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2011

Australia’s Aurora Buys More Eagle Ford Acreage

Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. is buying a 100% operated working interest in 2,700 net acres in South Texas in the liquids-rich area of the Eagle Ford Shale for $117.5 million.

March 4, 2013

DCP Midstream Partners Expands in Eagle Ford

Denver-based DCP Midstream Partners LP announced a $626 million dropdown from DCP Midstream of an additional 47% interest in its Eagle Ford joint venture, bringing its ownership to 80%. It’s the largest dropdown in the history of the partnership.

March 4, 2013
BLM Pulls in $4.1M in Utah Lease Sale

BLM Pulls in $4.1M in Utah Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received bonus oil and natural gas bids totaling $4.068 million for 26 parcels in Utah that cover 37,414 acres in the latest quarterly lease sale, officials reported Tuesday.

February 22, 2013

Industry Brief

The FracTracker Alliance and Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) are offering free training sessions across southeastern Pennsylvania for citizens who want to utilize the mapping capability of fractracker.org, a web-based tool for tracking and visualizing data related to shale gas extraction operations. The sessions “will show people how to find where drilling operations are located and learn more about them, according to MWA, which said the tool is already being used by citizen water monitoring volunteers and community advocates. Sessions are scheduled in Washington County Feb. 26, Butler County March 26, and Westmoreland County April 30, with more sessions planned through October. Information and registration is available by contacting Melissa Troutman (melissa@mtwatershed.com, (724) 455-4200 ext 6). The training sessions are sponsored by the Heinz Endowments (see Shale Daily, Sept. 2, 2011).

February 19, 2013
Wellhead Freeze-Offs Are Supply Disruption Risk — EIA

Wellhead Freeze-Offs Are Supply Disruption Risk — EIA

As U.S. operators move onshore from the offshore, wellhead freeze-offs are becoming a bigger risk to natural gas supplies, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Tuesday in the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

February 13, 2013

Board OKs $500M Consol Deal for Pittsburgh Airport Drilling

Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) board members Friday unanimously approved a deal with Consol Energy Inc. for Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling rights at Pittsburgh International Airport. The arrangement could be worth $500 million over the next 20 years.

February 12, 2013

Enterprise’s Teague: Ethane Margins to Be Anemic, Volatile

Enterprise Products Partners LP infrastructure bounced back from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and a fire at Mont Belvieu, TX, in 2011, and the partnership will weather the current “tsunami of natural gas liquids (NGL)” that is ravaging margins in the light end of the NGL barrel, Enterprise COO Jim Teague told financial analysts Thursday.

February 4, 2013

Enterprise COO: Ethane Margins Anemic, Volatile

Enterprise Products Partners LP infrastructure bounced back from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and a fire at Mont Belvieu, TX, in 2011, and the partnership will weather the current “tsunami of natural gas liquids (NGL)” that is ravaging margins in the light end of the NGL barrel, Enterprise COO Jim Teague told financial analysts last Thursday.

February 4, 2013
Kinder Putting More Straws in Texas Shales with Copano Deal

Kinder Putting More Straws in Texas Shales with Copano Deal

With its acquisition of Copano Energy LLC, announced Wednesday, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) will expand its footprint in Texas shale plays, the Eagle Ford in particular, as it adds gas gathering, processing, treating and natural gas liquids fractionation assets.

January 31, 2013
Natural Gas Boom Boosting Louisiana Manufacturing

Natural Gas Boom Boosting Louisiana Manufacturing

Louisiana’s economic output will grow by $30 billion between 2011 and 2019 as a result of natural gas-induced investment, according to a report by Louisiana State University’s Center for Energy Studies that details the impact of the natural gas boom on the state.

January 22, 2013