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The U.S. Can A Lot Learn From Australia’s Natural Gas Strategy

The U.S. Can A Lot Learn From Australia’s Natural Gas Strategy

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Is Europe Next for a Shale Natural Gas Boom?

Feb 15, 2013 at 17:36 | Daniel J. Graeber

Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) are getting an early start on shale exploration campaigns in eastern European countries. With the United States fast emerging as a…

Panama Canal to become Major LNG Thoroughfare?

Feb 14, 2013 at 14:28 | John Daly

One of the most beloved terms of wargamers is “sea lines of communication,” or SLOCs.For the past several years the Pentagon has been preoccupied in planning for possible…

A Carbon Tax may Curb the Rise in Natural Gas Flaring

Feb 11, 2013 at 17:21 | Ed Dolan

After a few years when the practice was declining, flaring of natural gas is back in the news. (See, for example, Flares take shine off fracking boom in the…

Tanzania: Pipeline Woes for this Gas Giant

Feb 08, 2013 at 14:25 | Editorial Dept

Ask Tanzanians what the gas bonanza has done for them. For starters, anyone who owns property in the port city of Dar es Salaam has seen that property value sky…

US Breweries go to War against Fracking Industry

Feb 05, 2013 at 16:56 | Joao Peixe

US brewers have now taken up their case against fracking, worried that any potential contamination of ground water supplies would ruin their business. The process of brewing…

Aubrey McClendon and the Destruction of the Natural Gas Market

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:21 | Editorial Dept

Aubrey McClendon is gone – or at least he’s on his way out from Chesapeake energy (CHK).  But the destruction of the natural gas market, where he was the ringleader…

Why the World May Never Experience a Shale Boom

Jan 31, 2013 at 16:56 | Matt Smith

Given the rapid rise of the US shale gas market, it is not surprising that similar opportunities are being explored with gusto across the globe. Given the size of technically…

Ukraine to Become Shale Gas Superpower?

Jan 31, 2013 at 16:42 | John Daly

Who says that the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland are useless?Certainly not the Ukrainians, who on the sidelines amidst the champagne and caviar inked a 50-year…

Will Gazprom Bully Its Way out of a Monopoly?

Jan 28, 2013 at 17:13 | Charles Kennedy

Of all the European countries that feel the bite of Russia’s Gazprom gas giant every winter, Ukraine is perhaps the most scarred, now Russia is seeking another $7 billion from…

Are There Really Benefits to U.S. LNG Exports?

Jan 28, 2013 at 17:11 | Daniel J. Graeber

Supermajor Royal Dutch Shell announced it landed a deal with Kinder Morgan to get liquefied natural gas out of a terminal in the southern United States. There's only one

Dow Opposes US Natural Gas Export Plans

Jan 25, 2013 at 17:02 | Charles Kennedy

Dow Chemical CO. (NYSE:DOW) is opposed to the idea of unlimited US natural gas exports, and this opposition has led it most recently to completely disown a $6.5 billion project…

Betting on Mediterranean Shale: 3 Plays, 1 Winner

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:32 | Editorial Dept

The Mediterranean has joined the shale game, but as most of Europe’s Mediterranean countries drag their feet, all eyes are on Israel, Turkey, and Algeria. For Israel, it…

Romania and the Shale Question

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:02 | Editorial Dept

Situation: Romania is ushering in a new government following December general elections, and this new government-designate is indicating that the shale question will be decided very soon. At stake are…

Algeria - Another Setback for the Galsi Pipeline

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:01 | Editorial Dept

Situation: The much-heralded Galsi gas pipeline that would expand Europe’s reach to Algeria (and North Africa’s) gas reserves has undergone another setback—this time it may not recover. Bottom…

Alaska: Gas Rich, but No Longer Relevant

Jan 16, 2013 at 16:53 | Charles Kennedy

The natural gas boom in the US has rendered Alaska’s otherwise bountiful reserves less relevant. Never fear, Japan may turn out to be an alternative market for Alaskan gas.

US to Cut Volumes of Imported Oil by Using Natural Gas to Power Rigs, not Diesel

Jan 16, 2013 at 16:47 | Dian L. Chu

With China slowing down, and a recessionary GDP projection (below 3%) for the developed world in the next two years or so, many analysts are also projecting far less bullish…

Colorado Enacts Tough New Fracking Measures

Jan 14, 2013 at 17:15 | Daniel J. Graeber

The state government in Colorado announced that it enacted some of the most stringent laws related to oil and natural gas operations in the country. New regulations require energy companies…

What Stands in the Way of Natural Gas Replacing Gasoline in the US?

Jan 08, 2013 at 16:25 | Ed Dolan

The natural gas revolution has brought big changes to the U.S. energy scene. Natural gas prices, which used to move closely together with oil prices, have plunged in the last…

The Real Reason the Natural Gas Industry Hates Matt Damon's New Movie

Jan 07, 2013 at 17:05 | Kurt Cobb

Matt Damon's new fictional movie about natural gas development in a rural township was being lambasted by the natural gas industry even before it premiered. And yet, the film shows…

A Graphic View of How Shale Gas could Change the Future

Jan 04, 2013 at 16:40 | Al Fin

The real impact stems from its effect on the oil market. Shale gas offers the means to vastly increase the supply of fossil fuels for transportation, which will cut into…

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