Tag: gas

Photos: Inside Colorado’s fracking boom

Look inside a walled-off fracking facility in Colorado, one of many sites that is making oil — and dollars — flow in the state. But the drilling has come much too fast — and too close — for several communities  More »

Pipeline firms with high fees borrow to pay investors

Most businesses focus on profits. The energy infrastructure companies known as master limited partnerships are all about cash.  More »

Anadarko joins ad blitz to thwart Colorado fracking bans

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc., Colorado’s largest oil producers, are waging a media campaign to promote the benefits of hydraulic fracturing as residents push statewide measures to restrict the production technique as a threat to the environment.  More »

Lawmakers mull shaking up LNG export reviews

Key senators are pressuring the Energy Department to abandon its 2012 plan for processing applications to broadly export natural gas, insisting that the two-year-old approach does not do enough to prioritize projects that have secured financing, signed up customers and are close to winning other needed permits.  More »

Sanctions likely to sting big Russian oil projects

International sanctions against Russian officials could endanger the country’s multibillion-dollar pipeline, liquefied natural gas and offshore projects as the cost of borrowing money surges, according to a report released this week.  More »

Occidental’s $8 billion deal stalled by Muslim Brotherhood row

Occidental Petroleum Corp., seeking to raise as much as $8 billion by selling a stake in itsMiddle East business, said a political dispute in the region is complicating plans to sell to a single investor group.  More »

Top 10 states with highest and lowest gasoline prices

In Texas is getting to pricey for you, there are only nine other states that offer a better deal for drivers. Here’s your guide to the states that offer the highest and lowest prices for a gallon of regular gasoline.  More »

Russian billionaire to buy RWE oil and gas unit

L1 Energy, the investment vehicle of Russia’s fourth-richest man Mikhail Fridman, agreed to buy RWE AG’s Dea oil and gas unit, gaining assets in the U.K., Germany and the North Sea.  More »

Investor activism threatening oil industry amid shale worries

Well-heeled investors who control a growing block of money behind the North American energy surge have stepped up their bid to wring profits from oil companies, steering capital away from projects and toward dividends.  More »

Using trash to make electric power in Nigeria (photos)

Lagos is engulfed in waste. But the Nigerian city is turning its problem into an advantage by starting a program to convert waste into methane gas to generate electricity.  More »

Canada can have edge on gas exports, official says

The United States’ speed in standing up projects to export American natural gas may depend on your vantage point. If you’re a Canadian worried about competing with American producers to sell natural gas overseas, U.S. regulators are moving at a quick pace.  More »

Poll: Where will the world’s next energy boom be?

With analysts debating the decline of the U.S. energy boom — at least one economist believes the end of shale fever is imminent — other regions worldwide are poised to step to the forefront.  More »
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