Category: Natural gas

Texas officials and House GOP members blast EPA

Al Armendariz, the ex-chief of the EPA region that covers Texas, failed to appear at a congressional hearing Wednesday about energy disputes in the state.  More »

Gas drilling triggers backyard geysers in W.Va.

Authorities say a gas drilling operation in the Sardis area hit an aquifer and inadvertently re-pressurized a handful of old water wells Wednesday, creating one backyard geyser at least 10 feet high and several smaller gushers.  More »

TransCanada to build $4 billion pipe to export Canadian gas

TransCanada Corp. has been selected by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and partners to build a $4 billion pipeline to Canada’s West Coast for exporting natural gas.  More »

Exxon, Shell see U.S.-led gas boom boosting global growth

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), the world’s biggest energy company, and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) said a U.S.- led transformation of the natural-gas market will boost the global economy even as oil becomes more expensive.  More »

IEA: China natural gas demand to double by 2017

Global demand for natural gas will likely grow 17 percent over the next five years as Chinese consumption doubles, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.  More »

Chesapeake shareholders will select four new board directors

Chesapeake Energy has agreed to let its two largest investors appoint four independent board members as the natural gas company continues to face scrutiny of its corporate governance.  More »

Industry: EPA overstates pollution from gas production

The Obama administration overstated the greenhouse-gas emissions from unconventional natural-gas production, the American Petroleum Institute and the America’s Natural Gas Alliance said today in a study.  More »

Pa. to remain center of gas drilling, experts say

Like a runner who’s gotten a big head start in a race, Pennsylvania may be set to dominate natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale region for many years, experts say.  More »

South Texas county wary as oil boom settles in

A check for more than $300,000 was inside, the first royalty check from an Eagle Ford Shale well drilled on their property on the edge of Karnes County.  More »

Chesapeake oil well is biggest gusher in company’s history

Chesapeake Energy Corp. said it drilled the largest oil gusher in the company’s 23-year history at a “significant” discovery in the Anadarko Basin of Texas and Oklahoma.  More »

T. Boone Pickens talks money with Drake

Energy mogul T. Boone Pickens and rapper Drake don’t seem to have much overlap, but they do apparently when they are chatting money.  More »

Fracking’s interstate pollution needs U.S. rules, scientist says

Air and water pollution from natural- gas and oil production using hydraulic fracturing moves across state lines, so the drilling should be regulated by the federal government, a Cornell University scientist said.  More »