Texans Willing to Pay, Pennsylvanians Less Sure on Shale Gas Risks

Decades of oil and gas drilling, and the jobs and benefits it provides, are engrained in Texas culture, and it’s a way of life that Pennsylvanians now are attempting to assimilate, but residents of both states continue to reconcile the advent of shale gas drilling, according to a survey of 1,600 adults.

July 1, 2013

Bill Would Remove Industry From Colorado Oil and Gas Commission

With the legislature looking at adjournment May 8, a bill (HB 1269) that would restrict oil and natural gas representation and participation on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) passed out of committee on a partisan 3-2 vote late Monday night, worrying industry backers.

May 2, 2013
Energen Test Wells in Permian Show Promise

Energen Test Wells in Permian Show Promise

Energen Corp. management said the first quarter of 2013 was “both encouraging and challenging” as test wells in the Third Bone Spring and Wolfberry formations of the Permian Basin performed well, but cold weather and interference issues worked against the company as profits fell slightly.

May 2, 2013

NPCC Watching Northwest Water Levels

Always an important factor in gauging summer energy supplies, particularly for power generation, Pacific Northwest river flows and water levels are getting increased scrutiny this month following an above-normally dry and warm January through March period.

April 8, 2013
Competition from U.S. Oil Dooms Suncor Oilsands Upgrader

Competition from U.S. Oil Dooms Suncor Oilsands Upgrader

Because of production growth in U.S. oilfields, Calgary’s Suncor Energy has thrown in the towel on the centerpiece of its long-planned, $20 billion oilsands expansion, the Voyageur Upgrader.

April 1, 2013

EPA’s Pavillion, WY, Water Data Needed, Says Encana

With questions lingering about whether hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the chemicals used in the process are to blame for contaminating the water supply of some Wyoming residents, Encana Corp. has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for “key technical data and information” about water wells re-tested near its natural gas development in Pavillion, WY, to enable the company to properly respond by an October deadline. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), however, issued two reports Wednesday that may fill in some of the blanks.

September 27, 2012

Pennsylvania Impact Fee Bill Sent to Governor

After more than three years, Pennsylvania lawmakers have passed an impact fee on gas drilling. The bill awaits Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature.

February 9, 2012

Range Resources Exec: Producers Face Riskier Business Today

In a low-gas price environment, it’s woe that befalls the gas producer that overpays for midstream services or transportation. And because the industry’s pace has quickened as companies rush to develop shale plays, the risks of overspending at contract time are greater today, Rodney Waller, Range Resources Corp. senior vice president, told a Houston audience last week.

June 23, 2011

DEP Reports Marcellus Violations, Defends Changes

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released its latest report on Marcellus Shale inspections and violations, while its acting secretary defended recent enforcement policy changes.

April 14, 2011

Futures Remain Above $4 Despite Record Storage Level

While Wednesday’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) report that 19 Bcf was injected into inventories for the week ending Nov. 5 came in below historical comparisons and most industry expectations, the injection did set a new all-time record for natural gas in storage at 3,840 Bcf, which the natural gas futures market took note of.

November 11, 2010
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