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Chevron Canada applies with AER for 32 wells in Fox Creek area

Chevron Canada Resources has filed an application with Alberta Energy Regulator to drill 32 wells in the Duvernay formation in the Fox Creek area.

EIA inaugurates monthly crude-by-rail shipping information

The US Energy Information Administration is providing monthly data of crude oil shipments by rail for the first time. The new crude-by-rail movements will be integrated with its existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include crude movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge, EIA said.

Harvest, stymied in Venezuela, eyes options

Citing “severe liquidity constraints brought about by the failure of the Venezuelan government to approve Harvest’s sale of its Venezuelan asset,” Harvest Natural Resources Inc. (HNR) is trying to raise funds in debt and equity markets to cover operating requirements and exploring reorganization if those efforts fail.

API asks BOEM not to cut already-restrictive offshore leasing draft

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s proposed 2017-22 draft proposed federal offshore oil and gas leasing program already is too restrictive and should not be reduced further, the American Petroleum Institute said in comments submitted to the US Department of the Interior agency.

Barclays: New fracturing regs will have limited effect on US oil, gas output

A recent US rule about hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands will have limited effect on existing US oil and natural gas production, said a Barclays Research analyst in New York.

Counties, associations challenge DOI's Greater Sage Grouse tactics

A coalition of national and regional oil, gas, coal, and mining associations and county governments in four Rocky Mountain states charged three US Department of the Interior agencies with using bad science and poor information to make public lands and Endangered Species Act listing decisions for the Greater Sage Grouse.

Senate crude exports hearing raises price, logistics, safety issues

Potential consumer price impacts dominated a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing examining whether to allow more exports of domestically produced crude oil.

DOI issues final rule for fracing on public, tribal lands

The US Department of the Interior has issued a long-anticipated final rule to govern hydraulic fracturing of onshore oil and gas wells on public and tribal lands.

Species protection spreading

US Interior Sec. Sally Jewell spoke extensively about efforts to improve the greater sage grouse's habitat when she appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 24.

More regulation

Officials sounded almost supportive of oil and gas drilling when they explained new federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing to news reporters on Mar. 20.

CEQ should withdraw federal agency GHG guidance, CLNG recommends

A seventh US natural gas group joined six others in calling for the White House Council on Environmental Quality to withdraw revised guidance it issued in December for federal agencies considering greenhouse gas emission impacts of their decisions.

NPC report outlines prime Arctic oil and gas research needs

Most of the US Arctic’s offshore potential conventional oil and gas can be developed using existing field-proven technology, a new National Petroleum Council report said. But substantial work still needs to be done to win the necessary public confidence that it can be done safely and without damage to either the environment or Alaska’s indigenous communities, it added.

Wyoming seeks judicial review of BLM’s new fracing regulations

Wyoming’s government sued in response to the US Bureau of Land Management’s final rule covering hydraulic fracturing on onshore public and Indian tribal lands. Gov. Matt Mead (R) directed the Attorney General’s Office to petition for review of final agency action in US District Court for Wyoming on Mar. 26.

Watching Government: Species protection spreading

US Interior Sec. Sally Jewell spoke extensively about efforts to improve the greater sage grouse's habitat when she appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 24.

Schlumberger subsidiary pleads guilty to violating US sanctions

Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. (SOHL) agreed to plead guilty and pay a fine of more than $232.7 million for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by willfully facilitating illegal transactions and engaging in trade with Iran and Sudan, the US Department of Justice announced on Mar. 25.

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