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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
Exploration & Production

Oil and gas industry attacks narrow US leasing programme

Plans for expanding access to the US Outer Continental Shelf do not go far enough, oil and gas trade associations argue.

10 November 2011
LNG

Sabine Pass export approval sparks Washington debate

US Senator Ron Wyden lashed out at proposals to export LNG from the US at a hearing before the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee on Tuesday.

9 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Chesapeake shale deal reflects strategy risk

United States independent Chesapeake Energy’s premium shale assets continue to attract joint venture investors, but the terms of the deals may be shifting in favour of its partners.

9 November 2011
Supply & Demand

Bearish outlook forces Encana to refocus on liquids

Canada’s Encana has said that it is redirecting capital away from pure gas exploration to plays with higher liquids content.

8 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Plains Exploration & Production sells two gas assets for $785 million

Plains Exploration & Production (PXP) announced on Friday the sale of two gas assets - all of its working interests in its Texas Panhandle properties to Linn Energy for $600 million, and the sale of its South Texas conventional gas acreage to an unnamed buyer for $185 million.

7 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

New $1.5 billion pipeline extension opens in America’s highest-producing shale gas play

The $1.5 billion, 270 mile (434 km) Acadian Haynesville Extension pipeline started commercial operations on Monday, giving gas producers access to deliver 1.8 billion cubic feet (51 million cubic metres: MMcm) of gas per day from the Haynesville shale play, the United States’ highest-producing shale gas reserve.

2 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

US to introduce chemical fracking disclosure rules in 2012

The United States Department of the Interior is moving forward on creating new regulations for oil and gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) which will require disclosure of all chemical fluids used for drilling to protect ground water supply on 700 million acres (283 million hectares) of American public lands, Deputy Interior Secretary David Hayes s

1 November 2011
Companies & Finance

ExxonMobil profits up 41% on higher oil prices

ExxonMobil benefited as well as other international oil and gas majors from this year’s rise in crude oil prices and higher refinery margins, with the super major reporting third quarter earnings up by 41% on Thursday.

28 October 2011
Companies & Finance

ConocoPhillips Q3 profits fall 15%

ConocoPhillips’ third quarter earning fell by 15% to $2.62 billion with a net loss of $837 million compared to Q3 2010, the United States major reported on Wednesday.

27 October 2011
Companies & Finance

Hess Q3 profits fall on lower production levels

Hess Corporation, the United States oil and gas company based in New York, reported a drop in third quarter profits on Wednesday as firmer oil prices failed to support lower production levels.

27 October 2011
Supply & Demand

New England states need new capacity to meet future gas demand

ISO New England, the power grid operator for the six New England states - Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, forecast in its October 2011 Regional System Report that low natural gas prices are supporting the increasing use of natural gas for power generation and heating in New England.

25 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

Shell wins final approval for Beaufort Sea exploration

Royal Dutch Shell has won the US government’s final approval to begin its long-delayed plans for oil and gas exploration in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea in 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Friday afternoon.

24 October 2011
LNG

There’s room for Royal Dutch Shell at Kitimat, says Encana

Royal Dutch Shell has bought the Kitimat Marine Terminal on Canada's Pacific Coast as a possible site for an LNG export terminal, the company confirmed to Interfax on Thursday.

21 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

US EPA plans shale gas wastewater standards

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will develop standards for wastewater produced by natural gas extraction from underground coal-bed and shale formations in response controversy over contaminated water found near shale gas drilling sites.

21 October 2011
Companies & Finance

Kinder Morgan buys El Paso

Kinder Morgan agreed to buy Texas-based El Paso Corporation for $21.1 billion in cash and stock.

21 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

Chevron chief calls for a more supportive US energy policy

The United States government needs to recognise the value of fossil fuels and stop instituting policies that hinder the development of new projects, Chevron chief executive John Watson said in a speech on Wednesday at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.

20 October 2011

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