Category: Natural gas

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 »

Oil rises on bullish U.S. manufacturing data

Benchmark U.S. crude increased Monday by $2.21 to $105.23 per barrel in New York.  More »

EPA pushes off air rules for oil and natural gas

The Environmental Protection Agency will delay promulgating its long-awaited air standards for the oil and natural gas for two weeks, citing the need for more time to review public comments, an agency spokeswoman said Monday.  More »

Life on the Shale

A few years ago, Frankie Gonzalez was working marginal jobs and running with the wrong crowd in his small South Texas hometown of San Diego. Now he’s among the many oil field workers cashing in on the gusher known as the Eagle Ford Shale.  More »

Health impact studies taking hold, with challenges

While New York regulators have spent four years mulling the environmental impacts of shale gas development, the potential human health impacts have been given short shrift, according to health advocates.  More »

Ohio geologists map estimate of Utica shale yields

Ohio geologists’ latest effort to map the best areas for Utica shale oil and gas production shows potential for an oil reservoir in central Ohio but now excludes areas near Cleveland and in southeast Ohio.  More »

Fracking chemicals disclosures set off few alarms

Energy companies have disclosed some of the chemicals pumped into the ground to extract oil and gas at more than 1,700 locations across Texas in the first two months since the state began requiring the site-specific information.  More »

EPA pulls order forcing driller to provide water

The Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees oil and gas drilling, and Range Resources have long insisted drilling did not cause the water contamination.  More »

Could gasoline prices level off in April?

Analysts think pump prices will top $4 a gallon nationally within the next couple of weeks, perhaps sooner. Then they could start to fall.  More »