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Alaska Touts Plan to Probe ANWR

The state of Alaska last week took the next step toward going it alone to find out how much oil and gas lies beneath the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) after an offer to partner with the federal government on the effort was rebuffed by the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI).

July 15, 2013

Texas Targets Funds for Energy Patch Road Repair

Texas lawmakers have sent a bill to Gov. Rick Perry that would provide $225 million in general revenue funds to help repair and maintain county roads damaged by oil and gas production activity, mainly in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale regions.

May 30, 2013

Texas Regulator Name Change, Reforms Still Pending

With about a month to go in the regular legislative session, Texas lawmakers are again inching their way toward changing up the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), including its name, or maybe not.

April 29, 2013

Cana-Woodford to Be Newfield’s Biggest Producer

Newfield Exploration Co. is “right where we want to be toward execution of our 2013-2015 plan,” CEO Lee Boothby said last week during an earnings conference call in which management talked of a “surge” in Eagle Ford Shale production and the rising prominence of the Cana-Woodford Shale in the company’s liquids-focused portfolio.

April 29, 2013

Cana-Woodford Becoming Biggest Producer for Newfield

Newfield Exploration Co. is “right where we want to be toward execution of our 2013-2015 plan,” CEO Lee Boothby said Wednesday during an earnings conference call in which management talked of a “surge” in Eagle Ford Shale production and the rising prominence of the Cana-Woodford Shale in the company’s liquids-focused portfolio.

April 25, 2013

Low U.S. NatGas Prices Attract Australian Ammonia Investment

Low natural gas prices and a “responsive regulatory environment” have prompted Australia’s Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) to devote $850 million toward the construction of a world scale ammonia manufacturing plant on a brownfield site in Waggaman, LA, the company said Wednesday.

April 18, 2013
PDC Spotlighting Colorado’s Codell Formation

PDC Spotlighting Colorado’s Codell Formation

PDC Energy wells in the Codell formation of Colorado’s Wattenberg Field are outperforming those in the Niobrara, and the independent plans to drill as many Codell horizontal wells as Niobrara horizontals this year, company officials said during an analyst day conference in New York Thursday.

April 8, 2013
Mexican Political Reforms Could Unlock Southern Eagle Ford Shale

Mexican Political Reforms Could Unlock Southern Eagle Ford Shale

There could be increased bilateral cooperation between the United States and Mexico in several energy sectors, including development of the Eagle Ford Shale south of the border, depending on developments in Mexico’s latest reform government, according to an expert on Mexican policy.

March 15, 2013
Patterson-UTI’s Surprisingly Strong Results Upend Forecasts

Patterson-UTI’s Surprisingly Strong Results Upend Forecasts

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. did something in the final three months of 2012 that no other onshore oilfield services provider has announced yet: hydraulic fracturing (fracking) services climbed and sales surpassed expectations — surprising even company executives.

February 11, 2013

Ohio Gas Utilities Exiting Merchant Function

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) moved the state further toward retail deregulation last week, approving settlements with Dominion East Ohio Gas and Columbia Gas of Ohio that would allow the local distribution companies (LDC) to gradually move out of the merchant function starting with nonresidential customers.

January 14, 2013
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