Category: Natural gas

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 »

A tough break for fracturing companies

Hydraulic fracturing companies are reeling as prices for their services slide, leading to crew layoffs and idle equipment in once booming shale gas fields.  More »

Exxon fracking Siberia to help Putin maintain oil clout

Russian President Vladimir Putin is counting on Exxon Mobil to help drill oil fields in Siberia that may hold almost half the proved reserves of the United States, extending the petroleum boom that underpins his power.  More »

Bakken Formation a million years in the making

The Bakken formation’s oil bonanza was triggered eons ago in a story involving a cast of millions, earthly upheavals, heat and pressure — lots and lots of pressure.  More »