Expertise

PG&E Gas Operations Rebound, Meet NTSB Goals, Exec Says

With close cooperation with its major unions, a lot of new management expertise and a commitment throughout its company workforce, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) natural gas system has risen from the trauma of the San Bruno pipeline rupture and explosion two and a half years ago, Nick Stavropoulos, PG&E Corp. executive vice president of gas operations, told an energy conference in Houston Tuesday.

March 27, 2013

Schlumberger, Cameron Partner on Subsea Production System

Schlumberger Ltd. and Cameron on Thursday said they have created OneSubsea, a joint venture (JV) to leverage their expertise to manufacture a complete subsea production system from pore space to export space to unlock reserve potential from offshore developments.

November 16, 2012

Citing Low Prices, BG to Cut U.S. Gas Drilling

BG Group, whose global expertise is centered around natural gas, said it plans to slash U.S. drilling, as well as other global gas-weighted projects, because of low commodity prices.

November 5, 2012

BG Group Plans to Cut U.S. Drilling

BG Group, whose global expertise is centered around natural gas, on Wednesday said it plans to slash U.S. drilling, as well as other global gas-weighted projects, because of low commodity prices.

November 5, 2012

Gasfrac CEO, COO Gone; Board Launches Operational Review

Gasfrac Energy Services Inc., which has been attempting to build market share in the U.S. hydraulic fracturing (fracking) market with its waterless technology, on Tuesday said CEO Zeke Zeringue and COO Steve Batchelor have left the company, and an operational review and management restructuring have begun.

September 12, 2012

Appalachian Group Proposes Standards for Shale Development

In an attempt to bring uniformity to the exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the shale plays of the Appalachian Basin, a consortium of 11 producers Tuesday released recommended standards and practices on everything from the preparation of a regional spill and emergency response plan to the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluids, as well as for local relations and well site selection.

May 2, 2012

Wellinghoff: Globalization of Gas ‘Inevitable’

While this is “out of my area of expertise, I think…it’s inevitable that natural gas is going to be a world commodity, and that because of very substantial price differentials between the price in this country and the prices in Europe and Asia it will happen,” FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said during a roundtable briefing with reporters last week at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

April 30, 2012

Wellinghoff: Globalization of Gas ‘Inevitable’

While this is “out of my area of expertise, I think…it’s inevitable that natural gas is going to be a world commodity, and that because of very substantial price differentials between the price in this country and the prices in Europe and Asia it will happen,” FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said during a roundtable briefing with reporters at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

April 27, 2012

AGL-Nicor Merger Receives Final Regulatory Nod

Atlanta-based AGL Resources and Naperville, IL-based Nicor Inc. received approval of their merger from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last Wednesday, the final regulatory nod needed to create a natural gas distribution behemoth operating in seven states.

December 12, 2011

Yergin: For Energy, More Questions than Answers in 2012

IHS CERA chairman Daniel Yergin, whose expertise about all things energy has made him a go-to authority, said last week the world’s energy supply and demand picture is less clear today than it was a year ago.

November 7, 2011
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