Changes

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DCP Midstream LLC and DCP Midstream Partners LP made several management and board changes effective Jan. 1. Tom O’Connor will retire as CEO of DCP Midstream but will remain chairman of the board for both DCP Midstream and DCP Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of DCP Midstream Partners, “until an appointed time in 2013.” Wouter van Kempen, formerly COO and president of DCP Midstream, will become CEO and president of DCP Midstream and CEO of the general partner. William Waldheim, president of the general partner, will join the general partner’s board. And, as had previously been announced, Mark Borer retired as CEO of the general partner on Dec. 31.

January 7, 2013

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DCP Midstream LLC and DCP Midstream Partners LP made several management and board changes effective Jan. 1. Tom O’Connor will retire as CEO of DCP Midstream but will remain chairman of the board for both DCP Midstream and DCP Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of DCP Midstream Partners, “until an appointed time in 2013.” Wouter van Kempen, formerly COO and president of DCP Midstream, will become CEO and president of DCP Midstream and CEO of the general partner. William Waldheim, president of the general partner, will join the general partner’s board. And, as had previously been announced, Mark Borer retired as CEO of the general partner on Dec. 31.

January 4, 2013

Shale Production Leads to Large Job, GDP Gains

A report issued by American Clean Skies Foundation last Thursday projects that technology-driven changes in oil and gas production since 2007 will lead to annual employment gains of 835,000 to 1.6 million new jobs nationwide by 2017 — more than the entire U.S. auto manufacturing industry — and increase the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by $167 billion to $245 billion net.

November 5, 2012

ACSF Report ‘Puts a Face’ on the Economic Stimulus of Shale Production

A report issued by American Clean Skies Foundation Thursday projects that technology-driven changes in oil and gas production since 2007 will lead to annual employment gains of 835,000 to 1.6 million new jobs nationwide by 2017 (more than the entire U.S. auto manufacturing industry), and increase the country’s gross domestic product by $167 billion to $245 billion on a net basis.

November 2, 2012

Apache Breaks Production Records in Permian, Anadarko Basins

Higher rig counts and new infrastructure contributed to record production from the Permian and Anadarko basin operations, Apache Corp. said Thursday.

November 2, 2012
GAO: Shale Development Risks ‘Unknown’

GAO: Shale Development Risks ‘Unknown’

The extent of the risks associated with development of shale oil and natural gas is “unknown” because existing studies have not taken into account the potential long-term, cumulative effects of the activity, according to a new report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Tuesday. The agency in a companion report did not make any recommendations to change environmental and public health requirements in light of advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

October 11, 2012

Little Connecticut Unveils a Big Natural Gas Appetite

Connecticut should build 900 miles of natural gas mains and use financial and regulatory changes to make gas available to as many as 300,000 homes and businesses, according to a draft 2012 Comprehensive Energy Strategy unveiled Friday by Gov. Dannel Malloy.

October 8, 2012

Unconventionals Changing World Political Dynamics

The ability to convert shale and tight sands formations into affordable natural gas and oil is “the game changer” for the United States “because it changes the most important game in the world, the game of war,” according to global intelligence expert George Friedman.

August 27, 2012

Development of Unconventionals Could Transform World Politics

The ability to convert shale and tight sands formations into affordable natural gas and oil is “the game changer” for the United States “because it changes the most important game in the world, the game of war,” global intelligence expert George Friedman said last Wednesday.

August 20, 2012

New York Energy Official Lauds Natural Gas As ‘Bridge Fuel’

An energy official in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration said natural gas is being viewed as a potential “bridge fuel” to the future, when technological advances will presumably open the door for renewables.

August 20, 2012