1960S

Black Hills Goes After 20,000 Mancos Acres

Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp. will sell its 40 MW natural gas-fired “CT II” generation unit at its mostly coal-fired Gillette Energy Complex in Wyoming to the City of Gillette for $22 million.

May 14, 2013

Industry Brief

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP said it will expand the natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator complex at its Sweeny Plant in Old Ocean, TX. Construction is to begin in April for completion in February. The expansion will increase capacity by about 22,000 b/d, or 19%. “One of the main drivers for the project is the rapid development of natural gas, crude oil and NGLs from the shale formations in the region,” said Martin Dale, feedstock procurement manager for Chevron Phillips Chemical. “This expansion positions Chevron Phillips Chemical to take additional raw NGL product from the Eagle Ford and Permian basins and ultimately convert the NGLs into products for consumer and commercial use.” The fractionation unit at Sweeny was built in the 1960s and is composed of two trains with current capacity of 116,000 b/d.

March 27, 2012

Savoir Flare: Pro-Gas Think Tank Gets Sage Voice in Denise Bode

Coalbed methane used to be a deadly threat to coal miners. In the 1950s and 1960s natural gas was routinely flared as an unwanted by-product of oil production. Gas from shales and tight sands, once spurned as too difficult to produce, is now the future for many domestic producers. And methane hydrates lie beneath the world’s oceans waiting for technology to free them while liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers ply the waves above.

July 23, 2007

Savoir Flare: Gas Interests Get Sage Voice in New Foundation’s Leader

Coalbed methane used to be a deadly threat to coal miners. In the 1950s and 1960s natural gas was routinely flared as an unwanted by-product of oil production. Gas from shales and tight sands, once spurned as too difficult to produce, is now the future for many domestic producers. And natural gas hydrates lie beneath the world’s oceans waiting for technology to free them while liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers ply the waves above.

July 19, 2007

ExxonMobil, Chevron CEOs Call for More U.S. Drilling Access

The debate about where producers may or may not drill in the United States “seems to be stuck in a time warp of the 1960s” that fails to take into account the energy industry’s ability to drill with precision and with a minimal environmental footprint, ExxonMobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson said last week. “It is time the public debate on access in this country moves forward.”

February 19, 2007

Access Issues Said ‘Stuck in Time Warp’

The debate about where producers may or may not drill in the United States “seems to be stuck in a time warp of the 1960s” that fails to take into account the energy industry’s ability to drill with precision and with a minimal environmental footprint, ExxonMobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. “It is time the public debate on access in this country moves forward.”

February 14, 2007