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Total-Engie deal shows value in US upstream assets

Total’s acquisition of Engie’s LNG assets shows it has confidence in the sector, analysts say.

By Annemarie Botzki 23 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Gas subsidised to tune of $90 billion in 2010

Among OECD countries, the United States, United Kingdom and Germany accounted for approximately $11.5 billion of natural gas subsidies in 2010, according to Interfax calculations.

4 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

EPA holds hearings across US on proposed fracking regulations

Public hearings over the proposed environmental regulation on oil and gas hydraulic fracturing drilling (fracking) are being held in several key cities by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week.

29 September 2011

Oregon Jordan Cove Energy Project changes LNG plans as it seeks export license

The Jordan Cove Energy Project (JCEP) has applied for an import licence with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) last week to import up to 1 billion cubic feet (28.3 million cubic metres: MMcm) per day of LNG.

29 September 2011

Alstom optimistic about the future of gas-fired electricity generation in the North America

In response to the increasing demand for gas-fired power generation, US power generation company Alstom, which holds 10% of the world gas turbine market, announced 13 September the launch of its upgraded combined cycle 450 MW GT24 turbine with a greater than 60% efficiency rate.

27 September 2011

West coast LNG has the edge, says Kitimat chief

A proposed LNG export terminal in Kitimat on the north-west coast of British Columbia, Canada, will not be directly competing with hubs in the Gulf of Mexico, but has a competitive advantage over the Gulf of Mexico due to its proximity to Asian markets.

26 September 2011
Exploration & Production

ExxonMobil takes leases for Utica Shale play

ExxonMobil has taken its first step in the shale oil and gas field, acquiring leases in Ohio’s Utica Shale, according to a news report on Friday.

23 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Apache acquires Exxon’s maturing North Sea assets

Apache North Sea, a subsidiary of the United States’ Apache Corporation, has agreed to purchase ExxonMobil’s North Sea assets for $1.75 billion, according to a statement released on Thursday.

22 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Alaska leases up for grabs this year

Immediate action has been taken on Washington’s promises to enact the regulatory changes needed to incentivise drilling, with about three million acres of onshore land in Alaska to be offered for oil and gas leasing in late 2011.

21 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Shell secures EPA permits for offshore Alaska drilling

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Shell final air permits for oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas, allowing the company to begin exploration drilling in 2012, the agency announced on Monday.

20 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

The US gas lobby has two key weapons

The US gas lobby is likely to tout the role of hydrocarbons in creating both wealth and energy independence as it campaigns for the expansion of domestic oil and gas exploration.

19 September 2011

Fossil Feud

Leigh Elston delves into the debate surrounding shale gas drilling.

19 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Texan company sees large CNG potential in Mexico

A pilot scheme to bring compressed natural gas (CNG) to a region outside Mexico’s pipeline network could be rolled out in four more states if it is successful, project developers have told Interfax.

16 September 2011
Supply & Demand

United States gas lobby ‘pushing on an open door’

A report released by the United States industry body National Petroleum Council (NPC) on Thursday said that North American oil and gas reserves are far greater than commonly thought.

16 September 2011

GE helps this week’s good gas relations

United States conglomerate General Electric (GE) has added its voice to the country’s public relations campaign for gas this week.

15 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Lobbying likely to go local in the United States

United States oil and gas company ConocoPhillips has launched a major public relations campaign for gas, calling for the fuel to play a greater role in the country’s energy needs.

15 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Sasol plans $10 billion US GTL plant

Sasol has announced plans to build a $10 billion GTL plant on the US Gulf Coast, the first such facility in the country. The macroeconomic environment at the moment certainly makes such a project viab

14 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

US Bureau of Land Management to issue environmental guidelines

The United States Interior Department is discarding previous administrative rules for issuing environmental-review waivers for oil and gas drilling permits on public land; and will propose new regulations that will allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to waive the environmental review process and use “categorical exclusions” if drilling d

12 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Encana moves toward $1-2 billion divesture goal with sale of Piceance assets

Canada’s largest gas producer, Encana has agreed to sell a percentage of its Colorado midstream Piceance gas asset for $590 million to an undisclosed midstream company - a further move towards reaching the company’s 2011 $1-2 billion divesture goal to help finance future gas production.

8 September 2011

Dominion Maryland Cove Point terminal seeks to export LNG

Dominion Resources, operator of the Maryland Cove LNG import terminal, is following other US regasification terminal owners by seeking permission from the Department of Energy (DOE) to export US natural gas as LNG.

6 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Low prices deter US drilling, but no production threat

Relatively low gas prices are deterring conventional drilling in the United States, although an analyst told Interfax that long-term production figures are unlikely to be dented.

5 September 2011

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