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TransCanada Officially Makes NW Pipeline Two-Way

Although at times it has operated bidirectionally, TransCanada has made its Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) pipeline from western Canada to California a two-way line with the establishment of an agreement with El Paso’s Ruby Pipeline, which interconnects with GTN in southeast Oregon, a Houston-based spokesperson confirmed Friday.

April 16, 2012

Pro-Fracking Documentary Film Exceeds Funding Goal

A Los Angeles-based husband-wife independent filmmaking team said Tuesday they have exceeded their fundraising goal and will continue with production of a pro-hydraulic fracturing (fracking) documentary film, FrackNation, to combat an upcoming sequel to the Oscar-nominated anti-fracking film Gasland by activist Josh Fox. The couple, however, will continue to fundraise for their project, they said.

April 5, 2012

Canada’s West Coast Primed for LNG Exports

Producing natural gas in North America today isn’t a particularly lucrative venture, but for proponents of exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), particularly from Western Canada, the times couldn’t be better.

February 13, 2012

Canada’s West Coast Primed for LNG Exports

Producing natural gas in North America today isn’t a particularly lucrative venture, but for proponents of exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), particularly from Western Canada, the times couldn’t be better.

February 10, 2012

Documentary Film In the Works to Rebuke Gasland

Irish ex patriot journalist/filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer call their project “the film that will tell the truth about fracking,” on their website, which includes the slogan, “There are two sides to every story, and then there is the truth.”

February 10, 2012

North America ‘Import Dependence’ Nearly Over by 2030, Says BP

Supported by abundant unconventional natural gas and oil reserves, the United States and Canada will become “almost totally energy self-sufficient” by 2030, according to a new forecast by BP plc.

January 19, 2012

Severance Tax Discussions Begin in Maryland

A Maryland panel is recommending that the state impose both a fee and a tax on shale gas development, as well as shift more costs to industry, but it did not propose specific details for any changes.

January 12, 2012

Wyoming: Energy Patch Needs to Be Safer

With an overall workplace death rate in his state more than 3.5 times the 2010 national average and a ranking as the worst state for such deaths in five of the past 10 years, Wyoming’s governor is taking to heart a report indicating that almost all of those deaths in the oil and gas sector occurred because safety rules were ignored.

January 9, 2012

Wyoming: Energy Patch Needs to Be Safer

With an overall workplace death rate more than 3.5 times the 2010 national average and a ranking as the worst state for these deaths in five of the past 10 years, Wyoming’s governor has joined oil and gas industry representatives in taking to heart a state report that indicates that almost all of the deaths that have occurred in the oil and gas sector were because safety rules were ignored.

January 6, 2012

Eagle Ford Producers in Infrastructure ‘Bind’

Producers in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas are having to take the bad with the good. The good: abundant oil and liquids-rich gas production in an era of very low dry gas prices. The bad: a dearth of infrastructure to handle the play’s robust output.

December 1, 2011