Category: Natural gas

Southwestern Energy to buy more Marcellus, Utica acreage

Southwestern Energy Co. said Tuesday it is planning to snap up Statoil’s 20-percent stake in oil and gas assets in West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania for $394 million, just a day after closing its biggest-ever deal with Chesapeake Energy in the region.  More »

Exxon Mobil affiliate to pay $2.3 million for pollution

XTO Energy denies any liability for claims in the complaint. Regulators say XTO polluted waterways with natural gas drilling in West Virginia.  More »

Top Five Energy Stories of 2014

This year the news has been full of good news and bad news for U.S. energy consumers. Major policy decisions (or lack thereof), changes in technology and emerging market forces have all played a role in influencing this year’s cheers and jeers in U.S. energy news. #1: The Energy Revolution Leads to Lower Gas Prices […]  More »

Natural gas prices fall as weather stays mild

Natural gas is a commonly used heating fuel and often takes wide swings along with extreme temperatures.  More »

Oil patch towns looking to catch up with demands

Williston Mayor Howard Klug says his city needs to “spend some big dollars out there” because it is four years behind on projects.  More »

NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams.  More »

How oil’s decline could spatter North Dakota

North Dakota’s petroleum industry could see a big tax cut if crude continues to slide, and if that happens, it means the state will be missing out on billions of dollars.  More »

2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.  More »

Cheniere lands 20-year natural gas deal in Portugal

The natural gas boom in the U.S. has led to a rush by major producers to put into place the infrastructure to ship overseas.  More »

Nature defends natural gas story over EIA objections

A Nature article from early December questioning how long the North American natural gas boom could really last earned stinging letters this week from the EIA and University of Texas researchers.  More »

Out-of-control gas well keeping 25 families out of homes

The Monroe County well had been temporarily plugged while work was being done elsewhere onsite.  More »

Houston company loses control of gas well in Ohio

The company evacuated field personnel and residents in the area.  More »

LNG co. plans $4 billion-plus Louisiana investment

Construction is expected to begin at the 203-acre site in the third quarter of 2016.  More »

Kinder Morgan COO says he’ll take the reins

Kinder Morgan’s second-in-command Steve Kean said he will eventually take over as CEO of the nation’s largest pipeline company by market value after Richard Kinder steps back.  More »

Crude oil climbs back from 5-year lows

WTI for January delivery rose 77 cents, or 1.2 percent, to settle at $63.82 a barrel.  More »
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