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REX’s Shale Expressway Raises Toll Concerns

Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX) is working to remake itself for the shale gas world — to become an east-to-west shale gas expressway — but legacy shippers are balking.

July 19, 2013

Northern Seeks to Abandon ‘Grossly Underutilized’ Matagorda System

Northern Natural Gas Co. on behalf of itself, as well as Southern Natural Gas and Florida Gas Transmission, has asked FERC for the green light to abandon in place offshore facilities and onshore facilities in Texas, known as the Matagorda Offshore Pipeline System (MOPS), which are seldom used by shippers anymore.

June 6, 2013

West Virginia Judge Reconsiders Surface Rights Case Ruling

A district court judge has reconsidered her decision last month to pass a key surface rights case on to the highest court in West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Appeals.

May 29, 2013
North America Onshore Activity ‘Up Overall’

North America Onshore Activity ‘Up Overall’

Onshore drilling activity in the United States and Canada has begun to pick up, with excess pressure pumping capacity “being absorbed ever so slowly,” the top financial officer for Baker Hughes Inc. said this week.

May 24, 2013

EDF ‘Co-opted’ by NatGas Industry, Grassroots Groups Say

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has allowed itself “to be co-opted by industry interests on the issue of hydraulic fracturing [fracking] for shale gas,” and does not speak for local communities on the issue, representatives of 67 grassroots organizations said Wednesday.

May 23, 2013

Phillips 66 Moves to Leverage North American Shale Oil

Midstream and downstream energy giant Phillips 66 is positioning itself to take full advantage of the ongoing North American shale oil boom by inking a number of deals to increase supplies of cost-advantaged North American crude oil to its U.S. refineries.

March 21, 2013

BLM to Hold Colorado Lease Sale Amid Rancor

While agreeing to defer nearly 10,000 acres, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finds itself as the target of strong opposition from local residents as it attempts to conduct an oil and natural gas lease sale in mid-February in central Colorado’s North Fork Valley.

February 5, 2013

Philly Councilman: City-Owned Utility Should Use Marcellus Natgas

A Philadelphia councilman wants Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), which is the nation’s largest municipally owned natural gas utility, to use natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale instead of Gulf of Mexico (GOM) gas received via pipeline.

October 30, 2012

U.S. Seen Awash in NGL, Crude Supplies Through 2017

With heavy ramifications for Midcontinent energy infrastructure and eventual exports, the United States will find itself with an oversupply of both domestically produced liquids and crude oil from now through 2017, according to market consultant Rusty Braziel of RBN Energy LLC.

August 27, 2012
Shale Liquids Bounty Is Light and Sweet

Shale Liquids Bounty Is Light and Sweet

With heavy ramifications for Midcontinent energy infrastructure and eventual exports, the United States will find itself with oversupplies of both domestically produced liquids and crude oil from now through 2017, market consultant/analyst Rusty Braziel of RBN Energy LLC told a session of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) annual meeting in Denver earlier this month (Aug. 13-16).

August 22, 2012
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