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S&P: Reasons to Drill for Gas Evaporating

With natural gas prices as low as they are, one would think there is no good reason to drill for the stuff. Actually, there are several reasons to pursue gas; but they’re pretty much going away, according an analysis by Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

December 5, 2011

S&P: Reasons to Drill for Gas Evaporating

With natural gas prices as low as they are, one would think there is no good reason to drill for the stuff. Actually, there are several reasons to pursue gas; but they’re pretty much going away, according an analysis by Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

November 30, 2011

Apache Benefits from Gulf of Mexico Delays

The permitting delays in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) haven’t been a positive for most producers but for Apache Corp., they’ve actually been a benefit, CEO G. Steven Farris said last week.

November 7, 2011

Apache Benefited from Gulf of Mexico Delays

The permitting delays in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) haven’t been a positive for most producers but for Apache Corp., they’ve actually been a benefit, CEO G. Steven Farris said Thursday.

November 4, 2011

Albany, Syracuse Take Divergent Paths Over Fracking Debate

The mayor of Albany, NY, has vetoed an ordinance that would have banned hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the city limits on the grounds that the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has not finalized its actions over the practice.

November 3, 2011

Shale Mania Spreads West to Monterey

A relatively late entrant in the growing national debate about shale formations and how much long-term domestic reserves they bring to the United States, the Monterey Shale in California is an extensive old oil play that some analysts are predicting will experience a rebirth in today’s shale-dominated domestic energy world.

September 13, 2011

Water: The Other Shale Patch Commodity

Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) aren’t the only commodities on the minds of producers. These day’s they’ve been thinking about water, too — a lot actually.

August 29, 2011

Executives Eye Frack Water Alternatives

Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) aren’t the only commodities on the minds of producers. These day’s they’ve been thinking about water, too — a lot actually.

August 24, 2011

Prices Still Falling Even as Colder Weather Nears

Colder weekend temperatures whose forecast appeared to lift prices earlier in the week were actually beginning to arrive Friday, but prices continued to drop across the board by fairly large amounts. A prior-day futures drop of 11.9 cents and record-high storage levels appeared to be the major depressants on the cash market. Of course, the usual weekend decline of industrial demand was another minor bearish factor.

November 15, 2010

Weak Gas Prices Fail to Slow Marcellus Producers, Says Williams

Activity in the Marcellus Shale hasn’t declined even in the face of weak natural gas prices, a Williams Cos. executive said Thursday.

November 1, 2010