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Barclays Contends FERC Manipulation Case Raises ‘Many Red Flags’

Confronted with the possibility of having to pay the largest penalty ever imposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for market manipultaion, Barclays Bank PLC Friday attempted to lay out its case that it had neither the intent nor the ability to manipulate prices in the wholesale electric power markets.

December 18, 2012

New York DEC to File 90-Day Extension to Finalize Frack Rules

In an effort to avoid having to restart the process from square one, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will file for a 90-day extension on Thursday to finalize rules governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF).

November 29, 2012

SM Energy Trips on Eagle Ford Infrastructure, But Permian Holds Promise

Infrastructure constraints during the second quarter put a crimp in SM Energy Co.’s operated Eagle Ford Shale output, prompting the Denver-based company to divert some capital to the Permian Basin, where getting production to market is easier for the time being. And a steep drop in net income pummeled the Denver-based producer’s shares.

August 3, 2012

U.S. Exports to Canada Closing in on 1 Tcf

Exports of U.S. gas into Canada are on track to top 1 Tcf this year, having increased six-fold from 158 Bcf in 2001, at the same time Canadian pipeline deliveries into the United States continue to slide.

July 23, 2012

U.S. Exports to Canada Closing in on 1 Tcf

Exports of U.S. gas into Canada are on track to top 1 Tcf this year, having increased six-fold from 158 Bcf in 2001, at the same time Canadian pipeline deliveries into the United States continue to slide.

July 23, 2012

Seismic Testing Under Way in Wyoming County, PA

Oil and gas companies could be showing more interest in drilling wells targeting the Marcellus Shale in Wyoming County, PA, after having hired a seismic contractor to perform tests across nearly half of the county on their behalf.

July 9, 2012

Pennsylvania Gas Drilling Falls Almost 7% in First Five Months

Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling declined nearly 7% in the first five months of this year from the same period of 2011 in part as operators began moving from dry gas to wetter targets, according to data from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

June 28, 2012

PG&E Faces Rash of Over-Pressurized Pipes

Nearly two years after the deadly San Bruno, CA, natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is still having trouble taking full control of its 50,000-mile transmission and distribution system covering the central and northern expanses of California.

May 28, 2012

PG&E Faces Rash of Over-Pressurized Pipes

Nearly two years into the wake of the deadly San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is still having trouble taking full control of its 50,000-mile transmission and distribution system covering the central and northern expanses of California. An internal memo from the San Francisco-based combination utility has revealed more than 120 incidents of over-pressuring on portions of its system since the Sept. 9, 2010 San Bruno tragedy.

May 22, 2012

Where There’s Drilling in Pennsylvania, Tax Dollars Follow

Early indications point to natural gas development having a positive impact on state tax collections in counties in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region, according to an analysis by Pennsylvania State University researchers.

May 10, 2012