Category: Natural gas

Colorado investigates dumping of fracking sand

Colorado officials are investigating the dumping of radioactive sand related to hydraulic fracturing into an unpermitted pit at an EOG Resources oil well in northern Weld County.  More »

Chesapeake to invest in Utica shale complex

Chesapeake Energy Corp. and partners plan a midstream complex to service the emerging Utica shale play in eastern Ohio.  More »

Oil, natural gas rise amid improving U.S. economy

The gains indicate growing confidence in the economy and the potential for stronger energy demand.  More »

Senate turns back Keystone XL, drilling expansion again

The Senate for the second time in as many weeks turned back a Republican-led effort to add provisions approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to an unrelated transportation bill.  More »

Anadarko plans to boost spending by 13 percent

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), the largest U.S. independent oil and natural-gas producer by market value, plans to boost spending as much as 13 percent as it taps onshore crude reservoirs and pushes ahead on African projects.  More »

NY Assembly calls for fracking health impact study

Environmental and health groups are praising the New York State Assembly for including an independent health impact study of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in its budget proposal on Monday.  More »

U.S. gasoline price jumps as crude declines

The Oil Price Information Service says gas prices could rise as high as $4.25 per gallon.  More »

Norse wants to be 1st in line for NY gas permits

While New York regulators wrap up a four-year environmental impact study of shale-gas drilling that has driven most energy companies to other states, a Norwegian company hopes to be first in line if New York starts issuing permits.  More »

Chesapeake CEO seeks cash infusion from Asian gas markets

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon is cultivating investors from Seoul to New Delhi eager to own natural gas that’s 85 percent cheaper than Middle East supplies because of a glut in the U.S.  More »

Colo. cities profit by selling water for fracking

Some northern Colorado cities are earning thousands of dollars selling municipal water for use in hydraulic fracturing or fracking.  More »

4th year brings Haynesville Shale slowdown

DeSoto Parish school officials don’t know any figures yet, but expect to have to pare their 2012-13 budget from current spending because drilling in the Haynesville Shale is slowing down.  More »

Oil rises above $107 after key jobs report

The average price for gasoline is already more than $4 per gallon in California, Alaska and Hawaii.  More »

Exxon Mobil’s Tillerson blasts ‘misinformation’, government confusion

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson blasted today what he described as government confusion and widespread misinformation that is hampering energy companies, urging the industry to play a more active and forceful role in responding to both issues.  More »

Ohio: Injection well led to quakes

A dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were almost certainly induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth, state regulators said Friday as they announced a series of tough new rules for drillers.  More »

Fracking failing to crack China, Europe shale, Exxon says

Some shale formations in Europe and China are impervious to drilling techniques that opened vast reserves of natural gas and oil from Texas to Pennsylvania, said Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)’s chief executive officer.  More »