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Russian gas supplies to Poland drop by a quarter

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian natural gas deliveries to Poland have dropped by almost a quarter this week, the country's gas monopoly said Wednesday, forcing it to stop supplying gas on to Ukraine.

The reason for the drop was unclear, with Russian energy company Gazprom denying any fall in exports. Some commentators believe it to be retaliation by Moscow against Poland for its decision to help Ukraine with gas.

DOE approves Cameron, Carib LNG exports

The Energy Department on Wednesday approved the second major project to export liquefied natural gas to nations without U.S. free trade agreements.

Sempra-owned Cameron LNG won final authorization to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day from its planned terminal in Louisiana.

The green light is the first granted to a large non-free trade agreement proposal since the 2012 permit granted to Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass project in Louisiana.

Natural gas utilities to share info to boost security


The industry group American Gas Association Tuesday unveiled the Downstream Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center, which will help utilities share information about security threats, FuelFix reports.

Ohio says Utica Shale gas production soaring


According to state data based on information from drillers, natural gas production in Ohio’s Utica Shale was approaching 1 billion cubic feet per day at the end of the second quarter, more than five times what was coming from the ground in the same period a year earlier and better than a 30 percent increase on first quarter production, Platts reports.

Official: Fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay even further the planned start of Iranian natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.

Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said the pipeline, which is still under construction on the Iraqi side, goes partly through territory now controlled by the Islamic State group.

Racketeering trial to go ahead for Chesapeake in Michigan


Chesapeake Energy Corp. will face a trial over its leasing practices in Michigan, Cheboygan District Court Judge Maria Barton ruled Monday, although no date has been set for the racketeering case being prosecuted by Attorney General Bill Schuette to go to court, Reuters reports.

Fracking mogul reportedly wins bidding war for NFL’s Bills

National Journal

Terry Pegula, who made his fortune in fracking, will reportedly be the new owner of the Buffalo Bills at a price tag of near $1 billion, National Journal reports.

Economic revival in Ohio, Rust Belt, on back of energy boom

The New York Times

Fueled by the energy boom, new industry is springing up in Ohio and other parts of the Midwest that were depressed economically but now play host to a wave of shale drilling, The New York Times reports.

More infrastructure, regs needed to use LNG as marine fuel: DOT


Safety and regulatory “gaps,” would need to be addressed and infrastructure for bunkering better developed before liquefied natural gas could be used as a marine fuel, the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration said in a report Friday, according to Platts.

Pre-filing request with FERC for Alaska LNG project


The partners in a proposed multibillion dollar liquefied natural gas pipeline in Alaska said Monday they’ve filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start a pre-filing process, which would get some environmental review activities underway, Platts reports.


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