Technologies

Industry Briefs

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s BAF Technologies Inc. unit expanded its compressed natural gas (CNG) product line to include Ford vehicles equipped with the BAF proprietary bi-fuel CNG systems. The new line is to be available this May, including bi-fuel Ford E-250/350 vans and F-250/350 trucks. BAF also announced that it was the first CNG vehicle upfitter in the nation to be named a Ford-qualified vehicle modifier for gaseous fuels. The pickup trucks will be available in both 10 and 20 gasoline gallon-equivalent natural gas fueling packages.

March 9, 2011

Factoring in NGLs: Not All Shale Gas is Equal

High natural gas liquids (NGL) prices relative to natural gas, combined with a boost in liquids-rich production in the gas shale plays and cryogenic gas processing technologies, will continue to require new infrastructure for the U.S. liquids market, according to a new report by Evergreen, CO-based Bentek Energy LLC.

December 13, 2010

Shale Gas, NGLs Allow Rich to Get Richer, Says Bentek

With higher natural gas liquids (NGL) prices relative to natural gas, a continued surge in output from the gas shale plays and cryogenic gas processing technologies, new infrastructure continues to be in high demand for the U.S. liquids market, according to a report by Bentek Energy LLC.

December 8, 2010

Westward, Ho: NGL Output Surges, Shifts to New Markets

High natural gas liquids (NGL) prices relative to natural gas, combined with a boost in production in the gas shale plays and cryogenic gas processing technologies, will continue to require new infrastructure for the U.S. liquids market, according to a new report by Evergreen, CO-based Bentek Energy LLC.

December 8, 2010

Energy Industry Often Overlooks Bottom-Line Opportunities, Says Report

Price volatility, regulatory initiatives and the pressure to use the most advanced extraction technologies command most of the oil and gas industry’s attention, but companies shouldn’t overlook the opportunities that exist for those companies that actively manage their cash and working capital, according to a report by Ernst & Young.

November 29, 2010

Energy Industry Often Overlooks Bottom-Line Opportunities, Says Report

Price volatility, regulatory initiatives and the pressure to use the most advanced extraction technologies command most of the oil and gas industry’s attention, but companies shouldn’t overlook the opportunities that exist for those companies that actively manage their cash and working capital, according to a report by Ernst & Young.

November 29, 2010

Questar Eyes LNG Opportunities in Rockies

Questar Corp. subsidiary Questar Transportation Services Co. (QTS) and Applied LNG Technologies LLC (ALT) last week signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly look for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) market opportunities in the Rockies.

July 19, 2010

Questar Exploring LNG Opportunities in Rockies

Questar Corp. subsidiary Questar Transportation Services Co. (QTS) and Applied LNG Technologies LLC (ALT) late Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly explore new market opportunities for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Rockies.

July 16, 2010

People

George P. Mitchell, founder of Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. and one of the pioneers of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracing) and drilling technologies in natural gas shale, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gas Technology Institute. A petroleum engineer with geology training from Texas A&M University, Mitchell was one of the first to believe natural gas could be extracted from shale. Not wanting his oil wells to go to waste in the event of flow shortages, Mitchell employees drilled into the little-explored Barnett Shale in North Texas beginning in the 1990s and tested hydrofracing techniques on more than 30 wells, with some wells’ production barely even covering the cost of operation. Devon Energy Corp. acquired the company in 2002 and subsequently revolutionized the unconventional shale gas play (see Daily GPI, Jan. 25, 2002; Aug. 15, 2001). “I’m truly honored to be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gas Technology Institute,” said Mitchell. “I believe that the United States should examine all forms of natural gas in order to ease our dependence on coal and foreign oil. It is my hope that my efforts will aid the search for new and unconventional energy sources that can be used by my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

June 18, 2010

Alternative Energy Can’t Replace Fossil Fuels, Report Contends

There is no green bullet that will allow various alternative energy and efficiency technologies to replace fossil fuels, which are in shorter supply than most people will acknowledge, according to a report from a six-year-old California think tank, the Post Carbon Institute, and a more mature International Forum on Globalization (IFG), founded in the early 1990s in San Francisco. As a result, the world generally has far less time than is currently thought for an energy “transition” period, an official with the institute told NGI Friday.

November 16, 2009