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Texas drilling permits down in Aug

Drilling permits have plummeted in Texas from the same time one year ago according to numbers reported by the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). According to the RRC, the regulation authority issued a total of 864 original drilling permits in August 2015 compared to 2,440 in August 2014. The August total included 730 permits to drill new oil or gas ...

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Middlesex board upholds legality of zoning ordinance to allow gas well drilling

An attorney for two environmental groups and four Middlesex residents vowed to appeal a decision Wednesday by the township’s zoning board to uphold the municipality’s zoning ordinance and a drilling permit for a controversial gas well. “It’s the first inning,” said Jordan Yeager, representing environmental groups the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and the Clean Air Council and four township residents. The ...

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Energy companies show increased interest in Oklahoma

As energy companies cut thousands of jobs due to falling energy prices, some gas and oil companies appear to be expanding their operations in northeastern Pittsburg County. PetroQuest Energy, BP America Production Company, and XTO Energy, Inc. have recently issued legal notices alerting the public to Oklahoma Corporation Commission hearings about their intent to drill in scenic northeast Pittsburg County. ...

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BLM reports increase in oil and gas leases

Oil companies have more access to public land for drilling than they may need, according to the Bureau of Land Management’a (BLM) annual report on gas and oil lease and permit activity, according to a recent Durango Herald article. The report indicated that the BLM approved nearly 3,800 drilling permits and 1.2 million acres worth of land leases in 2014. Despite the reported increase ...

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BLM postpones oil and gas lease sale

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Bureau of Land Management has postponed an oil and gas lease sale for a handful of parcels in northwestern New Mexico, saying more time is needed to review public comments. The federal agency says three of the parcels will be considered again during the October sale. The remaining two will be put off while the agency ...

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Utica well activity

The Utica shale has been a booming shale and drilling is still going strong. During the week of December 27, 50 rigs were operating in the Utica and five horizontal drilling permits were issued. Although oil prices have been on a down hill slide and many companies across the nation have reported cut backs, those working in the Utica are ...

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Drilling permits stout despite oil price drop


Drilling permits statewide indeed dropped by about 50 percent from October to November, but a closer look at those figures, broken apart by region, offer less cause for sudden alarm realized earlier this week, according to an analysis of more detailed data provided on Wednesday by DrillingInfo, an industry data firm. October in the Permian Basin saw 1,192 drilling permits ...

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State agency to continue drill permits in Denton

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AUSTIN, Texas— The chairwoman of a state agency that regulates oil and gas in Texas says she’s disappointed that Denton residents passed a measure to ban further hydraulic fracturing. The Dallas Morning News reports Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christ Craddick made the comments at a Thursday event sponsored by the Texas Tribune. She says she’ll continue issuing permits to companies that ...

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