State regulation

Mike Lee



Mike is an Energywire reporter based in Dallas-Fort Worth. Since joining E&E News in 2013, he has written extensively about energy regulation and the impact of oil and gas development on communities, including hydraulic fracturing, air and water pollution, pipeline construction, traffic problems, and landowner disputes. He also covers state politics, business news and environmental issues. Before joining E&E News he was an energy reporter for Bloomberg News and wrote for several Texas newspapers including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Investigators ask if danger signs were missed in fatal rig explosion

OKLAHOMA CITY — A drilling rig explosion that killed five workers earlier this year may have happened after the crew misread signs of a high-pressure "kick" that allowed natural gas to escape from the well and a crucial piece of safety equipment failed to stop the blowout, federal investigators said.


Gas pipeline industry moves toward methane reductions

A trade group representing most of the U.S.'s long-distance natural gas haulers pledged to reduce the amount of methane released from pipelines and storage facilities, although it doesn't go as far as other voluntary efforts to address the potent greenhouse gas.