Category: Natural gas

Exxon-backed system to curb gas leaks at plants

Exxon Mobil Corp. said this week that a new leak detection system it has tested at facility in Qatar will be available for sale to other companies.  More »

Oil closes week still above $100 a barrel

Some economic indicators raised concerns about the strength of oil demand in the U.S.  More »

Gas line blast injures two, destroys homes

The 30-inch pipeline, which was about 20 feet underground, is owned by Columbia Gulf Transmission. It brought fresh fears to some residents who are opposing a nearby pipeline project by Williams Co.  More »

Methane Hydrate: The Energy Source of the Future. (Maybe).

Some areas of the world are getting desperate to find new sources of energy. In recent days I’ve read about such wacky ideas, from creating fuel from old plastic bags to converting beer waste into electricity. All the while, there are global energy sources going unharnessed, leading to cows literally blowing the doors off barns. There is one source, however, […]  More »

Exxon Mobil starts production at new field in Malaysia

Exxon Mobil Corp. has started production at a new natural gas field off the coast of Malaysia, the company said late Thursday.  More »

Oil dips; natural gas soars on supply report

Natural gas futures jumped 40 cents, or 8 percent, to $5.22 per 1,000 cubic feet.  More »

Methane emissions higher than federal estimates, study shows

National methane emissions are up to 75 percent higher than the Environmental Protection Agency has previously estimated, according to a study to be published Friday.  More »

Apache has $800 million deal for Argentina operations

Apache Corp. has a deal to sell its operations in Argentina to YPF Sociedad Anonima for $800 million in cash.  More »

Oil back above $100 on China data, OPEC outlook

Benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery rose 43 cents to $100.37 a barrel.  More »

Worker remains missing as Chevron well continues to burn

State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron have been continuing to monitor a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Pennsylvania. One worker still is unaccounted for.  More »

Chesapeake’s new financial approach pays off in debt market

Chesapeake Energy’s new financial discipline has shareholders worried about energy production declines but has pleased bondholders with stricter spending levels.  More »

Oil closes below $100 after Fed leader’s testimony

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects a “great deal of continuity” with her predecessor.  More »