gas operations
  • U.S. Court of Appeals stayed challenge to tribal oil and gas rule
  • BLM scheduled online lease sales
  • Trade group challenged new Pennsylvania hydraulic fracturing rules
  • Boulder County proposed new drilling restrictions
  • Study: Naturally occurring brines need reuse strategies

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