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New York’s Southern Marcellus Acreage Enticing But…

New York appears more likely to lift the de facto natural gas drilling moratorium in parts of the state’s Marcellus Shale, but for a variety of reasons — not the least of which is hesitation by operators to commit capital — determining how much of an impact the prospective acreage may have on U.S. gas markets leads to more questions than answers, according to research by Goldman Sachs & Co.

July 15, 2011

California OKs $16M to Promote Clean Transportation Fuels

The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced Tuesday approval of $16 million to fund a variety of projects demonstrating the state’s continuing commitment to cleaner transportation fuel choices and added jobs in that emerging sector. State funds will leverage $96 million in private-sector matching money.

May 27, 2011

Philadelphia Bans Marcellus Gas Supplies Pending EPA Study

Philadelphia officials on Tuesday directed the city-owned natural gas utility not to buy Marcellus Shale gas until more is known about the safety of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking).

January 20, 2011

Innovations Assist Producers in Recycling Hydraulic Frac Water

U.S. natural gas producers are touting a variety of innovative systems they use to recycle the huge amounts of water needed to hydraulically fracture their unconventional wells in the face of mounting pressure from environmental groups and the threat of more regulation.

December 1, 2008

As Gas Output Rises, BLM Workload in Wyoming Grows

The workload for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wyoming offices is growing by the day — as are its coffers — with natural gas producers requesting environmental assessments on a variety of proposed drilling projects.

August 14, 2008

Northwest Gas Meeting Echoes Region’s Need for New Supplies

The Pacific Northwest needs a new infusion of natural gas supplies longer term, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, according to a variety of industry speakers at the Fifth Annual Northwest Energy Conference held last Wednesday in Portland and sponsored by the Northwest Gas Association (NWGA).

June 9, 2008

Northwest Gas Execs: Region Needs New Supplies

The Pacific Northwest needs a new infusion of natural gas supplies longer term, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, according to a variety of industry speakers at the Fifth Annual Northwest Energy Conference held last Wednesday in Portland, OR, and sponsored by the Northwest Gas Association (NWGA).

June 9, 2008

After High Court Setback, BP Eyes Other ‘Options’ for LNG Terminal

In light of an unfavorable decision from the Supreme Court Monday, a spokesman for BP Crown Landing LLC said the company is exploring a “variety of options” to site its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal along the Delaware River.

April 2, 2008

TXU Puts up ‘For Sale’ Sign on Gas-Fired Plants

TXU Corp. is “engaged with a variety of potential buyers” to sell most of its natural gas-fired power plants in Texas, the company’s CEO said Friday. TXU has a total of about 10 GW of gas-fired generation in the state, but the plants have become too expensive to run, CEO C. John Wilder told shareholders in the utility’s annual meeting.

May 22, 2006

Soaring Petroleum Futures, Texas Heat Continue to Drive Gas Cash Prices Higher

Scorching southern heat, northwestern cold and mild temperatures in the Midwest and Northeast provided a wide variety of weather fundamentals for the cash market Tuesday, but prices climbed up another 20-50 cents largely in response to continued futures market gains, in particular a new all-time high for near-month crude oil futures.

April 19, 2006