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Ohio Town OKs ‘Environmental Bill of Rights’

Supporters of an “environmental bill of rights” charter amendment in Mansfield, OH, prevailed at the polls last week, but opponents of the measure fear it could be used beyond its intended purpose — to possibly block wastewater injection wells — and applied to other types of business.

November 12, 2012

Voters in Mansfield, OH, Approve ‘Environmental Bill of Rights’

Supporters of an “environmental bill of rights” charter amendment in Mansfield, OH, prevailed at the polls on Tuesday, but opponents of the measure fear it could be used beyond its intended purpose — to possibly block wastewater injection wells — and applied to other types of business.

November 9, 2012

LNG Export: ‘Not Huge,’ But Not Insignificant

When the fear and hype die down, U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will happen, and volumes will be smaller than many expect with a modest impact on domestic gas markets, according to a global gas market expert. But just a little bit can make a difference in other ways.

August 13, 2012

LNG Export: ‘Not Huge, Not Soon,’ But Not Insignificant

When the fear and hype die down, U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will happen, and volumes will be smaller than many expect with a modest impact on domestic gas markets, according to a global gas market expert. But just a little bit can make a difference in other ways.

August 9, 2012

Texas Regulators Adopt Barnett Shale Air Rules

Texas regulators Wednesday approved new air emissions rules affecting producers in the Barnett Shale of North Texas. Industry groups have said the rules are too strict, while environmentalists said they don’t go far enough.

December 9, 2011

Outside of NYC, New York State Favors Marcellus Drilling

New York’s registered voters favor the economic benefits of drilling in the Marcellus Shale more than they fear environmental problems, according to a poll released on Thursday by Quinnipiac University. All voters — Republicans, Democrats and Independents — also favor taxing gas producers.

August 15, 2011

New Brunswick Group Ends Call for Moratorium

A citizens group has reversed its call for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New Brunswick after the provincial government unveiled tougher regulations for the emerging Frederick Brook Shale.

July 11, 2011

Volatile Financial Markets Force Delay of EnCana Breakup Plan

A fear of being taken over by a better capitalized producer likely delayed EnCana Corp.’s plans to split into two independent energy companies, an energy analyst said last week. After rising above $70 billion in market capitalization last summer, the plunge in the stock market has cut its value to around $33 billion.

October 20, 2008

LNG Economics Will Lend Support to Gas Prices, Says W&T Exec.

With oil trading at more than an eight-to-one ratio to natural gas in the cash market, the gas industry has little to fear from fuel switching, at least for now, W&T CFO W. Reid Lea told NGI.

April 10, 2006

Futures Retreat from Highs as Traders Monitor Winter Weather

After gapping lower to open Friday at $14.850, January natural gas climbed quickly in the first hour of trading, producing fear that the market was going to spike again like it did Thursday. After reaching a new all-time prompt month high of $15.200 at 10:44 a.m. EST, January backed down, putting to rest the possibility of back-to-back spikes. The front month ended up closing at $14.312, down 68.2 cents on the day but 38.1 cents higher than the previous Friday’s settle.

December 12, 2005
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