Opinion

Salazar, Senators Spar Over Oil, Gas Production Data

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee last Tuesday disagreed about the significance of declining oil and gas production on federal lands during a hearing on the department’s proposed 2013 budget.

March 5, 2012

NGSA’s Horvath Dismisses Shale’s Black Swans

The future of American’s shale industry is bright and the darkest shadows on the horizon are nothing more than black swans — potential problems that involve high impact risks but a low probability of occurring — according to Natural Gas Supply Association of America (NGSA) CEO R. Skip Horvath.

January 23, 2012

Canadian Official Warns Europe: Don’t Mess With Oilsands

Canada’s natural resources minister said his government is committed to seeing the Keystone XL Pipeline become a reality, and rebuked a possible effort by European officials to target the country’s oilsands by labeling it as a dirtier form of energy.

October 6, 2011

Traders Mull Near-Term Weakness, Longer-Term Strength

October natural gas trudged lower Friday as traders see widening differentials auguring further weakness. October fell 6.9 cents to $3.809 and November dropped 5.9 cents to $3.922. October crude oil shed $1.44 to $87.96/bbl.

September 19, 2011

Internal Review by Times Critical of Shale Reporting Tactics

Arthur Brisbane, who acts as the “readers’ representative,” wrote an opinion piece in the Sunday Times following accusations by critics that the newspaper and reporter Ian Urbina had used “fear mongering” to criticize the industry, comparing it to a “Ponzi” scheme with a future like Enron Corp. or the dot-com bubble (see Shale Daily, June 28). Brisbane researched the methods used by the reporter and editors and followed up with his commentary.

July 19, 2011

Gas Rig Count Finally Falls After Steady Climb

The number of rigs activity exploring for natural gas in the United States declined on Friday for the first time in six weeks, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday.

August 2, 2010

Massachusetts Residents Favor Offshore Drilling

There were further indications recently of a sea change in public attitudes toward offshore drilling when a public opinion poll sample in Massachusetts, a bastion of liberalism and environmentalism, indicated that a majority of state residents favored drilling off their New England coast.

October 7, 2008

Nuclear Power Viewed as Replacement for Gas in Oilsands

Work on replacing natural gas as a fuel for Alberta oilsands production will accelerate under a research agreement between the provincial and United States governments, which is billed as a “milestone” for both sides

March 31, 2008

Nuclear Power Viewed as Replacement for Gas in Oilsands

Work on replacing natural gas as a fuel for Alberta oilsands production will accelerate under a research agreement between the provincial and United States governments, which is billed as a “milestone” for both sides

March 31, 2008

Most Colorado Residents Favor Roan Plateau Drilling

Colorado voters “solidly” back drilling on the natural gas-rich Roan Plateau, a statewide poll has found.

October 15, 2007