Under a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU), Sandia National Laboratories and SRI International have partnered to explore, test and evaluate a range of hydrogen and natural gas fuel systems and components for transportation. The MOU is the first agreement in Sandia’s new Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), an alternative fuel research facility whose goal is to accelerate hydrogen and natural gas infrastructure technologies. The collaboration also will capitalize on research at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility (CRF). CIRI will be located at Sandia’s Livermore Valley Open Campus, adjacent to the CRF.
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ExxonMobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly evaluate unconventional natural gas and associated liquids resources in North America, as well as global opportunities for liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Devon Energy Corp.’s North American onshore oil production jumped year/year 20% in 2012 as it continued to makeover its natural gas-weighted portfolio to higher margin liquids and oil targets, but more still needs to be done to squeeze the value of its portfolio, CEO John Richels said Wednesday. Oil appears to be the answer, and dry natural gas development still is off the table.
Natural gas figures prominently in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s 19-page energy and environment message to Michiganders and their lawmakers, which was released last week. It includes many ideas for natural gas, oil, power generation and energy efficiency, but before much can happen, guidance from the federal government is needed, he said.
A member of the Pittsburgh City Council has introduced four proposed amendments to the city’s zoning code that would allow 40-acre minimum “mineral extraction districts” for Marcellus Shale drilling.
ZaZa Energy Corp. and Hess Corp. have ended a joint venture (JV) agreement they made in 2010 for activities in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and the Paris Basin in France. ZaZa is taking over the Eagle Ford activities while Hess will hold the exploration licenses in France.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) should look at the full term of a swap and evaluate the liquidity of the transaction based on that term to determine whether it should be subject to mandatory clearing, a coalition of 10 energy and agriculture groups said.
Williams CEO Alan Armstrong said last week the company continues to “evaluate all options” in an attempt to merge with Southern Union Co. but questions about whether it will attempt to trump Energy Transfer Equity LP’s latest bid went unanswered.
Williams CEO Alan Armstrong said Tuesday the company continues to “evaluate all options” in an attempt to merge with Southern Union Co., but he declined to offer additional details.