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S&P Cuts Gas Price Assumption on Abundance

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) has revised its natural gas pricing assumptions downward for 2012 and 2013 and added its oil and natural gas price assumptions for 2014.

November 21, 2011

S&P Cuts Gas Price Assumption on Abundance

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) has revised its natural gas pricing assumptions downward for 2012 and 2013 and added its oil and natural gas price assumptions for 2014.

November 17, 2011

OGE Gas Pipeline Unit Downgraded by S&P

Citing a bigger stake taken by a private investment firm, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) Tuesday lowered by two notches the credit rating of a midstream natural gas pipeline subsidiary of Oklahoma-based OGE Energy Corp. The rating for Enogex LLC was further separated from the diversified utility holding company, OGE.

October 26, 2011

Northern Border Credit Rating Downgraded to ‘BBB+’

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services said last Tuesday it was downgrading the credit rating of Northern Border Pipeline Co. (NBPL) from “A-” to “BBB+,” citing an oversupply of natural gas in the Midwest and concerns over expiring transportation contracts.

August 1, 2011

S&P Downgrades Northern Border to ‘BBB+’ Rating

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services said Tuesday it was downgrading the credit rating of Northern Border Pipeline Co. (NBPL) from “A-” to “BBB+,” citing an oversupply of natural gas in the Midwest and concerns over expiring transportation contracts.

July 27, 2011

Indicated Shippers Protest Columbia’s Proposal to Resolve Congestion

It wasn’t the overload of Marcellus Shale supplies, but poor planning by Columbia Gas Transmission LLC that “may have created or contributed” to the storage constraints on its system in northern Ohio, Indicated Shippers said in a protest to the pipeline request for a tariff increase.

July 14, 2011

Shippers Blame Columbia for System’s Congestion

It wasn’t the overload of Marcellus Shale supplies, but poor planning by Columbia Gas Transmission LLC that “may have created or contributed” to the storage constraints on its system in northern Ohio, Indicated Shippers said in a protest to the pipeline request for a tariff increase.

July 14, 2011

BP’s Credit Outlook Upgraded to ‘Stable’

BP plc’s operating performance remains “satisfactory overall,” which merits a revised outlook to “stable” from “negative,” Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) said Wednesday.

July 7, 2011

Kinder Buying Petrohawk’s Half of Haynesville JV

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) is buying Petrohawk Energy Corp.’s half of the companies’ Haynesville Shale midstream joint venture, KinderHawk Field Services, and also acquiring a 25% interest in Petrohawk’s gas gathering and treating business in the Eagle Ford Shale, the companies said.

May 6, 2011

Ohio AG Urged to Investigate Bizarre ‘Talking Points’

Three Ohio legislators have asked the state’s attorney general to determine the source of a five-page document that, if authentic, could prove individuals connected to the energy industry are using deceptive practices to persuade property owners to sign oil and gas leases.

April 26, 2011