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Study: Electric Utilities Continuing Shift to Natural Gas

A study conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has found that electric utilities are increasing their use of natural gas for power generation, which in turn is contributing to lowering the carbon footprint of the United States.

November 16, 2011

‘No Direct Link’ Between Fracking and Contaminated Groundwater

Preliminary findings from a study being conducted by The University of Texas at Austin’s (UT) Energy Institute suggest no direct link between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and groundwater contamination, researchers said Wednesday.

November 11, 2011

New York Issues Subpoenas Over Production Estimates

The attorney general of New York has issued subpoenas to three companies looking to develop oil and gas resources in the Marcellus Shale, part of an investigation into how the companies calculated production estimates and drilling costs to investors.

August 22, 2011

2011 Louisiana Lease Sale Take Nears $29M

The Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board conducted its August lease sale last Wednesday and collected more than $647,000 in bonuses, making the total collected for fiscal year 2011-2012 more than $4.8 million. For the calendar year the total is more than $28.9 million.

August 16, 2011

EXCO Gives Up On Sale

The EXCO Resources Inc. board of directors is ending its bid to sell the company.

July 11, 2011

Gas Seen as Most ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Fuel

A majority of executives and managers from utilities and other industry organizations say natural gas is the most “environmentally friendly” fuel, according to a survey conducted by Black & Veatch.

June 20, 2011

Gas Seen as Most ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Fuel

A majority of executives and managers from utilities and other industry organizations say natural gas is the most “environmentally friendly” fuel, according to a survey conducted by Black & Veatch.

June 14, 2011

Pennsylvania Proposals Aim to Lower Personal Taxes

The debate over taxing shale gas production in Pennsylvania is increasingly focusing on where the money would go, as two Philadelphia-area Republican lawmakers proposed severance taxes last week designed to ease the tax burden on individuals.

June 9, 2011

Survey: Some Media More Marcellus-Friendly

Mainstream media coverage of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale has turned negative, according to a recent study conducted by a Pennsylvania-based public relations firm in conjunction with a Marcellus online discussion forum.

April 11, 2011

Gas Utility Customers Mostly Satisfied, Says Survey

A new survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates found that while business customers’ satisfaction with their gas utility company remained flat, less than a third were familiar with the energy-savings programs the utilities provide.

March 21, 2011