Honeywell’s UOP Announces New Membrane to Improve Gas Processing

Honeywell subsidiary UOP LLC unveiled on Tuesday a membrane element for its natural gas processing systems that it claims increases processing capacity and enhances carbon dioxide and contaminant removal.

February 28, 2013

Anadarko Targets U.S. Onshore, Deepwater GOM

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has unveiled a $7.2-7.6 billion capital expenditure (capex) plan for this year, and it plans to direct most of those funds to U.S. onshore and Gulf of Mexico (GOM), the operator said last week. The forecast capex for 2013 is sharply higher from a projection set last March of of $6.6-6.9 billion.

February 25, 2013

Anadarko Targeting U.S. Onshore, Deepwater GOM

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a capital expenditure (capex) plan for this year of $7.2-7.6 billion, with most of the funds directed to the U.S. onshore and Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The forecast capex for 2013 is sharply higher from a projection set last March of of $6.6-6.9 billion.

February 21, 2013

New Brunswick Unveils New Oil and Gas Rules

Officials in the Canadian province of New Brunswick unveiled new rules for oil and natural gas development in the prospective Frederick Brook Shale on Friday, including a requirement that operators disclose all of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

February 20, 2013

Ohio Governor Proposes Two-Tier Severance Tax Structure

Ohio Gov. John Kasich unveiled his proposed biennial executive budget on Monday, which includes a two-tier severance tax structure that would, for the first time, differentiate between horizontal and vertical wells drilled into the emerging Utica Shale.

February 6, 2013

California Regulators Unveil Draft Fracking Rules

Preliminary draft rules for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) were unveiled Tuesday by California’s state oil and natural gas drilling regulators who indicated the development process will take at least all of next year.

December 21, 2012

Westport Touts LNG Truck Tank Advances

A technologically advanced fuel tank for liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks was unveiled Monday by British Columbia-based Westport Innovations Inc., which claims its latest advances allow fueling for even the largest LNG vehicles on a single tank with expanded range.

November 29, 2012

CNG In A Box Unveiled by Chesapeake, GE

CNG In A Box, a project launched earlier this year to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling options for large- and small-scale retailers, was unveiled Monday by GE and a Chesapeake Energy Corp. affiliate, Peake Fuel Solutions.

October 9, 2012

Industry Briefs

Oneok Partners LP is holding an open season through Nov. 20 for its Bakken Crude Express Pipeline, a proposed 1,300-mile pipeline with capacity to transport 200,000 b/d of light-sweet crude oil from multiple points in the Williston Basin’s Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana to the crude oil market hub in Cushing, OK (see Shale Daily, April 10). Construction is expected to begin in early 2014 and be completed by mid-2015. For information, visit the project website or contact Lisa Nishimuta at (918) 588-7730, lisa.nishimuta@oneok.com; or Tim King at (918) 732-1339, tim.king@oneok.com.

September 25, 2012

Romney Campaign Unveils Pro-Drilling Energy Plan

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday unveiled an energy plan that he said would open more federal lands to oil and gas drilling and would make North America energy independent by 2020 — the final year of his second term in office — if he is elected this November.

August 27, 2012