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Ambitious US Pipeline Firm Buckeye Quietly Makes Key Acquisition
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Buckeye Partners spends more than $3.5 billion buying assets to transform itself from a regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.
Continental Resources Names New President After Bott's Quick Exit
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Continental Resources promotes Jack Stark to president, less than a week after Rick Bott quit the position.
Oil Prices Fall On EIA Report Of Big US Crude Stocks Build
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Crude oil futures fall after a government report shows crude stocks rose sharply in the United States last week.
The Next Logical Step For Natural Gas Supplies?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Natural gas-based processes could be alternative for ethane crackers, oil refineries, California-based technology developer tells Rigzone.
Jindal: Obama Hasn't Done Enough To Harness Energy
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.
Unconventional Oil, Gas to Lift US Energy Exports
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Domestic unconventional oil and gas production will help raise US energy exports by about 5% per year through 2030, according to HSBC's Global Connections Trade Forecast.
BP To Cut 275 Jobs In Alaska After Oil Field Disposals
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 BP says it will cut around 275 staff and contractor jobs in its Alaska operations in early 2015 following the sale of its interests in four oil fields in the North Slope area.
Bill Barrett To Sell Gas Assets, Buy Oil Properties
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Bill Barrett Corporation plans to exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado.
Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The final report from a study on fracking found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.
Oil Gains On OPEC Production Cut Talk, Libya Paring Output
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 US crude futures rose by almost $2 and Brent by more than $1 on the prospect of a production cut by OPEC.
Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water
Monday, September 15, 2014 A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.
Oil Hits 2-Year Low; Dollar Rises Ahead Of Fed
Monday, September 15, 2014 Brent crude falls below $97 per barrel, its lowest level in more than two years, as weak Chinese economic data cuts the prospect for demand at a time of abundant supply.
Keystone XL Pipeline's Cost In South Dakota More Than Doubles
Monday, September 15, 2014 The cost of the South Dakota portion of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline has more than doubled to $1.974B in the last four years the project has awaited federal approval, the company says.
N.D. Oil Output Jumps Even As Flaring Rule Changes Loom
Friday, September 12, 2014 North Dakota's daily oil production jumped 5% in July to an all-time high, state regulators say.
Energy & Exploration Partners Files For IPO Again
Friday, September 12, 2014 Energy & Exploration Partners Inc files with US regulators for an initial public offering of common stock.
Oil Drops As Ample Supply Overtakes Demand
Friday, September 12, 2014 Crude oil prices fall on pressure from weak demand, ample supplies and a strong dollar.
US Steps Up Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine
Friday, September 12, 2014 The US hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions to punish Moscow for intervening in Ukraine.
Brent Bounces from 2-year Low; U.S. Crude Rallies
Thursday, September 11, 2014
IEA: US Shale Squeezing Out Saudi Oil Imports, Boosting Gasoline Exports
Thursday, September 11, 2014 North America's shale oil boom has started to squeeze Saudi Arabian oil out of the US market in the same way it did with West African crude, IEA says.
Continental Resources President Quits, Leaves Leadership Gap
Thursday, September 11, 2014 W.F. "Rick" Bott was widely seen as the probably successor to Continental Chief Executive Harold Hamm.
Bakken Providing Jobs, Economic Growth for Williston, ND
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Williston is on a path of rapid growth, thanks to oil and gas activity in the Bakken Shale.
Musings: Can You Trust The Financial Data Used To Analyze Energy?
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 G. Allen Brooks takes a closer look at the data used in a recent article claiming shale E&P companies will be generating free cash flow next year.
US Energy Department Greenlights Cameron LNG Facility
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 The Energy Department issues the final authorization to Cameron LNG and Carib Energy to export domestically produced LNG to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.
US Shippers Seek Role In Transport Of LNG, Oil Exports
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 The US government should ensure that international trade of US natural gas, and potentially crude oil, will offer opportunities for the domestic shipping industry, maritime groups say.
Oil Falls On Supply Growth, US Crude Drops To 16-Month Low
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 US crude futures fall to a 16-month low and Brent to a 17-month low on rising supply and tepid demand.
US Crude Export Prospects Expand Niche For Oilfield Stabilizers
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Orders have surged for a type of oilfield equipment primarily used to make a light variety of crude safe for pipelines.
