Two top energy lawmakers in the Senate confirmed last week that the long-awaited second part of a Department of Energy (DOE) report on the economic impact of exporting domestically produced natural gas will likely be released before the end of the year, and that the results will be favorable to gas exports. Congress was called on to express its support for gas exports.
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Calpine Corp. has confirmed that it plans to develop a 309 megawatt natural gas-fired generation plant in Delaware and continue its efforts to switch from coal to gas in the portfolio it obtained when it acquired Conectiv Energy’s generation fleet from Pepco Holdings Inc. in a $1.3 billion deal two years ago (see Daily GPI, Aug. 2, 2010). Calpine said the completion of the Garrison Energy Center in Dover, DE, depends upon “continued successful development milestones,” but Calpine is “committed to proceed with full-scale development efforts.” Calpine CEO Jack Fusco said Calpine voluntarily eliminated the coal-fired plants among the 19 facilities it purchased from Pepco, and the Garrison plant development is the next step in that commitment.
Devon Energy recently completed its fourth horizontal well in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) and the initial production test figures show the strongest oil production results of the company’s TMS wells drilled to date” at 384 b/d, according to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
A sidetrack appraisal well at the Heidelberg prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has successfully confirmed an extension of up to 1,500 acres, an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. executive said Thursday.
A well count “evolution” is taking place across the United States because the “cost of opportunity of drilling shale gas is growing,” said Societe Generale analysts in a note to clients.