Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) recently appointed George Jugovic Jr. president and CEO. Jugovic replaces Jan Jarrett, who resigned after 13 years with the statewide environmental organization. Jugovic previously served as a senior attorney for PennFuture. Before joining the organization, he served as the southwest regional director for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Pittsburgh.

March 7, 2012

Shell to Focus on Liquids-Rich Assets, Leverage Gas

Royal Dutch Shell plc is joining its brethren in staking out liquids-rich shale development in North America while at the same time it works to leverage value from its extensive natural gas portfolio, executives said last week.

February 6, 2012

Colorado Fracking Rules Fair, Says Governor

Noting that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has revolutionized U.S. energy production, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Thursday boasted that his state’s rules for regulating the use of fracking are the “strongest and fairest” in the nation. Hickenlooper made the remarks as part of his state of the state address in Denver.

January 17, 2012

Natural Gas to Follow ‘Unraveling’ Equity Markets; December Drubbed

December natural gas suffered a bruising double-digit loss Tuesday in what observers noted was at least a temporary joining of hands with free-falling petroleum and Greece-centric equity markets. At the close December had fallen 15.3 cents to $3.781 and January had retreated 13.6 cents to $3.920. December crude oil dropped $1.00 to $92.19/bbl; the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 297 points to 11,658, and the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index shed a whopping 35 points to 1,218.

November 2, 2011

Anadarko Eyeing Ohio’s Utica Shale

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. appears to be joining a growing list of companies interested in the Utica Shale of Ohio.

September 20, 2011

Rex Acquires Utica Shale Leases in Ohio

Rex Energy Corp. is joining the ranks of companies pursuing the Utica Shale of eastern Ohio. The State College, PA-based company recently acquired 11,000 net acres in Carroll County, OH, for an estimated $40 million and plans to continue acquiring acreage in preparation for a drilling program in 2012.

August 5, 2011

ExxonMobil Declares Force Majeure in New York

ExxonMobil Corp. is joining the list of New York leaseholders declaring force majeure because of permitting delays.

July 18, 2011

KOGAS Gains Piece of Cordova Embayment Gas Project

South Korea’s state-run Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS), the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyer, is joining the Cordova Embayment natural gas project in British Columbia.

July 1, 2011

Crestwood Buys Midstream Assets in Fayetteville, Granite Wash

Privately held Crestwood Midstream Partners LP has completed its acquisition of midstream assets in the Fayetteville Shale in northwest Arkansas and the Granite Wash play in the Texas Panhandle, the Houston-based company said. The deal was announced in February.

April 5, 2011

Ryder Moves to CNG, LNG Fueling

Joining a bandwagon that the Obama administration is attempting to jump-start, Ryder Systems Inc. said Thursday it is ordering 202 heavy-duty natural gas vehicles (NGV) for its national fleet truck and equipment rentals.

April 4, 2011