Signs

Private Equity Still Looking for Upstream Deals

Private equity (PE) investments, which more than doubled in the U.S. oil and natural gas sector from 2002 to 2012, are showing no signs of drying up, according to PwC.

March 5, 2013

Domestic Natural Gas Output Down Outside ‘Headline’ Onshore Plays

“Headline” U.S. natural gas production continues to move higher, but signs of decline are emerging in some onshore plays, according to Barclays Capital energy analysts. Low gas prices also aren’t likely to encourage explorers this year, according to a Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) analyst.

January 14, 2013

Domestic Natural Gas Output Down Except in ‘Headline’ Onshore Plays

“Headline” U.S. natural gas production continues to move higher, but signs of decline are emerging in some onshore plays, according to Barclays Capital energy analysts. Low gas prices also aren’t likely to encourage explorers this year, said a Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P).

January 11, 2013

U.S. Natural Gas Output to ‘Tip Into Declines’ in Second Half of Year

“Headline” U.S. natural gas production continues to move higher, but signs of decline are emerging in some onshore plays, according to Barclays Capital energy analysts.

January 11, 2013
Triangle Petroleum, First Reserve Form Bakken Midstream JV

Triangle Petroleum, First Reserve Form Bakken Midstream JV

Caliber Midstream Partners LP, a joint venture (JV) formed by Triangle Petroleum Corp. and First Reserve Corp.’s Energy Infrastructure Fund (FREIF), will focus on midstream and infrastructure opportunities in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana, Triangle said Monday.

October 2, 2012

Manufacturers Piling Into NGV Business

From blogs to Wall Street there was louder talk in recent weeks about natural gas in transportation, prompting signs that there is more market pull and a tipping point of sorts may be reached after several decades of ups and downs for the natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector.

April 2, 2012

Pennsylvania Marcellus Activity Level in Early 2012

After three years of exponential growth, the Marcellus Shale is showing signs of plateauing this year.

March 2, 2012

California Unconcerned About National Gas Drilling Cutbacks

Signs in the natural gas patch that drilling will be slowed or halted in some basins, and reports of decreased pipeline volumes flowing east are being watched out West, but California energy officials for are not concerned about shortages and price spikes on the horizon. Analysts at the California Energy Commission (CEC) said they are not ready to alter any of their forecasts for 2012.

January 27, 2012

U.S. Upstream M&A Activity Set Records in 2011

U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the upstream oil and gas industry set records last year, both from a deal value and a deal count perspective, and there are no signs that it will slow anytime soon, according to Houston’s PLS Inc.

January 17, 2012

Pressure Pumping Slowdown? Forget About It

The decade-long romance between horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shows no signs of burning out, much to the delight of the parents — onshore oilfield services companies — according to a compilation of industry data.

November 28, 2011
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