American Gas Association CEO Dave McCurdy warns against a one-size-fits-all cybersecurity bill, writing in a Politico op-ed that "policy that standardizes cybersecurity processes ignores the fact that system diversity is key to thwarting cyber attacks."
Though most hydraulic fracturing sites are powered by diesel engines, some companies are using solar panels and gravity to power equipment in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and create quieter processes, Bloomberg reports.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced it would delay its decision on the fate of a four-year-old ban on hydraulic fracturing. The Department of Environmental Conservation filed a 90-day deadline extension in order to complete a study on fracking's health effects, Reuters reports.
PDC Mountaineer of Bridgeport, W.Va., will pay $177,500 to settle claims by the Environmental Protection Agency that it failed to obtain Clean Water Act permits for natural gas drilling sites, the Associated Press reports.
BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rose Thursday as U.S. leaders voiced optimism that a budget deal would be reached before the end of the year.
Benchmark crude for January delivery was up 53 cents to $87.02 per barrel at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract dropped 69 cents to finish at $86.49 per barrel in New York.
Natural-gas developer Lenape Resources has filed a lawsuit against the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the Town of Avon to challenge a local moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, The Wall Street Journal reports.