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Pennsylvania Midstreamers to Improve Facilities in EPA Agreements

Two natural gas midstream operators in western Pennsylvania have agreed to improve their facilities after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said they failed to comply with Clean Air Act (CAA) rules to prevent accidental releases of flammable substances.

April 17, 2013
EIA: March Cold, Sluggish Production Bump Price Forecast Higher

EIA: March Cold, Sluggish Production Bump Price Forecast Higher

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) joined a growing list of analysts raising 2013 natural gas price forecasts, saying in a Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) released Tuesday that it expects spot prices, which averaged $2.75/MMBtu at the Henry Hub last year, to climb to an average of $3.52 this year and $3.60 in 2014.

April 11, 2013

Fracking Water Recycling Rules Amended in Texas

New rules to encourage the state’s oil and natural gas operators to conserve water used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) processes were adopted Tuesday by the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).

March 27, 2013
Poll Finds Strong Support for Fracking in North Carolina

Poll Finds Strong Support for Fracking in North Carolina

A Harris Interactive poll found that 60% of North Carolina voters support the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in their state, and 74% support the Tar Heel State moving forward with offshore oil and natural gas exploration and production.

March 27, 2013

NatGas Transportation Makes Strides

Royal Dutch Shell plc and others in related industries are continuing their push for using natural gas as a transportation fuel. Several states also are adding incentives.

March 25, 2013

Mexico Imported Most U.S. Gas Ever Last Year

Driven by abundance north of the border and growing need to the south, U.S. exports of natural gas to Mexico hit their highest level since export data collection began in 1973, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said. Meanwhile, cross-border pipeline export capacity from the United States is expected to grow significantly.

March 18, 2013

Mexico Imported Most U.S. Gas Ever Last Year

Driven by abundance north of the border and growing need to the south, U.S. exports of natural gas to Mexico hit their highest level since export data collection began in 1973, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said. Meanwhile, cross-border pipeline export capacity from the United States is expected to grow significantly.

March 14, 2013

NatGas Prices to Increase Slowly Through 2014, EIA Says

Natural gas spot prices, which averaged $2.75/MMBtu at the Henry Hub last year and $3.33 last month, are expected to climb to an average of $3.41 this year and $3.63 in 2014, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

March 13, 2013

Rosneft Offered Stake in Alaska Natural Gas Project

ExxonMobil Corp. and Russia’s state-owned OAO Rosneft last week agreed to expand a 2011 strategic cooperation agreement for exploration and development, and Rosneft was offered an option to a big stake in the Point Thomson, AK, natural gas and condensate project.

February 18, 2013

DNV Recommends Transparent Global Shale Practices

Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a Norwegian-based risk management foundation, has published recommended practices (RP) to guide operators that extract shale natural gas.

February 14, 2013