Domestic LNG Could Power Wyoming’s Fossil Fuel Growth, Report Says

Domestic LNG Could Power Wyoming’s Fossil Fuel Growth, Report Says

Up to a half dozen liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities could be built to capitalize on Wyoming gas production while cutting energy costs for operators as well as greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent report.

May 30, 2014
Spectra Considering 1.1 Bcf/d Pipe from Marcellus to North Carolina

Spectra Considering 1.1 Bcf/d Pipe from Marcellus to North Carolina

Spectra Energy is in the preliminary stages of building a 427-mile, 36-inch diameter natural gas pipeline, with capacity of up to 1.1 Bcf/d, that would run from the heart of the Marcellus Shale to North Carolina.

May 20, 2014

EPA Issues Long-Awaited Guidance on Diesel Fuel in Hydraulic Fracturing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday released revised underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for wells that use diesel fuels during fracking activities.

February 11, 2014

Bakken, West Coast Provide Growth for Tesoro, CEO Says

The growth of domestic U.S. oil production from places like the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and the Uinta Basin in Utah will continue to boost growth of West Coast refining and crude rail operations, according to San Antonio-based Tesoro Corp. CEO Greg Goff.

February 6, 2014

House Dems Urge White House to Move Quickly on Fracking Guidance

House Democrats have called on the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to finalize “long overdue guidance” expeditiously for oil and natural gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activities using diesel fuel, and to reject any industry efforts to weaken or delay it.

October 28, 2013

Small-Scale Ohio GTL Project Planned to Tap Marcellus, Utica

Pinto Energy LLC is developing a small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in Ashtabula, OH, to take advantage of low-cost natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales. Pinto Chairman Guy Dove toldNGI’s Shale Dailythe facility could be the first of its kind in the country and advancements in GTL technology are making it possible.

September 24, 2013

EQT, Green Field Complete Field Gas-Only Frack Job

Appalachian operator EQT Corp. and the oilfield services company Green Field Energy Services have completed multiple hydraulic fracturing (fracking) stages using pumps powered 100% by Marcellus Shale gas at a well site.

September 20, 2013
U.S. Shales Putting Canadian NatGas Producers ‘In A Holding Pattern’

U.S. Shales Putting Canadian NatGas Producers ‘In A Holding Pattern’

While natural gas prices have recovered to nearly $4/MMBtu, the National Energy Board (NEB) said Thursday that Canadian natural gas producers are undertaking minimal natural gas drilling as current prices do not cover the full costs of developing most natural gas prospects and U.S. shale development continues to displace Canadian gas exports.

May 13, 2013

Wyoming Counties Get Low Air Pollution Grades

Two Wyoming counties have been given failing and “D” grades for their air quality in the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2013” report. It said that while air quality overall my be improving nationwide, that is not the case in Wyoming.

April 29, 2013

Industry Briefs

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has a new $6 million grant program to help companies replace their older forklifts and medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles with ultra low-emission natural gas- and propane-fueled equipment. The grant program is funded by the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Since 2005, the RRC has awarded $39.5 million in grants to Texas companies and school districts, and has reduced emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxides by nearly 5,000 tons. To be eligible for the grants, new equipment must meet the latest emissions standards and operate in one of the 43 counties designated by the TCEQ as having substandard air quality. The grant amount averages $9,500. For more information, visit www.altenergy.rrc.state.tx.us.

April 22, 2013