EPA methane emissions rule back in effect despite industry, agency objections
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is again responsible for enforcing Obama administration methane regulations for new and modified oil and gas industry sources under a July 31 court order.
SoCalGas begins process to resume injections at Aliso Canyon
Southern California Gas Co. began the process of resuming limited injections at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility, citing compliance with California regulators' directive to support reliability in the region.
PHMSA must improve model for pipeline safety inspections, GAO says
It is not clear that federal pipeline regulators are effectively prioritizing inspections for the riskiest gas and hazardous liquids pipelines, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in an Aug. 3 report.
Pa. judge lets drilling resume at 16 of 55 blocked Mariner East 2 locations
Horizontal drilling can resume at 16 locations in Pennsylvania along Sunoco Pipeline LP's Mariner East 2 gas and liquids pipeline route to a terminal outside Philadelphia, a state environmental judge ruled Aug. 3, but a ban remains in place at 39 other locations.