Mexico has used hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for considerably more than half a century, and the technique is currently applied to about one in five conventional oil and gas wells, Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said during a hearing last Thursday before the Chamber of Deputies, the nation’s lower legislative chamber.
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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).
China is considering extending subsidies for unconventional natural gas development through 2025, as the government looks for ways to support the nascent industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.