Category: Natural gas

Vanguard to spend $525 million for Colorado gas and NGL assets

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.  More »

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

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.  More »

Crude bounces back on dollar’s decline

Oil for October delivery climbed 65 cents to end at $92.92 a barrel.  More »

Researchers trace water contamination to faulty gas wells

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.  More »

Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

Authorities said that a Chevron Corp. subsidiary was still releasing natural gas Sunday from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker.  More »

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.  More »

Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

The spat between Poland and Russia came amid concerns that Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis in Ukraine.  More »

Natural gas inventories rise quickly after large drawdown

Natural gas storage is quickly catching up the five-year average level after a larger than reduction of inventories in the most recent, harsh winter, according to a new report form the Energy Information Administration.  More »

Brent crude tumbles to two-year low

The European benchmark’s decline narrowed the premium to West Texas Intermediate oil.  More »

CPUC Abandons Safety in PG&E Decision

After four years of political limbo, administrative law judges for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week released their recommended enforcement actions against California’s largest utility.  Stemming from PG&E’s 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, the recommendation will do little, if anything, to improve safety, and could actually undermine the company’s efforts to upgrade […]  More »

Russian gas supplies to Poland drop by a quarter

Some commentators believe it to be retaliation by Moscow against Poland for its decision to help Ukraine with gas.  More »

Official says fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said the pipeline goes partly through territory now controlled by the Islamic State group.  More »