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EPA reviews states’ solid waste management regulations for oil and gas operations

In an April 1, 2014 memorandum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) summarized state regulatory programs concerning the management of solid waste from oil and natural gas exploration, development and production (E&P) operations. In reviewing each state’s regulations, the EPA focused on surface storage and disposal facilities managing produced waters, drilling muds, drilling cuttings, hydraulic … Continue reading

Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission finalizes hydraulic fracturing rules

The Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission finalized its proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations at a public meeting on April 2, 2014. The Commission first proposed these regulations in December 2012 and has revised the draft regulations several times. The regulations require the disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process and, with this last … Continue reading

Alaskan Oil & Gas Agency Proposes Regulations of Hydraulic Fracturing

On September 23, 2013, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) held a public hearing on proposed regulations for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells in the state. While hydraulic fracturing has been used for decades in Alaska, Alaskan oil and gas production is entirely from conventional porous rock sources, so hydraulic … Continue reading