Water, Water Everywhere in California Oil Production

In the drought-scarred West and the current era of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), California’s preponderance of water produced in conjunction with oil is gaining more attention among industry and government leaders.

September 26, 2014
Marcellus Is King, But Other Formations Also Boosting PA Production

Marcellus Is King, But Other Formations Also Boosting PA Production

In a wide-ranging analysis of 1H2014 state production data, the Pennsylvania State University Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) demonstrated how unconventional operators are only just beginning to hit their stride in the nation’s largest natural gas producing formation.

September 19, 2014
Texas Plant Deploys Promising Technology to Clean Produced Water

Texas Plant Deploys Promising Technology to Clean Produced Water

A water desalination plant in Texas has been outfitted with a promising technology developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is being expanded to process up to 12,000 barrels per day of produced water from oil and gas drilling.

July 11, 2014

NGSA Winter Outlook Calls for Flat Gas Prices

Based on projections of flat natural gas demand, record production and unseasonably warm weather, natural gas prices this winter are expected to be flat compared with a year ago, when Henry Hub prices averaged $3.47/MMBtu, according to the Natural Gas Supply Association’s (NGSA) 13th Annual Winter Outlook.

October 3, 2013

Two More Flood-Caused Spills in Colorado, State Officials Say

Two additional spills related to Colorado’s record flooding in September were reported Monday by the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) as part of its ongoing monitoring of the oil and natural gas industry’s recovery (seeDaily GPI,Sept. 26).

October 1, 2013

Colorado Flood Recovery Looks Like Long Road

Weekend reports from state and industry sources in Colorado indicated that while the bulk of the oil and natural gas impact from recent devastating floods is concentrated in four counties in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, completing assessments and correcting problems will be a long process (seeDaily GPI,Sept. 20;Sept. 19).

September 24, 2013
Britain’s Bowland-Hodder Shale Has 1,329 Tcf, Give or Take

Britain’s Bowland-Hodder Shale Has 1,329 Tcf, Give or Take

The Bowland-Hodder Shale of northern England has between 822 and 2,281 Tcf of natural gas in place, according to a new study that is the first to integrate all existing seismic data, geological analyses and well samples from the shale, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said Thursday. The assessment is higher than earlier estimates.

June 28, 2013

Wyoming Lawmakers Consider Flaring Tax Bill

An interim committee in the Wyoming legislature is considering drafting a bill that would put a severance tax on producers for the amounts of produced natural gas they flare.

June 10, 2013

LNG’s Opportunity in Transportation to Grow, Consultant Says

Favorable price spreads for U.S. produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) will continue for some time creating an opportunity for LNG to grow in importance in the long-haul trucking sector and other stationary operations, such as oil/gas drilling operations, according to Pace Global, a Fairfax, VA-based energy management consulting business that is part of Siemens.

June 3, 2013

Industry Brief

Crosstex NGL Pipeline LP is holding a binding open season through June 21 for capacity on a new natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline system (the Crosstex NGL Pipeline) to transport unfractionated NGLs produced in the Permian Basin, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and other areas from the Mont Belvieu, TX, area to NGL fractionation facilities in Acadia and Ascension Parishes, LA, for about one year and to NGL fractionation facilities in Acadia and Iberville Parishes, LA, thereafter. The pipeline is expected to have a preliminary design capacity to Acadia Parish of 77,000 b/d for the first year and is expected to reach 132,000 b/d thereafter. For information, contact Terry Brown at (214) 953-9510, or

May 28, 2013