Status Quo ‘Not an Option,’ Says Encana Chief

Encana Corp., one of North America’s natural gas stalwarts, may be ready to slim down and sell some of its estimable dry gas portfolio to ready for the future, CEO Doug Suttles signaled on Thursday.

September 13, 2013
Mexico Shale’s Future Tied to Proposal on Private Energy Investment

Mexico Shale’s Future Tied to Proposal on Private Energy Investment

The bullish shale gas potential that has remained largely unexploited among Mexico’s rich hydrocarbon resources could be unleashed if Monday’s proposal by President Enrique Pena Nieto to open the nation to more shared private-sector energy investment ever becomes a reality.

August 15, 2013

Gas Is Growth for Sempra Energy, Top Execs Say

With continued confidence that their proposed Gulf-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project will begin construction next year, Sempra Energy senior executives on Tuesday said they are looking for other market growth opportunities from the shale-driven U.S. natural gas supply boom.

August 8, 2013

Chevron Grows Duvernay Shale Acreage Position

Chevron Corp. unit Chevron Canada Ltd. has agreed to acquire all interests from Alta Energy Luxembourg S.a.r.l. and affiliates in the Duvernay Shale formation in west-central Alberta. The acquired interests cover 67,900 net acres.

August 6, 2013

Uncertainty Stalling Northwest NatGas Demand Growth

Industry executives who recently offered Oregon regulators an updated natural gas outlook for the Pacific Northwest said they see faint signs of potential added gas-fired industrial loads taking shape, but flat near-term demand projections nevertheless dominated their forecasts.

July 29, 2013

New Twist on Fracking in California: ‘Acidization’

The leading California state lawmakers bird-dogging proposals to stiffen the state’s oversight of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) brought a new issue to the table — acidization to unlock Monterey Shale oil deposits — during a state Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee hearing last month in Sacramento .

July 18, 2013

Forest Oil Offering Texas Panhandle Properties

Denver-based Forest Oil Corp. said Monday it will market its Texas Panhandle oil and gas assets after having received unsolicited interest in the properties. A deal could garner $1 billion or more and would be “transformative” for the company, one analyst said.

July 16, 2013

Enviros Seek to Block Transco’s Leidy Southeast Expansion

A coalition of environmental groups led by the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club has called on FERC to reject Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC’s (Transco) Leidy Southeast Expansion project, saying there is no homegrown demand for it.

July 3, 2013
Halcon Spending More on East Texas Eagle Ford

Halcon Spending More on East Texas Eagle Ford

Halcon Resources Corp. said Monday it will be spending more on its East Texas Eagle Ford Shale play, known as El Halcon.

June 11, 2013

Most Challenges, Promise in Northeast, 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 last week.

May 27, 2013