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offers for improving efficiencies, shrinking costs, and maximizing production
and recovery rates in unconventional plays, while the Marcellus/Utica Update
demonstrates the Appalachian Basin not only is the cradle of the oil and gas
industry, but also is a big part of its present and future. Association news
includes Official Convention Sections for KIOGA, EKOGA and PAW. Cover
photo by Jim Blecha. Issue photography courtesy of Liberty Oilfield Services
and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation.
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Nicholas K. Powell
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"We need rules that
give law-making
power exclusively
back to Congress
where it belongs."
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Jim Cornish
President EKOGA
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somebody who can
answer almost any
question and get the
needed information."
Page 103

Randy Harris
Chairman PAW
"Wyoming's
BLM/state lease
auctions boast $160
million in sales on
270,000-plus acres
and its rig count is
up 300 percent."
Page 108

NEWS

16 | Industry Trends: Texas Petro Index shows sixth straight month of
growth
16 | Federal Regulations: EPA eases expectations on RFS; DOI seeks industry input on regulatory revisions
22 | Industry Events: IOPA, Tri-State picnic scheduled for mid-September
28 | Executive Actions: Trump administration moves to stop WOTUS,
BLM fracturing rule;
32 | Federal Legislation: House passes legislation on pipeline construction, ozone
34 | State Legislative: Ohio governor fails on taxes, but continues to frustrate leasing; Pennsylvania Senate OKs one-call bill; Budget veto override concludes Illinois session; Alaska overhauls tax structure for North
Slope wells
110 | State Supreme Courts: Pennsylvania decision raises constitutional
questions; Producer representatives applaud West Virginia rulings
112 | Impacts of Development: Thorough study on Texas shale demonstrates many fears unfounded
114 | Economic Development: Shale Crescent works to draw manufacturing to Mid-Ohio Valley

OFFICIAL CONVENTION SECTIONS

91 | KIOGA: New administration boosts industry optimism
103 | EKOGA: State, federal regulations command producers' attention
108 | PAW: Shifting stance on sage grouse encourages industry

COLUMNS

25 | Tech Connections
27 | Washington Watch


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