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Shell May Dump Some North American Land After $2B Writedown

Royal Dutch Shell plc has launched a strategic review of its North American oil and gas operations, particularly the unconventional assets, after taking a charge of more than $2 billion on the value of its U.S. and Canadian liquids-rich properties.

August 2, 2013
Sinopec Claims Half-Stake in Chesapeake’s Mississippian Lime

Sinopec Claims Half-Stake in Chesapeake’s Mississippian Lime

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has begun operating its 850,000 net acre leasehold in the Mississippian Lime jointly with China’s Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration Corp. after the duo completed a $1 billion-plus joint venture (JV) agreement.

July 2, 2013

Williams Assessing Geismar Olefins Plant Damage

Williams Partners has begun taking stock of the damage at its Geismar, LA, olefins plant caused by an explosion and fire on June 13 that killed two workers and injured more than 70 others.

June 25, 2013

Cash Leads Futures Higher as Gulf Buyers Scramble

Physical natural gas prices nationally rose on average by 8 cents Tuesday with Gulf points taking the lead. Great Lakes and eastern points were also strong, and at the close of futures trading, July had advanced 3.0 cents to $3.905 and August was 3.0 cents higher as well to $3.927. July crude oil gained 67 cents to $98.44/bbl.

June 19, 2013

Centrica Taking Bet on UK’s Shale Gas Resources

The UK’s leading energy retailer, Centrica, is taking a bet that shale gas resources in the country’s Bowland Basin are the real deal after making a hefty commitment in explorer Cuadrilla Resources Ltd.

June 14, 2013

Genscape: NatGas ‘Closer to Economic,’ U.S. Oil Tempers GOM Shut-ins

Natural gas prices have moved higher in recent months, and some producers are taking the opportunity now to tweak their capital expenditures in preparation for better returns in 2014 and beyond, a Genscape Inc. executive said last week.

June 10, 2013

People

Randy L. Limbacher, former chairman, CEO and president of Rosetta Resources Inc., is taking the helm of Tulsa onshore operator Samson Resources Corp. Limbacher, who has 32 years in the exploration business, ran Rosetta from November 2007 until the end of February. He previously was president of exploration and production in the Americas for ConocoPhillips and worked at predecessor Burlington Resources Inc. for 20 years.

April 22, 2013

People

Randy L. Limbacher, former chairman, CEO and president of Rosetta Resources Inc., is taking the helm of Tulsa onshore operator Samson Resources Corp. Limbacher, who has 32 years in the exploration business, ran Rosetta from November 2007 until the end of February. He previously was president of exploration and production in the Americas for ConocoPhillips and worked at predecessor Burlington Resources Inc. for 20 years. “With positions in some of the best plays in North America, a dedicated team of talented executives, and the backing of leading energy investors, Samson is well positioned to begin its next phase of growth,” said Limbacher.

April 18, 2013

BP Sharing Rosneft Proceeds with Stockholders

BP plc is taking some of the proceeds from the sale of its half-stake in TNK-BP and repurchasing shares valued at up to $8 billion, the operator said Friday.

March 25, 2013

LyondellBasell Lauds Shale, Will Expand Ethylene Capacity

LyondellBasell Industries, a worldwide chemical company based in the Netherlands, said it hopes to join other manufacturers in taking advantage of the abundance of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) produced from shale formations as it begins construction this month on the first of several projects to expand ethylene capacity in the United States by about 20%.

March 19, 2013
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