DOGGR Issues ‘Discussion Draft’ of Fracking Regs

By Dennis Luna DOGGR, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources of California’s Department of Conservation, on December 18th released a “discussion draft” of regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”. The discussion draft does not actually start the formal rulemaking process. It is intended to be a starting … Continue reading

Weekly Fuels Watch

The California Energy Commission releases its weekly report on refinery production and output on Wednesday or Thursday shortly before 5 p.m., with data for the previous week. Click here to see the Report  (which will open in a separate window.) … Continue reading

Germs Turn Natural Gas Into Diesel

A start-up company based in Menlo Park, California, plans to make diesel fuel from natural gas using microorganisms, potentially at half the cost as conventional diesel, reports the MIT Technology Review. Calysta Energy uses microorganisms that naturally feed on natural gas. … Continue reading