Category: Natural gas

Ark. commission votes to shut down wells

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission is hearing testimony as it considers shutting down an Oklahoma company’s natural gas drilling disposal well and banning new wells in central Arkansas where hundreds of small earthquakes have occurred.  More »

Denham backs new midstream firm with $200 million

Tradition Midstream was formed by a team that includes a number of energy industry veterans from Eagle Rock Energy, Millenium Midstream and Dyneg.  More »

Hit may have caused Wyo. pipeline rupture

The company that owns a Wyoming gas pipeline that ruptured last week believes something hit the pipeline.  More »

BG to look for Australian Shale gas with partner Drillsearch

BG Group Plc, the U.K. natural-gas producer exploring for shale gas in the U.S., plans to extend its search to Australia as global demand grows for the cleaner- burning fuel.  More »

Citizens demand Marcellus drilling ban in W. Va.

Opponents of Marcellus shale gas drilling are demanding a moratorium on new West Virginia operations until tough laws are passed, enforcement is dramatically increased and water supplies are protected from overuse and pollution.  More »

Texas energy employment returns to record highs

Employment in Texas’ oil and gas industry has returned to pre-recession highs, with more than 224,200 workers in the exploration and production business. Rig counts have yet to rebound fully, however.  More »

Iran signs $10 billion gas deal with Syria, Iraq

Iran on today signed a preliminary $10 billion deal with Syria and Iraq to export its natural gas, its latest effort to boost its energy sector that has been targeted by international sanctions.  More »

Lowball gas drill leases haunt Pa. families

A few short years after agreeing to lease their land to a natural gas company for $2 an acre, Dave and Karen Beinlich could do little but watch, and wait, as an overnight drilling boom turned fellow Pennsylvania landowners into millionaires.  More »

Why you shouldn’t trade nat gas based on news reports

One analyst muses on the disconnect between most news coverage of energy news and the market’s reaction.  More »

Pipeline rupture won’t affect Wyoming gas exports

A dramatic rupture that has crippled one of Wyoming’s newest big gas pipelines won’t affect the state’s gas exports.  More »

Hot weather may boost natural gas demands

Natural gas futures advanced for the first time in three days in New York on forecasts of above- normal temperatures across much of the U.S. that may boost air- conditioning demand through the first week of August.  More »

Senate bill would end deep-water royalty relief

A federal royalty relief program designed to encourage deep-water oil and gas development would die a quiet death under legislation that advanced in the Senate today.  More »