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U.S. Drilling Its Way to Greater Energy Security, Chamber Says

With U.S. oil and gas producers continuing to do their thing, America’s energy security continues to grow, according to the latest U.S. Chamber of Commerce assessment.

November 20, 2014

Joint Industry Project Would Quantify Fracking Risks

The oil and natural gas industry, and other stakeholders, should collaborate to quantify potential risks of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), according to DNV GL, a global maritime and oil/gas safety consulting and accreditation organization.

October 16, 2014

Hefty Builds Still In Play, Yet September Seen 7 Cents Higher

September natural gas is expected to open 7 cents higher Tuesday morning at $3.86 as overnight weather forecasts get teased warmer. Petroleum markets gained ground.

August 19, 2014

Energy Firms to Fed: Don’t Exclude Banks from Commodities Markets

“If counterparties, such as banks…begin to disappear, our ability to manage our risk would be seriously impeded,” energy companies told Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

October 7, 2013

Smaller Companies Targeting Shallower Appalachia Formations

As the majors and other large oil and gas companies deploy up and down the Marcellus and Utica shales, a handful of smaller companies are targeting shallower formations like the Upper Devonian Shale, using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at less expensive wells to achieve their own measure of success.

October 2, 2013
Cash and Futures Tread Water Before and After Storage Data

Cash and Futures Tread Water Before and After Storage Data

Friday deliveries of physical natural gas on average were unchanged in Thursday’s trading as most traders elected to get their deals done ahead of what can often turn into a market broadside once the Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases storage figures at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

September 20, 2013

‘One-in-Three Probability’ for Weakening PG&E

The credit rating for PG&E Corp. and utility subsidiary Pacific Gas & Electric Co. face a “one-in-three probability” for weaker business and financial profiles over the coming year related to the San Bruno, CA natural gas pipeline explosion, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P).

August 30, 2013

Supply Driving Down Energy Security Risk, Says U.S. Chamber

The energy security risk faced by the United States as quantified by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce fell 6.6% last year from 2011, ending a two-year run of increases, thanks mainly to oil and natural gas production from shale plays, the Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy said Wednesday.

August 22, 2013

Lawmakers Question EPA Chief on Fracking Study

Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to explain how the agency’s forays into three controversial sites will affect its comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

August 1, 2013
Higher Natgas Output Prompts Goldman to Cut Price Forecast

Higher Natgas Output Prompts Goldman to Cut Price Forecast

Dry natural gas production in the United States, boosted by stronger pipeline flows from the Marcellus Shale, led Goldman Sachs analysts on Monday to revise their forecasts down for prices and lift expectations for end-of-summer storage levels.

July 9, 2013