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PSAC boosts 2017 drilling forecast 60%, service rates rise more slowly

PSAC boosts 2017 drilling forecast 60%, service rates rise more slowly

3,320 wells to be drilled in Alberta, up from 1,900 wells in the original PSAC forecast The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) announced a revision of the forecasted number of wells drilled across Canada for 2017 to 6,680 wells, according to a press release. That’s an increase of 2,505 wells and a 60 per cent […]

Natural gas pipeline from western Canada to Chicago considers expanding

Natural gas pipeline from western Canada to Chicago considers expanding

After processing at Aux Sable, natural gas is delivered to several major interstate natural gas pipelines Owners of the Alliance pipeline, one of the longest natural gas pipelines in North America, are in the early stages of assessing interest in expanding its capacity to transport natural gas from western Canada to Chicago, Illinois, according to […]

Is LNG or pipeline gas more carbon-intensive? The answer may surprise you

Is LNG or pipeline gas more carbon-intensive? The answer may surprise you

LNG accounts for only 10 per cent of total natural gas traded across the globe, yet its rate of growth is almost twice as fast as pipeline gas, making it an important part of the portfolios of major oil and gas companies, according to analysis from Wood Mackenzie. But while the process of piping natural gas to […]

Texas oil and gas production statistics for February 2017

Texas oil and gas production statistics for February 2017

Texas production in Feb. 2017 came from 169,008 oil wells and 89,918 gas wells Production for Feb. 2017 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas is 70,332,051 barrels of crude oil and 527,710,713 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported […]

US shale oil rebound shakes OPEC

US shale oil rebound shakes OPEC

How low can the costs of US shale oil production go? By Ross McCracken, Platt’s Managing editor, Energy Economist Even with oil prices hovering around the $50/b mark, the US rig count has increased rapidly while E&P companies continue to record substantial reductions in well drilling costs. The increase in new well oil production per rig […]

Minister Carr launches ‘Generation Energy’ dialogue for Canadian energy path

Minister Carr launches ‘Generation Energy’ dialogue for Canadian energy path

Information will be used to design an approach focused on innovation, jobs and affordable energy Energy plays an important role in the daily lives of Canadians. It powers our homes, keeps us connected and takes us where we want to go, according to Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr in a press release. The way Canada delivers […]

Can there be a coal comeback?

Can there be a coal comeback?

Indian coal demand likely to grow in years ahead, but won’t make up for slow-down in China Trevor Houser, Jason Bordoff and Peter Marsters from the Center On Global Energy Policy offer an empirical diagnosis of the causes of the US coal industry collapse over the last six years, which has been characterized by bankruptcy […]

Important context on new duke spills study

Important context on new duke spills study

No industry is 100% risk free, but steps taken to prevent environmental or public harm has increased by Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth Today, Duke University published a study analyzing oil- and gas-related spill rates in four states,  identifying 6,648 spills reported across Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota and Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2014. But, much like […]

Hogan signs fracking ban, silences Western Maryland voices

Hogan signs fracking ban, silences Western Maryland voices

Governor Cuomo banned fracking in New York, yet to provide sustainable solution for  job loss, taxes, and other revenue Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth As expected, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill Tuesday that officially bans fracking in Maryland. This development became an inevitable after Hogan’s March 17 announcement that he would support such a measure […]

Activist group steps on a rake with endangered river report

Activist group steps on a rake with endangered river report

River report uses scare tactics pushing misinformation about threats that don’t actually exist by Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth American Rivers has just released its annual list of the top-10 “most endangered” U.S. rivers, which is based on decisions the group feels could impact the rivers and communities around them. Virginia’s Rappahannock River happens to come in […]