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
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
LNG

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
LNG

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
Companies & Finance

Chesapeake woos firms for Utica project

US gas explorer Chesapeake is in talks with both international oil companies and private equity firms to develop the Utica shale project in Ohio.

2 September 2011
LNG

Canada’s coal regulation may boost gas prospects

Canada’s parliament is considering stricter regulation for coal-fired power generation, which may boost gas projects in the country.

30 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Encana puts Barnett shale reserve up for sale

Canada’s Encana Oil & Gas has put its Texan Barnett shale gas field on the market as part of its plan to sell off a total of between $1 billion and $2 billion in assets this year, it announced on Friday.

26 August 2011
Exploration & Production

New Jersey puts one-year ban on fracking

New Jersey has imposed a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, in the north-eastern US state, at a time when the federal government is reviewing the environmental impact of the controversial drilling method and when estimates of the country’s shale gas reserves are coming into question.

26 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Sharp rise in Marcellus shale play resources

The United States government increased its yield estimates for the Marcellus shale play to 84 trillion cubic feet (2.38 trillion cubic metres) of recoverable gas equivalent based on results from a study, Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Devonian Marcellus Shale of the Appalachian Basin Province, released this week by the US G

24 August 2011
Companies & Finance

BHP Billiton seals its $12 billion takeover of Petrohawk Energy

BHP Billiton has wrapped up its $12 billion acquisition of United States shale gas developer Petrohawk Energy, in a deal that will double the Australian miner’s shale resources, BHP announced on Sunday.

22 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Noble, CONSOL to co-operate on Marcellus Shale development

Noble Energy has entered a joint venture partnership with CONSOL energy for the development of CONSOL’s Marcellus Shale properties in south-west Pennsylvania and north-west West Virginia, Noble energy said on Thursday.

19 August 2011
Companies & Finance

Southern Union reconsiders William $5.5 billion bid for gas pipeline network

US integrated gas company Williams has been in competition with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) since June to acquire Southern Union, an Oklahoma-based gas transporter, with ETE seen as the front-runner.

17 August 2011
Exploration & Production

DoE shale report – a flawed study, or a balanced debate?

An advisory panel to the Department of Energy has called for the shale gas industry to increase “transparency and focus on best practices,” in the ninety-day report it released on Thursday. ‘The SEAB Shale Gas Production Subcommittee Ninety-Day Report’ suggested better data collection and disclosure could be an effective way to limit some o

12 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Companies look to satellite images to track operations

Oil and gas companies are using satellite imagery to seek out new exploration plays and to monitor their diverse portfolio of assets for signs of sabotage or environmental impacts.

10 August 2011
Exploration & Production

EOG sees small decline in gas production

US oil and gas company EOG’s natural gas production in North America decreased by 1.6% to 1.1 billion cubic feet per day (31.2 million cubic metres per day) in the second quarter of 2011 compared with the same period last year, the company said late on Thursday.

8 August 2011

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