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Texans Willing to Pay, Pennsylvanians Less Sure on Shale Gas Risks

Decades of oil and gas drilling, and the jobs and benefits it provides, are engrained in Texas culture, and it’s a way of life that Pennsylvanians now are attempting to assimilate, but residents of both states continue to reconcile the advent of shale gas drilling, according to a survey of 1,600 adults.

July 1, 2013

Proposed Alaska Fracking Rules Too Strict, Industry Says

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) is weighing stricter regulations for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that, among other things, would require expanded notification of landowners before fracking begins and disclosure of chemicals used in frack fluids.

April 9, 2013

No Timetable on New Chesapeake CEO, Says Interim Chief

Chesapeake Energy Corp. continues to look for a new CEO but it has no timetable on when one might be in place, acting chief Steven C. Dixon said last week. Dixon, who served as a lieutenant to former CEO Aubrey McClendon for 22 years and has been COO, will run the company as the search for a permanent chief continues.

April 8, 2013

Ohio Lawmaker Touts U.S. Gas to Germany’s Merkel

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday and, among other things, talked up potential exports of liquefied U.S. gas to Germany.

March 28, 2013
Statoil’s Marcellus Gas Headed to Canada

Statoil’s Marcellus Gas Headed to Canada

Statoil ASA on Thursday plans to begin delivering its U.S. natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale to Canada to secure better prices.

November 1, 2012
Haynesville, Barnett Natural Gas Output Exceeds Analyst Estimates

Haynesville, Barnett Natural Gas Output Exceeds Analyst Estimates

U.S. natural gas prices may well go higher over the next 18 months to two years, but a few things could stand in their way, including stronger-than-forecast dry gas output from unconventional plays, including the Haynesville and Barnett shales, Credit Suisse analysts said Wednesday.

October 26, 2012

Anti-Shale Bias Said to Be Still Dogging New York Times

The New York Times (NYT), admonished last year for, among other things, describing the shale gas industry as a “Ponzi” scheme whose future would match that of Enron Corp., continues to focus exclusively on the negative risks of gas drilling and its “institutionalized bias concerns appear to be spreading,” according to a Forbes magazine contributor.

October 8, 2012

New York Times Admonished — Again — for Anti-Shale Gas Bias

The New York Times (NYT), chastised last year for, among other things, describing the shale gas industry as a “Ponzi” scheme whose future would match that of Enron Corp., continues to focus exclusively on the negative risks of gas drilling and has hyped the research of questionable sources, according to a Forbes magazine contributor.

October 8, 2012

New York Times Admonished — Again — for Anti-Shale Gas Slant

The New York Times (NYT), chastised last year for, among other things, describing the shale gas industry as a “Ponzi” scheme whose future would match that of Enron Corp., continues to focus exclusively on the negative risks of gas drilling and has hyped the research of questionable sources, according to a Forbes magazine contributor.

October 8, 2012

BP Eyes Bigger Utica Leasehold

Dry natural gas drilling is coming to a standstill, but BP plc is “looking to see if it might expand” in the liquids-rich Utica Shale after securing a leasehold earlier this year, CEO Bob Dudley said Tuesday.

August 1, 2012
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