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Range Sells Nora CBM Assets For Less; Now Marketing Oklahoma STACK Acreage

Range Resources Corp. said late Wednesday that it closed a deal to sell its coalbed methane assets in Virginia’s Nora Field, receiving $865 million in proceeds — $11 million less than what it announced when the company entered the agreement in November.

December 31, 2015

Pennsylvania Budget Negotiations Drag On With Oil/Gas Related Amendments

A budget-related bill passed by the Pennsylvania Senate last week would force the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to start over on a series of new regulations for the conventional oil and gas industry, and could jeopardize the agency’s more than four-year effort to implement new rules for shale drillers.

December 14, 2015

Kinder, Brookfield Infrastructure Boosting NGPL Stake

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP have agreed to pay $242 million for the 53% equity interest in Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC that they don’t already own.

December 1, 2015

China’s Blue Whale Continues Building Permian Portfolio

Houston-based Blue Whale Energy North America, formed by a Chinese holding company to acquire U.S. oil and natural gas projects, on Monday said it had completed its $1 billion-plus purchase of more than 78,000 net acres in the Permian Basin of Texas from two private equity-backed producers. Blue Whale to date this year has paid $1.4 billion to accumulate a Permian portfolio across 85,000 net acres.

December 1, 2015

Marathon Again Raises MarkWest Offer; Concerns Over Merger Grow

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has thrown another $205 million at MarkWest Energy Partners LP unitholders to sweeten the bid for its master limited partnership, MPLX LP, to acquire the nation’s second largest natural gas processor, increasing the cash consideration to $1.28 billion.

November 17, 2015
Proposed Shell-BG Merger Passes European Muster

Proposed Shell-BG Merger Passes European Muster

Regulators in Europe have approved Royal Dutch Shell plc’s proposal to spend almost $70 billion to buy UK-based BG Group plc, a deal that would create the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) company in the world.

September 3, 2015

Nebraska Utilities, Canada’s Big Bank Fight Over Gas Deal

In the heart of middle America there is a pre-winter dogfight unfolding in a federal district court in Omaha, NE, pitting a trading unit at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) against the local public sector utility and its nonprofit natural gas buying cooperative. The dispute centers on a $719 million, 30-year gas deal the bank wants to terminate.

September 23, 2014

In $757M Deal, Bill Barrett Swaps Powder River, Piceance for Wattenberg

In a $757 million deal to transform into a majority oil company, Bill Barrett Corp. has agreed to sell the majority of its acreage in the Powder River Basin (PRB) and its remaining position in the Piceance Basin, in exchange for additional acreage in the Wattenberg Field, the company said Tuesday.

September 16, 2014

Healthy Natural Gas, Oil M&A Market Continues in North America

More stable commodity prices, private equity (PE) interest and a more focused portfolio approach by explorers led to a healthy merger and acquisition (M&A) market for oil and natural gas in the first quarter, with the United States taking more than a one-third share.

April 17, 2014

Canada, U.S. M&A Pumps Up E&P First Quarter Activity

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s $2.8 billion purchase of Devon Energy Corp.'s conventional natural gas and oil assets in Canada in the first quarter was the largest exploration and production (E&P) acquisition in North America and the second largest worldwide, according to Evaluate Energy.

April 3, 2014