Category: Natural gas

Want to hurt Russia? Oil exec suggests exporting crude

The quickest way for the United States to weaken Russia’s influence and help allies abroad is by exporting its crude oil — not its gas — Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm told lawmakers on Wednesday.  More »

Rising utility costs lingering after winter’s chill fades

U.S. consumers got a glimpse of rising future utility bills during the winter as coal- and nuclear-plant shutdowns boosted reliance on natural gas.  More »

US to become top exporter of liquefied petroleum gas, experts say

The U.S. is poised to become the top exporter of liquified petroleum gas — more commonly known as propane or butane — within just a few years, officials with research analyst IHS said Monday.  More »

Billionaire sought by US holds key to Putin gas cash

A detained billionaire who made a fortune as a middleman in Russia’s murky gas trade with Ukraine may hold the key for U.S. lawmakers seeking harsher sanctions against President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.  More »

Texans boost natural gas use for driving, but not for power

Texans increased their use of natural gas to fuel cars and trucks in 2013, but reduced its use to power lights and appliances, according to new federal data.  More »

More Texas shale gas soon will head to Mexico

Federal regulators have approved Energy Transfer Partners’ plan to extend one of its pipelines from South Texas into Mexico.  More »

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 »