Category: Natural gas

Horizontal drilling fuels latest Oklahoma oil boom

More than 4,600 oil and natural gas wells were completed in Oklahoma last year as part of a domestic boom that is affecting many parts of the nation, according to reports filed with state regulators.  More »

Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidates discuss fracking

The four Republican gubernatorial contenders in Colorado’s Tuesday primary answer questions about what they’d do if elected. Here, they talk about how fracking. Each responded in writing. Answers were edited for space reasons  More »

Energy Department defends natural gas export plan

A top Obama administration official on Thursday defended the Energy Department’s new plan for vetting proposed natural gas export projects that are viewed as closer to commercialization, saying it was intended to foster fairness and transparency.  More »

BP wins first Defense deal since feds lifted contract ban

BP has secured its first contract with the government’s military arm since the Obama Administration lifted the debarment from federal contracts in March.  More »

Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine

Russia on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid bills amid continued fighting in eastern Ukraine.  More »

Williams buying rest of Access Midstream Partners for $6 billion

The purchase from Global Infrastructure Partners II will increase William’s ownership to 100 percent of the general partnership and 50 percent of the limited partnership, Williams said in a statement.  More »

Siemens said to be preparing bid to buy Alstom’s gas turbine unit

Siemens AG is preparing a bid for Alstom SA’s energy unit that would leave it with the French company’s gas turbines while allowing partners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd. to expand their steam turbines and hydro businesses, people familiar with the matter said.  More »

Economics of natural gas don’t always add up for fleets

Commercial fleet operators at the Natural Gas Vehicles USA conference in Houston say despite the promises of natural gas as a cheap and clean transportation fuel, the economics of making it work can be tricky.  More »

New Utica wells rival core Marcellus output

American Energy Partners and a handful of players are racing to snap up land in the southeastern corner of the Utica Shale, where operators have found wet gas and high-performing, affordable wells that rival some in the core of the Marcellus Shale.  More »

US natural gas output will set a record this year

U.S. natural gas output will reach 73 billion cubic feet a day for the first time this year as new pipelines tap into shale supplies stranded in the Marcellus formation in the Northeast, a new government report shows.  More »

Former Copano execs get $500M to start new pipeline firm

The executives who sold Copano Energy to Richard Kinder’s pipeline empire for $3.2 billion last year have lined up $500 million to start a new oil and gas pipeline company.  More »

Chesapeake faces new charges on Michigan leasing

Chesapeake has denied the allegations and has withdrawn from exploration in Michigan.  More »