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New Name, Reforms Proposed for Texas Regulator

With seemingly more oil and gas development going on in Texas than ever, perhaps it’s time to finally change the name of the state’s principal regulator of the industry to something that reflects its purpose, something other than Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).

November 26, 2012

New Name, Reforms Proposed for Texas Regulator

With seemingly more oil and gas development going on in Texas than ever, perhaps it’s time to finally change the name of the state’s principal regulator of the industry to something that reflects its purpose, something other than Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).

November 20, 2012

Study: Residential Gas Bills Lower, Customers Happier

The average monthly bill of residential customers of natural gas utilities declined for a fourth consecutive year and — perhaps not coincidentally — customer satisfaction increased by seven points compared to last year, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study.

September 24, 2012

Survey: Residential Gas Bills Lower, Customers Happier

The average monthly bill of residential customers of natural gas utilities declined for a fourth consecutive year and — perhaps not coincidentally — customer satisfaction increased by seven points compared to last year, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study.

September 20, 2012

Western Australia Mandating Well Chemicals Disclosure

The government of Western Australia said Wednesday it will introduce regulations to mandate public disclosure of “any chemicals introduced into a well or formation” although tight and shale gas development in the region is seen as “a number of years away.”

August 31, 2012

Kinder Pipes Feel Shale Pain and Promise

Kinder Morgan Inc.’s (KMI) analyst day Wednesday drew the largest crowd CEO Rich Kinder said he’s ever seen at the event. Perhaps it was because of “some little acquisition we’ve been working on” (El Paso Corp.), he suggested. Even with lawyers keeping executives mostly mum on that item, shale gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) made for plenty to talk about.

January 26, 2012

Permit, Leasing Activity Increasing in Ohio’s Utica Shale

The number of permits for horizontal natural gas wells in Ohio’s portion of the Utica and Point Pleasant was on the rise in the closing months of 2011, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

January 10, 2012

West Climate Change, Cap-and-Trade Waning

As perhaps a harbinger of climate change and cap-and-trade efforts aimed at greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Arizona formally pulled out of the regional Western Climate Initiative (WCI), a once-promising multi-state effort involving seven states and four Canadian provinces. California and the provinces now appear to be leading the charge alone.

November 29, 2011

EOG’s Papa Picks His Favorite: Eagle Ford Oil

It’s no secret that weak prices have made natural gas a stepchild to oil and natural gas liquids (NGL), but perhaps nowhere else is the clean-burning stuff more out of favor than in the halls of Houston-based EOG Resources Inc., where CEO Mark Papa can’t seem to distance himself from the Mcfs fast enough.

August 8, 2011

EOG’s Papa: Natural Gas? Forget About It

It’s no secret that weak prices have made natural gas a stepchild to oil and natural gas liquids (NGL), but perhaps nowhere else is the clean-burning stuff more out of favor than in the halls of Houston-based EOG Resources Inc., where CEO Mark Papa can’t seem to distance himself from the Mcfs fast enough.

August 8, 2011
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