Texas Coffers Lifted by Oil and Gas

Texas tax revenues during fiscal year 2012, which ended Aug. 31, were considerably higher than the prior year, according to the state comptroller’s office, thanks in part to oil and gas activities in the state.

September 18, 2012
Heightened North Dakota Drilling Spurs Data Sensitivity

Heightened North Dakota Drilling Spurs Data Sensitivity

It has been around for more than 30 years, long before the state’s current oil/gas boom, but North Dakota’s six months of confidentiality provided new wells is taking on greater interest in the midst of the competitive exploration and production (E&P) push throughout the industry.

August 31, 2012

Quicksilver: Longer Laterals, Larger Fracks Slated for Bone Spring

Fort Worth, TX-based Quicksilver Resources Inc. provided an operational update on its recently completed well in the Delaware Basin in West Texas and the completion of an eight-well pad in the Horn River Basin in British Columbia (BC).

August 29, 2012

Wyoming Unveiling ‘Confidential’ Well Information

A wealth of previously unavailable information about oil and natural gas resources and activity in Wyoming is becoming available through the auspices of two state agencies.

July 31, 2012

Marcellus Shale Coalition Unveils Supply Chain Recommended Practices

Laying out a blueprint for how small- and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of the opportunities provided within the current U.S. natural gas development boom, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) has released the second in a series of recommended practices aimed at bolstering the Marcellus Shale region’s supply chain.

July 19, 2012

Researchers: Housing Shortage Affects Eagle Ford Workers, Locals

As the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale plays have shown, oil and gas wells go up long before there are enough homes for all the workers who flock to the energy patch for high-paying jobs. A study released Tuesday intends to lay out a strategy for Eagle Ford counties in South Texas to meet regional housing needs over the next 10-15 years.

July 11, 2012

Researchers to Make Marcellus Geodatabase Available Online

Information gathered from six separate natural gas development datasets — all currently available on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website — have been formatted into a single geodatabase file by the Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems (CBE) at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which plans to make the information available through an interactive online map by the end of the year.

June 5, 2012

Chesapeake Shares ‘Have Hit a Floor,’ Says Analyst

Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s stock price may have reached its bottom, an energy analyst said Friday. However, things may heat up in the coming days after activist shareholder Carl Icahn revealed late Friday that his firm now owns a 7.6% stake in the company — and he wants four board members replaced.

May 29, 2012

FERC Spells Out Approval Policy for Project Delays

In an order issued last week for Chestnut Ridge Storage LLC, FERC provided guidance on when it will (and won’t) grant requests to extend deadlines for completing projects.

May 28, 2012

Kinder Morgan-El Paso Deal Gets FTC Clearance

Kinder Morgan Inc.’s (KMI) acquisition of El Paso Corp. has received approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), provided the company’s Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) relieves itself of some Rocky Mountain pipeline, gas processing and storage assets as it previously said it would do.

May 2, 2012