North America

Policy & Regulation

US gas producers divided on regulation and campaign support

United States gas producers have divided interests when it comes to federal regulation, and to the campaign platforms of the major Presidential candidates.

19 March 2012
Companies & Finance

US player raising term loan deal

Houston-based explorer ATP Oil and Gas Corp. has increased its term loan arrangement from $140 million to $155 million, the company said this week.

16 March 2012
Global Markets

Execs predict hurdles to LNG price convergence

Executives at CERA Week in Houston anticipate that large price differentials will remain between regional gas markets in North America, Asia, and Europe in the medium term.

15 March 2012
Companies & Finance

Enbridge earns $629 mln in 2011

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge earned $629 million in 2011 after a $200 million loss in 2010. Adjusted operating income for its liquids and gas segments rose by 6% to $632 million and by 46% to $218 million respectively from the year before.

14 March 2012
Companies & Finance

Chesapeake to invest $900 mln over five years

United States independent Chesapeake has agreed to invest $900 million over five years with partners M3 Midstream (33%) and EV Energy Partners (8%) to build a midstream services complex in Ohio to process gas and NGLs from the Utica shale.

14 March 2012
Global Markets

US gas prices hurt upstream, boost downstream

Low United States gas prices have dampened drilling activity at Chevron’s US onshore gas assets, but are increasing profits for the company’s petrochemical segment.

14 March 2012
Global Markets

If a picture is worth a thousand words...

If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good infographic must be worth about a million.

14 March 2012
Companies & Finance

Anadarko in the US

Anadarko plans to spend between $6.6 and $6.9 billion this year, with 55% allocated to the United States onshore, 25% to international operations, and 10% each to the US Gulf of Mexico and midstream and other expenditures.

13 March 2012
Companies & Finance

Linn Energy

United States independent Linn Energy announced plans to pay $175 million for east Texas properties producing 679,600 cubic metres per day of natural gas equivalent, of which 97% is gas, from an unnamed party on 9 March.

13 March 2012
LNG

Political opposition could stymie US LNG exports

US and Canadian LNG exports will benefit from ample cheap supply and be roughly equivalent in cost, but political opposition in the US could stymie efforts to develop liquefaction projects.

12 March 2012
Exploration & Production

The art of fracking

Fracking lobbyists are fighting the battle for hearts and minds in the cinema auditorium rather than at the well-head.

9 March 2012
LNG

North American LNG exports face challenges

ExxonMobil has not yet settled on whether it will export North American gas as LNG, or from where. But the company anticipates that liquefaction capacity will be added in several locations.

9 March 2012
Supply & Demand

What ever happened to…?

The cheery monthly emails that accompanied US LNG data are no more.

8 March 2012
LNG

Shell: ‘Limited’ US LNG exports

Extensive gas reserves in the US may be better suited to supply domestic industry, with only a limited volume earmarked for LNG exports, the Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday.

8 March 2012
LNG

Statoil and Eni execs study North American LNG dynamics

Oil company executives suggest that the US may face obstacles to developing its LNG export capacity, but expect regional gas price differences and the oil-gas price gap to narrow.

8 March 2012
Global Markets

US oil and gas responsible for 9% of job creation

The booming United States oil and gas sector was responsible for generating around 9% of all new jobs last year, with three indirect jobs for every one directly involved in the industry, said a study released by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.

7 March 2012
Companies & Finance

Chrysler to release CNG truck

Automaker Chrysler will release a factory-built pickup truck that is mainly powered by gas later this year.

7 March 2012
Supply & Demand

US monthly spot prices at decade-low

Gas spot prices in the United States are now at their lowest average monthly price for a decade, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday. Prices are expected to recover later this year and next, but the forecast rally has also been revised downwards by the EIA.

7 March 2012
Exploration & Production

Houston, shale gas has a PR problem

Oil company executives at the CERA Week conference called on the industry to secure public acceptance for shale oil and gas development.

7 March 2012
Companies & Finance

KKR-Chesapeake partnership

Private equity company KKR will form a partnership with Chesapeake Energy partnership to invest in mineral and royalty interests in oil and gas assets in the United States, and will initially inject $250 million, the companies announced on Tuesday.

6 March 2012

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