All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘natural gas’


PE Salivates Over Oil Revolution–But is it Short Sighted?

The private equity industry is liking what it sees in terms of finding new, lucrative energy investments. Different areas of our economy support the energy revolution we are experiencing now, providing ample investment opportunity. PE funds have already raised $157 billion since 2009 to invest in energy, and they are chugging right along to raise more. Namely, PE folks are …

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Colorado Cracks Down on Drilling

Yesterday, the Colorado Air Quality Commission announced new air pollution limits for oil and gas drilling in the state. As energy production has become a larger industry in Colorado, there has been an ongoing movement to regulate the release of pollutants from drilling sites, and last fall energy producers Anadarko Petroleum, Noble Energy, Encana Corp, and the Environmental Defense Fund …

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Shale Oil May Not Come to the Rescue As Hoped

The use of shale oil, or light tight oil, has been hailed as a potential savior in the U.S.’ efforts to sever oil ties with the Middle East. But, according to a report released Tuesday by the International Energy Agency, it may not have quite the effect we hoped. Maria van der Hoeven, Executive director of the International Energy Agency stated,  “We …

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President Obama Tackles Global Warming in Inaugural Address

The Obama administration reportedly has developed a plan of action to to slow climate change that the President believes is causing devastating drought, fires and storms. The President reportedly has personally committed  to seeking public support. If the administration is able to enact the broad reaching and impacting plan, who, besides natural gas, would be the winners? And who, besides gas and …

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The stagnation that never was leaves LNG importers in a bind

A few years ago, energy experts agreed that the US would need to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to compensate for the rise in domestic consumption countered with stagnating supply levels.

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Low Prices Spark Warnings Of Industry Consolidation

By Conway Irwin Low natural gas prices are likely to persist in the US, which could prompt a new wave of oil and gas asset deals, and potentially industry consolidation. Robust drilling activity, ongoing productivity gains, a backlog of wells awaiting completion, continued joint venture capital infusions, and hedging activities are all helping to sustain an oversupply of natural gas …

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What do the numbers really say about shale oil?

Lately we have been hearing water cooler chatter surrounding investments in shale oil. It seems this is a hot-button issue, cropping up across all forms of media as well. A story ran in The New York Times recently addressing the validity of the claims by natural gas companies. “The gas may not be as easy and cheap to extract from …

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