Skepticism

Gas Bounty, Fracking Backlash Caught Some Off Guard

Skepticism of conventional wisdom is rarely out of place, particularly in the energy patch. But when the oil and gas industry is dealing with consumers, citizens and landowners, sincerity is the order of the day.

April 2, 2012

Gas Bounty, Fracking Backlash Caught Some Off Guard

Skepticism of conventional wisdom is rarely out of place, particularly in the energy patch. But when the oil and gas industry is dealing with consumers, citizens and landowners, sincerity is the order of the day.

April 2, 2012

Administration’s Fracking Advisory Panel Under More Fire

The number of parties unhappy with the low level of industry representation on President Obama’s new hydraulic fracturing (fracking) advisory panel continues to grow as answers are sought and questions surrounding the Department of Energy’s (DOE) motives arise.

June 21, 2011

Experts Caution Against ‘One Size Fits All’ Shale Regulation

Natural gas experts say they believe the Marcellus Shale play can be developed in a way that benefits both industry and area residents, but they voiced concern about possible federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that they said could be based on situations unique to Marcellus.

April 29, 2011

AK Special Session Clock Running Out on Production Tax

With their current special session ending Thursday, Alaska lawmakers voiced skepticism that there would be time to pass bills to freeze oil taxes and make changes to the Alaska Stranded Gas Development Act sought by Gov. Frank Murkowski (see Daily GPI, June 2).

June 7, 2006

Futures Plummet on ‘Significant’ EIA Storage Revision

Proving that skepticism over last week’s natural gas storage report was warranted, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Thursday morning that it significantly revised its report for the week ended Nov. 19 due to “a resubmission of data from one or more respondents.” The announcement immediately pulled the rug out from under the January futures contract, which ended up settling down 60.2 cents at $6.811.

December 6, 2004

Futures Plummet on ‘Significant’ EIA Storage Revision

Proving that skepticism over last week’s natural gas storage report was warranted, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Thursday morning that it significantly revised its report for the week ended Nov. 19 due to “a resubmission of data from one or more respondents.” The announcement immediately pulled the rug out from under the January futures contract, which ended up settling down 60.2 cents at $6.811.

December 6, 2004

FERC Settlement Should Help Reliant on Pending CA Cases

What enouraged Wall Street sent shivers of skepticism through half-empty Sacramento political corridors last week in the wake of the largest settlement ever involving the allegations of western wholesale energy market manipulation.

October 6, 2003

Brutal Chill to Send Gas Bills Up, Up and Away

Any skepticism over a “Siberian Express” arctic cold front making a stop in the Lower 48 was quickly wiped away last week as temperatures plummeted into the teens, 20s and low 30s across much of the Northeast, Midwest and Midcontinent. The only question left was just how long it would be parked over the central and eastern regions of the United States.

January 20, 2003

SSB’s Davis Sees ‘Siberian Express’ Making Extended Stopover

Any skepticism over a “Siberian Express” arctic cold front making a stop in the Lower 48 has been frozen off and the only question left is just how long it will stay the central and eastern regions of the United States.

January 17, 2003
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