Category: Natural gas

Wanted: An Honest Dialogue on Shale Gas

According to a recent estimate by the Energy Information Administration,  energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that is widely believed to contribute to global warming, have fallen 12% between 2005 and 2012 and are at their lowest level since 1994. While there is more than one factor contributing to this reduction, it has […]  More »

EPA, XTO Energy reach Pa. gas drilling settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with XTO Energy over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a spill of gas drilling wastewater in central Pennsylvania.  More »

Nigerian lawmakers want Shell, Eni oil block award revoked

Nigeria should revoke oil rights for which Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Eni SpA (ENI) paid $1.1 billion, a parliamentary committee said, alleging that the acquisition process was “highly flawed.”  More »

Natural gas declines on forecast of heat wave’s end

Natural gas futures declined in New York for the first time in four days on speculation that moderating heat will reduce demand for the power-plant fuel.  More »

NM reaches $920K settlement with gas processor

State environment officials have reached a settlement with the operator of a natural gas processing plant in southeastern New Mexico over alleged pollution violations.  More »

Gas drillers cancel lease with Pennsylvania landowners

Two energy companies are pulling out of northeastern Pennsylvania, where a three-year moratorium on gas drilling has infuriated landowners who say it’s now cost them a windfall of more than $187 million.  More »

Shale skeptics take on Pickens as gas fuels policies

Where others see a U.S. energy revolution of cheap and abundant fuel, David Hughes sees a short-term bubble that will bring higher economic and environmental costs.  More »

New England’s love affair with natural gas cools

New England’s love affair with natural gas appears to be showing strain as the regional power grid operator voices worry about too much demand on limited supplies and a leading environmental group criticizes the fuel it once supported.  More »

Commentary: 10 points to consider in the great natural gas vehicle debate

The perception of natural gas as a mainstream fuel for vehicles runs the gamut. Here are ten points to stir up the melding pot of the great natural gas vehicle debate.  More »

Rio Oil and Gas launches with North American focus

Rio Oil and Gas launches with $300 million in capital to buy and develop oil and gas assets.  More »

Senators tell feds: Hurry up on LNG exports

Nearly three dozen senators on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to move quickly and make simultaneous decisions on a host of proposals to broadly export liquefied natural gas harvested in the United States.  More »

Group: ND energy production doubles since 2007

A group representing North Dakota’s various energy sectors says the state’s energy production from all sources has doubled since 2007.  More »