Category: Natural gas

Report: Cheap gas will fuel US manufacturing job surge through 2020

An ample supply of cheap natural gas has ignited a U.S. manufacturing surge projected to expand plant payrolls and drive demand for chemicals, machinery and steel through the end of the decade, according to a report released Thursday.  More »

Oil back below $100 on rising supply

Natural gas lost 12 cents to $4.37 per 1,000 cubic feet.  More »

Crimea crisis won’t cut Russia gas flow to Europe, IHS says

The crisis in the Crimea is unlikely to mean a cutoff of natural gas deliveries to the Ukraine and Europe, an international energy think tank said Wednesday.  More »

Louisiana shale gas sees a second life

The surge in Gulf Coast petrochemicals and in natural gas fired generation, combined with the expected export of liquefied natural gas, could push up Louisiana’s demand for natural gas, creating a voracious market for the Haynesville and Marcellus shales.  More »

Environmentalists challenge Obama on natural gas exports

More than a dozen environmental groups on Tuesday called on President Barack Obama to reject his previous support for natural gas and the drilling practices yielding the fossil fuel. The organizations also insisted that the administration’s handling of a proposed natural gas export facility on the Maryland coast is a test of the White House’s commitment to combating climate change.  More »

US energy boom demands $641B in infrastructure, study finds

Companies will need to invest $641 billion over the next two decades in pipelines, pumps and other infrastructure to keep up with the gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids flowing from U.S. fields, according to a study released Tuesday.  More »

Tackling gas corruption means potatoes for Ukraine’s poor

The new Ukrainian government soon will need its poor to pay even more for power and gas as it wrestles with protracted economic and political crisis.  More »

Company overcomes major obstacles to complete lengthy interstate drill

The 11,065-foot span is raising speculation that it was the longest horizontal length that ever has been drilled on land and under a river, one of the biggest obstacles Mother Nature can throw at a pipeline drill.  More »

Study: 16 percent of Europe’s gas flows through Ukraine

Sixteen percent of the Europe’s gas flows through Ukraine, according to a study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »

Report: Efficiency driving shale production growth

Growing efficiency of horizontal drilling and fracking is driving production increases in basins across the country, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a new report this week.  More »

Senate panel blocks vote on LNG export plan

A plan to accelerate U.S. natural gas exports in response to Russia’s invasion of Crimea failed in the Senate on Wednesday, amid criticism that it could derail a Ukraine aid package.  More »

Oil drops to below $98 on China economy

China’s drop in exports in February fueled worries of a further slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.  More »