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Westlake to Expand Ethylene Capacity

Westlake Chemical Corp. said Tuesday it would grow its ethane-based ethylene capacity by expanding a plant in Louisiana and possibly converting a second plant in Kentucky to ethane feedstock, part of the company’s plans to capitalize on new sources of cheap ethane and other light feedstocks.

April 7, 2011

Gensler: Rising Commodities Prices Show Need for Strong Derivatives Oversight

Rising prices for basic commodities — including both agricultural and energy markets — underscore the need for greater oversight of the $600 trillion derivatives market, said the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

March 28, 2011

Gensler: Rising Commodities Prices Show Need for Strong Derivatives Oversight

Rising prices for basic commodities — including both agricultural and energy markets — underscore the need for greater oversight of the $600 trillion derivatives market, said the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

March 28, 2011

HPDI: Operators Targeting Liquids Development in Shale Plays

Liquids production — both crude oil and condensate — is rising significantly at several shale plays in the United States as operators increasingly target the liquids-bearing portions of these formations, according to Austin, TX-based HPDI LLC, a supplier of data on the oil and natural gas industry.

March 16, 2011

Alaska: Lower 48 Will Still Need State’s Gas

A study commissioned by the state of Alaska paints a picture of rising costs in North American shale gas plays and higher gas prices in the years ahead that lend support to the case for a gas pipeline from the state’s North Slope to serve Lower 48 markets.

December 13, 2010

Analysis Finds Uncertainties in Shale Outlook

A study commissioned by the state of Alaska paints a picture of rising costs in North American shale gas plays and higher gas prices in the years ahead that lend support to the case for a gas pipeline from the state’s North Slope to serve Lower 48 markets.

December 7, 2010

Alaska: Shale-Rich Market Still Needs North Slope Line

A study commissioned by the state of Alaska paints a picture of rising costs in North American shale gas plays and higher gas prices in the years ahead that lend support to the case for a gas pipeline from the state’s North Slope to serve Lower 48 markets.

December 7, 2010

Rising Costs, Low Gas Prices Seen Taking Time to Play Out

U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies continue to find themselves “sandwiched in a vise of rising costs and low gas prices” that may take time to play out, an energy analyst said Tuesday.

November 29, 2010

Rising Costs, Low Gas Prices Seen Taking Time to Play Out

U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies continue to find themselves “sandwiched in a vise of rising costs and low gas prices” that may take time to play out, an energy analyst said Tuesday.

November 29, 2010

Long Wait for $6 Gas Price, Says Deutsche Economist

Natural gas prices will be rising over the coming four years, but it won’t be by leaps and bounds, Deutsche Bank’s chief energy economist said Thursday.

November 22, 2010