Energy Transfer Looks to Liquids with Sunoco Buy

Producers have eschewed dry gas in favor of more lucrative oil and liquids-rich production, and midstream operators are following them. Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) is buying Sunoco Inc. for $5.3 billion in a deal intended give it oil and liquids business and a presence in the Marcellus Shale.

May 1, 2012

Devon Raises 2012 Onshore Spending by $1B

Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. eschewed all talk on Wednesday that its North American onshore properties are anything but stellar by announcing a $1 billion increase to the 2012 capital spending budget, with nearly all of the money to be focused on exploration efforts in the company’s in-house unconventional portfolio.

April 5, 2012

Chevron Grabs Million-Plus Acres in U.S. Shale Basins

Chevron Corp., which had eschewed domestic shale plays in favor of the deepwater, on Tuesday reversed course, agreeing to pay a total of $4.3 billion to acquire Atlas Energy Inc.’s million-acre-plus U.S. shale leasehold.

November 10, 2010

Futures Rumble Higher As Bullish Factors Mount

For the sixth week in a row, natural gas futures climbed higherFriday as traders once again eschewed the short side of the marketahead of the weekend. After setting the tone with a $4.60 openingtrade, bulls ran the show at Nymex Friday, boosting the promptcontract 8.8 cents to close at $4.628.

August 28, 2000