BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says he will introduce a bill giving states primary control in regulating hydraulic fracturing, a method of extracting oil and gas. Read more here: http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/09/19/nd-sen-hoeven-filing-bill-on-hydraulic-fracturing/
Harrisburg — Lawyers representing several state agencies argue in a brief filed Tuesday that appellate judges erred in deciding to overturn a portion of the state’s new Marcellus Shale drilling law.
Matthew Hulbert, Contributor – With summer vacations on the horizon, we thought we’d give Forbes readers with a penchant for natural gas a real treat. I’ve hooked up with fellow European energy analyst, Andreas Goldthau to sketch our thoughts on how global gas dynamics play out in the next decade in a specially co-authored piece. Read more here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewhulbert/2012/08/05/why-america-can-make-or-break-a-new-global-gas-world/
PITTSBURGH — The Marcellus Shale is about to become the most productive natural gas field in the United States, according to new data from energy industry analysts and the federal government. read more here: http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/08/06/marcellus-shale-becoming-top-us-natural-gas-field/
(Reuters) – Cheniere Energy Partners LP approved investment plans for the start of a $5 billion U.S. liquefied natural gas export project, which it says could come online in 2015. http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/30/cheniere-lng-idINL2E8IUG6620120730
Freeport LNG Development LP, trying to capitalize on the U.S. advantage in producing natural gas, agreed to process LNG at its proposed plant in southeast Texas for two of Japan’s largest utilities. Read more here http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-07-31/freeport-signs-lng-export-agreements-with-osaka-gas-chubu
Natural-gas production from shale formations rose in May on increased supplies from the Marcellus deposit even after prices fell to a 10-year low, Energy Department data show. The article from Bloomberg continues here: http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/07/24/u-s-says-shale-gas-output-rose-24-in-may-from-year-earlier/
IHS Global Insight released a study showing that shale gas production will continue to grow and people employed in the shale gas industry will increase by 1 million by 2035. Click on the following link to read the article from the Institute for Energy Research: http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2012/06/18/jobs-boom-shale-gas-industry-employment-up-45-percent-by-2015/
The contentious debate in Congress over the Keystone XL pipeline obscures one significant detail many Americans don’t realize: In the first three quarters of 2011, we exported more oil than we imported.