The Army Corps of Engineers told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that it will need the rest of the year to complete reviews of the “discreet” issues noted in a judge’s ruling over pending legal challenges to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
A surge in hydraulic fracturing capacity between April and June sent Schlumberger Ltd.’s North American revenues up 18%, with U.S. land revenue jumping 42% from the first quarter, a rate that was nearly double the increase in the onshore…
With funding from private equity giant Kayne Anderson Energy Funds, Native Exploration Holdings LLC plans to prowl for opportunities in the Midcontinent, particularly Oklahoma.
Petro River Oil Corp. said Tuesday it struck oil at its Sunset Boulevard prospect in California’s San Joaquin Basin.
Bismarck, ND-based WBI Energy Transmission Inc. is requesting authorization from FERC to abandon the Billy Creek Storage Field in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, including associated injected and recoverable native cushion gas and associated facilities there.
The drilled but uncompleted well count in the Permian Basin had risen to 2,163 at the end of May, about 78% higher than a year ago, as the most active area of the United States continues to draw more rigs and more people, according the Federal…
Production in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale remained unchanged in May from April, but that doesn’t mean the prolific sweet crude oil and natural gas area has peaked, the state’s chief oil and gas regulator said last week.
In an area with more than a century of oil and natural gas development mixed with the Navajo Nation, increased exploration and production activity spurred by increased hydraulic fracturing is raising newfound concerns among local residents in …
Midcontinent oil and natural gas activity, including in Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming, slowed during the second quarter, according to a survey of energy operators by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Sunoco Pipeline LP has again elected to stop horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for its Mariner East (ME) 2 natural gas liquids pipeline at a site in southeast Pennsylvania to deal with the water well problems the operations have caused f…
Rover Pipeline LLC and parent Energy Transfer Partners LP violated the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and FERC regulations by not disclosing plans to acquire and demolish an historic home in Ohio that was located near a planned compressor station, Comm…
The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported this week that the estimated total number of oil and natural gas wells drilled and completed during the second quarter increased 62% from the year-ago quarter.
PetroQuest Energy Inc.’s first multi-well pad in the Cotton Valley formation, trending above the Haynesville Shale, reached a cumulative rate of 27,697 Mcf/d of natural gas, 1,678 b/d of natural gas liquids and 67 b/d of oil in its ini…
Sunoco Pipeline LP has agreed to pay to connect municipal water to homes impacted by recent horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for its Mariner East (ME) 2 natural gas liquids pipeline in southeast Pennsylvania.
A group of 27 Senate Democrats has urged President Trump to reverse course and allow methane emissions regulations promulgated by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take effect.
Global oil and natural gas investments are predicted to climb this year, as U.S. onshore unconventional development spending rises, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday.
EnCap Flatrock Midstream on Wednesday announced its third big U.S. energy investment in three days, including up to $500 million in initial equity for a pair of midstream companies, bringing parent Encap Investments LP’s total commitment to the North American natural gas sector to up to $1 billion.
Devon Energy Corp. has completed a record-setting well in the over-pressured oil window of Oklahoma’s STACK…
Houston independent Halcon Resources Corp. has agreed to take $1.4 billion for its Williston Basin properties to focus exclusively on the Permian Basin’s Delaware formation in West Texas.
Two key House Republicans asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to investigate allegations that Russia interfered in U.S. energy markets by making millions in contributions to environmental groups opposed to hydraulic fracturing in order to …
MPLX LP has completed a series of expansion projects to pair more Utica Shale liquids with refineries in the Midwest.
Thailand’s state-owned petrochemical and refining company, PTT Global Chemical pcl has taken another step toward building its proposed multi-billion dollar ethane cracker in Belmont County, OH, exercising its purchase option for a 167-acre site there.
A new left-leaning provincial government poses no red peril against accelerating development of British Columbia’s liquids-rich shale and “tight” natural gas formations, participants in the drilling said Wednesday.
Halliburton Co. announced Wednesday that it has acquired Tulsa, OK-based Summit ESP, an independent company specializing in electric submersible pump (ESP) technology and services.
FERC should do more to address the perceived regulatory risk of reporting to price indexes, panelists at a technical conference on natural gas index liquidity and transparency told Commission staff last week.
