NatGas Trading Increased For First Time in Four Years in 2015, Analyst Says

The amount of natural gas traded in the United States increased in 2015 for the first time in four years, with overall trading volumes up 4.1% compared to 2014, according to an analysis of FERC Form 552 submissions by Cornerstone Research.

July 14, 2016
Oklahoma Cuts Waste Injections; Quake Link Is Real, Commissioner Says

Oklahoma Cuts Waste Injections; Quake Link Is Real, Commissioner Says

Oklahoma regulators are cutting back the volume of drilling wastewater that operators may inject into disposal wells in two counties as a continued “progressive” response to induced seismicity that has been blamed on such wells.

August 4, 2015

Proposed Canada LNG Export Volumes at 137 Tcf

The total volume of Canadian reserves earmarked for liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales to Asia from the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC) has hit an astronomical 137 Tcf, according to the National Energy Board (NEB).

July 15, 2013

Cuomo to Decide on New York Fracking Before 2014 Election?

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will make the long-delayed decision on whether to lift a moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) before the next gubernatorial election in 2014.

May 29, 2013

Crestwood-Inergy Combo to Be Major Shale Patch Midstreamer

The Crestwood and Inergy companies are merging to create a $7 billion midstream business that will serve numerous big-name North American unconventional plays with existing assets and additional infrastructure to be developed or acquired, they said Monday.

May 7, 2013

Marcellus Helps Range Break Production Record Again

Range Resources Corp. achieved a record high production volume of 876 MMcfe/d during the first quarter of 2013, driven in large part by the continuing success of its drilling program in the Marcellus Shale, the company said Thursday.

April 12, 2013

Industry Briefs

Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP announced two projects in Freeport, TX, for its Gulf Coast pipeline and hydrogen/syngas businesses. The first project went on-line in March and has increased the supply of hydrogen purification and compression capacity to Air Liquide’s hydrogen pipeline system. The second project is expected to go online in 2014 and involves the construction of a new liquid oxygen storage and vaporization facility at the Freeport air separation unit complex to supply oxygen to the Gulf Coast pipeline network. This new installation represents an increase of nearly 25% over current storage and vaporization capacities on the networkd. Hydrogen gas is used by refiners to produce cleaner burning fuels, among other industrial uses. Government regulations calling for reductions in fuel emissions have increased demand for hydrogen. Growth in industrial gas demand is also anticipated as a result of the cost advantages resulting from low-priced natural gas, the company said.

April 11, 2013

Rendell Urges New York to Embrace Fracking

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell urged New Yorkers — and, by extension, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — to embrace high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in their state, adding that they have “the chance to play a major part in [the] revolution” of U.S. energy independence.

March 28, 2013

Leading Eagle Ford Counties Oil Production Up 66% from Year Ago

Overall oil production in Texas declined somewhat in January from December, according to preliminary January production figures from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). But the Eagle Ford Shale kept on pumping, with leading Eagle Ford counties charting substantial oil production increases from year-ago levels.

March 26, 2013

Cuomo Criticizes Industry, Doubts Frack Moratorium to Pass

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized groups that support high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in the Empire State for focusing on “hallway chatter” and said he doesn’t think two bills calling for a two-year moratorium on the practice will pass the legislature.

March 18, 2013
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