11/4/15 Links of the Day: Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger May Not Happen, Senate Blocks Revised Water Rules, and More

TribLIVE:  Gas Drillers Eyeing Utica Shale's Promise   -   "Big results from recently drilled Utica shale wells have several Marcellus producers eyeing a possible push into the deeper rock, though not every driller is sold on its promise..."

EcoWatch:  Pennsylvania Township Passes Bill of Rights Banning Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells   -   "Last night, the people of Grant Township adopted the country’s first municipal charter establishing a local bill of rights. The Grant Bill of Rights codifies environmental and democratic rights, and bans fracking wastewater injection wells as a violation of those rights..."

Oilpro:  Halliburton - Baker Hughes Merger May be Blocked, Jefferies Analyst Says   -   "In a note to clients this morning, Jefferies analyst Brad Handler writes that there is "some chance it [the deal] is blocked" by regulators. Handler sees rising risk in the transaction's ability to close..."

Forbes:  This Oil Bust Will Change the Energy Industry Forever   -   "As an investor in start-up companies, I am always working to test my assumptions and update my understanding of where the energy sector is now, and the direction it is moving in towards the future. Some key questions for this dynamic year: Is the current oil crisis the..."

TheStreet:  Magnum Hunter Bondholders Hire Advisers on Eve of $29M Interest Payment   -   "Magnum Hunter Resources' (MHR - Get Report) bondholders have hired legal and financial advisers as the oil and gas company nears a $29 million interest payment on its unsecured bonds, sources said..."

Shale Play:  Severance Tax Higher in West Virginia Than in Ohio   -   "Whether it involves tractor-trailers transporting pipe on state roads and bridges, frackers sucking water from local creeks or air emissions from compressor stations, East Ohio bears the environmental burden of the Buckeye State's Utica and Marcellus shale boom..."

Noble Energy:  Noble Energy Announces Third Quarter 2015 Results   -   "Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) ("Noble Energy" or "the Company") announced today a third quarter 2015 net loss of $283 million, or $0.67 per diluted share. Excluding the impact of certain items which would typically not be considered by analysts in published earnings estimates, third quarter 2015 adjusted loss(1) was $90 million, or $0.21 per diluted share. Included in.."

Rex Energy:  Rex Energy Announces Third Quarter 2015 Production and Price Realizations   -   "Rex Energy's third quarter 2015 production was 194.3 MMcfe/d, an increase of 14% over the third quarter of 2014 and a decrease of 6% from the second quarter of 2015. Net production consisted of 116.6 MMcf/d of natural gas and 12.9 Mboe/d of oil and NGLs (including 4.6 Mboe/d of ethane). Oil and NGLs (including ethane) accounted for 40% of net production during the quarter..."

MDN:  GreenHunter Sues 2 Former VPs + OH Competitor for Conspiracy   -   "The lawsuit alleges that Jack and Zickefoose shared company secrets with a competitor and then left to work for that competitor, damaging GreenHunter in the process. Some of those secrets–a key part of it–dealt with GreenHunter’s talks with the U.S. Coast Guard over barging brine..."

Examiner:  Ohio's Oil Boom - The Shape of Things to Come for the Nation, Maybe   -   "Without even realizing it, presidential hopeful Donald Trump's swipe at fellow contender Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) may have unwittingly given all the GOP candidates another topic to use against their Democratic competition. As reported by Jeremy Pelzer of..."

Columbus Business First:  Hess Mum on Utica Shale Sale   -   "Hess Corp. won’t address reports that it’s planning to sell its Utica shale acreage in Ohio.  This month the New York driller hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) tosolicit bids that could give the company up to $500 million, according to Bloomberg..."

Farm Futures:  Senate Blocks Revised WOTUS, But Will Debate Its Elimination   -   "Senators on Tuesday voted narrowly to block a measure that would revise the Waters of the U.S. regulation, though the legislators voted to proceed on consideration of a resolution that would effectively eliminate the rule completely..."

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