Category: Natural gas

Shell to invest $4 billion in two Nigerian oil and gas projects

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), operator of Nigeria’s largest oil fields, agreed to invest about $4 billion with its partners in two oil and gas projects in the country.  More »

Zoning limits in Pa. gas drilling law struck down

A Pennsylvania appellate court panel struck down provisions in a new law regulating the state’s booming natural gas industry that opponents said would leave municipalities defenseless to protect homeowners, parks and schools from being surrounded by drilling sites or waste pits.  More »

Groups ask for more room between drilling, schools

Some environmental groups are asking oil and gas regulators to increase distances between drilling rigs and homes and schools.  More »

Pickens: Let’s make the switch to natural gas

Four years ago this month we kicked off the Pickens Plan and changed forever the discussion of energy in the United States.  More »

Eagle Ford oil production in May tripled from 2011, Texas says

Oil production in the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas tripled in May from a year earlier, preliminary data from state regulators show.  More »

EPA says water safe in Pennsylvania town

Some Dimock residents claimed that Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. polluted the local aquifer.  More »

Dangers in drilling might be in the dust

The government is alerting workers on natural gas drilling sites about the health dangers from silica, a chemical compound found in sand.  More »

U.S. says New York state can’t sue over fracking regulations

The U.S. said a New York State lawsuit seeking fuller review of the effects of hydraulic fracturing on the state’s water supply should be dismissed because the multistate commission responsible for the watershed isn’t a U.S. agency.  More »

U.S. drought won’t hurt shale gas drilling much

The U.S. drought is unlikely to have a long-lasting impact on the extraction of natural gas from shale rock, especially as technology improves, the International Energy Agency’s chief economist said.  More »

Manufacturers ‘alarmed’ about surging natural gas demand

Manufacturers warned Congress today that they are worried the nationwide push to use more natural gas to generate electricity and fuel cars will leave them paying more for the fossil fuel they use to power plants and create other products.  More »

Gas pipeline safety valves resisted

The bulldozer was clearing land outside a day care center in Hapeville, Ga., when it broke open a buried 1-inch pipeline. The escaping gas ignited into a fireball that killed nine people, including seven children settling down for their afternoon naps.  More »

U.S. says shale gas output rose 24% in May from year earlier

Natural-gas production from shale formations rose in May on increased supplies from the Marcellus deposit even after prices fell to a 10-year low, Energy Department data show.  More »