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Unconventional Drilling Activity Up Slightly

NGI’s Unconventional Rig Count edged up ever so slightly for the week ending July 22, rising to 987 rigs from 984 the previous week. Despite the pedestrian weekly advance, the current unconventional rig count remains a full 3% higher than the 961 rigs that were at work one month ago.

July 25, 2011

New Jersey Gets Tougher With DRBC on Fracking Rules

New Jersey officials have told the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) that the state might withhold its dues to the organization if it doesn’t enact rules governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the Delaware River Basin by its next meeting in September.

July 19, 2011

Alaska Pondering Gasline to Serve Its Own

With the Lower 48 taking care of itself with gas from shale plays, it’s looking more like Alaska might be on its own to develop an in-state gasline to meet its own needs rather than a mega project that would cost tens of billions of dollars and move about 4.5 Bcf/d to Canada and the rest of the United States.

July 7, 2011

Shale Industry Considers Going on the Offensive

The shale industry might need to go on the offensive against its critics, the head of an advocacy group told an audience in Pittsburgh last Tuesday.

May 23, 2011

Industry Cautioned About Shale ‘Euphoria’

While the opportunities associated with shale gas are “quite great,” an executive with a leading global investment firm Thursday cautioned industry about the “current euphoria around shale,” saying it could be “wrong-minded” if the challenges are not considered.

May 23, 2011

Shale Industry Considers Going on the Offensive

The shale industry might need to go on the offensive against its critics, the head of an advocacy group told an audience in Pittsburgh Tuesday.

May 19, 2011

Texas Senator Might Block Fracking Bill

Texas legislation that would require disclosure of the contents of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid, which was passed recently by the House, might stall in the Senate as the chair of that body’s Natural Resources Committee said he was unaware of the bill until recently and is concerned about “unintended consequences.”

May 18, 2011

Southwestern CEO: Utility Buyers All Talk for Now

As U.S. gas production grows, local distribution utilities that once might have been skeptical about the strong supply outlook from shale plays now look like wallflowers lingering in the spot market, reluctant to strike long-term supply deals until there’s more clarity on price direction.

May 2, 2011

Southwestern CEO: Utility Buyers All Talk for Now

As U.S. gas production grows, local distribution utilities that once might have been skeptical about the strong supply outlook from shale plays now look like wallflowers lingering in the spot market, reluctant to strike long-term supply deals until there’s more clarity on price direction.

May 2, 2011

Transportation Notes

After notifying shippers Tuesday that one might become necessary due to forecasts of hot Florida temperatures, Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) issued an Overage Alert Day for market-area customers Wednesday. FGT set a 20% tolerance for negative daily imbalances.

April 28, 2011
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