Litigation Threat Said to Be Growing for Offshore Operators

Operators developing plans to work in Alaska’s offshore, notably Royal Dutch Shell plc, have faced stiff and costly opposition for years, but Gulf of Mexico (GOM) operators should be aware that a growing threat of more lawsuits could derail some projects as well, industry executives said Tuesday at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

May 8, 2013

Chesapeake Raises Oil, Natural Gas Production Outlook, Cuts NGLs

The costly and complex decision to shift from being one of the biggest natural gas producers to becoming one of the largest liquids operators showed some positives for Chesapeake Energy Corp. in the first three months of this year, which also gained on improving natural gas prices.

May 2, 2013

Ziff Report: Pipeline Costs Soar; U.S. Northeast Highest

In the past 10 years the cost of building natural gas pipelines in North America has tripled, with the U.S. Northeast being the most costly area, according to a report announced Friday by Calgary-based Ziff Energy. The implications are clear for burgeoning shale plays where much new takeaway infrastructure still needs to be built.

March 4, 2013

Technology Advances for NGV Fueling Tanks

Fuel tanks, which are considered the most costly part of the compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling system, are seeing technology breakthroughs in the United States.

February 18, 2013

California Firm, 3M Help Advance NGV Fueling Tanks

What is considered the most costly part of the compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling system — fuel tanks — experienced some technology breakthroughs from two U.S.companies recently.

February 13, 2013

Halliburton Makes Costly Bet on Guar Gum

A bet to procure a big reserve of guar gum, an additive used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid, proved to be a costly mistake in the second quarter, Halliburton Co. CEO Dave Lesar told energy analysts on Monday.

July 24, 2012

In Texas the Grass Is Brown, but Producers’ Glass Is Half Full

The grass has long since turned brown in Texas, with many residents now restricted as to when they can water lawns. However, in most cases municipal water curtailments have yet to reach levels that affect water takes by contract users, such as oil and gas producers.

August 31, 2011

Ex-EPA Official Sees Higher Fracking Costs Due to Added Safeguards

It’s going to be more costly to conduct hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale gas wells in the future due to increased regulation, said a former official with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

June 10, 2011

Redesigned Gas Rate Plans Suggested to Align Stakeholder Interests

Maintaining the status quo in natural gas utility rate design may be costly to consumers, utilities and society, but innovative rate designs and true-up mechanisms could align the interests of all stakeholders, according to a white paper by the American Gas Foundation (AGF).

July 24, 2006

Pipe Group Urges FERC to Quit Work on eTariff System

A group of major interstate pipelines has called on FERC to discontinue its development of the costly eTariff system for electronically filing tariffs, saying it would result in a “major step back” for the industry.

June 5, 2006
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