Alberta’s Shale Natural Gas, Oil Potential Said to Be Colossal

Total volumes embedded in only the five Alberta shale deposits with “immediate potential” for development are colossal: 3,424 Tcf of natural gas, 58.6 billion bbl of gas liquids byproducts, and 423.6 billion bbl of oil, says a report by the resource appraisal group of Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). Even the immense current estimates of the province’s total resource endowment could eventually turn out to be conservative, the board said.

November 12, 2012

Alberta Government’s Budget Floating on Shale

A rush for liquids-rich natural gas and tight oil embedded in dense rock formations, using shale drilling methods imported from the United States, is bailing the Alberta government out of sinking deeply into the red.

August 22, 2011

PG&E Doles Out $75 Million in Property Taxes

For the second year in succession while still embedded in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced Tuesday it has doled out $75 million in local property tax payments to 49 California counties, the largest payment being $11.8 million to San Luis Obispo County along the central coast in which the utility’s massive Diablo Canyon Nuclear Generating Plant is located.

December 12, 2002