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Streamlined Marcellus Bills Advance in West Virginia Legislature

Bills that would change West Virginia’s regulation of Marcellus Shale drilling — stripped of forced pooling language and proposing smaller increases to horizontal permitting fees than previously considered — were passed Thursday by House and Senate committees in the state’s legislature in Charleston.

February 28, 2011

Streamlined Marcellus Bills Advance in West Virginia Legislature

Bills that would change West Virginia’s regulation of Marcellus Shale drilling — stripped of forced pooling language and proposing smaller increases to horizontal permitting fees than previously considered — were passed Thursday by House and Senate committees in the state’s legislature in Charleston.

February 28, 2011

House Inquiry Reveals Continued Use of Diesel Fuel in Hydrofracking

Leading House opponents of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) said their nearly year-long investigation revealed that oil and natural gas service companies have continued to use diesel fuel to produce shale gas without receiving regulatory approval.

February 1, 2011

More Unconventional Acquisitions Possible, Says Chevron CEO

Chevron Corp. could make a bigger push into U.S. unconventional plays once the acquisition of shale operator Atlas Energy Inc. is completed, CEO John Watson said Friday.

January 31, 2011

Futures Inch Higher Ahead of Fresh Storage Data

Natural gas futures staged a meager rebound on Wednesday as expectations for Thursday’s natural gas storage report were for a smaller-than-normal injection. The August contract recorded a low of $4.477 before closing the regular session at $4.616, up 6.8 cents from Tuesday’s finish.

July 1, 2010

Cash Market Again Sees Gains Across the Board

Gains tended to be smaller than those on Friday, but they still occurred again at all points Monday. Although high temperatures are receding to less than 80 degrees in Canada and much of the northern U.S., they will still be reaching the low to high 90s area in the South and Midcontinent Tuesday and surpassing the century mark in parts of the desert Southwest.

June 8, 2010

Futures Rally Prolonged By Rig Reduction

Sparked by Thursday’s smaller-than-expected natural gas storage build and backed by Friday’s news that the number of U.S. rigs searching for gas declined for the first time in 17 weeks, May natural gas futures rallied to end the week.

April 26, 2010

LNG Can Be ‘Unconventional,’ Too, In a Small Way

While unconventional resources are playing a large role in the gas market, unconventional liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to have a much smaller part on the world gas stage, according to consultant Wood Mackenzie.

April 26, 2010

Futures Rally Prolonged By Rig Reduction

Sparked by Thursday’s smaller-than-expected natural gas storage build and backed by Friday’s news that the number of U.S. rigs searching for gas declined for the first time in 17 weeks, May natural gas futures rallied to end the week.

April 26, 2010

Consultant Sees Small Role for ‘Unconventional’ LNG

While unconventional resources are playing a large role in the gas market, unconventional liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to have a much smaller part on the world gas stage, according to consultant Wood Mackenzie.

April 21, 2010