Musings: After Hiatus, Keystone XL Pipeline Battle Resumed Friday
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 In light of the number of high State Department proponents of Keystone who have departed this year, G. Allen Brooks examines the issues which could change the dynamics of the approval process.
Brent Oil Falls Below $100 To 17-Month Low As Supply Weighs
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Brent crude oil prices fall to a 17-month low below $100 per barrel in volatile trade.
US Boosts 2015 Oil Forecast As Shale Powers Push To 10 MMbpd
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 The US government jacked up its forecast for oil production next year by 250,000 barrels per day as the boom in shale oil drilling continues to confound expectations of slower growth.
Wellsite Rental Services, DWS Join Forces in Marcellus, Utica Regions
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Wellsite Rental Services is partnering with Deep Well Services (DWS) to serve the Marcellus and Utica regions.
Brent Crude Hits 16-Month Low Below $100 On Weak Data
Monday, September 08, 2014 Brent crude fall below $100 a barrel, the first time in 16 months, before returning to close in three-digit territory.
IPAA Rejects Refiners' Position on Crude Exports
Monday, September 08, 2014 The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) issues a statement rebutting claims by a refiners' group regarding crude oil exports from the United States.
Oil Falls As Weak US Jobs Data Adds To Demand Worries
Friday, September 05, 2014 Crude oil futures fall and end the week more than 2% lower as disappointing jobs data from the United States cast doubt about the strength of economic growth.
Nebraska Court Hears Questions About Keystone XL Pipeline Plan
Friday, September 05, 2014 Nebraska's Supreme Court hears arguments about whether Governor Dave Heineman acted properly when he blessed a route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
SD School of Mines Uses Shale Plays to Advance Research, Teach Students
Friday, September 05, 2014 Students in the shale research program at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are studying the program's first core samples.
Challenges of the Internet of Things
Friday, September 05, 2014 The implementation of Internet of Things technology in oil and gas can bring benefits, but will bring challenges as well.
Transocean Welcomes Court Ruling on 2010 US Oil Spill
Friday, September 05, 2014 Transocean says a US court ruling eliminates its financial risk for the underwater portion of a 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the judge found BP grossly negligent.
In Keystone Pipeline Debate, Nebraska High Court Will Have Sway
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Nebraska's top court is set to hear arguments about how the Keystone XL pipeline might cross the state.
US Court Says BP 'Grossly Negligent' In 2010 Spill, Billions In Fines Loom
Thursday, September 04, 2014 BP was "grossly negligent" for its role in the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a US district judge says.
Oil Slips On Surprise ECB Rate Cut, EIA Data Supports
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Crude oil futures trade lower after a surprise rate cut from the European Central Bank boosted the dollar and hit commodities priced in the US currency.
Video A Growing Part of Internet of Things Technology
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Video may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Internet of Things technology, but it has a role to play in the space.
Internet of Things Can Increase Effectiveness of Field Crews
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Internet of Things technology can increase the effectiveness of field crews, according to an official with Digi International.
Oil Gains More Than $2, Brent Rebounds From 16-Month Low
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Crude oil prices jump by more than $2 a barrel off multi-month lows.
WRI: Insufficient Water Might Curtail Fracking in Some Countries
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 A global resources institute finds that many countries might not have enough water to practice hydraulic fracturing.
Shell Makes Utica Gas Find in Pennsylvania
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Shell announces new discovery wells (Neal and Gee) within the Utica formation in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Oil, Gas Companies Laying Groundwork for the Internet of Things
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Oil and gas companies are starting to lay the groundwork for the Internet of Things, industry officials tell Rigzone.
Three Mission-Critical Applications of Big Data in Oil, Gas
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Leaders in the oil and gas industry are already implementing Big Data solutions into their everyday operations and reaping the rewards of this long-term investment.
Baker Hughes Finalizes Deal for Weatherford Business
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Baker Hughes and Weatherford close the previously announced purchase and sale of Weatherford's pipeline and specialty services business.
Brent Oil Sinks To 16-Month Low On Demand Fears, Strong Dollar
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Brent crude oil futures fall to the lowest level in 16 months, pressured by the prospect of slowing oil demand growth in China and Europe.
Dominion Resources, US Partners Sign $5B Pipeline Deal
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Dominion Resources enters a joint venture with three other US energy companies for a $4.5-$5 billion pipeline that will ship natural gas to North Carolina and Virginia.
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