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Energy / Natural Gas

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Gazprom May Join the Turkmenistan to India Gas Pipeline Project

Oct 25, 2010 at 08:25 | RFE/RL staff

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has said in Turkmenistan that the Gazprom gas giant could join in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas-pipeline project. Sechin, who is accompanying President Dmitry Medvedev…

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The Unconventional Gas Red Zone

Oct 20, 2010 at 08:24 | Dave Forest

Great chart from PFC Energy. Presented at an Institute of Energy Economics, Japan seminar last month. The piece shows the "red zones" in global unconventional gas (shale, tight gas, coal…

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Liquid Gold

Oct 13, 2010 at 13:06 | Dave Forest

There's a growing divide in the North America gas industry. Liquids or non. The always hawkish energy eye of Colorado's Bentek Energy recently observed the growing effect of liquids-rich plays…

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The Next Shale Gas Hotspot

Oct 06, 2010 at 17:14 | Dave Forest

Shale gas is going global. It's simply too groundbreaking a concept not to spread. Shale is now the name of the gas game in North America. And Europe is starting…

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The Gas Cartel Idea: On the Road to Another OPEC?

Oct 05, 2010 at 12:08 | Global Intelligence Report

As oil sees its image tarnished from the disastrous oil spills that took place off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Dalian, China, and…

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Turkmenistans Major Natural Gas Find

Oct 04, 2010 at 13:17 | Andy Soos

Oil and gas supplies and their future use is a major variable for the 21st. century. On the one hand there is a demand to go to renewable sources. On…

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Two International Natural Gas Opportunities

Sep 27, 2010 at 12:08 | Dave Forest

The European Union is taking a serious look at natural gas. Last week, the EU ratified a "gas solidarity" bill for Europe. The measure is aimed at ensuring steady and…

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Natural Gas: Does Hydraulic Fracturing Really Cause Earthquakes

Sep 27, 2010 at 09:34 | Professor Chris Rhodes

It is concluded that a "plausible cause" of a series of small earthquakes in Texas during 2008 - 2009 is saltwater pumped deep into the earth to recover natural gas,…

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Natural Gas: As Bad as It Seems?

Sep 20, 2010 at 12:25 | Dave Forest

Hedge funds are dumping natural gas. The most recent Commitments of Traders report in the U.S. shows that bets on natgas by funds dropped 16% in the week ended September…

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Turning $25 of Natural Gas into a $75 Barrel of Oil?

Sep 20, 2010 at 09:00 | Al Fin

Natural gas costs about 1/3 the cost of oil in terms of energy content (see graph). What if we could convert natural gas into long chain hydrocarbons and high value…

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