South Point Energy Center in Arizona. The US is already on its way to lower emissions. (Calpine) LNG

Will Paris damage Brand USA?

Will the United States’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement make LNG importers wary of ‘Made in America’? Experts are divided.

By The Wildcat 8 June 2017
Exploration & Production

US congress says Obama must take ‘leadership role’ on gas

Eight US congress members have in a letter to President Barack Obama urged him and his administration to take leadership role in the encouragement of continued development and utilisation of domestic gas resources, particularly shale gas.

27 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Williams aims to trump ETE Southern Union offer

United States gas group Williams sought to trump Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) group’s bid for the Southern Union Company on Thursday with a $4.9 billion counter offer.

24 June 2011
Exploration & Production

US EPA selects fracking test sites

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected seven sites at which to assess the impact of hydraulic fracturing on groundwater – a major point of contention among environmentalists.

24 June 2011
Exploration & Production

US E&P spending continues recovery from recession

International spending on exploration and production is set to increase by 14% to $533 billion this year, as activity continues to pick up after the recession, a new spending survey conducted by investment bank Dahlman Rose & Co said on Wednesday.

24 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Encana, PetroChina shale deal collapses

PetroChina Co. Ltd., the listed arm of China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), and Canada’s Encana, failed to reach agreement on a joint venture (JV) to develop shale gas assets in western Canada, Encana said in a statement late on Tuesday.

22 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Trinidad and Tobago's latest licensing results due

The results of Trinidad and Tobago’s latest licensing round are set to be announced next week, the country’s energy minister told Interfax on the sidelines of a conference in London today.

21 June 2011
Martin Houston, executive director, executive vice-president and managing director of Americas and Global LNG at BG Group. LNG

Interview: BG Group's Martin Houston (Part II)

Martin Houston, the executive director, executive vice-president and managing director of Americas and Global LNG at BG Group, discusses the company’s continued growth within the US domestic market and the possibility of exporting from the Lake Charles facility in Louisiana.

8 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Shell plans Marcellus shale petrochemical plant

Royal Dutch Shell is planning to build an ethylene cracker plant in the Appalachian region of the United States (US) to process ethane from the prolific Marcellus shale gas formation.

7 June 2011

Petronas buys stake in Canadian shale gas plays

Malaysia’s Petronas has, this week, bought half of three Canadian shale gas plays for C$1.07 billion ($1.09 billion) from Calgary-based Progress Energy Resources and will discuss development of LNG export facilities in British Columbia.

3 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Marathon Oil doubles its Eagle Ford shale holdings

Marathon Oil Corporation has agreed to buy $3.5 billion worth of Eagle Ford shale assets from Hilcorp Resources Holdings.

2 June 2011
Cheniere plans to build up to four LNG trains, each with a capacity of 4 mtpa. (Roy Luck/Flickr) LNG

Hurdles remain for Cheniere US LNG export project

Cheniere Energy has received approval from the US department of energy for its proposed LNG terminal at Sabine Pass – but a number of hurdles to the project still remain.

26 May 2011
Companies & Finance

El Paso Corporation to spin off E&P business

Houston-based El Paso Corporation announced, on 24 May, that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to divide the company into two publicly traded businesses by the end of 2011.

25 May 2011

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