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Fracking Lifted U.S. Oil and Gas Proved Reserves in 2011

Fracking Lifted U.S. Oil and Gas Proved Reserves in 2011

U.S. oil and natural gas exploration and production companies added 31.2 Tcf of wet natural gas proved reserves and almost 3.8 billion bbl of crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves in 2011, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a report issued Thursday.

August 2, 2013

EQT Ramps Up First Utica Well, Achieves 1 Bcfe/d in Appalachian Output

Hours ahead of EQT Corp.’s second quarter conference call on Thursday, the company tied into sales its first Utica Shale well, the CEO said.

July 26, 2013

Cuadrilla Stepping Up UK Bowland Basin Activity

Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. plans to hydraulically fracture (frack) and test the shale at its exploration well at Grange Hill in the UK’s Bowland Basin and intends to drill, frack and test gas flows at up to six new temporary well sites in the Borough of Fylde, in Lancashire, England, the company said Friday.

July 8, 2013

Frack Sand Facility Readied in Northwestern Alberta

A state-of-the-art terminal in northwestern Alberta to provide sand for unconventional drilling operations is set to open this November, Edmonton-based Di-Corp said Wednesday.

July 8, 2013

PDC to Accelerate Wattenberg, Utica Development

PDC Energy Inc. completed the sale of its noncore Colorado natural gas assets Tuesday, with the sales proceeds earmarked to accelerate development of its liquid-rich horizontal drilling programs in the state’s Wattenberg Field and Ohio’s Utica Shale.

June 20, 2013

U.S. Shale Gas Lifting E&P Proven Reserves

Onshore drilling efficiencies in domestic shale gas plays continue to increase, per-unit costs continue to fall, and together, they given a big boost to operators’ proven reserves, by one calculation.

June 14, 2013

‘Tectonic Shift’ in U.S. Natural Gas Demand by 2020

When U.S. natural gas prices finally moved into $4.00/MMBtu territory earlier this year, there wasn’t any rush to ramp up onshore activity, but as each month passes, it’s becoming clear that a “large wave” of domestic demand is about to unfold, according to Barclays Capital.

June 10, 2013
Boulder, CO, City Council to Consider Drilling Moratorium

Boulder, CO, City Council to Consider Drilling Moratorium

Like other cities and its own county in Colorado, the Boulder City Council is set to consider two actions related to the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on open space within the city limits.

June 5, 2013

‘Tectonic Shift’ Predicted in U.S. Natural Gas Demand by 2020

When U.S. natural gas prices finally moved into $4.00/MMBtu territory earlier this year, there wasn’t any rush to ramp up onshore activity, but as each month passes, it’s becoming clear that a “large wave” of domestic demand is about to unfold, according to Barclays Capital.

June 4, 2013

West Virginia Needs ‘Significant’ Investment in NatGas Infrastructure

If West Virginia and the broader region encompassing the Marcellus and Utica shales take advantage of value-added opportunities associated with natural gas — in the manufacturing, transportation and electricity generation sectors — a greater share of the economic benefits of the shale boom will be retained by the region, according to a report issued by Vision Shared, a the Huntington, WV-based nonprofit organization. But significant investment is needed upfront to make that happen.

May 31, 2013
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