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Frigid forecasts send natgas prices jumping

The Wall Street Journal

Natural gas prices are zooming higher now that several weather forecasters are predicting December cold, raising fears that the polar vortex might make a return this coming winter, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Protests mount as FERC mulls more gas projects


Protesters have taken to demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and rallying criticism on social media sites as the agency handles more applications for natural gas pipelines and terminals, E&E reports.

Syria: Islamic State claims second gas field


Posting photos on social media, Islamic State fighters have claimed they’ve seized another gas field in Syria, the second in a week, in Homs province in the center of the country, Reuters reports.

Asia skeptical about NAmerican LNG


Slow progress on LNG export projects in the U.S. and Canada are depressing Asian hopes that a big injection of the fuel would help bring regional prices down, Reuters reports.

Dominion files with FERC to start Atlantic Coast Pipeline process

The Associated Press

Dominion Resources has filed papers with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, asking for a start to the review process for the proposed 550-mile natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, The Associated Press reports.


US rig count up 2 to 1,929

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by two this week to 1,929, oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said.

The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,582 rigs were exploring for oil and 346 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,742 active rigs.

Russia, Ukraine reach agreement over gas


A $4.6 billion agreement has ended the natural gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, in a deal EU officials hoped would guarantee uninterrupted supplies to Europe this winter, BBC News reports.

Cheniere agrees to trim compensation


A tentative settlement Cheniere Energy has reached with shareholders over lawsuits would block executives from receiving shares authorized in February 2013 but not paid out, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, FuelFix reports.

LNG pricing to be topic in Tokyo


A Japanese conference on the LNG market Nov. 6, which is attracting representatives from around the world, will discuss LNG pricing as U.S. exports are poised to start flowing, Platts reports.

No Russia-Ukraine deal yet, talks to continue


A spokesperson for the European Commission says a marathon negotiating session Wednesday failed to generate an agreement in the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, and talks are continuing Thursday, Reuters reports.


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