Economics

Facing Unprecedented Economic Contraction, Mexico’s Government Urged to Change Course on Energy Policy

Facing Unprecedented Economic Contraction, Mexico’s Government Urged to Change Course on Energy Policy

Mexican business chamber Confederación Patronal de la República (Coparmex) has issued a statement warning that Mexican energy policy as outlined in a memorandum from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to energy sector regulators is damaging to investor confidence at a time when the country desperately needs to jumpstart economic activity. Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP)…

August 11, 2020
LNG Recap: Feed Gas Deliveries Hit Sustained Lows as Export Economics Still Challenged

LNG Recap: Feed Gas Deliveries Hit Sustained Lows as Export Economics Still Challenged

Feed gas deliveries to U.S. export facilities remain at some of their lowest levels of the year after they fell below 6 Bcf/d early last week as the global gas glut has pushed prices lower and led to more cargo cancellations.

May 19, 2020
EIA Nudges Price Outlook Down; Production Unchanged

EIA Nudges Price Outlook Down; Production Unchanged

In its latest Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the Energy Information Administration (EIA) nudged down is Henry Hub natural gas price forecast for this year and next and predicted that coal-fired power plants will retain their recent gains over gas-fueled facilities. The gas production outlook held steady with last month’s STEO.

July 11, 2013

BNSF Singing Freight Train ‘Blues’ in Natural Gas Test

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s locomotive unit, BNSF Railway Co., is launching a pilot project this year to test whether the blue flame of natural gas in liquid form might deliver a cleaner, more economic sound than diesel in its freight trains.

March 11, 2013

BNSF Sees More Crude Traffic, Readies Test of NatGas Locomotives

Crude oil shipments on all U.S. railroads could hit 700,000 b/d by the end of this year, up 40% from current levels, and top 1 million b/d in 18 months, said BNSF Railway Co. CEO Matthew Rose.

March 8, 2013

TransCanada Pipeline Project Targets Montney Gas

Five years from now, Montney Shale gas could have a pathway to the British Columbia (BC) west coast and potentially lucrative Asian gas markets via a C$5 billion pipeline project announced by TransCanada Corp. on Wednesday.

January 10, 2013

EIA Outlook Chills Alberta’s Finances

In the austere language and statistics of formal economics, the United States Department of Energy has posted a vivid message to Canadian natural gas and oil exporters.

December 10, 2012

Latest EIA Data Giving Canadians Chills

In the austere language and statistics of formal economics, the United States Department of Energy has posted a vivid message to Canadian natural gas and oil exporters.

December 10, 2012

Gulfport, Seneca Announce Encouraging Utica Shale Results

In separate announcements, Gulfport Energy Corp. and Seneca Resources Corp. reported that they are achieving encouraging production results from some of the first horizontal wells drilled in the Utica Shale.

November 29, 2012

Industry Briefs

UGI Energy Services Inc. and Capitol Energy Ventures Corp. have taken firm capacity on the proposed Commonwealth Pipeline, making them anchor shippers on the project, which is sponsored by Inergy Midstream LP, UGI Energy and Capitol Energy. The contracts are for 10 years at negotiated rates. Commonwealth would provide a path for bringing gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays to markets in central and southeastern Pennsylvania and the greater Mid-Atlantic region (see Shale Daily, May 8). The proposed interstate pipeline will consist initially of 120 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline extending from the southern terminus of the Inergy Midstream’s MARC I Pipeline in Lycoming County, PA, to several points of interconnection in southeastern Pennsylvania with other interstate pipelines, including NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage, Texas Eastern Transmission Co., Transco Pipeline, and Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co.

September 27, 2012
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