2015 September-October Texas 

FERC Begins Environmental Review of Four Texas Liquefaction Projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in July and August initiated environmental reviews for four liquefaction projects based in Texas. The projects are the Corpus Christi liquefaction project, Freeport LNG project, Texas LNG Brownsville project, and Rio Grande LNG project. FERC will use the environmental reviews in its decision-making process to determine whether the projects are in the public interest.… Read More
2015 September-October Texas 

America Resources Acquires Interest in East Texas Wells

America Resources Exploration on Aug. 13 said it acquired a fractional interest in two wells located in Shelby County, Texas. XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, is the operator for both wells, which America Resources said are averaging combined daily production of 6,763 million cubic feet of natural gas for the six months ending April 2015. The company also said… Read More
2015 September-October Texas 

FERC to Prepare EA for San Elizario Crossing Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in an Aug. 7 notice in the Federal Register said it plans to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) of the effects of the San Elizario Crossing Project in El Paso County, Texas. FERC will use the EA to determine whether the project is in the public interest. Energy Transfer Partners subsidiary Comanche Trail Pipeline… Read More
2015 September-October Texas 

RRC’s Porter Testifies on Oil Export Ban

Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter on July 8 testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee on the importance of ending the federal ban on oil exports. Porter said in his testimony that the ban is responsible for the disparity between the U.S. pricing benchmark for crude – WTI – and the international benchmark – Brent. “The majority… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 September-October 

DOE Grants G2 LNG Authority to Export to Countries with U.S. Free Trade Agreements

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy (DOE-FE) recently granted G2 LNG long-term, multi-contract authorization to export LNG to any country with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement. In a July 17 order, DOE-FE approved G2 LNG’s March 19 application to export LNG produced from domestic sources in a volume equivalent to approximately 672 billion standard… Read More
#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
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