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Western governors group releases 2014 greater sage grouse inventory

Western US governors released their 2014 Sage Grouse Inventory, which highlights conservation efforts by public, private, and nongovernment organizations during the past year to protect the bird’s 11-state habitat. Several Rocky Mountain oil and gas producers are actively involved.

Novel completions increase horizontal well production

Two novel completion techniques that solve the problems of acid fracturing in complex carbonate horizontal wells have been successfully implemented in China. Using them has enhanced production in the Tarim, Sichuan, Bohai Gulf, and Ordos basins.

Climate delete key

Congress deserves support from the oil and gas industry for resisting President Barack Obama's commitment to the United Nations on emissions of greenhouse-gases (GHGs).

SPE/ICoTA: Oil field services market to contract, rebound quickly

In a keynote speech to attendees of the 2015 Coiled Tubing & Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition, Richard B. Spears, an oil field services market researcher, says the worst may be yet to come for that market, but a partial recovery also could come sooner than expected.

TransCanada to change Energy East route

TransCanada Corp., responding to new concern about Beluga whales and community comments, will change the destination end of its proposed Energy East pipeline.

RFF speakers relay challenges faced by Alaskan offshore oil developers

Significant problems ranging from the lack of deepwater ports and spill-response systems to potential impacts on wildlife and indigenous populations need to be solved before US Arctic offshore oil exploration and production moves ahead, speakers agreed at a Resources for the Future (RFF) event.

FWS lists Northern Long-Eared Bat as a threatened species

The US Fish & Wildlife Service designated the Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB) a threatened species, but attached an interim special rule that it said eliminates unnecessary regulatory requirements for landowners, land managers, government agencies, and others in the animal’s multistate range.

North Dakota joins Wyoming in lawsuit challenging federal fracing rule

The North Dakota Industrial Commission has voted to join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new rule issued by the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, which includes requirements for publicly disclosing chemicals using in hydraulic fracturing.

Study says most of California's fracturing done in Kern County

The majority of hydraulic fracturing in California so far has been concentrated in the southwest portion of the San Joaquin basin in Kern County, said a scientific study released by the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Council on Science & Technology, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

One dead, 45 injured after Pemex platform explodes in Bay of Campeche

One worker has died and at least 45 were injured following an explosion and subsequent fire early Apr. 1 from the Abkatun Permanente platform operated by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in the Bay of Campeche, the state oil firm reported.

Schneider tries to reassure industry about DOI’s regulatory plans

The US Department of the Interior is committed to developing federal oil and gas resources and wants to engage producers more aggressively to determine the best ways to do this, Asst. Sec. for Land and Minerals Management Janice Schneider said on Mar. 31.

New DOI record of decision reaffirms 2008 Chukchi Sea lease sale

The US Department of the Interior issued a record of decision reaffirming US Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale No. 193 in the Chukchi Sea and remaining oil and gas leases issued in 2008 as a result.

Study finds gas utilities’ methane emissions lower than EPA estimates

Metering and regulating station upgrades, changes in pipeline materials, better pipeline leak-detection instruments, and regulatory changes helped US natural gas utilities reduce methane emissions in the last 20 years to levels 36-70% below US Environmental Protection Agency estimates, a new study found.

Pipeline leaks Bakken oil into Yellowstone River

Ice on the Yellowstone River delayed cleanup efforts by response crews after a section of Bridger Pipeline LLC's Poplar Pipeline, which runs under the river, ruptured and spilled Bakken crude oil, said the US Environmental Protection Agency.

DNO suspends oil production in Yemen

Security problems have forced DNO ASA, Oslo, to suspend production in Yemen.

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