All Posts Tagged With: "Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission"
“I’m hopeful we can vet a couple of candidates, and I hope we can come to a point where we can make an offer,” said Ryan Lance, the state’s director of lands and investments and a commission member. “You can’t sit on qualified applicants very long.”3Mar2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Gov. Matt Mead deserves praise for taking a serious look at a tool that could help defuse the growing clamor about the risks of hydraulic fracturing. His office recently announced it was considering rules that would require companies test nearby water wells before they drill and, in the popular slang term for the practice, frack oil and natural gas wells.20Feb2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Pavillion Working Group met in Casper Tuesday afternoon to discuss progress on studies and technical investigations related to complaints of well contamination that residents blame on oil and gas drilling and production.26Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Operators seek the designation in order to protect profitable sites and production techniques. Interim Oil and Gas Supervisor Robert King says, the change will give citizens access to information about how oil and gas are extracted.25Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Members of the oil and gas conservation commission, which includes Gov. Matt Mead, met yesterday. Bob King, an independent petroleum engineer, is now serving as interim supervisor. Anyone interested in applying for the job is asked to contact King.11Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Wyoming’s top regulator of oil and gas development has resigned after he remarked at a conference that greed and desire for compensation motivate people who assert that hydraulic fracturing has contaminated their groundwater.16Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Since Wyoming adopted regulations that require well operators to disclose identities of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the Commission has approved some 50 chemical secrecy requests by Halliburton and other service companies.28Mar2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
A Wyoming oil and gas industry representative says not-yet-released federal rules for the practice, also known as fracking, look similar to state rules and could burden operators if enacted.17Feb2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The finding set off calls for tighter rules on the fracking process. But Governor Mead called for more research, warning the EPA study could have “a critical impact on the energy industry and the country. He called the draft study
as “scientifically questionable,” and said more testing
Speaking in Denver last week, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson said the federal government has a role in regulating oil and gas drilling activity – establishing ozone levels for hydraulic fracturing emissions, providing guidance on water issues – but that state
and local governments must take the lead.
The owner of the well was asking permission to flare 850,000 cubic feet a day of gas for up to six months. At current prices, that would mean the state, which gets a cut of the value of gas taken from state resources, could stand to lose more than $104,000 in value from the flared gas over the six-month period.17Oct2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The previous rate is 16.6 % on production, but the operators said “yes” to paying 18.7 percent in exchange for longer leases, the level recommended by staff at the Office of State Lands and Investments — but not approved when the oil and gas lease form was updated this summer.10Oct2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“You want to get as much data as possible so you don’t drill a $3 million to $4 million dry hole,” he said. “My expectation is (the companies) want to have another tool of using that additional science to have a better opportunity to drill a productive well.”18Jul2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued