As a bill to ban actively engaged oil and natural gas representatives from serving on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) neared a final vote in the state senate Monday or Tuesday, a coalition of business and citizens groups commended the more than 120 local elected officials who have publicly supported the governor’s pursuit of reasonable oil and gas solutions.
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Physical Prices Dive; Futures Hold Above $4
Spots cash prices played catch-up with the screen in Friday’s trading. The average overall loss was 34 cents, and all actively traded points endured declines in the 30-cent area. Traders see the highs for the year in place and see mounting fundamental pressure on prices in the spring and summer. At the close of futures trading, June had risen 1.6 cents to $4.041 and July also had gained 1.6 cents to $4.093. June crude oil, aided by a supportive employment report, gained $1.62 to $95.61/bbl.
Northeast Leads Broad Slide; Futures Traders Circumspect
All actively traded cash points recorded losses on gas for weekend and Monday delivery in Friday’s trading. The physical market on average fell 13 cents with Northeast points enduring the greatest declines. Eastern and Gulf points were weak as well. At the close of futures trading October had shed 9.4 cents to $2.943 and November had dropped 8.1 cents to $3.083. October crude oil added 69 cents to $99.00/bbl.
Updated Pennsylvania Figures Show Even Steeper Rise in NatGas Production
An updated biannual report posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shows that the state’s natural gas production saw a more than 40% increase in the first half of 2012 compared to the second half of 2011, and more than doubled in a year.
Flat Rig Count Can’t Stop North Dakota’s Record Production Pace
North Dakota oil and natural gas production maintained its record pace through the end of May, according to the latest statistics from state Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms. Oil and gas production both hit all-time highs again in May.
Tuscaloosa Trending — Check Back in Six Months
Whether the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale turns out to be the kind of prospect that ranks among energy industry biggies is still a waiting game, one of the trend’s followers said Tuesday.
Booming Bakken Creating Hiring, Housing Surge
Naggingly low natural gas prices apparently haven’t dimmed prospects in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana, where the booming play is driving a surge in hiring, housing starts, infrastructure projects and more.
Eagle Ford Outpacing Competition, Braziel Says
Low natural gas prices have stifled activity in the dry window of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, but the play’s natural gas liquids (NGL) and crude windows “are hotbeds of activity,” according to veteran industry observer Rusty Braziel, now principal of RBN Energy.
Judge Delays Part of Pennsylvania Impact Fee
As the clock was winding down for counties to sign on to the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale impact fee, also known as Act 13, a Commonwealth Court judge pushed back the start date for portions of the law to give local governments more time to adopt its standardized zoning measures.
Oneok Partners Increasing Investment in Bakken
Oneok Partners LP said Wednesday it plans to invest $140-160 million to build a 270-mile natural gas gathering system and related infrastructure in Divide County, ND, in the heart of the Bakken Shale.