#OilmanNEWS 2015 September-October 

Severe Flooding Led to ‘significant downtime’ at Mid-Con Properties in 2Q15

Mid-Con Energy Partners in 2Q15 saw “some of the most severe flooding” the company has ever experienced in many of its production areas, which led to significant downtime for some of its properties, Mid-Con CEO Jeff Olmstead said during the company’s 2Q15 investor conference call on Aug. 4. The company’s properties are located in southern and northeastern Oklahoma, the Gulf… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 September-October 

Oklahoma Regulators Expand ‘areas of interest’ for Disposal Well Directive

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s (OCC) Oil and Gas Conservation Division (OGCD) on July 17 said it has expanded the areas of interest for its March directive to disposal well operators to demonstrate that their wells are not disposing below the Arbuckle formation. Supported by a $200,000 grant authorized by Gov. Mary Fallin, the latest directive from OGCD applies to 211 existing wells and raises… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 September-October 

Waters of the U.S. Rule Affects O&G Industries ‘Almost from Top to Bottom’

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” affects the oil and natural gas industries “almost from top to bottom, and more in the midstream and upstream sectors,” Lowell Rothschild, an attorney in the environmental strategies group with Bracewell & Giuliani in Austin, told Oilman on July 7. The rule was signed… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 September-October 

Gulf South Pipeline Submits Application for Coastal Bend Header Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on July 2 published in the Federal Register notice of the application by Gulf South Pipeline Company for a certificate of convenience and necessity for the Coastal Bend Header project in southeast Texas. In its June 12 application to FERC, Gulf South Pipeline requested authorization to construction, own and operate new pipeline in Wharton… Read More
FERC’s Moeller: More Pipeline Needed Under Clean Power Plan Building Block 2 #OilmanNEWS 2015 July-August 

FERC’s Moeller: More Pipeline Needed Under Clean Power Plan Building Block 2

FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller on June 17 said that more natural gas pipeline will be needed to meet the scenario proposed under building block two of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Moeller, at a PJM Interconnection Grid 20/20 conference on natural gas-electric interoperability in Audubon, Pa., said he does not know where the pipeline will be needed,… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 July-August 

Sen. Murkowski Releases Report on Crude Oil Exports

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during a June 9 U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee hearing on energy accountability and reform legislation released a report in support of her bill to end the current ban on crude oil exports. Called “Rendering Vital Assistance: Allowing Oil Shipments to U.S. Allies,” the report provides background information on the ban and outlines the… Read More
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