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McDonald Hopkins issues alert on the rising tide of produced water: Its significant role in shale gas exploration and production

Cleveland, Ohio (February 6, 2013) – Water continues to be a hot topic in the shale gas industry because recovery of shale gas requires large quantities of water. The impact of shale gas extraction on the water supply has already become a controversial issue. With the escalation of oil and gas production in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays, there is a growing awareness, and some concern, about the quantity of fresh water that must be used to enable production. Enormous volumes of water must be injected to depths often exceeding one mile to free up and produce valued hydrocarbons. But ironically, water already existing at those depths may eventually prove to be a matter of greater concern.

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Article: How does free electricity market operate in Lithuania?

Odeta Tručinskaitė-Šiušienė

Free electricity market, first and foremost, ensures that consumers are allowed to choose independent electricity providers and, potentially, acquire electricity at a lower price. It is now important to see if Lithuanian businesses, whose only concern up to now was to pay their electricity bills on time, will take advantage of the opportunities presented by the free market. The research shows that only 6% of small and medium businesses in Lithuania have enough information about the free electricity market. 

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Singhania & Co: Oil & Gas News

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Gas producers to be allowed to charge market rates: 12th Five Year Plan
  2. Government to float Oil India’s INR 2,500‐crore issue by January 15, 2013
  3. Oil ministry to allow Cairn India to further explore Rajasthan oilfields
  4. The Rangarajan panel suggests a Complex gas pricing formula
  5. Rangarajan panel proposes real‐time audit for USD 1 billion oil blocks
  6. DGH rejects RIL’s proposal to do single test in 3 discoveries in KG‐D6 block
  7. Rangarajan panel: No need for CAG audit of RIL’s CBM blocks
  8. Government bars oil PSUs from setting up self‐funded petrol pumps
  9. Oil Ministry directs Reliance Industries to drill more wells
  10. Calcutta High Court rejects international arbitration plea for TCG
  11. RIL’s plea for consent order in ‘insider trading’ case rejected More…
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Oil and Gas Alert: The rising tide of produced water

With the escalation of oil and gas production in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays, there is a growing awareness, and some concern, about the quantity of fresh water that must be used to enable production. Enormous volumes of water must be injected to depths often exceeding one mile to free up and produce valued hydrocarbons. But ironically, water already existing at those depths may eventually prove to be a matter of greater concern.

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Oil and Gas Alert: U.S. EPA progress report on fracking and drinking water

On Friday, December 21, 2012 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its long awaited progress report on its Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources (Study). The EPA is undertaking this Study in response to a 2009 request from Congress to examine the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water resources. The EPA spent the next two years developing the scope of work for the Study to respond to Congress’s request. That scope of work was finalized in November of 2011, and the bulk of the government’s recently issued progress report describes the process and procedure of how that Study will be tasked and completed. The EPA has designed the scope of the research for its Study around five stages of the hydraulic fracturing water cycle. Each stage of the cycle is associated with a primary research question: 

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Energy Law newsletter, December 2012

Imbi JürgenLinda ŠtrauseVilius BernatonisMāra StabulnieceRamūnas Švenčionis

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Dear Reader,

You are reading the first Baltic Energy Law Newsletter of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE. This publication gives you an overview of the latest and most important energy-related legislative updates in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and introduces the highlights of our recent experience in the energy sector.

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"Legal challenges could put a lid on the shale gas boom in Ohio," The Plain Dealer

The recent McDonald Hopkins Energy Forum “Latest developments in shale gas litigation,” was featured in the December 15, 2012 Plain Dealerarticle “Legal challenges could put a lid on the shale gas boom in Ohio.” Mike Snyder was also interviewed for this article.

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Lyall Knott Appointed as an EPIC Member

Lyall Knott, Q.C. has been appointed a member of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada (EPIC). EPIC is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy group formed by businesses committed to ensuring that the manner in which we produce and consume energy is economically prosperous, environmentally sustainable and positions Canada as a global technology leader. The group has developed a Canadian Energy Strategy Framework that will form the basis of recommendations to federal, provincial and territorial government authorities responsible for energy and environmental policy.

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Lyall Knott Appointed as a Member of EPIC

Lyall Knott, Q.C. has been appointed a member of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada (EPIC). EPIC is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy group formed by businesses committed to ensuring that the manner in which we produce and consume energy is economically prosperous, environmentally sustainable and positions Canada as a global technology leader. The group has developed a Canadian Energy Strategy Framework that will form the basis of recommendations to federal, provincial and territorial government authorities responsible for energy and environmental policy.

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Oil & Gas News

1. CAG vs RIL: financial audit or performance audit?
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has objected to the government’s move to narrow the scope of audit of Reliance Industries]operated KG]D6 block over alleged malpractices by the company. CAG is not inclined to conduct a routine audit while Reliance has argued that its contract with the government allows only financial audit, not a performance audit ] a stand that seems acceptable to the ministry of petroleum and natural gas. More…

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