With an eye on economic development, still relatively untapped shale natural gas deposits in southern Illinois carry the potential to create $9.5 billion in new investment and 45,000 jobs, according to a report by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
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Total volumes embedded in only the five Alberta shale deposits with “immediate potential” for development are colossal: 3,424 Tcf of natural gas, 58.6 billion bbl of gas liquids byproducts, and 423.6 billion bbl of oil, says a report by the resource appraisal group of Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). Even the immense current estimates of the province’s total resource endowment could eventually turn out to be conservative, the board said.
The clock is ticking for the United States to begin exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) before competitors corner the growing global market, according to Donald Raikes, vice president of Dominion Transmission Inc., one of the companies seeking permission to export shale gas.
Prompted in large part by the recent discovery of significant shale gas deposits in the country’s north and east, Mexico will invest $10.4 billion to build more than 2,800 miles of natural gas pipelines and local distribution networks by 2018, a nearly 40% increase compared with the country’s current pipeline network, President Felipe Calderon said.
A plethora of natural gas shale deposits, persistently high rig counts, hedging and available debt capacity have stifled domestic natural gas prices for possibly three years, analysts at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH) said last week. Tradition Energy analysts also blamed “the poor prospect of economic growth in the second half of the year” in revising down its gas price forecast.
A plethora of natural gas shale deposits, persistently high rig counts, hedging and available debt capacity have stifled domestic natural gas prices for possibly three years, analysts at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH) said Tuesday.