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Ohio Court May Review Questionable Utica Lease Agreements

Ohio Court May Review Questionable Utica Lease Agreements

A class action lawsuit in Ohio pending in a Youngstown court could affect property owners attempting to rid themselves of original lease agreements with oil and natural gas operators.

July 18, 2013

Goldman Lifts U.S. Natural Gas Price, Rig Forecast

Goldman Sachs on Friday joined two other analyst houses in boosting U.S. natural gas price forecasts, recommending that investors position themselves for “higher prices over the course of 2013.” The gas rig count also is predicted to surpass the 500 mark by the end of the year.

April 8, 2013

Natural Gas Advantage Lost on Fugitive Emissions, Says Think Tank

The natural gas bonanza brought about by unconventional drilling may be displacing coal and diesel as a “cleaner” fuel, but methane leaks from the surge in drilling and processing destroy that advantage, according to the environmental think tank World Resources Institute (WRI).

April 8, 2013

Dealmaking Seen Stronger in 2013

U.S. oil and gas merger and acquisition (M&A) activity will be stronger this year as companies attempt to position themselves for higher prices and increased demand, according to a nationwide survey of CFOs at 100 exploration and production companies.

January 14, 2013

BDO: Expect M&A Dealmaking to Remain Strong in 2013

U.S. oil and gas merger and acquisition (M&A) activity will be stronger this year as companies attempt to position themselves for higher prices and increased demand, according to a nationwide survey of CFOs at 100 exploration and production companies.

January 10, 2013

Lawyer: Industry Should Follow Basin Issues, Especially at DRBC

Oil and natural gas companies looking to drill within regulated interstate river basins need to familiarize themselves with issues facing the local river basin commission and take those issues seriously before ultimately deciding whether to drill, an industry attorney said.

September 27, 2012

California Firms Feuding Over Proposed Compression Fuel Services

Traditional allies find themselves knocking heads at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) over a proposal by Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) utility to establish a special compression tariff and services for natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling stations. Seal Beach, CA-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is alleging that the SoCalGas plan is anti-competitive.

June 1, 2012

LNG Exports Opposed on Fracking Fears

The Sierra Club mounted another protest of exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), this time against a facility proposed for Freeport, TX. The opposition is not against exports themselves but against the expectation that they will cause drillers to expand the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) well stimulation.

April 17, 2012

Poland: Fracking Safe Despite ‘Fearful News’ from the U.S.

As their country dreams of becoming “the second Norway” of natural gas, scientists in Poland asked themselves whether hydraulic fracturing (fracking) stimulation of shale gas wells is safe for the environment. The answer: yes, if done according to “legal regulations.”

March 5, 2012

NGLs Give Midstream Strong Cash Flows, Says S&P

Analysts at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service (S&P) are asking themselves the same question that many in the energy industry are: “Will natural gas production ever come down?

December 12, 2011
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