Developments

Report Says Despite Shale, U.S. Unlikely to Disengage From Persian Gulf

Despite the shale revolution in North America transforming global energy dynamics, the United States is unlikely to disengage completely from the Persian Gulf because other nations still depend on the region and it will still affect the world’s oil prices, according to a draft report presented to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

June 4, 2013

DOE Lets Out A Little More of the Shale Gale

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) apparently has come to the conclusion that U.S. shale gas is too good a thing to not share with the rest of the world in larger quantities.

May 20, 2013

Cash Prices at Major Hubs Ease, But Futures Slip Slidin’ Away

Physical natural gas prices on average fell a penny in Tuesday’s trading as a weak screen, soft power market and lack of weather developments kept buyers and sellers from needing to pursue much in the way of incremental volumes. Most major trading hubs were down a few pennies, and in the Northeast quotes were mostly balanced on either side of unchanged. The East was unchanged to a penny or two lower, and at the close of futures trading June was down 9.1 cents to $3.920 and July had fallen 9.0 cents to $3.974. June crude oil slumped 54 cents to $95.62/bbl.

May 8, 2013
IMS Research Sees Shale Gas Driving Smart Grid Renewal

IMS Research Sees Shale Gas Driving Smart Grid Renewal

The continuing shale gas boom is having a “massive impact” on the U.S. energy market, particularly a revival for various smart grid developments, according to a report released by IMS Research, a unit of the global research/consulting firm IHS.

April 24, 2013

Shale Gas Boom Drives Renewed Smart Grid, Report Finds

The continuing shale gas boom is having a “massive impact” on the U.S. energy market, particularly a revival for various smart grid developments, according to a report released by IMS Research, a unit of the global research/consulting firm IHS.

April 23, 2013

Natural Gas Fueled Business Growing

Natural gas for transportation continues to branch out, with developments in both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) options.

April 15, 2013

Newfield Narrowing Focus to U.S. Unconventional Liquids

Newfield Exploration Co. is considering the sale of its international assets, which consist of offshore oil and natural gas developments in Malaysia and China, the company said.

February 18, 2013
Newfield Narrowing Focus to U.S. Unconventional Liquids

Newfield Narrowing Focus to U.S. Unconventional Liquids

Newfield Exploration Co. is considering the sale of its international assets, which consist of offshore oil and natural gas developments in Malaysia and China, the company said.

February 15, 2013

Helmerich’s Land-Rig Migration to Horizontal Almost Complete

Riding high on record profits and continuing efficiencies, the contract drilling sector nevertheless faces uncertainties during the first half of next year that require patience and flexibility, said the CEO of Tulsa-based Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP).

November 16, 2012

Natural Gas, Coal Prices ‘Joined at the Hip’

Pundits and analysts alike watching the developments among domestic fossil fuels in the United States have never been busier. New data and extrapolations pop up almost daily, contributing to what is becoming a rich stew of trends and counter-trends. Last week was no exception, with a “comeback” for coal in the power generation space being forecast as coming perhaps as early as next year, and the head of one of the nation’s largest fleets of gas-fired generation plants predicting coal-fired generation plant retirements will accelerate, not recede.

September 10, 2012
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