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New Export, Power Generation Markets Targeted By Major Pipeline Operators

With the wave of new shale gas supplies flooding the U.S. market and pushing prices to nearly 10-year lows, the natural gas industry is actively searching out new markets and customers to increase demand, panelists told an audience at the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association’s Winter Meeting in Champion, PA, on Tuesday.

February 9, 2012

Colorado City Calls ‘Time Out’ on Fracking

Commerce City, CO, has invoked a 30-day “time out” on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to give city officials time to further discuss their concerns with the oil and gas industry. City officials took the action late Monday in lieu of a proposed six-month ban on fracking.

December 22, 2011

ANR Storage, Bear Creek, MIGC Target of FERC Probes

FERC on Thursday opened investigations into rates charged by three interstate natural gas companies — ANR Storage Co., Bear Creek Storage Co. LLC and MIGC LLC — to determine whether they are over-recovering their cost of service by charging rates that are unjust and unreasonable.

November 18, 2011

Impact of LNG Exports on Prices, Markets Reviewed

The Department of Energy (DOE) has commissioned two studies to determine what, if any, impact exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) would have on domestic gas prices, a department official told a Senate panel last Tuesday.

November 14, 2011

DOE Studies Impact of LNG Exports on Domestic Prices, Markets

The Department of Energy (DOE) is carrying out two studies to determine what, if any, impact exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) would have on domestic gas prices, a department official told a Senate panel Tuesday.

November 9, 2011

Couple Wants Pennsylvania Property Rights Case Dismissed

A couple from Susquehanna County, PA, at the center of a controversial mineral rights case wants the state’s Supreme Court to throw out a lower court’s ruling and end the anxiety shared by energy companies and landowners alike over uncertain ownership rights in the Marcellus Shale.

October 13, 2011

Pennsylvania, Cabot Investigating Possible Methane Migration

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. are trying to determine if Marcellus Shale drilling is responsible for causing possible methane gas migration that impacted three private drinking water wells in Susquehanna County, and to find the source of a combustible gas bubbling from a local pond.

August 29, 2011

Shale Gas GHG Emissions Said ‘Significantly Overstated’

Estimates now used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and independent researchers to determine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from upstream shale gas production likely are “significantly overstated” because they are based on assumptions that don’t reflect current industry practices, according to IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA).

August 29, 2011

IHS CERA: Shale Gas GHG Emissions ‘Significantly Overstated’

Estimates now used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and independent researchers to determine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from upstream shale gas production likely are “significantly overstated” because they are based on assumptions that don’t reflect current industry practices, according to IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA).

August 25, 2011

NYT Article Continues ‘Fear Mongering’ Aimed at Natural Gas

It didn’t take long for the natural gas industry and energy insiders to react 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