Category: Natural gas

Activists to stage protest for SEC energy rules

Human-rights and anti-poverty activists plan to urge regulators to finalize long-delayed rules requiring certain publicly listed oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to host governments.  More »

New gas liquids pipeline to link Colorado, Panhandle

The planned Front Range Pipeline will run from Colorado to Skellytown in the Texas Panhandle, connecting with a network that goes to processing facilities on the Gulf Coast.  More »

Regulation needed for gas fracking technology, Chu says

Government must have a role in overseeing new technologies for developing oil and natural gas to prevent damage to natural resources, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said.  More »

Natural gas settles below $2 for first time in decade

Natural gas prices fall to $2 for first time in decade.  More »

Putin says Russia needs to rise to U.S. gas challenge

Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin urged energy producers from the world’s biggest natural- gas exporter to “rise to the challenge” of a changing market as the U.S. increases output of shale gas.  More »

Employers gather for NY’s 1st shale gas job fair

Businesses ranging from wildlife consultants to titans of the oil and gas industry will gather in Binghamton for New York’s first shale gas job fair, buoyed by hopes that state regulators will lift a four-year-old ban and start permitting hydraulic fracturing this year.  More »

Scots deploy taste testers to sample gas leak fish

The Scottish government says it has deployed taste testers to sample fish found around the site of a North Sea gas leak.  More »

U.S. sees glut of natural gas, falling prices

One of the warmest winters on record cooled demand for natural gas, taxing the nation’s storage facilities and threatening producers’ balance sheets.  More »

Natural gas, renewables big factor in presidential pick, poll finds

A solid majority of Americans are more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports developing more natural gas, boosting federal support for renewable-energy use and research, and approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a new poll found.  More »

Chesapeake asset sales bring $2.6 billion

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK), the second- largest U.S. natural-gas producer, announced $2.6 billion in asset sales that will cut debt and fund drilling after slumping gas prices eroded cash flow.  More »

Americans back range of energy policies, with partisan splits

A majority of Americans support a range of energy and environmental policies from more oil drilling to federal funding for renewables to regulations that curb pollution, albeit with significant partisan differences, according to a new Gallup poll.  More »

Oil prices fall on economic concerns

West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark crude, gave up 85 cents to end at $102.46 per barrel.  More »

Environmentalists attack API on drilling pollution

More than a dozen environmental groups lobbied the White House today to impose robust new rules limiting air pollution from hydraulically fractured wells and reject what they said was an oil and gas industry “misinformation” campaign against the proposed mandates.  More »

U.S., Brazil zero in on drilling, biofuels in bilateral meeting

President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged Monday to further boost cooperation between their nations on energy matters ranging from oil and gas development to renewable power.  More »

Gas flaring permits surge in Texas

The number of permits issued to burn off natural gas quadrupled between 2009 and 2011, according to data from the Texas Railroad Commission.  More »