Category: Natural gas

Winemakers want NY to deny gas storage permit

Opponents of Houston-based Crestwood Midstream’s project said at a news conference in Albany that it would endanger drinking water, the local economy and the region’s wine and tourism industry.  More »

ConocoPhillips closes $1.5 billion sale of upstream Nigerian assets

ConocoPhillips has completed the $1.5 billion sale of its Nigerian upstream business to Lagos, Nigeria-based Oando Energy Resources, the company said Wednesday.  More »

Energy Department takes steps to plug methane leaks

The Obama administration on Tuesday rolled out a series of initiatives meant to help pare the amount of methane escaping the nation’s natural gas pipelines, following a government report that faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for doing too little to plug the leaks.  More »

Chesapeake boosting Wyoming holdings

Chesapeake Energy Corp., the U.S. natural gas producer that almost ran out of money last year, is spending $1.71 billion to expand access to oil-soaked shale in Wyoming and buy back preferred shares that were a drain on cash.  More »

Britain reopens way for fracking

Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected.  More »

LyondellBasell profit exceeds estimates as plastics gain

LyondellBasell has been riding the wave of cheap natural gas production in the U.S.  More »

Cheniere to ‘reassess’ bonus plan for its CEO

Cheniere, based in Houston, gave CEO Charif Souki a $142 million compensation package in 2013,  More »

Houston praised, some others panned, for gas pipeline maintenance

An alliance of labor unions and environmentalists says in a new report that the U.S. should expedite repairs to aging municipal gas pipelines.  More »

Texas’ oil and gas industry expands to near-record levels

The Texas oil and gas industry is approaching records set in the 1970s, according to the latest Texas Petro Index.  More »

Oil gains on sharp drop in U.S. supplies

Oil for September delivery gained 73 cents to $103.12 a barrel.  More »

Industry poll says Americans want more oil production, support offshore drilling

Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans support domestic offshore drilling but few believe the federal government is doing enough to encourage such production, an industry-backed survey finds.  More »

Industry pans feds’ plan for gas exports

The Obama administration says its new plan for vetting proposals to sell liquefied natural gas overseas is aimed at streamlining the review process, but energy companies and aspiring exporters say the government’s approach could have the opposite effect.  More »