T. Boone Pickens speaks at the 2014 LNG Conference Jan. 22, 2014, in Houston.  (Eric Kayne/For the Chronicle)

Panel: Don’t expect high natural gas prices any time soon

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Panelists at a Houston energy forum said natural gas prices are likely to stay at relatively low prices because of the surge in production from shale.
iNOV Grant Prideco's Engineering Technology Center Sept 18, 2014. A worker at the combined load frame.  (Billy Smith II / Chronicle)
Publication History: 	Publication: The Houston Chronicle
PubDate: 9/21/2014 - PageNo: 1 - Section: D - Edition: H6 - CIMAGEID: 131712669
Caption: An employee checks machinery at NOV Grant Prideco's engineering technology center. It's part of National Oilwell Varco.


NOV completes leadership, business unit shuffle

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National Oilwell Varco saw a lot of change in 2014, following the naming of its new CEO and the reorganization of its business units.
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U.S. crude falls for third day on dollar strength

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Oil for October delivery dropped 66 cents to end at $92.41 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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Cyprus official says Egypt, Jordan interested in gas

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The Houston company Noble Energy is a partner in a field off Cyprus’ southern coast.
Categories: Middle East, Natural gas
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Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline

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Houston-based Kinder Morgan wants a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts .
The Pearl gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar is the largest in the world. A&M has established a new research center in Qatar to delve into shale gas studies and train students for jobs in gas processing. (Photo: Shell)

A&M establishes gas research center in Qatar amid U.S. shale boom

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Regents earlier this month formally approved the Gas and Fuels Research Center, which will serve as a clearinghouse for studies about how to produce, explore and make money from the vast new supplies of shale gas unlocked in the U.S. shale boom.
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Vanguard to spend $525 million for Colorado gas and NGL assets

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Vanguard Natural Resources LLC has moved further into Colorado’s Piceance Basin with a $525 million deal for producing acreage from Denver-based Bill Barrett Corp., Vanguard announced today.
In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday, Sept. 16. The discovery by CNOOC was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

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The discovery by China National Offshore Oil Corp. was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China.
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Crude bounces back on dollar’s decline

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Oil for October delivery climbed 65 cents to end at $92.92 a barrel.
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Researchers trace water contamination to faulty gas wells

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The contamination “stems from well-integrity problems such as poor casing and cementing,” Thomas H. Darrah, an earth science expert at Ohio State who led the study, said in a prepared statement.