Pushing

Major Pipeliners Seeking New Power & Export Markets

With the wave of new shale gas supplies flooding the U.S. market and pushing prices to nearly 10-year lows, the natural gas industry is actively searching out new markets and customers to increase demand, panelists told an audience at the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association’s Winter Meeting in Champion, PA, on Tuesday.

February 9, 2012

New Export, Power Generation Markets Targeted By Major Pipeline Operators

With the wave of new shale gas supplies flooding the U.S. market and pushing prices to nearly 10-year lows, the natural gas industry is actively searching out new markets and customers to increase demand, panelists told an audience at the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association’s Winter Meeting in Champion, PA, on Tuesday.

February 9, 2012

Spectra Announces Marcellus Projects as Delay Threatens Another

In Appalachia, gas from the Marcellus Shale is pushing out in all directions. Producer demand for takeaway capacity is great, prompting Spectra to announce this week its Northeast Expansion Transmission (NEXT) project to serve markets in Eastern Canada and its Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project to meet New England demand with gas from Pennsylvania.

January 20, 2012

Pennsylvania Promoting NGV Conversions

Looking to increase natural gas demand, Pennsylvania is pushing for more drivers to convert vehicles to run on the fuel. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published a guidance document late last month arguing that vehicle conversion is allowed under the state’s existing emissions standards.

December 5, 2011

U.S. Oilfield Chemicals Demand Soaring

Shale development and rising oil prices are pushing up domestic demand for oilfield chemicals at a rate of more than 8% a year, according to new research by The Freedonia Group Inc. By 2015 the U.S. market for chemicals should reach $13.6 billion, the Cleveland-based industry analyst said.

December 5, 2011

U.S. Oilfield Chemicals Demand Soaring

Shale development and rising oil prices are pushing up domestic demand for oilfield chemicals at a rate of more than 8% a year, according to new research by The Freedonia Group Inc. By 2015 the U.S. market for chemicals should reach $13.6 billion, the Cleveland-based industry analyst said.

December 2, 2011

West Rallies, East Softens, Zone 4-Line 300 Soars

Monday’s market was a near-reversal of weekend pricing, with warming trends pushing most eastern points lower and the return of sub-freezing lows in the Rockies along with general western cooling trends causing that regional market to rebound. Friday’s futures spike of 15.9 cents and the return of industrial load from its weekend decline also helped spur western gains, although they were unable to stem overall eastern softening.

November 1, 2011

Playing by the Rules No Longer Enough, Says Range Exec

Exploration and production companies have heeded the call to improve transparency and institute better practices, but there’s more to do to address the concerns of stakeholders in the shale plays, a Range Resources Corp. executive said last week.

October 4, 2011

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Pressing Shale Fee

Despite the promise of a veto from Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania lawmakers are pushing to get a tax or fee on Marcellus Shale development included in the state’s fiscal 2012 budget, which is due at the end of June.

June 27, 2011

Pennsylvania Senate Panel Approves Tighter Well Emergency Rules

In the wake of a well blowout last month in the Marcellus Shale, a Pennsylvania Senate committee has approved a bill (SB 995) that would require companies to provide to state and local authorities detailed emergency contact information for all of their wells in the state.

May 31, 2011