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Chesapeake Energy Corp. has agreed to pay Pennsylvania landowners $30 million to settle federal lawsuits over its disputed gas-royalty payments. But the deal hinges on state Attorney General Josh Shapiro also resolving a lawsuit against the shale-gas producer. Chesapeake's lawyers told a federal ...
In this Oct. 14, 2011, file photo, a drilling rig is set up to tap gas from the Marcellus Shale gas field, near a barn in the Susquehanna County township of ... But since Chesapeake Energy Co. drilled a well to capture gas from the rich Marcellus shale formation deep under that property, the Seligmans' gas ...
All eyes are on U.S. shale as we head into 2018, with a growing number of analysts worrying that shale will spoil the oil price rally. Estimates of supply growth varying quite a bit, but directionally, everyone is in agreement: Supply is set to surge. However, there are some cracks in the shale complex that ...
Over the last year, 'permania' has become so frenzied that the land rush drove exploration rights prices in West Texas sky high -- and along with it, equipment and labor costs. So, what's next? While most analysts and oil companies focus on the larger portion of the Permian in Texas, southeastern New ...

America's shale drillers are poised to ring in the new year with strong growth in the U.S. oil patch, according to the latest forecast from the Department of Energy. Crude oil production from seven major shale regions is set to grow by 94,000 barrels a day in January, the department's U.S. Energy Information ...
Until then, activity looks to be "range-bound," said analysts led by Arun Jayaram in a Wednesday research note detailing their talks with operators in the Permian shale basin in Texas and New Mexico. Among Permian explorers, "none expected to materially alter course as long as WTI stays in the $45-55 ...
Many analysts expect U.S. shale to put the pedal to the metal after OPEC extended the production cuts through the end of next year. For years, shale companies burned through cash to grow production, a strategy that promised future returns even at the cost of a sharp increase in debt. The dramatic cost ...
The American shale boom may be overstated by the U.S. Energy Department, according to a new MIT study that suggests the agency may be over-attributing a rise in shale drilling to technological advances. "The EIA is assuming that productivity of individual wells will continue to rise as a result of ...
U.S. companies dominate production and drilling improvements. In the face of the prolonged oil downturn, the laser focus on cost reduction is only becoming more intense. Gains in drilling and completion optimization are slowing. Companies must find the next cost reduction lever to pull given most are not ...
Oil retreated the most in more than two weeks amid worries that OPEC's deal to extend production cutbacks may take U.S. shale activity to a whole new level. Futures closed 1.5 percent lower in New York. OPEC and partners including Russia last week agreed to keep cutting output through the end of next ...
The shale gas boom in Pennsylvania and other Appalachian states has been the chief driver of growth in U.S. natural gas production since 2012, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday. According to the EIA's Drilling Productivity Report, natural gas production in the Appalachia region ...
The UK government released an industrial strategy white paper this week, giving a small hint about the future of fracing with the British Empire. The white paper revealed that the UK government is still considering shale as an industrial resource. "The emerging shale gas industry offers the prospect of ...
While smaller companies drove innovation in the shale patch years ago, the oil majors are now bringing their expertise to shale drilling, pouring money into shale as they trim spending on megaprojects around the world. Some of the innovations are being transferred from high-tech, highly automated ...
Just as expected: OPEC and the group of non-OPEC countries led by Russia extended their production cuts for an additional nine months through the end of 2018. "It's been a good long day… in fact, it's been a great day," Saudi oil minister Khalid Al-Falih said at the presser. "I'm pleased to announce the ...
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has shifted drilling, fracking and other temporary shale gas well site activities out of its controversial plans for methane-reduction permits, in a bid to cut down on leaks of the greenhouse gas without creating obstacles to new natural gas ...

Sasol will also divest from its Canadian shale gas assets on which it took a 9.9 billion rand (US$715 million) impairment on its 2016 earnings.
Thanks to Larry Nichols' vision, Devon Energy Corp. looked again at George Mitchell's Barnett program in 2001, bought it and took it lateral.
Dubai (Bloomberg) -- Global crude inventories are declining and supply and demand are in balance, according to the head of Saudi Aramco, ...
The US shale gas phenomenon is having an effect on traditional trading patterns, and owners and operators will have to react to this, said ...
From 2012 until the end of this year, total North American shale oil production is expected to grow from 1.9 to 5.8 million barrels per day ...
The 20 percent increase in oil prices since September led to a wave of hedging by U.S. shale drillers eager to lock in future production at prices ...
OPEC meets next week and the elephant in the room is the U.S. shale sector, ramping up production as OPEC and Russia cut back. The cartel ...
Over the last several months, we've been at the forefront on Seeking Alpha calling for massive overestimates on U.S. shale oil growth ...
Now, shale drillers and oil majors want access to the Permian without paying the high prices and costs in Texas. And they've started using ...
However, the shares are destined to continue outperforming its peer group and the broad energy sector. Diamondback outperformed when WTI ...
Last week's economic development announcement of a potential $84 billion investment is a game changer for West Virginia, shale Crescent ...
A Monroeville-based Marcellus Shale well developer has plans to drill more natural gas wells in the Alle-Kiski Valley next year. Huntley ...
I have long been under the impression that shale oil and gas production is likely to peak and then decline fairly rapidly, but this IEA projection ...
The supply surge from U.S. shale oil and gas will beat the biggest gains seen in the history of the industry, the International Energy Agency ...
Meanwhile, a report from the Energy Information Administration revealed expectations for another monthly climb in U.S. shale-oil production ...
shale production at American oil production sites will increase by 80,000 barrels per day next month, according to estimates from the Energy ...
shale crude-oil production from seven major U.S. oil plays is expected to see a monthly climb of 80,000 barrels a day in December to 6.174 ...
SAND TRANSPORT -- An employee works on a "sand can" truck, which is used to transport sand to Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas ...
The fear for OPEC, and other oil bulls, is that this risks sparking another wave of U.S. shale supply, sending oil prices right back down to where ...
OPEC just significantly overhauled its expectations for North American shale, projecting strong supply growth through the early 2020s.
West Virginia's shale gas business is getting an $83 billion investment from the world's largest power company, China Energy, according to a ...
The U.S. is now considered by some to be the world's "swing producer" of shale oil and gas. In North Dakota's Williston tight oil basin, crude oil ...
The new St. Clairsville office will primarily serve as a field office for Rettew's work for clients in the Utica shale Play. Rettew also has employees ...
OPEC said shale oil production will grow considerably faster than expected over the next four years after the group's output cuts triggered a ...
Calgary (Bloomberg) -- Chevron Corp. is planning a significant drilling program in the Duvernay shale formation, marking a vote of ...
Pummeled by the plunge in oil prices, the OPEC oil cartel agreed last year to cut production to drain the glut. It extended the agreement this ...
The Marcellus and Utica regions in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, relative latecomers to America's shale revolution, are ...
An oil pipeline encircling Philadelphia gets a new life delivering shale gas ... new gas production from Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale fields.
The gas-storage mechanism in a shale gas reservoir is conceptually ... Natural gas is adsorbed on the organic matter present in shales and, ...
In fact, the threat to OPEC from U.S. shale oil just got more serious as it became clear that the cartel and its partners are planning to extend their ...
The growth of shale gas extraction across the United States is offering a big boost to the plastics manufacturing sector. Ethane, a by product ...
Pennsylvania residents on average are experiencing gas bills that are 40 percent lower than they were a decade ago, thanks mostly to the ...
There's another side of this bullish development: its impact on shale production. Recently, there have been concerns regarding U.S. shale ...


 

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