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Florida fracking bill dies in Senate committee

Florida fracking bill dies in Senate committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Senate bill that would require the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to study and create regulations for fracking is essentially dead. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday refused to reconsider the bill after narrowly voting against it last week. The bill had been kept alive on a procedural move, but the sponsor didn’t ask ...

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Company, state working to bring Marcellus drilling sites into compliance

Company, state working to bring drilling sites into compliance

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An oil and gas operator says it’s trying to bring dozens of its Pennsylvania drilling sites into compliance with environmental laws. A Range Resources spokesman tells Pennlive.com that the company is working the Department of Environmental Protection. The agency on Friday said dozens of the company’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling pads in Washington and Allegheny ...

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Democrats’ US Senate race heats up over natural gas industry

Democrats' US Senate race heats up over natural gas industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, where there are few differences over issues, jousting over natural gas drilling is providing an opening. It flared in recent days over the question of campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, while two of the three candidates declared their support for a halt to hydraulic fracturing on both public ...

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Anadarko reports $1.25 billion loss in 4Q

Anadarko reports $1.25 billion loss in 4Q

Anadarko Petroleum posted a loss of $1.25 billion in the fourth quarter. The Texas-based company plans to slash nearly half of its budget next year as it weathers plunging oil prices. For the year, Anadarko posted losses of $6.69 billion, or $13.18 per share. Anadarko CEO Al Walker said the company’s decision not to expand drilling programs in 2015 paid ...

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Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

A proposal to require natural-gas drillers to reduce methane emissions will help make Pennsylvania a “national leader” in efforts to combat global warming, the Wolf administration said on Wednesday. Requiring the industry to reduce methane leaks at well pads, compressor stations and processing facilities in the Marcellus Shale could result in a 40 percent reduction in emissions, Environmental Secretary John ...

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Consol plans Utica gas well at Pittsburgh airport

Consol Energy Inc. will drill a test well into the deeper Utica shale from one of its Marcellus gas well pads on Pittsburgh International Airport property. The Cecil-based natural gas and coal producer said Tuesday it received approval from Findlay zoning officials to replace one of the 12 Marcellus wells it planned for Pad 4 at the airport with a ...

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No fracking pits allowed under new DEP regs for oil and gas industry

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday made available thousands of pages of documents outlining new rules for the oil and gas industry. Among the trove of public documents are increased regulations for unconventional drillers, which apply to companies extracting natural resources from the Marcellus Shale. All of it can be found here. Some of the biggest changes include ...

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Consol cuts gas spending

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Consol Energy Inc. again cut its budget for spending on natural gas exploration and production because of continued low prices, though it won’t rule out drilling a few new wells in 2016. The Cecil-based gas and coal producer early Wednesday announced a new capital budget plan and annual production estimates ahead of a two-day financial conference in Miami. The budget ...

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Brunswick one of only two N.C. counties to support offshore drilling

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A pair of North Carolina counties are the only governments in the state to support seismic testing off their coasts. Brunswick and Carteret counties each passed resolutions supporting seismic testing off the Atlantic Coast, while, according to environmental group Oceana, at least 29 government bodies have passed resolutions opposing either testing or offshore exploration. The group lists ...

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