Category: Natural gas

Poll: Oil, gas and coal gain favor as alternatives slip

An increasing proportion of Americans favor further development of oil, natural gas and coal, but a majority of Americans still favor alternative energy, according to a new poll.  More »

Alaska lawmakers set to take up gas line bills

Alaska lawmakers are set to take up competing in-state natural gas pipeline bills this week.  More »

Coast Guard prepares for Arctic drilling protests

The Coast Guard chief of staff in Alaska says the agency is preparing for possible protests of petroleum drilling in Arctic waters at a port where support vessels may be staged.  More »

Oil output on federal lands, offshore up under Obama, data show

Oil output during the first three years of the Obama administration was 13 percent higher than from 2006 to 2008, according to new federal data, though it did decrease somewhat between 2010 and 2011.  More »

EPA says some homes’ water meets health standards

Water belonging to 11 homes in a Pennsylvania township met federal health standards, the Environmental Protection Agency said late Thursday, amid residents’ concerns about whether hydraulic fracturing by Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. may have polluted it.  More »

EPA: Water quality OK in Pa. gas drilling town

Federal environmental regulators said Thursday that well water testing at 11 homes in a northeastern Pennsylvania village where a gas driller was accused of polluting the aquifer failed to show elevated levels of contamination.  More »

Waste boss: No NY fracking until 2013

The chairman of a Vermont-based company looking to handle waste from shale gas drilling has told investors that hydraulic fracturing in New York state likely won’t begin until 2013.  More »

Minge: Parties on track to meet pipeline deadline

The three major players on Alaska’s North Slope are on track to meet a month-end deadline to unite to pursue a natural gas pipeline project, an oil company executive said Wednesday.  More »

Oil declines though U.S. denies reports on reserves

White House officials have said in the past that any move to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve would occur concurrently with other countries tapping their reserves, as the U.S. did last year.  More »

White House denies U.S.-U.K. agreement on tapping oil reserves

The White House denied a news report that the United States and Britain had agreed to cooperate releasing some oil from strategic reserves to counter rising asoline prices.  More »

Shell selects Pennsylvania for new refinery

Shell has chosen a site near Pittsburgh for a major new refinery that would convert natural gas liquids into chemicals used in many products, but actual construction is years away.  More »

March Madness Medley

Given my blatant lack of heritage, it gives me an excuse (as if I needed one) to look into both the nerdier side of March madness, and its obvious parallels with energy. So here is a random collection of definitions, divergences, and distinctions about current spring insanity: March Madness Energy Mashup –The Failed Alley-Oop (btw, Alley-Oop is […]  More »

EPA oil, gas emission rules need more flexibility, group says

U.S. unconventional drilling with hydraulic fracturing would fall 31 to 52 percent from 2012 to 2015 without providing additional implementation time and other flexibility to proposed rules for emissions from oil and gas production, the American Petroleum Institute said.  More »

DEP tracking source of more methane in wells

State environmental officials are investigating the source of methane detected in three northern Pennsylvania water wells.  More »

Senate passes highway bill with Gulf Coast restoration measure

The Senate approved a transportation bill on Wednesday that contained a bipartisan measure to direct certain civil penalties assessed against companies involved in the 2010 oil spill to the Gulf Coast for restoration purposes.  More »