Marcellus/Utica De-Bottlenecking on the Horizon, Barclays Says

Marcellus/Utica De-Bottlenecking on the Horizon, Barclays Says

The opening of the Mariner West I ethane pipeline and new processing plants should provide some relief to current wet gas constraints in the Marcellus and Utica shales, and the plays should be largely de-bottlenecked by the end of next year, according to analysts at Barclays.

July 29, 2013

Halliburton More Optimistic on North American Land

Halliburton Co., the No. 2 global oilfield services provider, is beginning to see some blue skies in North America this year and going into 2014, CEO Dave Lesar said Monday.

April 23, 2013

Keystone XL Combatants Focus Efforts at Nebraska Hearing

Pro and con on the proposed northern segment of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) rachetted up their campaigns this week in anticipation of a U.S. State Department hearing on the project Thursday in Grand Island, NE.

April 19, 2013

Report Confirms: NGV Trucks, Buses on the Move Worldwide

In the worldwide push for more use of natural gas for trucks and buses, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the fastest growing segment, even though compressed natural gas (CNG) has thousands more fueling stations, according to a new Navigant Consulting energy marketing report..

January 15, 2013

Industry Brief

Enterprise Products Partners LP affiliate Panola Pipeline Co. LLC is holding a binding open season through Jan. 11 for a proposed expansion of the Carthage, TX, to Lufkin, TX, segment of its natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline system. The Panola Pipeline runs 181 miles pipeline from a point near Carthage in Panola County and supports the Haynesville and Cotton Valley oil and gas production areas. It extends to points at Mont Belvieu in Chambers County, TX, enabling shippers to access the world’s largest NGL fractionation complex, including facilities owned and operated by Enterprise. The Panola expansion would be designed to accommodate about 15,000 b/d of incremental capacity, depending upon shipper interest, and would involve installing pumps and related equipment. The additional capacity would be available during the second quarter. For information, contact Chad Aldrich at (713) 381-6427 or

December 28, 2012

LA Pipeline Expansion Sought to Serve Cameron LNG Exports

Cameron Interstate Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy, has filed an application to loop a 21-mile segment of its pipeline system in Hackberry, LA with a 42-inch pipe, to accommodate natural gas exports.

December 19, 2012


The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced this week that Chesapeake Energy Corp. vice president of government affairs Dave Spigelmyer has been re-elected as the organization’s chair. Randy Albert (COO, Gas Operations, CONSOL Energy), Scott Roy (vice president, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Range Resources Corp.) and John Mollenkopf (senior vice president and COO, MarkWest Energy Partners) were re-elected as vice chair, treasurer and secretary, respectively. The 2013 executive board members are: Dave Cannon, deputy general counsel, Government and Environmental Affairs, EQT Corp.; Jeff Kupfer, senior advisor, Policy and Government Affairs, Chevron; Heather Lamparter, vice president, Legal, EXCO Resources (PA), LLC; Craig Mayer, general counsel, Pennsylvania General Energy; Gary Smith, vice president and general manager, EOG Resources; and Jack Williams, president, XTO Energy. John Bonn, president of NiSource Midstream Services, NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage, and Terry Bossert, senior vice president, Environment & Regulatory Affairs, Chief Oil & Gas, were elected by their peers to serve as at-large members of the Executive Board. Formed three years ago as an organization tasked with addressing issues regarding the production of natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays, the MSC has grown to a diverse, member-driven organization representing virtually every business segment along the robust shale supply chain in the region.

December 7, 2012

Decline in U.S. Onshore Gas Activity Slams Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes Inc., the industry’s third-largest oilfield services provider, said Friday the slump in U.S. natural gas activity weighed heavily on its latest quarterly profits. However, the No. 1 oilfield services provider, Schlumberger Ltd., managed to avoid the carnage in North America’s onshore by accelerating activity overseas.

October 22, 2012

CenterPoint Builds Texas Midstream Business in Two Deals

A CenterPoint Energy Inc. subsidiary on Tuesday bulked up its East Texas and Northwest Louisiana natural gas gathering and processing business after completing two agreements worth a total of $364 million.

June 21, 2012

With Record Production in First Quarter, Ultra Cuts Capex

Ultra Petroleum Corp. said that while it produced record volumes during 1Q2012 and was optimistic about its plans to target oil shale in the Niobrara, it would follow the example of its joint venture (JV) partners in the Marcellus and cut capital expenditures (capex) for the rest of the year.

May 8, 2012
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