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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Senate has voted to end debate on the nominations of Jeffery M. Baran and Stephen G. Burns to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with a final confirmation vote expected Tuesday afternoon, The Hill reports.
A study being published Tuesday in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America makes specific links between wastewater injection and earthquakes in the area of the Raton Basin using seismic monitors and fluid-injection data, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A combination of growing supply from Libya at a time when statistics are indicating weaker demand from the world’s big economies was continuing to pressure oil prices Tuesday. U.S. benchmark crude for October delivery was 22 cents lower to $92.70 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London November Brent dropped 8 cents to $97.80, Reuters reports.
Under terms of its initial public offering announced Monday, Vantage Energy -– an oil and gas company operating in the Barnett and Marcellus Shale plays -– hopes to sell 23,550,000 at $24 to $27 a share, the Denver Business Journal reports.
The California Independent System Operator has directed its participants to limit maintenance in the Southern California region, as well as marshalling extra electricity generation throughout the state in response to additional demand caused by this week’s heat wave, Platts reports.
Two Nevada fire chiefs say they are concerned that smart meters may have been responsible for nine recent fires over the past two years, even though NV Energy has installed 1.1 million of them, The Associated Press reports.
A proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to collect fines and other debts by garnishing people’s wages would be blocked under legislation introduced by Sens. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., and John Thune, R-S.D., The Hill reports.
A patch of algae bloom in the north Atlantic converted 24,000 tons of CO2, nearly two thirds of it in a week, before it was killed by a virus that then helped it sink to the ocean floor, according to researchers – including some from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute -- who published their findings in Current Biology, E&E reports.
Data from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies released Monday showed that 2014 saw the warmest August since records began 130 years ago, although director Gavin Schmidt said statistically the difference is slight and the significance is to be found in long-term trends, The Weather Channel reports.