Category: Natural gas

Shell abandons plans for $20B Gulf Coast plant

Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday it is abandoning plans for a massive gas to liquids project envisioned for Louisiana, citing poor economics for the project that was expected to cost more than $20 billion.  More »

Oil gains on U.S. growth; natural gas soars

Natural gas added 17 cents to $4.13 per 1,000 cubic feet, the highest closing price since May 29.  More »

Gas export delays could violate world treaty, group says

A group of manufacturers argued Tuesday that the U.S. government is moving too slowly to approve new export facilities for natural gas and coal, potentially exposing the nation to legal action from members of the World Trade Organization.  More »

Natural gas boosters make case for exports

Exporting natural gas will help keep the U.S. harvesting it, according to groups advocating more foreign sales of the fossil fuels.  More »

Calpine to buy large power plant near San Antonio

Calpine Corp. is buying a natural gas-fired power plant near San Antonio for $625 million, another acquisition in Texas as it looks to build its footprint in the state, the company said Monday.  More »

Natural gas pipeline ruptures in Missouri

No injuries reported after fire and explosion.  More »

North Dakota tribe looks at expanded energy development

The Three Affiliated Tribes is considering expanding a planned oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation before it is even built, and also building a natural gas plant.  More »

Boom city keeps optimism as gas drilling slows

The Marcellus Shale industry, which turned Williamsport into the seventh-fastest-growing area in the nation, appears to have lost some momentum.  More »

Q&A: Oil executives explore growing U.S. energy muscle

Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO of Accenture’s resources group, talks about what’s on the minds of the decision-makers at some of the world’s largest energy companies.  More »

Natural gas vehicle group names UH engineer as president

The Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance has selected a University of Houston engineer as its inaugural president, as Houston prepares itself for natural gas vehicles to take off in the United States.  More »

Noble Energy delays Israel natural gas project amid export debate

Noble Energy Inc. said the development of its Leviathan project off the coast of Israel has been pushed back about a year following an “incredibly lengthy” national process to set natural gas export policy.  More »

Congressional opposition to natural gas exports seen easing

The controversy surrounding exports of U.S. natural gas hasn’t disappeared, but recent congressional votes suggest the tide may be turning on the issue, as the Energy Department authorizes more companies to sell the fossil fuel overseas.  More »