Category: Natural gas

TransCanada shuts natural gas pipeline in Gulf after bubbling

TransCanada’s ANR Pipeline Co. shut a natural gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

BP moves workers back offshore, more Gulf oil and gas production offline *updates*

Tropical Storm Don’s move away from the Gulf of Mexico’s heaviest oil and gas production region led BP to begin bringing workers back offshore. But the amount of oil and gas production offline is up from Thursday.  More »

Profits surge for Exxon Mobil, Shell

Major oil companies continued their earnings streak Thursday, with Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell becoming the latest to post big jumps in second-quarter profits, largely on the back of soaring oil prices.  More »

680-mile gas pipeline from Ore. to Wyo. online

A natural gas pipeline that links Wyoming to Oregon is up and running after three years of construction.  More »

Is SEC subpoenaing shale operators? Apparently yes.

Lawmakers have been pressing the SEC to look into how companies account for their costs of producting natural gas from shales. Has the regulator started to act?  More »

The rap against gas drilling in Arlington

The oil and gas industry may feel at times it’s gotten a bad rap when it comes to its drilling activities in the Barnett Shale. Does activist Kim Feil prove them right?  More »

Troubles Realizing Iraq’s Oil Potential

Does Iraq have what it takes to shake up the global energy market? Oil production capacity growth in Iraq and Saudi Arabia hold the key to future oil market stability, but the outlook for gains in the near to intermediate term looks cloudy, according to a new study by the Baker Institute. Political instability in […]  More »

Eagle Ford Task Force meets for the first time

Railroad Commissioner David Porter warned members of his brand-new Eagle Ford Task Force Wednesday that they’re taking on a tough job.  More »

Oil companies brace as Tropical Storm Don nears

Offshore energy industry evacuations shut down a small percentage of the Gulf of Mexico’s oil and natural gas production Thursday as companies prepared for Tropical Storm Don.  More »

Conoco, Origin approve first stage of $20 billion project

ConocoPhillips, the third-largest U.S. oil company, and partner Origin Energy Ltd. approved the first stage of a $20 billion liquefied natural gas project in Australia to supply the fuel to Asia.  More »

Consol Energy misses analyst estimates as natural gas prices decline

Consol Energy, an Appalachian coal and natural gas producer from shale deposits, reported second-quarter net income below analyst estimates as gas prices declined.  More »

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 »