North American exploration and production (E&P) companies will, over the next few weeks, unveil their earnings and operations results for the second quarter, but analysts aren’t expecting any big upside surprises. Instead, they hope for details on Marcellus Shale pricing, emerging sweet spots in the Utica Shale and details about wells in several big onshore basins.
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The divide in energy markets continued to widen Monday as natural gas futures continued to plummet while crude futures remained firm, leaving some traders to tilt their heads even farther sideways in confusion. The August natural gas contract dropped to a low of $6.320 before inching higher to settle at $6.376, down 28.6 cents on the day.
FERC has sent Dominion Resources and its merged partner,Consolidated Natural Gas (CNG), back to the drawing board to expandthe scope of the pipeline marketing affiliate rule to apply to allenergy affiliates within their corporate family.
Nicor Gas earlier this week submitted a proposal to the IllinoisCommerce Commission (ICC) that, if approved, would provide customerchoice for the first time to single-family residential natural gascustomers in the northern part of the state.