Competitive

Eagle Ford Shale Blooming for Rosetta

During the third quarter, Houston-based Rosetta Resources Inc. quickened its pace in the Eagle Ford Shale where it grew production 68% from the year-ago level; production was also wetter. Management also disclosed Thursday that the company is testing two new areas outside of the Eagle Ford.

November 12, 2012

Alaska Wants NatGas Price Caps in Hilcorp-Marathon Deal

The state of Alaska is seeking pricing protections for natural gas consumers in the Southcentral region through a consent decree filed to “resolve competitive concerns” with Hilcorp Alaska LLC’s acquisition of Cook Inlet assets from Marathon Oil Co.

November 12, 2012

Alaska Wants NatGas Price Caps in Hilcorp-Marathon Deal

The state of Alaska is seeking pricing protections for natural gas consumers in the Southcentral region through a consent decree filed to “resolve competitive concerns” with Hilcorp Alaska LLC’s acquisition of Cook Inlet assets from Marathon Oil Co.

November 9, 2012

Margins May Weaken for Fracking, Pumping Services

Drilling technologies have transformed the competitive landscape within the oil and gas industry and altered the traditional pricing relationship between crude oil and natural gas, but there’s still plenty of room for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) services to grow, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P).

September 24, 2012

S&P: Margins to Weaken for Fracking, Pressure Pumping Services

Drilling technologies have transformed the competitive landscape within the oil and gas industry and altered the traditional pricing relationship between crude oil and natural gas, but there’s still plenty of room for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) services to grow, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P).

September 19, 2012

Marcellus Could Spark Life into Old Oil Complex, Says IHS

Marcellus Shale reserves may spark life into a shuttered, 110-year-old oil refinery complex south of Philadelphia that once supported nearly 500 jobs, according to IHS Inc. researchers.

June 29, 2012

Cheap Gas Has Some Strings, End-Users Say

Cheap natural gas, courtesy of shale plays, is bringing industry back to the United States, growing economies along the Gulf Coast, in the Northeast and elsewhere. But it has also made holding gas transportation capacity a more dicey prospect for end-users, and there is a risk that some of the energy industry’s risk management muscle could atrophy while on a diet of low prices and low volatility.

March 27, 2012

British Columbia Nurturing, Growing Shale Gas Resource

Even though northern shale drilling remains in its infancy, the British Columbia cradle of the emerging natural gas source is catching up fast to the traditional mainstay of Canadian supplies.

March 13, 2012

Pennsylvania Republicans Challenging Impact Fee

The long and winding road to passing a drilling impact fee in Pennsylvania hit another pothole Wednesday when nine Republican state senators whose districts are outside the Marcellus shale signed a letter opposing restrictions on local zoning contained in the bill.

January 27, 2012

Mexican Shale Discovery Prompts $10.4B Pipeline Plan

Prompted in large part by the recent discovery of significant shale gas deposits in the country’s north and east, Mexico will invest $10.4 billion to build more than 2,800 miles of natural gas pipelines and local distribution networks by 2018, a nearly 40% increase compared with the country’s current pipeline network, President Felipe Calderon said.

November 14, 2011