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Maryland Floats Draft Fracking Rules

Maryland’s Department of Environment (MDE) and Department of Natural Resources have released a draft report describing best practices for drilling and production that should be required if horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells is permitted in the state’s portion of the Marcellus Shale, which is confined to its two westernmost counties.

June 28, 2013

Frankenstorm Forces Trading Exchanges to Evacuate Manhattan

Taking cover from what the news media is describing as the “Frankenstorm,” which is what is expected to result when Hurricane Sandy veers onshore into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast and collides with a cold front from the West, trading exchanges announced their modified operating plans on Sunday.

October 30, 2012

New York Times Admonished — Again — for Anti-Shale Gas Bias

The New York Times (NYT), chastised last year for, among other things, describing the shale gas industry as a “Ponzi” scheme whose future would match that of Enron Corp., continues to focus exclusively on the negative risks of gas drilling and has hyped the research of questionable sources, according to a Forbes magazine contributor.

October 8, 2012

New York Times Admonished — Again — for Anti-Shale Gas Slant

The New York Times (NYT), chastised last year for, among other things, describing the shale gas industry as a “Ponzi” scheme whose future would match that of Enron Corp., continues to focus exclusively on the negative risks of gas drilling and has hyped the research of questionable sources, according to a Forbes magazine contributor.

October 8, 2012

Anti-Shale Bias Said to Be Still Dogging New York Times

The New York Times (NYT), admonished last year for, among other things, describing the shale gas industry as a “Ponzi” scheme whose future would match that of Enron Corp., continues to focus exclusively on the negative risks of gas drilling and its “institutionalized bias concerns appear to be spreading,” according to a Forbes magazine contributor.

October 8, 2012

NOAA Draft EIS Examines Arctic Exploration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday published a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) describing how offshore oil and natural gas activities in the U.S. Beaufort and Chukchi seas could affect marine mammals and the Alaska Native communities that depend on them for subsistence.

December 23, 2011

Industry, Analysts Refute NYT Attack on Shale Gas

The natural gas industry and energy insiders quickly reacted to a New York Times (NYT) story on Sunday, which cited unnamed industry and government sources describing the shale gas industry as a “Ponzi” scheme with a future similar to Enron Corp. and the bursting of the dot.com bubble.

June 28, 2011

2009 Called ‘Terrific Year’ for Energy Investors

“Terrific” may not be the first word that comes to mind when describing the economy in 2009, but for investors in natural gas and oil stocks, last year was absolutely divine, with nearly 85% of the stocks in the global market delivering positive returns, according to a report issued last week by energy research firm IHS Herold.

January 18, 2010

2009 Called ‘Terrific Year’ for Energy Investors

“Terrific” may not be the first word that comes to mind when describing the economy in 2009, but for investors in natural gas and oil stocks, last year was absolutely divine, with nearly 85% of the stocks in the global market delivering positive returns, according to a report issued Monday by energy research firm IHS Herold.

January 13, 2010

Questar CEO: Surviving the ‘Worst’ Rockies Basis Blowout in Years

Describing itself as a “lower-risk play on the long term fundamentals of natural gas,” Questar Corp. may have validated its claim with its 2Q2007 earnings and production results. The company increased its natural gas and oil production by 13% and its net income by 24% from a year ago — in spite of the current price environment for Rocky Mountain natural gas production.

July 30, 2007
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