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Spire’s Wyoming Natural Gas Storage Expansion Designed to Smooth Out Renewable Volatility

Spire’s Wyoming Natural Gas Storage Expansion Designed to Smooth Out Renewable Volatility

Against the backdrop of rising renewable electric generation and the need for more balancing mechanisms, Spire Energy Inc. is close to completing the first phase of a planned natural gas storage expansion near the Opal Hub in Wyoming. Spire Storage is working to expand capacity to 39 Bcf from 23 Bcf to meet growing demand…

November 21, 2022
For First Time in New Year, February Natural Gas Futures Eclipse $4

For First Time in New Year, February Natural Gas Futures Eclipse $4

Natural gas futures on Monday closed above $4.00 for the first time this year as European calls for U.S. exports remain robust and forecasts point to continued strong domestic weather-driven demand. The February Nymex gas futures contract settled at $4.079/MMBtu, up 16.3 cents day/day. March rose 10.8 cents to $3.834. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg.…

January 10, 2022
Spire’s Natural Gas Pipeline Secures FERC Certificate to Keep Operating — For Now

Spire’s Natural Gas Pipeline Secures FERC Certificate to Keep Operating — For Now

FERC on Tuesday issued a temporary certificate of public convenience and necessity to Spire STL Pipeline LLC, keeping the 65-mile, 400,000 Dth/d Midwest natural gas conduit in service for now following a court order vacating the project’s federal authorization. Three of the four sitting members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission opted to support the…

September 14, 2021
DJ Basin’s Future King Civitas Looking to Complete Extraction, Crestone Mergers Before Year’s End

DJ Basin’s Future King Civitas Looking to Complete Extraction, Crestone Mergers Before Year’s End

Colorado’s biggest oil and gas producer appears on track to complete its dominance of the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin before year’s end, the CEO of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc., soon to be Civitas Resources Inc., said earlier this month. CEO Eric Greager held court during a conference call to discuss the Denver-based independent’s second quarter results.…

August 19, 2021
Vermilion Progresses in PRB’s Oil Patch and Sees Sharp Commodity Price Gains

Vermilion Progresses in PRB’s Oil Patch and Sees Sharp Commodity Price Gains

Calgary-based Vermilion Energy Inc., which operates in eight countries on three continents, said it was lifted by sharp commodity price increases in the first six months of the year as the world began to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Vermilion operates in Canada as well as the Powder River Basin (PRB) of Wyoming. It also…

August 19, 2021
Cooler Weather Forecast, Persistently Softer LNG Volumes Send Natural Gas Futures Prices Tumbling

Cooler Weather Forecast, Persistently Softer LNG Volumes Send Natural Gas Futures Prices Tumbling

After another run toward $4.200/MMBtu last week, natural gas futures took a nosedive on Monday as long-range weather forecasts continued to cool while liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand remained well off recent highs. The September Nymex gas futures contract settled at $4.060, off 8.0 cents from Friday’s close. October dropped 7.9 cents to $4.075. Spot…

August 9, 2021
Devon CEO Not Ruling Out More Acquisitions as Rumors Swirl about Shell’s Permian Assets

Devon CEO Not Ruling Out More Acquisitions as Rumors Swirl about Shell’s Permian Assets

It’s already completed a big Lower 48 takeover this year, but Devon Energy Corp. isn’t ruling out making a bid on more oil and natural gas assets, the CEO said Wednesday. Over the last couple of weeks, rumors have swirled that Royal Dutch Shell plc may sell its Permian Basin portfolio, estimated to be worth…

August 5, 2021
September Natural Gas Prices Trim Early Gains, but Settle Higher on Returning Heat

September Natural Gas Prices Trim Early Gains, but Settle Higher on Returning Heat

Natural gas futures traded both sides of the $4.00/MMBtu mark on Monday as bullish weather forecasts and persistently sagging storage levels quickly reversed the losses from late last week. The September Nymex gas futures contract hit a $4.042 intraday high but ultimately finished the day at $3.935, up only 2.1 cents from Friday’s close. Spot…

August 2, 2021
Western LNG, Nisga’a Nation Partner with Canadian Natural Gas Producers on BC Export Project

Western LNG, Nisga’a Nation Partner with Canadian Natural Gas Producers on BC Export Project

A consortium of Canadian natural gas producers is teaming up with the Nisga’a Nation and Houston-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Western LNG LLC on plans for another export project in British Columbia (BC).  The consortium known as Rockies LNG Partners, along with the other proponents, announced Monday the initial project description for the Ksi…

July 19, 2021
Oil, Natural Gas Rig Tallies Rise as Baker’s U.S. Count Climbs to 484

Oil, Natural Gas Rig Tallies Rise as Baker’s U.S. Count Climbs to 484

Amid a ramp-up in both oil- and natural gas-directed drilling, the United States added five rigs to raise its tally to 484 during the week ended Friday (July 16), according to the latest count from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Three natural gas-directed rigs and two oil-directed rigs were added domestically during the week. The U.S.…

July 16, 2021
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