Surprising

Shales Spark Significant Migration to Great Plains, Texas

The domestic oil and natural gas development boom tied to the run on shale targets has led to some surprising results in the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released last Thursday. According to the government agency, “numerous metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and counties that were among the fastest-growing last year were located in, or at least near, the Great Plains and West Texas.”

March 18, 2013
Shales Spark Significant Great Plains, Texas Population Growth

Shales Spark Significant Great Plains, Texas Population Growth

The domestic oil and natural gas development boom tied to the run on shale targets has led to some surprising results in the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday. According to the government agency, “numerous metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and counties that were among the fastest-growing last year were located in, or at least near, the Great Plains and West Texas.”

March 18, 2013

Census Attributes Great Plains, Texas Population Growth to Oil and Gas

The domestic oil and natural gas development boom tied to the run on shale targets has led to some surprising results in the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday. According to the government agency, “numerous metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and counties that were among the fastest-growing last year were located in, or at least near, the Great Plains and West Texas.”

March 15, 2013

Chesapeake to Pay $5,850/Acre for Columbiana County, Ohio Leases

The price for Utica Shale acreage is rising at a surprising clip if a lease agreement signed this week by the Board of Commissioners of Columbiana County, OH, and an agent for Chesapeake Energy Corp. is any indication.

June 25, 2012

Economist: Don’t Get Too Comfy, Shale Fans

“The more people think things are going to stay the same, the more surprising it will be when they change,” might be an apt revision of an old proverb for today’s shale gas industry.

April 2, 2012

Economist: Don’t Get Too Comfy, Shale Fans

“The more people think things are going to stay the same, the more surprising it will be when they change,” might be an apt revision of an old proverb for today’s shale gas industry.

March 29, 2012

Senate to Debate Repeal of Oil, Gas Tax Breaks

In a surprising move Monday, Senate Republicans called Democrats’ bluff, voting to proceed with debate on a Democratic bill to repeal billions of dollars of oil and natural gas tax breaks for the major producers.

March 27, 2012

Lease Sales in Alaska, Off East Coast Ordered; Tax Repeal Defeated

In a surprising shift in policy, President Obama announced that his administration plans to open previously closed areas in Alaska, off the Atlantic Coast and in new areas of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to oil and natural gas drilling, at the same time extending some current leases. The Senate, however, law week shot down a proposal to open up more of the offshore to oil and gas drilling. It also voted against repeal of oil and gas taxes for the five biggest producers.

May 23, 2011

Nearly All Points Still on Slippery Downhill Slope

It was not surprising that prices continued to drop at nearly all points Friday. Generally moderate weather almost everywhere, a 10.4-cent dip by June futures a day earlier and the usual weekend loss of industrial load were all bearish influences on Friday’s cash market.

May 23, 2011

Obama Orders Lease Sales in Alaska, Off East Coast

In a surprising shift in policy, President Obama announced over the weekend that his administration plans to open previously closed areas in Alaska, off the Atlantic Coast and in new areas of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to oil and natural gas drilling, at the same time extending some current leases. Obama said he nevertheless supports a Senate bill to cut billions of dollars of subsidies for producers.

May 17, 2011
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