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EPA delays proposal to regulate methane emissions until 2015

Dec 19, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency is delaying plans to issue proposals to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations until 2015, OGJ has learned.

BLM starts process to consider new Nevada lease nominations

Dec 19, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Battle Mountain, Nev., field office is seeking public comment on 197 parcels of public land, totaling 415,921 acres, which have been nominated for potential oil and gas leasing. It will accept comments on scoping documents through Dec. 24.

California Bay Area advances plan for enhanced refinery regulations

Dec 19, 2014

California’s Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, is moving forward with its plan to impose further emissions cuts on area refiners within the next 5 years.

IEA finds US energy policy improved in latest in-depth review

Dec 19, 2014

US energy policies have come into sharper focus in the last six years, the International Energy Agency said in its latest periodic review. It specifically cited the US Department of Energy’s establishment of a Quadrennial Energy Review and US President Barack Obama’s strategy to address climate change as major steps since 2008.

Comstock to suspend 2015 oil drilling in Eagle Ford, TMS

Dec 19, 2014

Due to low crude oil prices, Comstock Resources Inc., Frisco, Tex., plans to suspend its 2015 oil-directed drilling activity on properties in the Eagle Ford shale in Texas and Tuscaloosa Marine shale (TMS) in Mississippi.

Mexico uses PSCs in first Round One step

Dec 19, 2014

Mexico is offering production-sharing contracts to companies incorporated in the country for exploration of 14 shallow-water areas in Round One bidding for oil and gas opportunities.

BASF, Gazprom cancel asset swap

Dec 19, 2014

BASF and OAO Gazprom have agreed not to complete an asset swap that was scheduled for yearend.

AWE pulls out of Otway permit

Dec 19, 2014

AWE Ltd., Sydbey, has decided to pull out of Perth-based junior WHL Energy Ltd.’s offshore Otway Basin permit Vic-P67 after a series of time extensions for deciding about moving to the exploration drilling phase in the permit.


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