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Halcon Provides Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (“TMS”) Operational Update and Announces TMS Development Partnership


HOUSTON, TEXAS, Jun 09, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Halcón Resources Corporation (“Halcón” or the “Company”) today provided an operational update related to its 314,000 net acre position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (“TMS”). The Horseshoe Hill 11-22H-1 (92% WI) well in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, achieved a 24-hour average initial production rate of 1,208 barrels of oil per day and ...

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2016 Campaign Checklist: Bobby Jindal


By Melinda Deslatte for the Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A look at preparations by Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign: Nondenial denial: “It’s something that we’re certainly thinking about and we’re praying about. My wife and I, we won’t make any decisions until after the November elections.” – May, after addressing Republican Leadership ...

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Only a fraction of big gas export projects will be built – Shell


Updates: * Gas developers struggle with high costs, low margins * But long-term outlook for gas remains positive * Shell has 25 pct stake in $54 bln Gorgon LNG project * CHART-Asian spot LNG prices: link.reuters.com/vek89v * CHART-UK winter gas prices: link.reuters.com/raj89v (Updates with Shell projects inAustralia, links to analysis and factbox) By Henning Gloystein LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Only a fraction of ...

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Delta National Wildlife Refuge sees another oil spill


Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media “In the unlikely event of a spill, it is these landowners and not the federal government who will be required to clean-up their own property and any adjacent affected lands,” said Rep. John Fleming (R-La) during his opening statement of an oversight hearing on May 20 regarding drilling regulations in national wildlife refuges. Of ...

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Louisiana ahead of the game on EPA emissions regulations

Louisiana’s natural gas industry is saving them from the same headache facing many states regarding Obama’s carbon emissions plan released on June 2. While much of the country worries about coal plant closures, coal only provides about 13% of Louisiana’s energy, according to an article written by Jennifer Larino for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Instead of converting to natural gas, ...

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Court: BP must pay Clean Water Act fines for spill

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Janet McConnaughey | Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The owners of the blown-out Macondo well cannot avoid federal fines for the 2010 oil spill by blaming another company’s failed equipment, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The oil came from a well owned by BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., so they are liable, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. It ...

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Audit: State regulation of wells inadequate

The Associated Press  BATON ROUGE, La. — More than half the oil and gas wells in Louisiana were not inspected within a three-year guideline set by the state, and more than 2,800 orphaned wells in the state have not been plugged as of July 2013. The Advocate reports  those are among the findings of an audit that cites the state Department ...

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