Drives

Canadian Research Intended to Make Oilsands ‘Greener’

After glutted markets and gutted prices for natural gas cut the cost motive, environmental anxiety still drives an accelerating Alberta quest to reduce fuel consumption by oilsands projects.

June 18, 2012

EIA Initiative to Assess Energy Price Drivers, Including Speculation

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) last Wednesday launched an initiative aimed at improving its ability to understand and analyze what drives energy prices, including speculation and hedging.

September 14, 2009

EIA Initiative to Assess Energy Price Drivers, Including Speculation

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) Wednesday launched an initiative aimed at improving its ability to understand and analyze what drives energy prices, including speculation and hedging.

September 10, 2009

Energy Companies, Environmentalists Unite for Cap-and-Trade Emissions

A group of influential U.S. corporations, including top oil and gas and power companies, Thursday joined environmental organizations to offer a detailed blueprint for the incoming Obama administration that, among other things, calls for a cap-and-trade system to cut 2005 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions levels 42% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.

January 16, 2009

Workers Smell Money in the Oil Patch Again

Demand drives prices up, which spurs investment, which creates more supply: barrels, Btus… and employees. The energy industry will find itself seriously short of a variety of skilled and professional employees for quite some time, but the supply response is ratcheting up in a number of ways.

May 22, 2006

Energy Workforce: The Supply Response has Begun

Demand drives prices up, which spurs investment, which creates more supply: barrels, Btus… and employees. The energy industry will find itself seriously short of a variety of skilled and professional employees for quite some time, but the supply response is ratcheting up in a number of ways.

May 18, 2006

TX, NM Success Drives Southwestern’s Higher Production in 2Q

Boosted by successful drilling in the Overton Field of East Texas and its higher production volumes in the River Ridge discovery in New Mexico, Houston-based Southwestern Energy said Friday it recorded record production results in the second quarter, with natural gas and oil output up 25% over the same period a year ago.

July 26, 2004

Storage Forgotten As Crude Sell-Off Drives Nat Gas Futures

With the middle-of-the-road natural gas storage report unable to exert any influence on the natural gas futures market, the newly-minted prompt month was left with no other choice than to follow big brother crude’s lead lower in Thursday trading.

May 28, 2004

Supportive Forecasts Reminds Traders What Really Drives Natural Gas Prices

Bullied by the one-two combination of cooler weather forecasts and speculative fund buying, the natural gas futures market accelerated higher Tuesday in a session marked by light activity and choppy trading action.

December 31, 2003

Fund Buying Drives Futures 31.5 Cents Higher

Feeding off Thursday’s late-day price surge, the natural gas futures market soared higher Friday as fund traders covered shorts on increasingly constructive technical factors. The rally came as a surprise to traders — many of whom had favored a delayed bearish reaction to the seemingly price-negative storage news received by the market Thursday morning (32 Bcf injection).

November 17, 2003
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