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Anti-Fracking Fever Spreads to Colorado Politics

Anti-Fracking Fever Spreads to Colorado Politics

As further indication that the anti-hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fever is spreading in Colorado, a coalition of more than 40 organizations has called for Gov. John Hickenlooper to ask for a top state energy official’s resignation, and a U.S. congressman from the state has picked up the opposition fervor from his constituents and environmental groups.

August 1, 2013
Rail Transport ‘Critical’ to North Dakota, Officials Say

Rail Transport ‘Critical’ to North Dakota, Officials Say

While acknowledging that rail shipments are a vital part of the burgeoning Bakken Shale play, North Dakota energy officials on Monday refused to speculate on the eventual impact of the oil rail car derailment and fire in Quebec, Canada, on their state’s soaring production (see Shale Daily, July 16).

July 18, 2013

Marcellus Gas Wells — Dry or Wet — Competing with Bakken

Given current commodity prices, natural gas wells drilled in the Marcellus Shale — wet or dry — compete favorably with marginal Bakken Shale oil wells, but that’s the only gas play in the U.S. onshore that today can compete with Bakken oil well economics, according to an analysis by Barclays Capital.

July 1, 2013
Marcellus Gas Wells — Dry or Wet — Competing with Bakken Economics

Marcellus Gas Wells — Dry or Wet — Competing with Bakken Economics

Given current commodity prices, natural gas wells drilled in the Marcellus Shale — wet or dry — compete favorably with marginal Bakken Shale oil wells, but that’s the only gas play in the U.S. onshore that today can compete with Bakken oil well economics, according to an analysis by Barclays Capital.

June 27, 2013

FERC OKs Startup of U.S.-Mexico Norte Crossing Pipeline

El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC (EPNG) was given permission by FERC to place into service its Norte Crossing facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso County, TX.

June 18, 2013

Industry Briefs

A Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) compressor station in Dallas County, AL, has been given the green light by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin service, adding 130,000 Dth/d of capacity to the pipeline system [Docket No. CP11-18-000]. The compressor is the second phase of the Mid-South Expansion Project, approved in 2011, to expand Transco services in the Southeast after the first phase went into service in 2012 (see NGI, Sept. 3, 2012). The expansion, originally was designed to service LaGrange, GA, Progress Energy Carolinas and Southern Co., gives Transco an additional total firm capacity of 225,000 Dth/d.

June 3, 2013

Transco Adding Firm Capacity in Alabama

A new compressor station in Dallas County, AL, has been given the green light by federal regulators to begin service, adding 130,000 Dth/d of capacity to the pipeline system of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco).

May 31, 2013

‘Energy Matters Profoundly’ to U.S. Security, Says Top Obama Aide

The reversal of fortune in U.S. natural gas and oil reserves has improved energy security and given the country more leverage around the world, President Obama’s National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said last week.

April 29, 2013

‘Energy Matters Profoundly’ to U.S. Security, Says Top Obama Aide

The reversal of fortune in U.S. natural gas and oil reserves has improved energy security and given the country more leverage around the world, President Obama’s National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said Wednesday.

April 25, 2013

McClendon Leases Office Space, Employs Chesapeake Execs

Chesapeake Energy Corp. founder Aubrey McClendon, who was forced to retire as CEO on April 1, has leased office space in Oklahoma City and lured two executives to what appears to be the start of at least one new company.

April 17, 2013
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