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Exploration & Production

Kinder Morgan hopes to join shale-LNG dots

US pipeline firm is in talks with Cheniere to transport gas to the proposed Sabine Pass liquefaction plant. But the Sabine Pass liquefaction plant doesn’t exist yet.

27 January 2012
LNG

Cheniere takes another step towards LNG exports

UK-based BG Group has agreed to add 2 million tons per annum (mtpa) to an existing 20-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with United States-based LNG terminal developer Cheniere Energy, bringing t

27 January 2012
Exploration & Production

‘Phenomenal’ prospects for ExxonMobil and Americas Petrogas

ExxonMobil and Americas Petrogas have “phenomenal” tight gas prospects in Argentina and expect “explosive” output growth in five years, said Guimar Vaca Coca, managing director of Americas Petrogas.

26 January 2012
Companies & Finance

Rock-bottom prices force ConocoPhillips shut-ins

ConocoPhillips shuts in gas due to low prices, and shifts capex to liquids. Oxy is also avoiding dry gas drilling, but can’t shut in wells, because it produces mostly associated gas.

26 January 2012
Exploration & Production

Obama calls for clean shale drilling

United States President Barack Obama called for continued development of US shale gas, but stressed a need for environmental standards in his State of the Union address on 24 January.

25 January 2012
Supply & Demand

Chesapeake production cuts prompt fleeting price rise

A price rise following news of US independent Chesapeake’s planned gas production curtailments will prove transitory without additional support from colder weather or cuts by other drillers, say ana

25 January 2012
LNG

Alaska’s LNG ‘deadline’ may go unheeded

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s attempts to speed up development of an export project for the state’s North Slope gas are likely to be futile.

24 January 2012
Supply & Demand

US to become net LNG exporter by 2016

LNG will make a modest contribution to rising United States gas exports between now and 2035

24 January 2012
Exploration & Production

Arctic oil and gas faces challenges – EIA

Development of oil and gas in the Arctic faces a range of challenges, with gas particularly disadvantaged due to its low market value relative to oil, according to the United States Energy Information Administration.

23 January 2012
Companies & Finance

Chesapeake cuts dry gas, rig counts and spending for 2012

United States independent Chesapeake has reduced planned dry gas output, rig counts, and spending for 2012 in response to low gas prices.

23 January 2012
Exploration & Production

Range Resources lifts proven reserves by 14% in 2011

United States independent Range Resources lifted proven reserves by 14% in 2011 over 2010, to 144.42 bcm, despite the sale of Barnett shale properties holding 25.6 bcm of gas equivalent in April 2011.

23 January 2012
Companies & Finance

Apache joins ranks of liquid-thirsty explorers

United States major Apache Corporation said on Monday it would buy smaller independent Cordillera Partners, which owns 254,000 acres in the prolific Granite Wash, Tonkawa, Cleveland and Marmaton plays

23 January 2012
Companies & Finance

Encana’s hopes for new Canadian joint venture

Canadian Encana hopes to announce a new joint venture on the Cutbank Ridge in Canada during this quarter, and may seek to attract partners to provide up-front funding for drilling in other plays, Vice-President of Investor Relations Ryder McRitchie said at a CIBC World Markets conference on Thursday.

20 January 2012
Global Markets

Depressed North American gas prices

North American gas prices, which this week hit its lowest level in more than a decade, won't continue to be depressed for much longer, as companies will have to stop drilling due to economic reasons, Anadarko Petroleum Chief Executive Jim Hackett said on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg.

19 January 2012
Exploration & Production

Discovery network expansion

United States pipeline giants Williams Partners and DCP Midstream Partners are planning a $600 million expansion of the Discovery network in the Gulf of Mexico

19 January 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kinder Morgan sees dramatic gas expansion in 2012

Pipeline, terminal, and storage operator Kinder Morgan’s natural gas segment showed strong growth in 2011 on the back of mid-stream capacity expansions in shale, and the firm anticipates a sharp inc

19 January 2012
Exploration & Production

Peer review will undercut EPA fracking findings – API

Peer review will reveal flaws in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s recent findings suggesting a link between groundwater contamination and hydraulic fracturing, according to trade association the American Petroleum Institute.

19 January 2012
Companies & Finance

Australian boost to US exploration

Australia’s BHP Billiton has boosted expected petroleum exploration spending to $1.4 billion for the year ending 30 June 2012, up almost 200% over $477 million spent in the previous year.

18 January 2012
Supply & Demand

Storage limits may force shut-ins

Near-capacity storage levels are threatening to choke off the growth in US gas output

18 January 2012
Supply & Demand

Range Resources produces record 17.7 MMcm/d of gas equivalent

United States independent Range Resources produced a record 17.7 MMcm/d of gas equivalent in the fourth quarter of 2011, up by 16% over both the previous quarter and year-on-year.

17 January 2012

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