Encouraged

Producers Encouraged by Chu’s Views on Hydrofracing

Producers said they were encouraged Friday when Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, the top scientific expert in the Obama administration, expressed support for hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracing), which is being used to stimulate production from an increasing number of shale natural gas wells.

January 20, 2010

Producer Group Encouraged as House, Senate Budget Process Begins

An independent producer group was encouraged as the budgetary process for fiscal year (FY) 2010 got under way in the House and Senate Wednesday, saying it appeared that Congress “was not going to rush to judgment” on President Obama’s proposed $30 billion in tax hikes for oil and natural gas producers.

March 26, 2009

Wyoming Governor, BLM Focus on Core Sage Grouse Habitat

Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal said he is encouraged that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has agreed with a “core area” strategy proposed by the Governor’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team and pledged to work with the team in developing BLM’s efforts to preserve critical sage grouse habitat in the state while continuing to process oil and gas drilling permits.

June 23, 2008

Wyoming Governor, BLM Focus on Core Sage Grouse Habitat

Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal says he’s encouraged that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has agreed with a “core area” strategy proposed by the Governor’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team and pledged to work with the team in developing BLM’s efforts to preserve critical sage grouse habitat in the state while continuing to process oil and gas drilling permits.

June 18, 2008

Transportation Notes

Northwest lifted its remaining Overrun Entitlement (see Daily GPI, Jan. 18) Saturday. The pipeline thanked customers for securing more Canadian supply and encouraged the continuation of this trend in order to avoid OFOs.

January 22, 2007

Transportation Notes

Columbia Gulf notified operators Monday at nine Eugene Island platforms where it and/or Tennessee has meters (see Daily GPI, Sept. 19) that they must shut in and take nominations to zero immediately in order to allow Columbia Gulf to make repairs to a leak on its 20-inch line in the Eugene Island 264 area. “Operators should not begin flowing gas until further notice,” Columbia Gulf said.

September 20, 2005

NEB Reports Canadian Gas Production Flat in 2004

Despite high natural gas prices, which in turn encouraged “very high” levels of drilling, production in Canada last year was flat, growing only 0.5% over 2003, according to Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) in its 2004 Annual Report. The NEB said the numbers reflect the maturing state of exploration within the once prolific Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

April 18, 2005

NEB Reports Canadian Gas Production Flat in 2004

Despite high natural gas prices, which in turn encouraged “very high” levels of drilling, production in Canada last year was flat, growing only 0.5% over 2003, according to Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) in its 2004 Annual Report. The NEB said the numbers reflect the maturing state of exploration within the once prolific Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

April 13, 2005

FERC Chairman Heading Home to Texas After Four Years at Agency’s Helm

FERC Chairman Patrick Wood III, who has headed the agency since 2001, announced last Wednesday that he will leave the Commission when his term expires on June 30. He’s returning to his home state of Texas, although in a press briefing with reporters Wood didn’t disclose any specific plans for his next career move. Commissioner Joseph Kelliher may be selected by the Bush administration as a likely replacement for Wood, if only temporarily.

April 11, 2005

Pioneer CEO Credits Coalbed Methane Fields for Strong Growth

Encouraged by early drilling success from its new coalbed methane (CBM) fields in the Raton Basin, Pioneer Natural Resource Co. expects to increase its natural gas-heavy production by as much as 6% this year, the CEO said Tuesday.

April 7, 2005