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Northeast Shale Challenges Bigger, Not Different, Says Williams Exec

Northeast Shale Challenges Bigger, Not Different, Says Williams Exec

No place in the entire world has better dry or wet gas potential than the Marcellus Shale, now “four years into a 50-year play,” but ensuring that there’s enough infrastructure for adequate takeaway will take some time, a top Williams executive said Tuesday.

May 23, 2013
SandRidge Cost Cutting Could Include Reduced Rig Count

SandRidge Cost Cutting Could Include Reduced Rig Count

SandRidge Energy Inc.’s revamped board of directors is making good on its promise to review the company’s strategy and costs — including a potential decrease in rig count — and allegations made against embattled CEO Tom Ward by hedge fund TPG-Axon Capital.

April 9, 2013

Chesapeake Taps Former ConocoPhillips Chief to Helm Board

Archie W. Dunham, 73, the former chairman of ConocoPhillips, was tapped Thursday as Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s independent nonexecutive chairman. Dunham, who also was CEO of predecessor Conoco Inc., has had “no previous relationship” with the company, the board said.

June 22, 2012

Sunoco Plans Permian-to-Gulf Coast Crude Pipeline

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP plans to hold an open season soon for a new crude oil pipeline project that would carry production from the Permian Basin in West Texas to Gulf Coast markets.

June 22, 2012

BHP In the ‘Shale of the Shales,’ Says Petroleum Unit Chief

Recent acquisitions have put Australia’s BHP Billiton Ltd. in the “shale of the shales” and positioned it to be a low-cost provider in the development-friendly United States, the company’s petroleum unit chief, J. Michael Yeager, told financial analysts, noting that plans to export liquefied U.S. gas to the rest of the world are racing ahead and BHP is ready.

November 21, 2011

BHP In the ‘Shale of the Shales,’ Says Petroleum Unit Chief

Recent acquisitions have put Australia’s BHP Billiton Ltd. in the “shale of the shales” and positioned it to be a low-cost provider in the development-friendly United States, the company’s petroleum unit chief, J. Michael Yeager, told financial analysts, noting that plans to export liquefied U.S. gas to the rest of the world are racing ahead and BHP is ready.

November 17, 2011

Buyers, Sellers Duke it Out Before EIA Report; September Up

September natural gas managed a modest gain Wednesday as traders positioned themselves ahead of the weekly inventory report. For every trader anxious to cover a short position there seemed to be another willing initiate a new sale. At the close September had risen nine-tenths of a cent to $4.003 and October added nine-tenths of a cent as well to $4.024. September crude oil rebounded from steep losses in the last two sessions, adding $3.59 to $82.89/bbl.

August 11, 2011

Recent Deal Makes Kinder a Midstream ‘Hawk’

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) midstream assets in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shales are positioned to see an uplift in throughput thanks to the pending acquisition of Petrohawk Energy Corp. by BHP Billiton Ltd. and the expectation that the latter will be spending a lot more in the plays, CEO Rich Kinder told financial analysts Wednesday.

July 25, 2011

Petrohawk Buyout to Feather Kinder Morgan Nest, CEO Says

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) midstream assets in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shales are positioned to see an uplift in throughput thanks to the pending acquisition of Petrohawk Energy Corp. by BHP Billiton Ltd. and the expectation that the latter will be spending a lot more in the plays, CEO Rich Kinder told financial analysts Wednesday.

July 25, 2011

Analyst: Shale Gas Not an Overnight Remake for Majors

Unconventional natural gas — most notably that found in shale rock — is transforming the gas industry. It will be transformational for major international oil companies, too. But that won’t happen right away, according to an analysis by consultant Wood Mackenzie.

February 4, 2011
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