Tag: Deloitte

Water outreach should be a priority for drillers, report says

Oil companies don’t have the best reputations in the communities where they drill, and can be seen as threats to local water supplies.  More »

Five things to know about the U.S. energy landscape

Adam Sieminski, head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, spoke at 2014 Deloitte Energy Conference in Houston about long-term trends facing the energy sector. Here are five takeaways from his presentation.  More »

Shale boom boosts diverse group of refining, LNG, petrochemical interests

Unlike the first wave of investment, which gave the biggest boost to smaller independent oil companies that got an early start in shale plays, the manufacturing resurgence will involve a diverse set of players, including chemical giants like Dow Chemical and LyondellBasell, which are planning to expand their capacity along the Gulf Coast, and midstream companies hoping to export LNG, according to a report by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions  More »

Deloitte: OPEC influence waning as US shale surges

Over the next five or six years, surging shale-oil production in the United States could cut deep into the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ influence over global oil prices, a new report says.  More »

Economists: Energy industry growth slowing, could hit Houston economy

Experts on Houston’s energy economy say the oil and gas industry is facing a slowdown that will affect job growth, mirroring the tempered outlook energy executives showed in a recent survey.  More »

Upstream spending spree to slow in 2014

New projects have been the focus of major energy companies during the shale boom, with producers buying up large swaths of acreage, but upstream companies won’t be looking to continue that spending spree in 2014, according to an analysis from Deloitte.  More »

Houston pipeline firm files for $500M IPO

Houston pipeline operator Enable Midstream Partners filed Tuesday for a $500 million initial public offering, one of a dozen midstream master limited partnerships to plan debuts on Wall Street this year.  More »

Midstream spending, market value rise to new heights on pipeline demand

Since the beginning of the shale production boom, Kinder Morgan and other companies that operate pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure have boosted their spending from about $7 billion in 2006 to $26 billion last year.  More »

NASA offers oil industry better risk management strategies

NASA and Deloitte plan to offer a range of risk-management capabilities to oil and gas companies, based on their collaborative experience.  More »

Energy security, not independence, should be nation’s shale endgame

The newfound energy prosperity unleashed by shale discoveries should be used for energy security rather than energy independence, according to a report released by Deloitte on Tuesday afternoon.  More »

Kinder Morgan quietly plans West Coast pipeline expansion for oil sands

As President Obama weighs the fate of the Keystone pipeline, a similar project connecting Canada’s oil sands to the West Coast — Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline — is quietly moving forward, little noticed in the United States.  More »

Energy job growth keeping Houston economy healthy

In a Q&A with the Houston Chronicle, experts say a shortage of skilled workers is the biggest impediment to Houston’s energy-driven economic expansion.  More »

Deloitte report boosts natural gas exports

A study concludes that U.S. natural gas prices would rise about 15 cents per million British thermal units by 2030 if exports are allowed.  More »

Refining chiefs expect more regulations under Obama

CEOs of Phillips 66 and Marathon Oil company said the reelection of Pres. Barack Obama means a wave of new regulations on their industry, during an energy conference Tuesday.  More »

U.S. energy security shouldn’t lead to isolation, Bolton says

John Bolton, former ambassador to the United Nations, warned against using the United States’ growing oil production as a reason to reduce its military position in the world.  More »
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