Independence

Dow Exec Sees Significant Gas Demand Increase Over Next Two Years

A Dow Chemical Co. executive said he believes the chemical industry will need several additional Bcf/d of natural gas in as little as two-years’ time, when a long list of petrochemical plant projects begin to come online. It’s a demand that should be easy to meet, he said, as long as the United States hasn’t given away its competitive advantage in the marketplace — a gift from shale gas — through the undisciplined export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

October 29, 2012

New York Fund Urges Chesapeake Shake-Up Following Icahn Letter

Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s shareholders gave a modest thumb’s up Tuesday to the news that Carl Icahn is now the company’s third largest shareholder, and another large shareholder group urged a board shake-up to extract value.

May 30, 2012

Utah Governor’s 10-Year Energy Plan Seeks Independence

Utah is looking for fewer roadblocks from the U.S. government to allow it to achieve its own brand of “energy independence,” Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday night in his state of the state address emphasizing his state’s growing economy, which has lowered unemployment to 6%.

January 30, 2012

Pickens Calls Bulk of Fracking Concerns ‘Misguided’

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been around for decades with little or no environmental problems, and it is a key to the nation’s energy independence through stepped up use of plentiful natural gas supplies in transportation, oilman-turned-clean transportation advocate T. Boone Pickens told a National Press Club luncheon Tuesday in which he tackled a wide-ranging set of energy, environmental and political issues with fellow billionaire and CNN founder Ted Turner.

April 20, 2011

Pickens: Fracking Not A Problem; Track Record is Good

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been around for decades with little or no environmental problems, and it is a key to the nation’s energy independence through stepped up use of plentiful natural gas supplies in transportation, oilman-turned-clean transportation advocate T. Boone Pickens told a National Press Club luncheon Tuesday in which he tackled a wide-ranging set of energy, environmental and political issues with fellow billionaire and CNN founder Ted Turner.

April 20, 2011

Researcher: Fayetteville Quaking Less Since Injections Halted

Since the cessation of injections at two natural gas saltwater disposal wells in the Fayetteville Shale nearly two weeks ago, a swarm of earthquakes there that began last summer seems to have died down, a researcher said. However, it will be at least a few more weeks before any link between the wells and quakes might be seen, and with how much certainty remains unclear.

March 17, 2011

Industry Group Releases Pro-Gas Film

Shale Gas and America’s Future, a 30-minute, made-for-TV film about the country’s natural gas drilling boom, has been released by the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF), a pro-natural gas industry group.

November 8, 2010

Plunging Gas Price Takes Wind Temporarily Out of Pickens’ Plan

While the “Pickens Army” continues to add new members daily to fight for the cause of energy independence in the United States, billionaire T. Boone Pickens said last week the recent drop in energy commodity prices — especially natural gas — has led him to scale back his mammoth wind farm project in Texas.

November 17, 2008

Plunging Gas Price Takes Wind Temporarily Out of Pickens’ Plan

While the “Pickens Army” continues to add new members daily to fight for the cause of energy independence in the United States, billionaire T. Boone Pickens said Tuesday the recent drop in energy commodity prices — especially natural gas — has led him to scale back his mammoth wind farm project in Texas.

November 13, 2008

Palin Continues to Tout GOP Mantra of ‘Drill Here and Drill Now’

Calling for greater energy security and independence, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Wednesday said a John McCain administration would put in place policies for producers to “drill here and drill now” on both land and offshore.

October 30, 2008