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Canadian Exports Squeezed by Vast U.S. Shale Production

The role reversal in North American natural gas continues, with Canada fading as an international supplier and the United States growing as shale production transforms the continental market.

May 26, 2016

U.S. Shale Production Casts Shadow on Canadian Exports

The role reversal in North American natural gas continues, with Canada fading as an international supplier and the United States growing as shale production transforms the continental market.

May 26, 2016

Same Counties, Operators Drove Ohio’s Triple-Digit Shale Growth in 2015

Ohio’s unconventional oil and natural gas production skyrocketed in 2015, with each growing by about 100% from 2014 levels. An analysis of the data shows that many of the same operators and counties continue to push those volumes higher.

March 11, 2016
NatGas Supply-Demand Convergence Coming, But It Will Take A While

NatGas Supply-Demand Convergence Coming, But It Will Take A While

A flood of proposed pipeline capacity along with liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports will spur demand toward convergence with booming supply between 2025 and 2030 and driving U.S. economic growth, several natural gas experts told an industry group in Chicago Monday.

September 9, 2014
Associated Natural Gas Growth Arrests Canada’s Declining Supplies, Says NEB

Associated Natural Gas Growth Arrests Canada’s Declining Supplies, Says NEB

Canadian natural gas supplies have resumed growing regardless of whether producers want to keep on fueling the North American supply glut, the National Energy Board (NEB) said Tuesday.

May 22, 2014

Report: West Virginia Could Reap Billions With Cracker, Facilities

An ethane cracker and associated petrochemical facilities could bring billions to the economy of West Virginia for the next 40 years, but state officials must enact several strategies in order to take maximum advantage of that opportunity, according to a report.

March 3, 2014
British Columbia’s Shale Gas Resources Rising

British Columbia’s Shale Gas Resources Rising

Natural gas supplies are on the rise in British Columbia (BC) even though drilling, slowed by weak prices, has barely scratched the surface of the province’s northern shale deposits.

January 16, 2014

E&Ps Should ‘Change the Narrative,’ COGA Chair Urges

A call to action was sounded on Tuesday at the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit for U.S. oil and natural gas operators to take what industry pioneers created and continue reinventing for the future — with the public’s backing.

August 7, 2013
Exco Still In the Market After Last Week’s $1B Deal

Exco Still In the Market After Last Week’s $1B Deal

Exco Resources Inc. is back in the acquisition game after having struck a $1 billion deal with Chesapeake Energy Corp. last week, CEO Douglas Miller said Monday. There are plenty of deals, and financing is available, he told analysts following the company.

July 9, 2013

Industry Brief

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) late last Friday filed its second annual report to state regulators summarizing its progress on current and future work aimed at improving its natural gas system’s safety as mandated by a state law (SB 705) passed in 2011 in response to the 2010 San Bruno transmission pipeline failure. Under its pipeline safety enhancement plan, PG&E told the California Public Utilities Commission that it has strength-tested 456 miles of its 6,750-mile gas transmission pipeline system. The utility said its has installed 76 automated shutoff valves on critical parts of the system while validating the safe operating pressure for the entire system. In addition, the utility said it is pursuing an internationally recognized gas safety certification for its system called “Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 55”; it also has established an employee-led company wide, grassroots safety committee to promote safe work habits, best practices and open communications; and it has a new Corrective Action Program to collect and act on gas system issues and ideas though a central internal company processing center. In addition, PG&E said its ongoing gas safety plan overall has been reviewed by several outside parties and includes input from employees at all levels of the PG&E gas operations organization.

July 2, 2013
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