For Gas Demand, Irene Was a Bear

Hurricane Irene turned out the lights on millions of East Coast residents and in doing so cut demand for natural gas by about 2.8 Bcf, according to an analysis by Bentek Energy LLC.

August 30, 2011

Wellsburg, WV, Takes Step to Repeal Drilling Ban

The City of Wellsburg, WV, has taken its first step toward repealing an ordinance it had enacted less than three months ago calling for a ban on natural gas drilling within the city and an adjacent one-mile buffer zone.

July 27, 2011

Pennsylvania Township Adopts Zoning Ordinance

A township in western Pennsylvania adopted a conditional use ordinance on Wednesday, the latest development in a kerfuffle with its dominant driller, Range Resources Corp.

June 28, 2011

Energy Transfer, Regency Targeting Permian with $700M NGL Line

Lone Star NGL LLC — a venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) and Regency Energy Partners LP — plans to construct a 530-mile natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline from Winkler County in West Texas to the Jackson County processing plant in Jackson County, TX.

June 23, 2011

Cabot Passes 400 MMcf/d Milestone in Marcellus

Thanks to recent upgrades to a compression station in northeastern Pennsylvania, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. increased its Marcellus Shale production 35% in a single day, a sign of how infrastructure bottlenecks in Appalachia are crimping production rates.

May 26, 2011

Texas Senate Passes NGV Bill

Texas businesses that convert heavy-duty vehicles to run on natural gas or buy new natural gas vehicles (NGV) could get financial incentives from the state for doing so under legislation passed by the Texas Senate. The same bill (SB 20) would also create a network of fueling stations to support such vehicles.

April 11, 2011

The ‘Next Big Shale Play’ Is in…Alaska?

Ed Duncan is returning to Alaska’s North Slope where his career began about 30 years ago. This time around he has today’s unconventional drilling technologies to unlock what he expects will be a new beginning for himself and for the state.

March 14, 2011

Pennsylvania Hunters Cautioned About Gas Patch

Pennsylvania hunters will likely find a changed woods this hunting season and may be surprised by the level of disturbance and activity on public lands in the north-central, northeastern and southwestern regions of the state, according to a wildlife expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

November 23, 2010

Virginia Governor to Host October Energy Conference

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will host a three-day energy conference in Richmond next month that he said will cover every aspect of doing energy business in the state, which he has promoted as becoming “the energy capital of the East coast.”

September 23, 2010

Heat Gains, Futures Boost Most Cash Points

Prices rebounded by generally small amounts in most of the market Wednesday as the South is beginning to contribute more air conditioning load than earlier this week and is being abetted to a smaller degree by warming trends in the Midwest. The previous day’s screen gain of 3.9 cents also gave a modicum of positive guidance to cash numbers.

August 19, 2010