President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address in 2018. Policy & Regulation

The ‘Trump Show’ delights US industry

US industry groups seem to have decided that imitation is the best form of flattery for Donald Trump.

By The Wildcat 1 February 2018
Companies & Finance

Nexen sells Canadian shale gas stake for $700 mln

Canada’s Nexen Petroleum on Tuesday agreed to sell a 40% stake in its shale gas assets in British Columbia, Canada to Japan’s Inpex and JGC Corporation for C$700 million ($680 million).

29 November 2011
Companies & Finance

KKR-led group acquires privately-owned Samson

In one of this year’s largest mergers and acquisitions deals a group of investors led by private equity company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co agreed this week to buy privately owned Samson Investment Company for $7.2 billion.

25 November 2011
Exploration & Production

North Dakota gas production doubles

North Dakota’s gas production has more than doubled since 2005, with the rising volume of associated gas due to the increase oil production, which averaged 13.74 MMcm/d in September 2011, compared to the 2005 average of about 4.53 MMcm/d.

25 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mexico’s President outlines natural gas pipeline plans

Mexican President Felipe Calderón detailed his government’s initiative Strategy for Structural Change in the Natural Gas Market in Mexico this week, to improve the country’s natural gas pipeline infrastructure, which includes the construction of 4,500 km of new pipelines in the next five years, reported Pipelines International.

25 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Kodiak closes $650 million private offering

United States developer Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp has closed a private offering of $650 million in senior notes due 2019 in a private placement.

25 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Security versus environment: the US case for shale

While national security has been “one of the drivers” in the rapid development of shale gas in the United States, it might not be as important an issue in Europe, Peter Kiernan lead energy analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, said at a Grayling Breakfast briefing on Thursday in London.

24 November 2011
LNG

Cheniere Energy secures second LNG supply contract

Cheniere Energy has secured a second LNG supply deal with Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa, moving the company closer to financing its Sabine Pass liquefaction plant to support its plan to export LNG by 2015 or 2016.

22 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

US states promote use of natural gas vehicles

With natural gas in abundant supply due to access to United States unconventional gas resources, like shale gas; the push to encourage Americans to buy vehicles powered by natural gas (NGVs) is on the increase.

21 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mild weather sees US gas inventories reach record high

United States natural gas inventories reached record highs for the third consecutive year with total inventories for the week ending 11 November 6.2% above the five-year average, at 3.85 trillion cubic feet (109 billion cubic metres).

18 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Alinda closes $275 mln debt package for HFOTCO acquisition

Alinda Capital Partners has closed a $275 million debt package to finance its acquisition of the Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company (HFOTCO) in Texas.

18 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

Natural gas top priority for US Bureau of Energy Resources

Carlos Pascual, the US State Department’s special envoy and co-ordinator for international energy affairs, supports the importance of the role of natural gas in the global energy market.

17 November 2011
Supply & Demand

No floor on December US gas prices - Barclays

There is no short-term floor on the December United States gas price because of high levels of gas in storage and warmer-than-usual autumn weather, Barclays Capital analysts said in a research note on Thursday.

17 November 2011
LNG

Kitimat LNG competitive with new supplies from Australia – Apache LNG

The proposed Kitimat LNG plant on Canada’s west coast is competitive with LNG projects in Australia and Canada, Kenny Paterson, vice-president for LNG marketing and shipping at Apache LNG, a shareholder in the project, told Interfax on Thursday.

17 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

United States envoy suggests pipeline project alternatives to Nabucco

Although the United States supports the 3,900 km EU-backed Nabucco pipeline project, the US Secretary of State’s envoy for Eurasian energy matters, Richard Morningstar told a Baku news conference there are concerns over the economics of the €10 billion ($13.4 billion) project, and a cheaper alternative to Nabucco may be a better choice to deliv

16 November 2011
LNG

Cheniere inches closer to LNG exports from US Gulf Coast

US terminal and pipeline operator Cheniere Energy is quickly advancing plans to export LNG from the US Gulf Coast, but the firm's heavy debt burden and the long-term outlook for United States LNG exports may pose risks to the project’s viability.

15 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Gulf lease sale to raise bid rates, but retain gas royalty relief

The last Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease sale under the 2007-2012 OCS leasing more than doubles minimum bid rates for deep-water blocks, but maintains royalty relief for deep gas wells.

14 November 2011
LNG

Industry expects limited impact from LNG exports

The prospect of US LNG exports is causing concern among politicians in Washington, but is this justified?

11 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Ruby Pipeline sponsors refinance with a $1.075 bln bond issue

The sponsors behind the Ruby Pipeline, El Paso and Global Infrastructure Partners, are to refinance the project finance loans underpinning the scheme with a $1.075 billion bond issue.

11 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Peregrine Midstream closes on $145 mln debt package for Ryckman Creek

United States gas transmission and storage company Peregrine Midstream Partners has reached financial close on a debt package of $145 million to fund development of the Ryckman Creek storage project in the state of Wyoming.

11 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Foreign giant may pick up El Paso’s exploration assets

Speculation is swirling over the likely buyer of Texas-based El Paso’s exploration and production business, after the company sent out prospectuses to potential purchasers on Wednesday.

10 November 2011

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