Opportunity

EPA Presses FERC to Study Environmental Impact of Shale Gas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on FERC to expand the scope of its environmental analysis of Dominion Cove Point’s proposed liquefaction facilities, looking into the “foreseeable future” and exceeding its jurisdiction to include an investigation into the “indirect effects” related to natural gas drilling and combustion.

November 21, 2012

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

‘Major Energy Policy Reset’ Called Key to Fiscal Recovery

Dramatically increasing the production of domestic natural gas, oil and coal offers the United States its best opportunity to create sustainable jobs, but political wrangling stands in the way of achieving that goal, according to a new report from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

October 1, 2012

Report: ‘Policy Reset’ Needed to Take Advantage of Shale’s Potential

Dramatically increasing the production of domestic natural gas, oil and coal offers the United States its best opportunity to create sustainable jobs, but political wrangling stands in the way of achieving that goal, according to a new report from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

October 1, 2012

‘Major Energy Policy Reset’ Key to Fiscal Recovery, Researcher Says

Dramatically increasing the production of domestic natural gas, oil and coal offers the United States its best opportunity to create sustainable jobs, but political wrangling stands in the way of achieving that goal, according to a new report from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

September 27, 2012

Dominion Resources Eyes Utica, Marcellus Midstream

If there is a “bet-the-farm” opportunity in natural gas infrastructure, it lies in the potential production growth in the Utica and Marcellus shale formations, according to Mark McGettrick, CFO of Dominion Resources in Virginia.

September 21, 2012
QEP Beefs Up Bakken/Three Forks Acreage in Deals Totaling $1.38B

QEP Beefs Up Bakken/Three Forks Acreage in Deals Totaling $1.38B

Continuing its strategy of increasing its acreage in the liquids-rich Bakken Shale and Three Forks Formation, a QEP Resources Inc. subsidiary has entered into two deals with multiple sellers to acquire “significant crude oil development properties” in the Williston Basin for an aggregate purchase price of close to $1.38 billion.

August 27, 2012

Deloitte: Cheap Gas Puts Some Companies in Play

Low natural gas prices have created a buying opportunity among dry gas-directed companies for larger players whose pockets are lined with oil dollars, according to consultancy Deloitte. And in the midstream, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will be propelled by a consolidation trend among master limited partnerships (MLP), according to a midyear report on M&A activity.

August 13, 2012

Deloitte: Cheap Gas Puts Some Companies in Play, MLPs Consolidating

Low natural gas prices have created a buying opportunity among dry gas-directed companies for larger players whose pockets are lined with oil dollars, according to consultancy Deloitte. And in the midstream, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will be propelled by a consolidation trend among master limited partnerships (MLP), according to the firm’s midyear report on M&A activity.

August 8, 2012

Chesapeake Vows to Appeal $100M Gas Lease Judgment

Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Wednesday said it would appeal a U.S. District Court decision Tuesday that ordered the producer to pay more than $100 million for reneging on agreements to purchase some natural gas mineral rights in Texas four years ago.

July 12, 2012