Further cementing its transformation from producer to midstreamer, Sanchez Midstream Partners LP said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to sell certain non-core, non-operated production assets in Texas to an undisclosed private buyer for $…
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday removed a stay of the Obama administration’s methane emission reduction rules that had been issued by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
United Kingdom-based Velocys plc has suspended its venture into the nascent small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) space in favor of becoming a renewable fuels company focused on biomass-to-liquids (BTL), electing to put proposed projects that wou…
U.S. oil and gas rig activity remained pretty steady during the last week of June as those in search of oil declined by two to 756, while those drilling for natural gas added one to 184, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc.
Houston-based Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. agreed to nearly double its West Texas Permian Basin portfolio in a $648 million deal with private equity-backed Exl Petroleum Management LLC.
Oil and natural gas exploration companies plan to keep the focus on low-cost opportunities this year, with an emphasis on creating value, capital efficiency and returns on investments, according to Wood Mackenzie Ltd.
The buyout arm of private equity giant TPG Capital is taking over Discovery Midstream Holdings LLC, a Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin operator…
In a new page in the Trump administration’s playbook of regulatory rollbacks, the Department Justice (DOJ), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Colorado are claiming Denver-based PDC Energy Inc. illegally emitted emissions from storage tanks.
Consolidation will continue to make sense for producers in the Appalachian Basin as those companies that made it through the recent downturn focus on efficiency, according to a recent report from Pittsburgh-based law firm Babst Calland.
Oil-directed drilling in the Permian Basin is creating yet another natural gas glut that could keep prices lower for longer…
The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and related Equitrans Expansion Project (EEP) received a favorable final environmental impact statement (FEIS) from FERC Friday, paving the way for a potential certificate decision later this year.
North American drillers were undeterred by bearish shifts in crude oil prices for the week ended June 23, as 11 U.S. oil-directed rigs returned to the patch, according to Baker Hughes Inc. rig count data released Friday.
After years of relative inactivity, dealmaking in the Appalachian Basin is once again healthy but tenuous, as the region’s larger natural gas producers and private equity firms reassert their dominance in a market filled with both opportunities and risks.
Idaho’s Department of Lands has started the process for the state’s first audit of oil and natural gas wells operated by Texas-based Alta Mesa Holdings LP, the lone producer in a state that realized its first production only three years ago.
Improving unconventional oil and natural gas well recoveries, as well as ways to prevent offshore spills and leaks, will be considered for grants under a $20 million fund launched by the Department of Energy.
Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke defended the Trump administration’s proposed $11.7 billion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, and told two Senate panels that the department was “moving prudently” to fill positions in field offices while limiting hires in Washington, DC.
Three months after the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told a cable news program that he doesn’t believe carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are a primary contributor to climate change, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry doubled down on the same program, blaming global warming in part on the world’s oceans.
Encana Corp. on Tuesday announced that it has increased its type curves in the Permian Basin by 20% and added 700 new premium return locations to its inventory in the play, a result of the company’s “cube” approach to stacked pay development, management said.
Ohio pure-play Eclipse Resources Corp. said it has finished drilling its third super lateral well, the Outlaw C 11H, in the Utica Shale condensate window, setting another company record by reaching 19,500 feet in 17 days.
A rising rig count and increased oil and gas spending are again spurring Texas employment, with the energy sector leading job growth in the state during May.
Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC, a first-of-its-kind project in the Appalachian Basin to…
Anemic crude oil prices are sticking around even as operations ramp up on the Dakota Access Pipeline to carry Bakken Shale supplies out of North Dakota, but the state’s chief oil and natural gas regulator doesn’t expect that to continue in the longer term.
The biggest Canadian source of new oil supplies will continue to be the nation’s top industrial natural gas burner, predicted the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) said it collected more than $173 million in impact fees from the state’s natural gas producers in 2016, but fees declined on low commodity prices to the lowest level since enacted in 2012 and were down for the third year in a row.
A federal court on Wednesday ruled that the environmental review for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline was in part inadequate and must be reconsidered, handing opponents a partial legal victory. However, the pipeline may continue operat…
The requirement to conduct environmental assessments (EA) before oil and natural gas lease sales are redundant and need to be eliminated, and the Trump administration should order a review, western Colorado producers urged in a letter earlie…
Rex Energy Corp. said this week that a four-well pad it recently placed to sales in western Pennsylvania produced the highest condensate rates it’s recorded in the region.
Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke said he believes the Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah should be reduced in size.