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NY Poll Shows Flagging Support For Cuomo, State’s Direction

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday showed that for the first time, Republican voters in New York State have an unfavorable opinion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who took office two years ago and who is at the forefront of the debate over hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

March 20, 2013

Shales Spark Significant Migration to Great Plains, Texas

The domestic oil and natural gas development boom tied to the run on shale targets has led to some surprising results in the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released last Thursday. According to the government agency, “numerous metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and counties that were among the fastest-growing last year were located in, or at least near, the Great Plains and West Texas.”

March 18, 2013

Five Largest U.S. Natural Gas Guzzlers: TX, CA, LA, NY, FL

The big spenders for natural gas in 2011 were Texans who paid $14.7 billion at the burner tip, Californians who paid $14.4 billion and New Yorkers, who paid $11.2 billion, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) tally, released earlier this month of 2011 state natural gas consumption statistics, which include residential, commercial, industrial, electric power and transportation customers.

March 18, 2013
Shales Spark Significant Great Plains, Texas Population Growth

Shales Spark Significant Great Plains, Texas Population Growth

The domestic oil and natural gas development boom tied to the run on shale targets has led to some surprising results in the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday. According to the government agency, “numerous metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and counties that were among the fastest-growing last year were located in, or at least near, the Great Plains and West Texas.”

March 18, 2013

Census Attributes Great Plains, Texas Population Growth to Oil and Gas

The domestic oil and natural gas development boom tied to the run on shale targets has led to some surprising results in the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday. According to the government agency, “numerous metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and counties that were among the fastest-growing last year were located in, or at least near, the Great Plains and West Texas.”

March 15, 2013

Industry Brief

A report developed by the Eagle Ford Shale Task Force released Tuesday outlines the history and facts of the booming South Texas oil and gas play in 155 pages. The report addresses topics such as workforce development, infrastructure (pipelines, roads and housing), regulations, water quality, economic benefits, flaring and air emissions, as well as issues affecting landowners, mineral owners and royalty owners. The task force was formed by Railroad Commission of Texas Commissioner David Porter in 2011 (see Shale Daily, July 29, 2011). “In 2011, the Eagle Ford Shale supported almost 50,000 full-time jobs in 20 counties and contributed over $25 billion dollars to the South Texas economy,” the report said. “From 2011 to 2013, daily hydrocarbon liquid production, including natural gas liquids, increased from 100,000 to 700,000 b/d. These developments have made South Texas one of the most prominent energy-producing regions in the United States.”

March 13, 2013

Siena Poll Shows Slight Uptick in Opposition to Fracking in NY

Opposition to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York State has grown slightly, according to a Siena College Research Institute poll released Monday.

March 13, 2013

As Expected, Colorado Oil Production Zooms

Living up to preliminary estimates earlier in the year calling for a 50-year high (see Shale Daily, Jan. 25), Colorado oil/natural gas officials released statistics showing oil production was up 22% last year, soaring past the 40 million bbl mark for the first time in a half-century at 47.9 million bbl.

March 13, 2013

Five Largest U.S. Natural Gas Guzzlers: TX, CA, LA, NY, FL

The big spenders for natural gas in 2011 were Texans who paid $14.7 billion at the burner tip, Californians who paid $14.4 billion and New Yorkers, who paid $11.2 billion, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) tally, released last Friday of 2011 state natural gas consumption statistics, which include residential, commercial, industrial, electric power and transportation customers.

March 12, 2013

Royalty-Free Leases May Have Cost U.S. $11B in Revenue

A report released last week by Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) contends that more than 100 oil and natural gas companies are drilling in U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) without paying royalties to the federal government. Nearly 40% of these active royalty-free leases are fully or partially owned by foreign governments, the report indicated.

March 4, 2013