Consumers

Gas Bounty, Fracking Backlash Caught Some Off Guard

Skepticism of conventional wisdom is rarely out of place, particularly in the energy patch. But when the oil and gas industry is dealing with consumers, citizens and landowners, sincerity is the order of the day.

April 2, 2012

Gas Bounty, Fracking Backlash Caught Some Off Guard

Skepticism of conventional wisdom is rarely out of place, particularly in the energy patch. But when the oil and gas industry is dealing with consumers, citizens and landowners, sincerity is the order of the day.

April 2, 2012

Enterprise’s Teague: Nope, No Ethane Glut

With ethane prices down more than 30% in January alone, consumers and analysts on the consuming end of the ethane pipeline might be tempted to say the market is moving toward saturation. Not so, said Enterprise Products Partners COO Jim Teague; the bears are “talking their book.

February 6, 2012

Enterprise’s Teague: Ethane Bears Are Talking Their Book

With ethane prices down more than 30% in January alone, consumers and analysts on the consuming end of the ethane pipeline might be tempted to say the market is moving toward saturation. Not so, said Enterprise Products Partners COO Jim Teague; the bears are “talking their book.

February 3, 2012

Chesapeake’s Large Curtailments, Spending Cuts Spark Gas Price Rise

In response to low natural gas prices, Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Monday said it would “immediately” curtail 0.5 Bcf/d, or 8% of its current operated gross natural gas output, which is 6.3 Bcf/d. As much as 1 Bcf/d could be curtailed “if conditions warrant.”

January 24, 2012

Quebec Gas Consumers Dodge Supply Threat

Quebec natural gas consumers have been granted a reprieve from losing heating season supplies as a result of a potential hazard on their lone pipeline.

November 14, 2011

Gasline Delays Have Alaska Looking to Pacific Rim Markets

The energy status quo in Alaska “isn’t good enough,” and the industry, regulators, lawmakers and consumers all need to reconsider how the state handles oil and gas, according to Gov. Sean Parnell. And targeting natural gas markets in Asia, rather than the Lower 48, should be one of the things considered, he said.

October 31, 2011

Gasline Delays Have Alaska Looking to Pacific Rim Markets

The energy status quo in Alaska “isn’t good enough,” and the industry, regulators, lawmakers and consumers all need to reconsider how the state handles oil and gas, according to Gov. Sean Parnell. And targeting natural gas markets in Asia, rather than the Lower 48, should be one of the things considered, he said.

October 31, 2011

Market Conditions ‘Generally Positive’ as Winter Approaches

Continued production growth and new pipelines connecting producing areas to consumers have helped keep natural gas prices low, despite a 2.6% increase in demand this year, and market conditions going into the winter are generally positive, according to FERC’s Office of Enforcement (OE).

October 24, 2011

Market Conditions ‘Generally Positive’ as Winter Approaches

Continued production growth and new pipelines connecting producing areas to consumers have helped keep natural gas prices low, despite a 2.6% increase in demand this year, and market conditions going into the winter are generally positive, according to FERC’s Office of Enforcement (OE).

October 21, 2011