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Rockies Express Aims to Be Shale ‘Expressway’

Rockies Express Aims to Be Shale ‘Expressway’

What once was Rockies producers’ hotshot ride to higher netbacks is to be remade as the “expressway to the markets” from the Marcellus and Utica shales. The Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX) is embarking on a “great reversal” with the aim of sparing Appalachia producers the pricing pain felt so deeply out west half a decade ago.

May 16, 2013

‘Human Experience Factor’ Playing Big Role in Drilling Efficiencies

U.S. onshore horizontal drilling has improved steadily across every category, in part because of improvements in technology, but the “human experience factor” appears to be playing a substantial role as well in moving well times and depth curves to the left, according to an analysis by Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH).

January 23, 2013

Unconventional Gas, Oil Upending Geopolitical Paradigm, Says Expert

Converting shale and tight sands formations into affordable natural gas and oil reserves have become the true “game changer” for the United States “because it changes the most important game in the world, the game of war,” according to global intelligence expert George Friedman.

August 20, 2012

New Federal Rules Said ‘Constricting’ Offshore Industry

If Gulf of Mexico (GOM) production is to reach its true potential, federal regulators must provide a “predictable review and approval process,” according to a report issued by Southern Methodist University’s Cox Maguire Energy Institute.

June 4, 2012

New Federal Regulations Said ‘Constricting’ Offshore Industry

If Gulf of Mexico (GOM) production is to reach its true potential, federal regulators must provide a “predictable review and approval process,” according to a report issued by Southern Methodist University’s Cox Maguire Energy Institute.

May 31, 2012

Cabot: Methane Present in Water Wells Before Gas Drilling

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. and GSI Environmental Inc. are questioning a Duke University study that found a link between hydraulic fracturing and increased cases of gas migration in northeastern Pennsylvania.

January 18, 2012

As Ohio Shale Plays Heat Up, Landowner Groups Cash In

When Rex Energy Corp. announced in August that it acquired the rights to lease about 11,000 net acres in Carroll County, OH, for $40 million, the company said it was doing so to develop a prospect in the Utica Shale play and expand its acreage position there.

September 12, 2011

Quebec Places Restrictions on Hydraulic Fracturing

The government of Quebec announced Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing could continue in the province for exploration purposes only, after the release of a much anticipated report that urged further study of the practice.

March 10, 2011

Unconventional Plays Drew M&A’s Big Spenders Last Year

Shale gas plays have been a magnet for energy deals, and that was even more true last year, which saw a record dollar value for upstream energy mergers and acquisitions (M&A), driven largely by shale-related activity, according to consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

January 27, 2011

Price Forecasts Cut as Forward Curve Flattens

Sometimes what goes down keeps going down. That would appear to be true of natural gas prices.

December 6, 2010
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