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Pipeline Projects Would Aid U.S. Shale Exports to Canada

Small pipeline projects intended to achieve big increases in Canadian imports of shale gas from the United States were launched last Tuesday in Ontario by Union Gas Ltd. and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.

March 19, 2012

Pipeline Projects Would Aid U.S. Shale Exports to Canada

Small pipeline projects intended to achieve big increases in Canadian imports of shale gas from the United States were launched Tuesday in Ontario by Union Gas Ltd. and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.

March 15, 2012

Pennsylvania Forest Leasing Under Scrutiny

Although Pennsylvania could eventually lease additional state forest land for natural gas drilling, it will likely be in small doses, according to the state’s top land manager.

March 12, 2012

More Pennsylvania Forest Leasing Unlikely For Now

Although Pennsylvania could eventually lease additional state forest land for natural gas drilling, it will likely be in small doses, according to the state’s top land manager.

March 7, 2012

Pennsylvania Pushing Polluted Mine Water Use

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is looking for ways to get the natural gas industry to use polluted discharge from old mines.

January 30, 2012

EPA Wades Deeper Into Dimock, PA, Well Water Dispute

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will perform water sampling at about 61 homes in Dimock — the small Susquehanna County, PA, township where some state officials believe hydraulic fracturing (fracking) may have contaminated water wells — “to further assess whether any residents are being exposed to hazardous substances that cause health concerns,” EPA said.

January 23, 2012

Futures Inch Higher, but Market Fundamentals Remain Bleak

The freefall in natural gas futures prices of the last few weeks received a small reprieve on Friday after the February contract managed to eke out a 2.1-cent gain to close the week at $2.343. However, market bulls might as well cool their heels as Friday’s close marked a 32.7-cent decline from the previous week’s close.

January 23, 2012

Enbridge Investigating Possible GOM Leak

Enbridge Inc. is investigating the report of a small natural gas leak in West Cameron Block 275, 66 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), the Calgary-based company said late Tuesday.

January 12, 2012

Prices Still In a ‘Bear Cave,’ Yet Struggle Higher

January natural gas managed a small gain Wednesday as traders saw an ongoing tussle between algorithmic traders taking profits on short positions matched up against a cadre of willing sellers. At the close January natural gas had risen 2.7 cents to $3.155 and February had gained 2.8 cents to $3.198. February crude oil gained $1.43 to $98.67/bbl.

December 22, 2011

California Environmentalists Sue BLM to Prevent Fracking

Two environmental groups in California have sued the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to prevent the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Monterey Shale play in north-central parts of the state.

December 21, 2011