States weigh in on ozone rule implementation

    October 5, 2015 12:05 PM by NickS

    Many state air quality agencies said they would appreciate better implementation direction before the US Environmental Protection Agency announced on Oct. 1 that it was reducing allowable ground-level ozone limits from 75 parts per billion to 70 ppb. . . .

    Improving offshore safety

    September 25, 2015 2:38 PM by NickS

    Making offshore oil and gas operations safer is never far from some people’s minds. Recent reports and ongoing activities remind the rest of us that it still matters. . . .

    Utahns cope with low oil price

    September 18, 2015 2:39 PM by NickS

    Utah’s oil and gas activity, while not as large as some states, has taken similar hits since crude prices plunged from $100/bbl in mid-2014 to around $45/bbl in early August. . . .


    Gas and the Clean Power Plan

    September 8, 2015 5:02 PM by NickS

    The Obama administration may have hoped its final rule for coal-fired power plants would lead to more renewable and alternative technologies being deployed. But its initial impact simply may be more demand for natural gas to generate electricity . . .

    Starting with what’s possible

    August 31, 2015 1:05 PM by NickS

    Before anyone snickers too loudly that there were no significant oil and gas provisions in the “comprehensive” energy bill the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee marked up on July 28, consider this long-held congressional truth: Start with what’s possible before attempting the impossible. . . .

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