Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has called on the Department of Energy to start the ball rolling on an “independent, unbiased” review of the FracFocus website to determine if it provides sufficient information to state and federal regulators on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
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Hours ahead of EQT Corp.’s second quarter conference call on Thursday, the company tied into sales its first Utica Shale well, the CEO said.
Physical natural gas values fell an average of approximately 8 cents Thursday for Friday delivery as the retreat was in full swing prior to the release of Energy Information Administration (EIA) storage data.
Physical natural gas prices overall added 4 cents Tuesday as bidweek trading got into full swing. Traders saw most resorting to historical purchases and sales of bidweek volumes with no one trying to buy or sell index based on expected market direction. Eastern and Northeast points led the day’s advance, but most market points were steady to slightly higher, and only a few reported losses. At the close of futures trading, June had skidded 6.3 cents to $4.174 and July was off 6.0 cents to $4.224. July crude oil added 86 cents to $95.01/bbl.
Plan would also have drillers use natural gas-fueled rigs, but conflict arises between E&Ps and drilling companies regarding the use of gas at the well sites.
Energy infrastructure giant Williams, whose pipeline partnership holds a bundle of huge natural gas and liquids operations, expects to see “full ethane rejection” through 2015, which will lead to “near-term headwinds” for the unit, CEO Alan Armstrong said last week.
Golden Pass Products LLC and its backers, Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) and ExxonMobil Corp., have struck a framework agreement for the sale of potentially the full 15.6 million tonne per annum (mtpa) output of the proposed Golden Pass natural gas liquefaction and export project in Sabine Pass, TX.
Energy infrastructure giant Williams, whose pipeline partnership holds a bundle of huge natural gas and liquids operations in the Northeast, expects to see “full ethane rejection” through 2015, which will lead to “near-term headwinds” for the unit, CEO Alan Armstrong said Wednesday.
During the first quarter, Quicksilver Resources Inc. lost more money than Wall Street was expecting as the company continued to “hammer on the cost side” of its business, deferring elective spending in the energy patch and cutting back on staff.