2015 November-December Louisiana 

Oil and Gas Blamed for Louisiana Wetland Erosion

Louisiana’s wetlands serve as a natural barrier against hurricanes but recently they are disappearing. The state has lost about 1,880 square miles of coastal land during the last 80 years, and the energy industry is responsible for at least 36% of that loss. More than 10,000 canals have been constructed for the use of barges, pipeline creation and access rigs.… Read More
2015 November-December Louisiana 

FERC to Conduct Environmental Review for Northern Supply Access Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said in a Sept. 11 notice in the Federal Register that it will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for the Northern Supply Access Project, which includes construction and operation of facilities by Texas Gas Transmission LLC in Louisiana, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. FERC will use the EA in its decision making process… Read More
2015 November-December Texas 

EPA Rules Threaten the Fracking Boom in Texas

Texas has helped to lead the way in making the U.S. a leader in abundant and low-cost energy. New rules, however, are threatening the oil and gas revolution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is leading the way on the new rules that could hinder the progress being made. America has become the largest producer of oil and natural gas… Read More
2015 November-December Texas 

South West Texas Hosts Oil and Gas Trade Show

The 5th bi-annual South West Texas Oil and Gas Trade Show was held at the beginning of October. The oil and gas industry drives the economy in West Texas, which is why the event is held every other year. Oil and gas workers come to network, share ideas, share updates and inform the general public about the industry happenings. In… Read More
2015 November-December Texas 

Gas Pipeline Explodes in South Texas

On Oct. 16, a natural gas pipeline owned by Lewis Energy Group exploded and caught fire in Encinal, Texas. The cause was unclear and no injuries were reported. The fire started in the early hours of the morning and local fire departments worked to extinguish the blaze that could be seen for miles. The area was evacuated as a safety… Read More
2015 November-December Texas 

Valero Energy Partners Buys Corpus Christi Terminals

Valero Energy Partners LP’s board of directors of its general partner has approved the partnership’s acquisition of the Corpus Christi Terminal Services Business from a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation for $465 million. The business to be acquired includes two terminals that support Valero’s Corpus Christi East and West refineries in Texas, the company said on Sept. 23. The assets… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 November-December 

The New Expedia for Well-­Water Providers

Getting water to wells is a critical part of the hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling industry. Both water and wastewater disposal are core elements for drilling or the whole site will shut down, costing thousands of dollars each day. Water isn’t the expensive element but when it isn’t available, it will hurt the operational budget. Most of the drill sites are remote and there is not an abundance of water. Even with local sources available… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 November-December 

Northern Natural Gas Seeks Approval for Compressor Station

Northern Natural Gas has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to build and operate new natural gas transportation facilities in Gaines County, Texas, according to a Sept. 18 notice in the Federal Register. Northern plans to build a greenfield compressor station in Gaines County that includes installation of a Solar Taurus 70-10802S with approximately 11,152 horsepower and a… Read More
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