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Andrew Baker

Andrew joined NGI in 2018 to support coverage of Mexico’s newly liberalized oil and gas sector, and his role has since expanded to include the rest of North America. Before joining NGI, Andrew covered Latin America’s hydrocarbon and electric power industries from 2014 to 2018 for Business News Americas in Santiago, Chile. He speaks fluent Spanish, and holds a B.A. in journalism and mass communications from the University of Minnesota.

SilverBow Now ‘Largest Public Pure-Play’ in Eagle Ford, Eyeing $565M Capex in 2024

SilverBow Now ‘Largest Public Pure-Play’ in Eagle Ford, Eyeing $565M Capex in 2024

Eagle Ford Shale operator SilverBow Resources Inc. is targeting capital expenditures of $550-$580 million to support a three-rig drilling program in 2024, management said Thursday. The Houston-based operator said it has closed its $700 million acquisition of Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s South Texas oil and gas assets, clearing the way to advance natural gas-weighted development in…

December 6, 2023
Canada Says ‘Hold My Labatt’ After U.S. Methane Rules Finalized

Canada Says ‘Hold My Labatt’ After U.S. Methane Rules Finalized

Canada has unveiled draft regulations to curb methane pollution from the oil and natural gas sector, coinciding with the finalization of similar rules by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The proposed federal regulations, presented during the Global Methane Pledge Ministerial at the 28th Conference of the Parties climate summit in Dubai, are designed to help…

December 6, 2023
Venezuela Touts Referendum to Annex Guyana Oil, Natural Gas Patch

Venezuela Touts Referendum to Annex Guyana Oil, Natural Gas Patch

Venezuela’s government said voters approved a plan to annex the oil and gas-rich Essequibo region of neighboring Guyana in a referendum held Sunday. Essequibo contains the offshore Stabroek block, where an ExxonMobil-led consortium has made numerous oil discoveries in recent years.  The region, which was part of Venezuela during the Spanish colonial period, has been…

December 4, 2023
Williams Cements Top DJ Natural Gas Gathering Spot with $1.27B Cureton, RMM Acquisitions

Williams Cements Top DJ Natural Gas Gathering Spot with $1.27B Cureton, RMM Acquisitions

Williams has secured its spot as the largest natural gas gatherer in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin by closing two previously announced midstream acquisitions valued at a combined $1.27 billion. Williams acquired Cureton Front Range LLC, whose assets include gas gathering pipelines and two processing plants serving producers across 225,000 dedicated acres. Williams also purchased private…

December 4, 2023
TC Energy Sees Renewables as Bullish for Natural Gas Demand

TC Energy Sees Renewables as Bullish for Natural Gas Demand

Electrification and rising penetration of renewables should drive continued growth in North American natural gas demand over the coming years, according to TC Energy Corp. CEO François Poirier.  “Global policies mandating new energy solutions to meet climate targets are driving the need for more of everything – all of our services,” Poirier said Tuesday during…

November 29, 2023
Mexico Natural Gas Imports Outpacing Production as E&P Stagnates 

Mexico Natural Gas Imports Outpacing Production as E&P Stagnates 

Pipeline imports from the United States are accounting for a growing share of Mexico’s natural gas supply this year as volumes provided by Mexican production decline, new data show.  Mexico’s natural gas production averaged 4.34 Bcf/d year-to-date through October, up from a full-year average of 4.09 Bcf/d in 2022, according to the latest figures from…

November 27, 2023
NOG Expanding Natural Gas, Oil Foothold with Permian, Utica Acquisitions

NOG Expanding Natural Gas, Oil Foothold with Permian, Utica Acquisitions

Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NOG) has entered two deals to acquire interests in upstream assets in the Permian Basin’s Delaware formation and Utica Shale for a combined $170 million in cash. Minneapolis-based NOG specializes in acquiring non-operated minority working and mineral interests in Lower 48 basins. In the Permian Delaware, NOG entered a deal…

November 22, 2023
Chihuahua Government Backs Mexico Pacific’s Proposed 2.8 Bcf/d Sierra Madre Natural Gas Pipeline

Chihuahua Government Backs Mexico Pacific’s Proposed 2.8 Bcf/d Sierra Madre Natural Gas Pipeline

Mexico Pacific Ltd. LLC has reached an agreement with the government of Chihuahua state to facilitate development of the proposed 2.8 Bcf/d Sierra Madre natural gas pipeline. Sierra Madre would supply Permian Basin gas from the U.S. border across the states of Chihuahua and Sonora to Mexico Pacific’s proposed Saguaro Energía LNG export terminal envisioned…

November 20, 2023
North Dakota Natural Gas Production Breaking Records as Takeaway Projects Advance

North Dakota Natural Gas Production Breaking Records as Takeaway Projects Advance

North Dakota natural gas production hit another record high in September, with growth poised to continue as pipeline egress projects come online. Production averaged 3.44 Bcf/d in September, up 4% versus August, data from the state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) show.  Producers captured and marketed 3.26 Bcf/d or 95% of total production, in line…

November 20, 2023
Policy Concerns or No, Mexico Natural Gas Imports to Keep Growing, Experts Say

Policy Concerns or No, Mexico Natural Gas Imports to Keep Growing, Experts Say

Mexico’s pipeline imports of U.S. natural gas should continue rising over the coming years even in the most conservative demand scenarios, experts agreed at the US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum. The power sector is driving demand growth currently, a trend that is likely to continue in the immediate term as state power company Comisión Federal de…

November 17, 2023
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