Archive / Author

Subscribe

David Bradley

David Bradley joined the staff of NGI in June, 2007 following eight years of news reporting for Northern Virginia newspapers and more than a dozen years in the telecommunications industry. He received his bachelor's degree in Communications and English from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA., and his master's degree in Information Management from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. David retired in August 2020.

David Bradley's avatar

Assistant Managing Editor | Dulles, VA

@DBradleyNGI

email david.bradley@naturalgasintel.com

Centrica Unit Selling Three Gas-Fired Generators in Texas

Centrica plc North American subsidiary Direct Energy will sell three natural gas-fired power stations in Texas to The Blackstone Group LP for $685 million in cash, the UK utility said Wednesday.

December 20, 2013

WSI: Wild December Weather to Give Way to Winter Warming Trend

Demand for natural gas isn’t likely to spike unusually higher over the next three months, based on a forecast from Weather Services International (WSI) that calls for temperatures to average warmer than normal across much of the United States, with the exception of parts of the North Central and Northeast regions.

December 20, 2013
WPX Loses CEO, Agrees to Hedge Fund Choices for New Directors

WPX Loses CEO, Agrees to Hedge Fund Choices for New Directors

In a flurry of activity this week, WPX Energy Inc. said farewell to CEO Ralph A. Hill, who stepped down unexpectedly, named an interim replacement, increased the size of its board of directors, and promised to add a new board member nominated by one of its major shareholders.

December 19, 2013

Chief Oil & Gas Pays Chesapeake $500M for Marcellus Leasehold

Chief Oil & Gas and two working interest partners have paid $500 million to Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to acquire MKR Holdings LLC, a deal that includes 130 MMcf/d of production, approximately 40 operated wells waiting on completion or pipeline, and about 75,000 gross-acre leasehold in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, the privately-owned company said Wednesday.

December 18, 2013
Majors Protest Sea Robin’s Escalating Pipeline Rates

Majors Protest Sea Robin’s Escalating Pipeline Rates

A group of producers has filed at FERC a protest to Sea Robin Pipeline Co.’s proposed rate increase, calling the request for increases of as much as 1,450% for gathering service — prompted, in large part, by declining gas receipts — “excessive.”

December 17, 2013
3Q2013 NatGas Marketers Total Plummets 9%; Big Three Lead Decline

3Q2013 NatGas Marketers Total Plummets 9%; Big Three Lead Decline

Led by some of the biggest names in the industry, North American natural gas marketers again reported significant sales declines in 3Q2013 compared with 3Q2012, with the top three marketers — BP plc, Shell Energy NA and ConocoPhillips — reporting a combined 7.53 Bcf/d (14.5%) decline, according to NGI’s 3Q2013 Top North American Gas Marketers Ranking.

December 12, 2013

Southwestern Expects 60% More Marcellus Production in 2014

Improving well performance has Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) expecting to extract 244-249 Bcf from the Marcellus Shale next year, a 60% increase compared with an estimated 148-149 Bcf this year, the company said Tuesday.

December 11, 2013

People

Harold M. Korellis retiring as chairman of Southwestern Energy Co.’s board of directors at the company’s 2014 stockholder meeting. The board at that time intends to elect current CEO and president Steven L. Mueller as chairman. Mueller would continue as CEO. Korell has been with Southwestern for 17 years, including a decade as CEO and most recently as nonexecutive chairman.

December 11, 2013
EIA: ‘Other States’ Stumbled, But U.S. NatGas Production Climbed in September

EIA: ‘Other States’ Stumbled, But U.S. NatGas Production Climbed in September

Natural gas production from the “Other States” category was down compared to the previous month for only the second time in nine months, but total U.S. natural gas production, which has of late been buoyed by that shale gas-rich category, still managed a 0.3% increase in September, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report.

December 10, 2013

Volcker Rule Green-Lighted by Five Federal Agencies

In a series of separate votes Tuesday, five federal agencies — the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — all issued final rules developed jointly to implement the Volcker Rule, which limits risk-taking by banks with federally insured deposits.

December 10, 2013