Category: Natural gas

ND flared gas increases though below record levels

State records show the amount of natural gas that was burned off as a byproduct of oil production increased in April by 2 percent.  More »

10 Tidbits

Please find below ten tidbits I have squirreled away over the last week to illustrate how nuts Energyworld™ is. Enjoy! 1) US crude oil production in Q1 has just reached its highest level in 14 years, breaking above 6 million barrels a day. Why? Because of oil production ramping up at shale plays such as Bakken […]  More »

Sand storage plant set for S.A.

The nation’s second-largest producer of sand is teaming with BNSF Railway Co. to build a sand storage plant in San Antonio that will serve clients in the Eagle Ford Shale, the companies’ officials said.  More »

Republicans press White House to explain natural gas task force

Congressional Republicans are pressing the Obama administration to say whether a new interagency task force focused on natural gas drilling will push new federal regulations on top of existing state mandates.  More »

Chesapeake to cut 70 North Texas jobs

Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday it will eliminate 70 jobs from its North Texas workforce as it cuts back on natural gas drilling operations there.  More »

GE introduces technology to make carbon capture affordable

GE has announced a new partnership to combine its gas turbine technology with carbon capture equipment from Norwegian producers, Sargas, to create the one of the world’s first gas-fired plants with integrated carbon capture for enhanced oil recovery.  More »

Swift announces Texas natural gas production deal

Swift Energy Company has announced deal with Eagle Ford Gathering LLC to process natural gas in South Texas.  More »

Shell says it reduced Nigeria gas flaring 60% in nine years

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), operator of Nigeria’s largest oil fields, said the flaring, or burning, of natural gas at its deposits in the West African country fell by more than 60 percent in the past nine years.  More »

Exxon Mobil ends shale gas exploration in Poland

ExxonMobil said it is ending its exploration for shale gas in Poland after finding insufficient amounts of gas in two exploratory wells in the country’s east.  More »

Safety groups ask for Okla. oil, gas stand downs

State and federal safety agencies are asking Oklahoma’s oil and gas exploration and production companies to stand down and stop operations for a meeting on safety issues because of recent gas and oil field deaths and injuries.  More »

Chevron abandons problematic Nigerian well

Chevron Corp. has sealed and abandoned a well off the coast of Nigeria that burned for weeks after an apparent failure of surface equipment in January, the company announced today.  More »

Mexico’s July 1 vote pivotal for Texas, too

To the chagrin of some, border fences and sporadic animosities have done little to alter the shared destiny of the people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.  More »