Regulation:

Pennsylvania Fines EQT $1.1M for Waste Pit Leak

A Pennsylvania hearing board has fined EQT Corp. $1.1 million for a 2012 leak from a Marcellus Shale wastewater pit in Tioga County, significantly less than the $4.5 million in penalties that state regulators wanted…

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Gov. Signs Bill Reauthorizing Texas Railroad Commission

The Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s oil and gas regulator, has been reauthorized to operate for another 12 years, after a years long battle with legislators over how to reform the agency. On Monday,…

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Oil Industry Wins 8-Year Battle to Reform Texas Regulator

A nearly decade-long battle between environmentalists and the oil and gas industry to reform Texas’ energy regulatory agency came to a close last week — and Big Oil won. Environmental advocates say the Lege caved to…

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Railroad Commission Reform Bill Passes Texas Legislature

A Democratic senator on Tuesday made a last-ditch effort to beef up a bill aimed at reforming and reauthorizing the state’s oil and gas regulatory agency — legislation environmental groups and watchdogs have decried as…

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Safety of Flow Lines an Issue in CO After Fatal House Blast

State records show Colorado has only three people assigned to check on the safety of pipelines running from about 54,000 active oil and gas wells, a task that came under scrutiny after a leaking pipeline…

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Texas Regulators Deny Appeal to Block Injection Wells

The Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s oil and gas regulator, rejected on Tuesday an appeal from a Gulf Coast water conservation district to block several injection wells, which local cattle ranchers fear will pollute…

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