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Energy / Natural Gas

A Case for a European FracFocus

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

Exxon Mobil's chief executive called for disclosure of so-called fracking fluid during the IHS CERA energy conference last week in Houston. Fracking has become a hot-button issue in the United…

A Golden Future for Natural Gas in the US

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:23 | Ronald Stoeferle

The combination of still sharply rising US production, a mild winter in the US, and high inventories caused the Henry Hub price to fall to its lowest level since 2002.…

Egyptian-Israeli Natural Gas Contract Casualty of Arab Spring?

Mar 13, 2012 at 18:34 | John Daly

As last year’s Arab spring has slowly roiled eastwards from Tunisia to the eastern Mediterranean, the two most concerned governments are the U.S. and Israel, that are watching their carefully…

Support for Natural Gas Vehicles Grows

Mar 13, 2012 at 17:57 | Stuart Burns

An FT article last week lauded the intent of General Electric and Chesapeake Energy to form an alliance to promote the use of natural gas as a fuel for…

U.S. Causal Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes Deepens

Mar 12, 2012 at 17:46 | John Daly

The controversial U.S. energy process of releasing natural gas from deep-seated underground reserves has increasingly moved to the forefront of the debate of U.S. energy autonomy. Advocates insist that hydraulic…

LNG: The Best Way To Play Cheap Natural Gas

Mar 12, 2012 at 17:28 | Keith Schaefer

There are 374 LNG carriers in the world.  As recently as a few years ago, roughly one-third of these vessels were laid up, or out of use. Today, every single…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of March 12, 2012

Mar 11, 2012 at 11:44 | FX Empire

Last week May Natural Gas took out its last swing bottom at 2.527. The move not only resumes the downtrend, but it also indicates further downside pressure is likely. Additionally,…

Bolivia's Natural Gas Reserves Now on Political Firing Line

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:39 | John Daly

First, the good news. Bolivia has South America's second largest proven natural gas reserve, totaling approximately 24 trillion cubic feet (tcf), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Of this, 85…

Look for China to Take Lead in Shale Gas

Mar 04, 2012 at 14:55 | Daniel J. Graeber

There might be enough shale gas reserves in China to keep the country's energy needs quenched for the next 200 years, the natural resources ministry said. While Beijing said it…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of March 5, 2012

Mar 04, 2012 at 10:50 | FX Empire

There is not much to say about Natural Gas from a technical perspective. The weekly chart says everything. The main trend will change to up on the weekly chart when…

The Global Shipping Industry's Most Profitable Sector: LNG Shipping

Mar 03, 2012 at 09:19 | Keith Schaefer

Record demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) has created a huge new global industry for the vessels that carry the fuel. And that has created huge profits for the biggest…

Israel Mulls Indian Assistance in Developing Offshore Gas Fields

Feb 28, 2012 at 17:14 | John Daly

Israeli Minister of Energy and Water Uzi Landau, who is visiting India, met with Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Jaipal Reddy to discuss the possibility of Indian government energy…

Statoil, Exxon Find Natural Gas off Energy-Starved Tanzania

Feb 28, 2012 at 17:02 | John Daly

As foreign energy companies increasingly circle Africa seeking energy deposits, it would seem that the Magreb countries of northern Africa have the most developed natural gas deposits and western Africa,…

China Embraces Fracking in Seismically Active Province - Quakes to Follow?

Feb 26, 2012 at 17:04 | John Daly

While hydraulic fracturing, more familiarly known as “fracking,” a technique used to liberate shale oil and natural gas deposits, is in many countries coming under increased scrutiny because of environmental…

Belarus Considers Selling Oil Pipelines - Deputy Premier

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:31 | John Daly

In the bad old days of the “evil empire” the USSR functioned as largely autarkic economic state, dealing with the outside world on its own terms. But seduced by…

Why Shale Gas is the Best Hope for Our Energy Future

Feb 22, 2012 at 12:48 | Barry Stevens

Citizens of the world, consumers of energy and environmental stewards, our mission is to build a sustainable, environmentally friendly and economically viable energy source.  By design, few of us are…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of February 20, 2012

Feb 19, 2012 at 11:56 | FX Empire

April Natural Gas futures finished at a three week high while continuing its base-building process. This is important from a technical perspective because typically, the wider the base, the stronger…

Local Gas - Why Nat Gas Pipeline Stocks Could Soon Lose Out

Feb 16, 2012 at 19:05 | Keith Schaefer

Dividend-paying pipeline companies have performed well for natural resource investors lately. But there's a new twist to this story that could alter this trend... and the stock charts are agreeing…

Politics May Devour Exploitation of Mediterranean Natural Gas Reserves

Feb 16, 2012 at 18:08 | John Daly

It’s understandable, given the potential offshore hydrocarbon reserves of the eastern Mediterranean that nations there might be in dispute about who owns what, and where maritime borders are. The Republic…

How the US Shale Boom Will Change the World

Feb 15, 2012 at 17:02 | Gary Hunt

A funny thing is happening on the way to the clean energy future–reality is setting in. There is ‘incontrovertible evidence’ about the economic growth and job creating effects of America’s…

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