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Pioneer Gets A ‘Strong Mabee’ on Wolfcamp B Prospectivity

Pioneer Natural Resources Co.’s first horizontal Wolfcamp Shale well in Martin County, TX, — the Mabee K #1H — has been placed on production with an initial rate that the company called “strong,” and an analyst following Pioneer said confirms prospectivity in the county.

May 23, 2013

Ohio Water District Sells More Water to Gulfport, Enacts New Policy

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) has agreed to sell more water to Gulfport Energy Corp. for Utica Shale drilling activities, as it adopts a new short-term water sales policy and partners with the U.S. Geological Survey to study the impact of future water withdrawals.

May 22, 2013

NEB: Gas Glut Won’t Float Away Anytime Soon

Plans to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) — including the long lineup of terminals proposed for the northern Pacific Coast of British Columbia (BC) — are moving too slowly to cut the North American supply glut for at least three years, according to the National Energy Board (NEB).

May 20, 2013

DOE Lets Out A Little More of the Shale Gale

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) apparently has come to the conclusion that U.S. shale gas is too good a thing to not share with the rest of the world in larger quantities.

May 20, 2013

NEB: NatGas Glut to Continue

Plans to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) — including the long lineup of terminals proposed for the northern Pacific Coast of British Columbia (BC) — are moving too slowly to cut the North American supply glut for at least three years, according to the National Energy Board (NEB).

May 20, 2013

Black Hills Goes After 20,000 Mancos Acres

Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp. will sell its 40 MW natural gas-fired “CT II” generation unit at its mostly coal-fired Gillette Energy Complex in Wyoming to the City of Gillette for $22 million.

May 14, 2013

Colorado Oil, Gas Industry ‘Dumbfounded’ by Bill’s Defeat

Legislation in Colorado that would have imposed higher penalties for oil and natural gas operators that violated state regulations — supported by the governor and the energy industry — went down in defeat Wednesday, the final day of the session.

May 10, 2013

Chesapeake Jettisons More Pennsylvania Acreage to EQT

Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Friday agreed to sell an estimated 99,000 net acres in southwestern Pennsylvania, including 10 wells, to EQT Corp. for $113 million, which puts the sale price at roughly $876/acre.

May 6, 2013

Texas Regulator Name Change, Reforms Still Pending

With about a month to go in the regular legislative session, Texas lawmakers are again inching their way toward changing up the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), including its name, or maybe not.

April 29, 2013

Harvard Gives FracFocus a Low Grade; Critics Deplore Academic Methods

A critical review of the energy industry’s FracFocus registry by the Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law Program last week was taken to the woodshed for allegedly including false statements and misrepresentations in its review.

April 29, 2013