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Natural Gas Royalties and Chaos Theory

Jul 28, 2010 at 05:35 | Dave Forest

We all know the famous (and oversimplified) explanation of chaos theory. If a butterfly flaps in Moscow, it creates typhoons in Manila. The basic point being there are no closed…

Shale Gas Enthusiasm Drove Energy Deals in Second Quarter

Jul 21, 2010 at 08:20 | Darrell Delamaide

Interest in U.S. shale gas propelled mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas production sector to $42 billion in the second quarter, the second-most active quarter in the past…

Shale Gas and LNG

Jul 09, 2010 at 06:37 | Dave Forest

This week, Australia's Beach Energy signed an MOU with Japanese commodities brokers Itochu to examine the possibility of building an LNG plant fed by shale gas from Beach's tenements in…

Can Shale Gas Really Deliver?

Jun 26, 2010 at 09:31 | Claudio Guler

Unconventional gas – pockets of underground natural gas found in hard-to-reach places – comes from several sources, coalbed methane (CBM) and tight gas sands among them. None, however, are raising…

Power to the People: The Dash for Gas

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

Sometimes pictures really are as valuable as the old saying suggests. Going through my e-pile this week, I was struck by the image below from the Baker Institute. The picture…

U.S. Gas Producer Taps Sovereign Funds Amid Offshore Oil Anxiety

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:21 | Darrell Delamaide

Chesapeake Energy, a leading U.S. producer of shale gas, found plenty of willing buyers for its latest private placement as sovereign wealth funds in Asia expressed concern about the future…

Natural Gas Indigestion

Jun 22, 2010 at 08:39 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I always thought that a great strategy for a new hedge fund would be to only buy positions from existing hedge funds that were blowing up. That fund would buy…

Energy Analyst Urges New Approach In Egyptian Offshore Production

Jun 20, 2010 at 21:25 | Fawzia Sheikh

Although a recent U.S. government survey outlines the rich potential of offshore Egypt's natural gas reserves, the North African country is yet to offer attractive investment terms to companies carrying…

Iran Signs Major Gas Deal with Pakistan

Jun 17, 2010 at 19:37 | Energy Tribune

This week, Iran signed a major long-term gas export contract with Pakistan and portrayed itself as a reliable supplier for its gas-hungry neighbors in an apparent response to Washington’s intense…

Increased Orders for Gas-Fired Power Plants in U.S. Show Shift Away from Coal

Jun 16, 2010 at 12:04 | Darrell Delamaide

Siemens announced a number of orders for new gas-fired power plants in North Carolina and Florida that seem designed to replace older coal-fired and other high-emission technology rather than to…

Don't Get Sucked Into Natural Gas

Jun 11, 2010 at 08:33 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

When natural gas was trading at $6 at the beginning of the year, I warned readers to stay away because it would take years to discount the discovery of a…

Great Divide Developing in U.S. Natural Gas

Jun 09, 2010 at 10:49 | Dave Forest

Bentek Energy managing director Rusty Braziel sees a great divide developing in U.S. natural gas. Bentek are one of the leaders in tracking and analyzing American gas pipeline flows. Where…

Natural gas Producers Focus Shifting to Wet Gas

Jun 05, 2010 at 06:04 | Dave Forest

The divergence between oil and gas prices in Canada and the U.S. has reached epic proportions. Currently the oil-to-gas price ratio sits around 15. Up considerably from the historic average…

The Problem With Chinese Shale Gas

Jun 04, 2010 at 10:22 | Dave Forest

I mentioned last week that the Asian gas market is in flux. Prices are changing to account for the dynamic supply-demand balance in the region. A further illustration came this…

Qatar: The World’s Biggest LNG Producer Holding Onto it’s Gas

Jun 02, 2010 at 15:04 | Energy Tribune

On paper, it should be a perfect match. Qatar has huge amounts of gas to export and its neighbours are desperately prowling for reliable energy supplies to power their emerging…

Asian Gas Market Starting to Heat Up

May 28, 2010 at 06:17 | Dave Forest

Asia is one of the more interesting gas markets in the world. Places like Thailand and its southeast Asian neighbors have seen phenomenal demand growth over the last several years.…

Legislative Battles on Shale Gas Fracking Continue on Several Fronts

May 28, 2010 at 03:35 | Darrell Delamaide

The controversy over the hydraulic fracturing process used to produce shale gas continues, with Pennsylvania and New York becoming a new battleground as development of the giant Marcellus Shale goes…

Chesapeake Energy Investment Signals Sovereign Wealth Fund Appetite for Global Resources

May 13, 2010 at 11:54 | Darrell Delamaide

One of Asia’s most active sovereign wealth funds is investing up to $1 billion in the U.S. company that helped pioneer production of shale gas, Chesapeake Energy. Temasek Holding, a…

China Relying on Natural Gas to Support Development

May 07, 2010 at 20:37 | Michael Economides

Today, few countries are as honest about their energy present and future as China. While American pundits and politicians have been praising China’s solar and wind forays, Han Xiaoping, an…

Is Shale Gas the Holy Grail it's cracked up to be? Well Known Analyst Says No

Apr 25, 2010 at 19:00 | Business Insider

Compared to virtually all commodities of late, natural gas has been an absolute dog.  Holders of a certain natural gas ETF have been forced to ask themselves whether or not…

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