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U.S. Oilsands? Uinta Project to Test Possibilities

U.S. Oilsands? Uinta Project to Test Possibilities

Is the next U.S. energy boom following shale going to evolve around oilsands? A Canadian producer is testing the viability of the unconventional oil based on its work to date in Utah.

January 18, 2013

EQT Dropping LDC for Midstream, E&P

Now that it’s getting out of the local distribution company (LDC) business, Appalachia-focused EQT Corp. will have more time and money to devote to the Marcellus Shale, America’s emerging natural gas breadbasket.

December 21, 2012

Gas, Water Mix Throughout North Dakota

A sidelight of North Dakota’s oil/natural gas boom that predates the shale plays by decades is the widespread natural occurrence of shallow-lying gas mixing with groundwater. The state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) conducts an ongoing study that has identified gas in groundwater in 52 of the state’s 53 counties.

November 1, 2012

Marcellus Boom Prompts New Legal Reference Book

Prompted by the boom in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, a 136-year-old legal publishing firm on Monday has issued the first resource for the state’s oil and gas legal reference. Its publisher characterizes the book as a resource for landowners, lawyers, judges and producers alike.

October 31, 2012

Production Booming, Profits Slipping, Range Eyes Wetter Marcellus

Range Resources Inc., which two years ago turned away from the Barnett Shale and toward the Marcellus Shale, saw its overall production boom in 3Q2012, based in large part on a surge of Marcellus gas, according to CEO Jeff Ventura.

October 29, 2012

West Virginia Gives Farmers a Break, Declines to Assess Wellpads

The West Virginia Department of Revenue (DOR) has decided not to assign assessed value to oil and natural gas wellpad sites in the state, heeding the advice of a special committee of county assessors that doing so would pose a hardship to farmers who own surface, but not mineral, rights to their land.

October 26, 2012

Production Booming, Profits Slipping, Range Eyes Wetter Marcellus

Range Resources Inc., which two years ago turned away from the Barnett Shale and toward the Marcellus Shale, saw its overall production boom in 3Q2012, based in large part on a surge of Marcellus gas, according to CEO Jeff Ventura.

October 26, 2012

Onshore Oilfield Service Margins Falling, Says IHS

Drilling demand from North America’s shale boom, as well as the beginnings of a recovery in the Gulf of Mexico, revved the four biggest domestic oilfield service companies in 2010 and 2011, but this year has been a different story, according to a review by IHS Inc.

October 15, 2012

Oilfield Service Company Onshore Margins Falling

Drilling demand from North America’s shale boom, as well as the beginnings of a recovery in the Gulf of Mexico, revved the four biggest domestic oilfield service companies in 2010 and 2011, but this year has been a different story, according to a review by IHS Inc.

October 10, 2012

PwC: Shale Gas Transforming U.S. Chemicals Industry

The shale natural gas market in North America is helping to revamp the U.S. chemicals industry and may benefit a variety of other manufacturing sectors through lower costs for raw materials and energy, according to a report issued on Tuesday by PwC US.

October 10, 2012