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Shale Gas, Liquids Growth Reality Impacting Global Balances

The “reality and potential” of expanding natural gas and liquids from shale continues to have a dramatic impact on the regional and global balances for both economies, PIRA Energy Group said Monday in a new report.

February 26, 2013

Regulators Rewrite the Rules After Alberta Fracking Mishap

An 11-month investigation into an Alberta drilling mishap has confirmed that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) poses a unique fluid spill risk and prompted regulatory steps to control the danger.

December 17, 2012

Alberta Fracking Mishap Leads to Rules Rewrite

An 11-month investigation into an Alberta drilling mishap has confirmed that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) poses a unique fluid spill risk and prompted regulatory steps to control the danger.

December 17, 2012
Unconventional Gas to Dominate North American Supply by 2040, ExxonMobil Says

Unconventional Gas to Dominate North American Supply by 2040, ExxonMobil Says

By 2025 natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the second most used fuel worldwide and North America will have transitioned to become a net energy exporter, while by 2040 global energy demand will have increased by almost 35% from 2010 levels, according to ExxonMobil Corp.’s Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040, which wasreleased Tuesday.

December 12, 2012

Dow Exec Sees Significant Gas Demand Increase Over Next Two Years

A Dow Chemical Co. executive said he believes the chemical industry will need several additional Bcf/d of natural gas in as little as two-years’ time, when a long list of petrochemical plant projects begin to come online. It’s a demand that should be easy to meet, he said, as long as the United States hasn’t given away its competitive advantage in the marketplace — a gift from shale gas — through the undisciplined export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

October 29, 2012

Permian Basin Species Being Considered for Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to protect six species of aquatic invertebrates native to West Texas as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Such an ESA listing could have implications for the West Texas oil patch, analysts warned.

September 4, 2012

Attorneys: Titles, Spacing, Pooling Are All Potential Issues in Ohio

Ohio’s laws addressing old leases and conservation issues could pose some unique challenges to proponents of energy development in the state’s portions of the Marcellus and Utica shales, two attorneys with the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP said during a presentation Wednesday.

May 29, 2012

Ohio Operators Facing Unique Drilling Challenges

Ohio’s laws addressing old leases and conservation issues could pose some unique challenges to proponents of energy development in the state’s portions of the Marcellus and Utica shales, two attorneys with the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP said last week.

May 28, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Impact Fee Bill: ‘Not Perfect, But…’

As Pennsylvania prepares to put in place a unique mega-law ( H.B. 1950) to regulate and tax its blockbuster baby, the Marcellus Shale, nobody thinks it’s perfect, but most are prepared to live with it and work to improve it (see related story).

February 13, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Impact Fee Bill: ‘Not Perfect, But…’

As Pennsylvania prepares to put in place a unique mega-law (HB 1950) to regulate and tax its blockbuster baby, the Marcellus Shale, nobody thinks it’s perfect, but most are prepared to live with it and work to improve it.

February 13, 2012
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