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Matthew Veazey

Matthew Veazey joined NGI as an associate editor in October 2021. He has covered the energy industry for more than two decades, including 15 years covering the upstream and downstream oil and gas sectors at Rigzone. Matthew holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a master's degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University.

California E&P Curbing Flaring with Natural Gas Microturbines

California E&P Curbing Flaring with Natural Gas Microturbines

Cal Microturbine, a Capstone Green Energy Corp. distributor, has won an order to install a 1.6 MW natural gas microturbine at a Southern California oil production site, Capstone reported Wednesday. “Every industry has its own specialized power requirements,” said Capstone Green Energy CEO Darren Jamison. “For energy producers, much of the available oil and gas…

October 6, 2022
Switching from Natural Gas to Coal Said More Difficult for Electric Utilities

Switching from Natural Gas to Coal Said More Difficult for Electric Utilities

A buffer against higher natural gas prices that has traditionally been available to U.S. electric utilities, gas-to-coal switching, has become less tangible as more coal-fired power plants are retired and supply chain challenges linger, according to analysts. “I do not think utilities have any options, other than to burn dry gas in their” combined cycle…

October 5, 2022
Northern Oil to Grow Permian Delaware Reach with Alpha Energy Deal

Northern Oil to Grow Permian Delaware Reach with Alpha Energy Deal

Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NOG) has agreed to acquire stakes in Permian Basin properties spanning about 2,800 acres in New Mexico and Texas from Alpha Energy Partners for $157.5 million. NOG reported that Mewbourne Oil Co. is the primary operator of the assets, which span about 2,800 acres in the Permian’s Delaware sub-basin in…

October 5, 2022
Tulsa’s Rebellion, Legacy Well Plugging Specialist, Snags Grey Rock Investment

Tulsa’s Rebellion, Legacy Well Plugging Specialist, Snags Grey Rock Investment

Private equity (PE) firm Grey Rock Investment Partners has agreed to invest in Rebellion Energy Solutions, a Tulsa-based specialist in decommissioning legacy oil and gas wells. “Grey Rock believes there is an underserved market of opportunities in the oil and gas well remediation space to offer near term solutions for positive environmental impacts,” said Grey…

September 30, 2022
Permian Pickup Truck Pilot Allows Oil, Gas Players to Kick Tires with Fleet Electrification

Permian Pickup Truck Pilot Allows Oil, Gas Players to Kick Tires with Fleet Electrification

Permian Basin oil and natural gas operators and oilfield services companies curious about fleet electrification can try out fully electric pickup trucks under a pilot program launched by Merge Electric Fleet Solutions. “It’s not realistic to replace 100% of the trucks in a corporate fleet immediately, especially in a geographic area as big as the…

September 29, 2022
Talos Expanding Deepwater GOM Reach with EnVen

Talos Expanding Deepwater GOM Reach with EnVen

Talos Energy Inc. plans to acquire privately held deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) operator EnVen Energy Corp. in a $1.1 billion deal, the Houston-based independent said. The acquisition, slated to close by the end of the year would expand the company’s production by 40% and gross acreage by 35%. The buy would give Talos another…

September 29, 2022
Political Will, Supply Chain Said Essential for UK Shale Gas Industry with Staying Power

Political Will, Supply Chain Said Essential for UK Shale Gas Industry with Staying Power

Despite recent action by the UK government to encourage unconventional natural gas extraction in England, a lasting domestic shale industry would need a dedicated supply chain and reliable support through changing political winds, according to prominent energy prognosticators. “I would just be shocked if anything could happen,” RBN Energy LLC CEO Rusty Braziel said last…

September 28, 2022
Virginia Natural Gas Cutting Methane Emissions Through Pipeline Upgrades

Virginia Natural Gas Cutting Methane Emissions Through Pipeline Upgrades

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) has cut methane emissions by more than 27% over the past decade through an ongoing pipeline modernization program, the Southern Company Gas-owned local distribution company (LDC) reported last week. “While our current system is safe and has performed well, as technology has advanced, it’s critical to continually upgrade our pipeline system,”…

September 26, 2022
Appalachian Basin Engineers Studying Hydrogen Transport in Natural Gas Pipelines

Appalachian Basin Engineers Studying Hydrogen Transport in Natural Gas Pipelines

How to safely and securely transport hydrogen through natural gas infrastructure is the focus of a new research partnership between the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering and utility Peoples Natural Gas. “Hydrogen has the potential to transform the way we heat our homes and power our businesses, using the existing natural gas…

September 26, 2022
Dow, in Decarbonizing Mode, Considers Small-Scale Nuclear to Power Gulf Coast Facility

Dow, in Decarbonizing Mode, Considers Small-Scale Nuclear to Power Gulf Coast Facility

A modular nuclear reactor could generate power for a Dow Chemical Co. manufacturing facility on the Gulf Coast within the next decade under a potential deal with nuclear technology developer X Energy LLC A letter of intent (LOI) was signed by Dow and X-energy, as it is known, to consider deploying the nuclear developer’s Xe-100…

September 22, 2022
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