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EPA Methane Rule Rescission on Hold For Now

By Craig R. Hedin, Gesell’s Pump Sales & Service, Inc. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on Aug. 13 issued two final rules related to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas industry. The policy rule revisions were published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2020, and the technical […]

IDNR Revisions to Spacing and Location of Wells

By Craig R. Hedin The Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Office of Oil & Gas Resource Management has made significant revisions as to how oil wells are spaced and located. The primary purpose is to increase the locations where wells can be drilled in hopes of spurring further development. The goal is to give operators more […]

IDNR Report August 7, 2020

Reporting Period: 8/3/2020 to 8/7/2020   Active wells (does not include TA wells) Production                 21,164 Injection                      6,326 Total                            27,490   TA wells Production      […]

IDNR Report June 5, 2020

Reporting Period: 6/1/2020 to 6/5/2020   Active wells (does not include TA wells) Production                 21,229 Injection                      6,334 Total                            27,563   TA wells Production      […]

IDNR Report May 29, 2020

Active wells (does not include TA wells) Production                 21,249 Injection                       6,342 Total                            27,591   TA wells Production                  […]

End of Session Report 2020

Dan Reitz | IOGA Lobbyist The Illinois General Assembly returned to Springfield last week.  The COVID-19 Special Session was scheduled for three days.  Lawmakers returned for a fourth day on Saturday and worked past midnight into Sunday before approving a fiscal year 2021 (FY 21) spending plan.  This was the first-time lawmakers had met since […]

Legislative Update May 13th

Dan Reitz | Lobbyist Illinois lawmakers will return to Springfield next week, May 20th through the 22nd to resume a spring session interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The House will relocate to the Bank of Springfield Center.  All House Democrats are being asked to sign a pledge to follow IDPH precautions when they return. They include getting […]