unconventional

Natural Gas Production From Key U.S. Plays to Surpass 73 Bcf/d in October, Says EIA

Production from the seven most prolific U.S. onshore unconventional plays — the Anadarko, Appalachian and Permian basins, and the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Niobrara formations — in October will continue an upward swing that began 22 months ago, with natural gas output forecast to reach 73.01 Bcf/d and oil an estimated 7.59 million b/d, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

September 17, 2018
China May Extend Unconventional Natural Gas Subsidies

China May Extend Unconventional Natural Gas Subsidies

China is considering extending subsidies for unconventional natural gas development through 2025, as the government looks for ways to support the nascent industry.

September 7, 2018

Southwestern Energy Appeals Rule of Capture Case to Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Southwestern Energy Co. has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide if the rule of capture applies to oil and natural gas produced from hydraulically fractured (fracked) wells and whether operators can be held liable for subsurface trespass in what could be a landmark appeal if the justices agree to hear the case.

July 10, 2018
Pennsylvania Impact Fee Collections Increase for First Time in Years

Pennsylvania Impact Fee Collections Increase for First Time in Years

Higher natural gas prices and more new wells helped Pennsylvania collect nearly $210 million in impact fees last year, about $36 million more than in 2016, the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) said on Thursday.

June 22, 2018

Pennsylvania DEP Advances Proposal to Hike Unconventional Oil/Gas Permit Fees

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has formally proposed more than doubling unconventional oil and gas well permit fees to cover the increasing costs of regulating the industry.

May 29, 2018
China’s Unconventional Natural Gas Output to Double by 2020, Says Wood Mackenzie

China’s Unconventional Natural Gas Output to Double by 2020, Says Wood Mackenzie

China’s unconventional natural gas production has undergone significant progress in the past 10 years, increasing to nearly 600 wells and 9 bcm (317.8 Bcf) of production in 2017, and output is likely to double to 17 bcm (600 Bcf) in 2020, according to Wood Mackenzie.

April 18, 2018
Australia Eyeing Canadian Model for Unconventional Drilling Oversight

Australia Eyeing Canadian Model for Unconventional Drilling Oversight

A formula for overcoming fear of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) surfaced from a sister Commonwealth Nation on Tuesday, in time for an inquiry launched earlier in March in a Canadian hotbed of unconventional natural gas development, British Columbia (BC).

March 29, 2018
Fiscal Incentives Seen as Key to Unlocking Mexico’s Unconventional Oil, Natural Gas

Fiscal Incentives Seen as Key to Unlocking Mexico’s Unconventional Oil, Natural Gas

Mexico’s oil and natural gas fields are so near but yet so far from the United States, where the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling revolution have turned it into a global behemoth. Now Mexico stands poised as an unconventional threat as well.

February 23, 2018

DOE Banking on Six Projects to Advance Oil, NatGas Production Techniques

Six U.S. projects to test technologies for oil and natural gas development, including four in unconventional plays, have been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to receive $30 million total for cost-shared research and development.

January 4, 2018
Production Out of Unconventional Plays to End Year on High Note, EIA Says

Production Out of Unconventional Plays to End Year on High Note, EIA Says

Natural gas and oil production from the nation’s seven most prolific onshore unconventional plays will increase by an estimated 1.3% in December compared to November, marking the 12th consecutive month of upswing, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

November 13, 2017