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Xcel to Increase Colorado NatGas Generation, Charges

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. on Friday filed with Colorado regulators plans to raise retail natural gas utility rates while keeping retail electricity charges basically flat. Xcel’s combination Public Service Company of Colorado asked to make the rate changes effective April 1.

March 20, 2013
Plan In Hand, Newfield Needs to Execute, Analyst Says

Plan In Hand, Newfield Needs to Execute, Analyst Says

Shares of Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX) have taken a beating since the company last week provided its outlook for liquids production growth and announced plans to jettison international assets in favor of U.S. plays. It’s a sign that investors have heard enough talk and are ready to see action.

February 21, 2013

GreenHunter Grows South Texas Water Services Business

GreenHunter Water LLC has acquired two oilfield water service and construction companies operating in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas. White Top Oilfield Construction LLC and Black Water Services LLC have common management and have been serving Eagle Ford operators since 2008.

January 7, 2013
Southwestern Gives $900K to Restore Waterways in Arkansas

Southwestern Gives $900K to Restore Waterways in Arkansas

A Southwestern Energy Co. official said the company will donate $900,000 to The Nature Conservancy to fully fund the first of a three-phase project to restore waterways in Arkansas’ portion of the Fayetteville Shale.

November 13, 2012

Murphy Oil to Keep ‘Very’ Focused on Eagle Ford

Murphy Oil Corp.’s plans to spin off its downstream operations will allow it to focus more time and money on exploration and production (E&P) opportunities, including a big leasehold in the Eagle Ford Shale, executives said Tuesday.

October 17, 2012

Fitch: Eagle Ford Spending Easier on Midstream Credits

Liquids-rich gas and high initial production rates from oil wells are driving red hot interest in the Eagle Ford Shale, and this is only bolstered by the region’s established midstream infrastructure and proximity to energy markets, Fitch Ratings said in a new report. More isolated shale basins need costly “mega pipelines,” which are tougher on credit ratings, Fitch said.

October 16, 2012

Rex Energy Brings First Ohio Utica Well Online

Rex Energy Corp., which expanded its operations in Ohio’s Utica Shale earlier this year, said Wednesday it was pleased with the initial production results from its first Ohio Utica Shale well.

September 28, 2012

Natural Gas Giving U.S. A Global Edge, Says Study

Higher U.S. manufacturing exports may add up to five million jobs by the end of the decade as manufacturers shift production from Europe and Japan to take advantage of lower domestic costs, including lower natural gas costs, according to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

September 24, 2012

Natural Gas Gives U.S. Global Edge, Says Study

Higher U.S. manufacturing exports may add up to five million jobs by the end of the decade as manufacturers shift production from Europe and Japan to take advantage of lower domestic costs, including lower natural gas costs, according to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

September 24, 2012

Comstock and KKR in Eagle Ford JV

Comstock Resources Inc.’s second quarter results took a beating from “extraordinarily low natural gas prices,” but the company continues to shift to oil in a big way and just sealed a joint venture (JV) for its “growth engine” Eagle Ford Shale acreage. Comstock expects good things to come from the Permian Basin and plans to hold on to its Haynesville-Bossier Shale acreage in anticipation of better days for dry gas.

August 1, 2012