Category: Natural gas

Interior secretary to tour North Dakota oil patch

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is getting a look at North Dakota’s oil and gas development.  More »

Energy rigs in U.S. cap longest streak of gains in two years

Rigs targeting oil and natural gas in the U.S. gained for the fifth straight week to the highest level this year as producers boosted natural-gas plays in the Marcellus Shale formation on the East Coast.  More »

Oil patch city wants to be known as ‘Boomtown USA’

A city in the heart of the North Dakota oil patch has a new brand.  More »

CenterPoint, OGE partnership dubbed Enable Midstream Partners

The principal office for the executive management team is expected to be in Oklahoma City. The main offices for the gathering and processing leadership team will be in Oklahoma City, while the main offices for the interstate pipeline operations will be in Houston.  More »

Study: Gas leaks cost Mass. consumers $1.5B

A congressional study estimates that leaky natural gas pipelines have cost Massachusetts consumers up to $1.5 billion over the last decade  More »

Ford to launch F-150 that can run on natural gas

Ford Motor Co. will offer a natural gas option for its 2014 F-150 pickup truck models, turning drivers of America’s most popular vehicle into potential consumers of the low-cost fuel.  More »

Direct Energy is buying Hess unit for $1.3B

Direct Energy Resources, a North American subsidiary of Centrica that is based in Houston, will buy the marketing business of Hess Corp. for $731 million in cash.  More »

UPS: Natural gas ‘game changer’ for cutting costs, emissions

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), the world’s largest package-delivery company, said it can save 40 percent in fuel costs by running its long-haul semi-tractor trailer fleet on natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel.  More »

Spectra plans to build $3 billion natural gas pipeline to Florida

Midstream provider Spectra Energy has agreed to a $3 billion deal with Florida Power & Light to build a new natural gas pipeline between Alabama and Florida, Spectra Energy announced Friday afternoon.  More »

Commentary: “Holy Frac, My Brakes Aren’t Working!”

Well, after posting last week’s article on celebrities and fracing, I’ve come to the conclusion that the key to getting traction with the readers of “Building Hydrocarbon Bonds” is…dropping Zooey Deschanel’s name (or maybe it was making her picture the article thumbnail).  Ironically, my article advocating for people not to pay attention only to celebrity […]  More »

Iraq to import natural gas from Iran

An Iraqi government spokesman says Baghdad has signed a deal with Iran to import natural gas for power generation, further intertwining the economies of the two Shiite-dominated countries.  More »

Natural gas prices are up 60% and still cheap

Natural gas prices were up nearly 60 percent in the first half of 2013, compared with the same period last year, but they were still too low to inspire new drilling in much of the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »