Arkansas Commission Votes To Ban Fracking Fluid Disposal Wells

EL DORADO, Ark. - (AP) The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission on Wednesday voted to ban wells for the disposal of natural gas drilling fluids from a region where hundreds of earthquakes have struck, a move officials said was necessary to prevent a potential catastrophe. Commissioners voted 6-0 to close...

Ohio Amends the Oil and Gas Law

On June 11, 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 315 (S.B. 315), found at http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_SB_315 , into law, making significant amendments to various aspects of Ohio's Oil and Gas law, R.C. 1509. The amendments impose additional permitting requirements...