Deep Panuke Still in Holding Pattern

The Deep Panuke natural gas production facility offshore Nova Scotia is “closer to natural gas production but not quite there yet,” an Encana Corp. spokeswoman said Tuesday.

July 3, 2013
Marcellus Gas Wells — Dry or Wet — Competing with Bakken Economics

Marcellus Gas Wells — Dry or Wet — Competing with Bakken Economics

Given current commodity prices, natural gas wells drilled in the Marcellus Shale — wet or dry — compete favorably with marginal Bakken Shale oil wells, but that’s the only gas play in the U.S. onshore that today can compete with Bakken oil well economics, according to an analysis by Barclays Capital.

June 27, 2013
North America Onshore Activity ‘Up Overall’

North America Onshore Activity ‘Up Overall’

Onshore drilling activity in the United States and Canada has begun to pick up, with excess pressure pumping capacity “being absorbed ever so slowly,” the top financial officer for Baker Hughes Inc. said this week.

May 24, 2013

Plunging Northeast Prices Drag Overall Market Lower; Futures Gain

The overall cash market Wednesday on average slipped just over a penny, where large losses at Northeast locations were not quite offset by gains in the Midwest, mostly steady eastern quotes, and steady to slightly lower Texas next-day prices. At the close of futures trading November had managed a 3.3 cent advance to $3.470 and December had added 5.3 cents to $3.820. November crude oil gained 3 cents to $92.12/bbl.

October 18, 2012

Third Point Takes Big Chesapeake Position, Say Market Insiders

Private hedge fund operator Third Point LLC, which is run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, listed Chesapeake Energy Corp. as one of the fund’s largest new holdings in a June exposure report to investors, according to several market followers.

July 5, 2012

Shale Gas Seen as Major Factor in LNG Export

The prospects for exporting U.S. natural gas are intertwined with a whole set of variables that are becoming increasingly tough to predict, according to the lead gas and electricity prognosticator at the California Energy Commission (CEC).

January 25, 2012

No Sure Thing in 2012 Gas Price Forecasts

How low can you go? Both government and private energy analysts in the business of making natural gas price forecasts haven’t quite determined how low natural gas prices will go in 2012 — but the consensus doesn’t indicate a bullish run.

January 9, 2012

Many Points Up Modestly in Mixed Pricing

With weather, futures, the weekend factor and lack of tropical threat appearing mostly bearish, it wasn’t quite clear how a substantive portion of the cash market managed to achieve small rebounds Friday. But flat to moderately higher numbers showed up at a majority of points, primarily in the Midcontinent/Midwest, Gulf Coast and Rockies.

September 26, 2011

States: Best Practices Key to Any Fracking Plan

State regulators from eight states — Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Nebraska, Arkansas, Michigan, Colorado and Pennsylvania — told the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Natural Gas Subcommittee (SEAB) that its recommendations on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should address best practices.

June 6, 2011

Industry Cautioned About Shale ‘Euphoria’

While the opportunities associated with shale gas are “quite great,” an executive with a leading global investment firm Thursday cautioned industry about the “current euphoria around shale,” saying it could be “wrong-minded” if the challenges are not considered.

May 23, 2011
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