1st February 2011
Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes' BJ Services are among 12 oil and gas companies using diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing, potentially violating the law, three U.S. House Democrats said. Read more »
27th February 2011
West Virginia lawmakers are considering tax breaks to encourage development of the state's Marcellus shale natural gas field.
A measure endorsed Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011 by the House Finance Committee would tweak several existing programs to aid drillers and related businesses.
One would extend the life of a tax credit for alternative fuel vehicles, and expand it to include their refueling facilities.
Another program would offer gas companies tax credits for in-state research and development. Read more »