Category: Natural gas

EPA says water OK at 20 wells in town

Featured in the documentary “Gasland,” the village of Dimock has been at the center of a fierce debate over drilling, in particular the process of hydraulic fracturing.  More »

Study ties oil, gas production to Midwest quakes

Outside experts were split in their opinions about the report, which is not yet published but is due to be presented at a meeting later this month.  More »

Report: Texas oil and gas employment hits record

The number of workers on oil and gas payrolls grew 16 percent over the past year. But the industry is taking a hit on falling natural gas prices.  More »

Exxon Mobil told to allow vote on fracturing disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission has turned down a request from Exxon Mobil Corp. to omit a resolution on hydraulic fracturing disclosures from its proxy statement, opening the door for a vote on the proposal at the company’s annual shareholder meeting May 30.  More »

Matt Damon to star in new anti-fracking movie

Matt Damon will star in a new anti-fracking movie set to begin filming in Pittsburgh later this month.  More »

Pennsylvania high court takes appeal on Marcellus gas rights

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of a dispute over Marcellus Shale natural-gas rights that could affect thousands of drilling leases in the state.  More »

Devon raises spending, may seek partner for Cline Field

Devon Energy Corp. (DVN), the third- largest U.S. independent oil and natural-gas producer, raised planned exploration and production spending 18 percent to as much as $6.5 billion this year, including projects in which it may sell a stake.  More »

Future of proposed oil patch facilities uncertain

Opponents of an Oklahoma company’s plans to build an oil waste facility near the southwest North Dakota town of Belfield have submitted petitions asking Stark County officials to reconsider approval.  More »

Oil drops below $102 on big U.S. supply increase

The decline coincided with a sell-off in U.S. stock markets.  More »

Houston-based Wild Well hired to help Total with North Sea gas leak

Houston-based Wild Well Control has been contracted to control the natural gas leak in the North Sea at Total’s Elgin platform.  More »

Gasoline pump price steady but more increases coming

Benchmark U.S. crude fell $1.22 to end the day at $104.01 per barrel in New York.  More »

W.Va. couple sues Chesapeake over fouled well

Two Northern Panhandle residents are suing Chesapeake Appalachia LLC over well water contamination they believe was caused by natural gas drilling.  More »

Total weighs stake in gas pipeline to Europe from Caspian Sea

Total SA (FP), Europe’s third-largest energy company, may join a pipeline to carry Caspian natural gas across Turkey as the European Union seeks to cut dependence on Russian fuel.  More »

Encana in play as Petronas seeks natural gas

Malaysia’s bid to secure natural gas supplies in Canada is turning Encana Corp. (ECA) and Talisman Energy Inc. into two of the industry’s cheapest targets.  More »

Gas well snapshot shows high-producing Ohio wells

Natural gas wells using the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing are producing at a much higher rate than traditional wells, according to the first look at production figures from nine active wells in the Utica Shale formation in eastern Ohio.  More »