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Sand Storage Facility to Serve Marcellus, Utica Fracking

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. and S.H. Bell Co. are planning a new silica sand storage facility in East Liverpool, OH, to support growing demand from oil and natural gas customers in the Marcellus and Utica shales, the companies said.

October 11, 2012

Icahn Takes 7.6% Stake in Chesapeake, Wants Four Board Members Out

Until the bell rang on Friday, things appeared to be looking up for Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s management team. Its decision to sell a half million acres in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, which previously hadn’t been on the company’s list of publicly disclosed assets to sell, had been praised, with analysts noting that it might fetch up to $1 billion and help the company reach its capital commitment goals this year.

May 29, 2012

Kodiak Appetite For Bakken Continues, Announces $585M Capex In ’12

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. has agreed to purchase approximately 50,000 net leasehold acres in the Bakken Shale play from an undisclosed private oil and gas company for $540 million in cash and $50 million in stock, and agreed to assume the terms of a drilling rig contract.

November 23, 2011

Traders Sense Eventual Market Decline; August Slips Lower

August natural gas futures drifted lower Monday as traders expect a rangebound market. At the closing bell August futures had fallen 1.3 cents to $4.386 and September had shed 1.5 cents to $4.355. September crude oil retreated 67 cents to $99.20/bbl.

July 26, 2011

Futures Continue to Weaken; October Drops 9.6 Cents

October gas futures gapped 10 cents to the upside at the opening bell Tuesday, leading some to believe a solid bounce would continue higher off Monday’s significant $5.440 low, the lowest a front month has traded in nearly two years. However, the front-month contract reversed course in morning trading and ended Tuesday down 9.6 cents at $5.574, just above a daily low of $5.560.

September 13, 2006

Futures Weakness Continues; September Loses Another 9.5 Cents

After posting a higher high just after the opening bell at $7.100, the September gas futures contract lost significant ground Wednesday, dropping all the way to $6.590 by early afternoon before rebounding slightly toward the end of the session. September ended the day down 9.5 cents to $6.766/MMBtu.

August 17, 2006

Mild Weather Clashes with Bullish Technicals; Bears Win Round One

After gapping lower at the opening bell, the natural gas futures market clawed its way slowly higher throughout the trading session on a combination of technical short-covering and bargain hunting. April finished at $7.067, down 22.3 cents for the session but up more than 13 cents from its early-session low of $6.93.

March 28, 2006

Futures Overcome Initial Dip, Struggle 3.3 Cents Higher

Without much new information to trigger a significant change, April natural gas futures gapped lower at the opening bell to $6.740 in response to the continuing heavy storage inventory situation, but then managed a slow climb throughout the day Tuesday to end up 3.3 cents at $6.868. April crude seemed to move almost in lockstep, initially dipping to $59.60 but then ending the day up 15 cents at $60.57/bbl.

March 22, 2006

As TS Emily’s Path Remains Hazy, Futures Await Fresh Storage News

Unsure of Emily’s direction on Wednesday, traders pushed August natural gas futures lower at the opening bell before allowing another run back into $8.00 territory in the afternoon. Ultimately the contract ended up settling at $7.900, up 1.5 cents from Tuesday’s close.

July 14, 2005

Saved by the Final Bell, Futures Ring Up a 13.1-Cent Decline Friday

Shrugging off gains achieved in the nearby crude oil pit, the natural gas futures market set new lows for the week Friday as traders liquidated positions in concert with some negative technical factors and ahead of mild weather expected this week. At $6.442, the newly-anointed prompt month July was down 13.1 cents for the session, but still up 3.3 cents for the week.

June 1, 2004
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