Natural Gas

Alaska governor to widen gas search in state

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Gov. Bill Walker is set to approve an update to Alaska’s Interior Energy Project, signing into law Tuesday a bill that extends the search for natural gas in the state beyond the North Slope, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports.

Pennsylvania drillers increasingly discontent with Wolf administration

The Wall Street Journal

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's decision to slash estimates for the number of Pennsylvania jobs provided by the shale-gas industry –- to 89,000 -– is the latest in a series of actions alarming drillers in the state, The Wall Street Journal reports.

IWP lecture on European gas pipelines

Washington, June 30, 2015, 1:00 pm

Vilen Khlgatyan, vice chairman of the Political Developments Research Center, to give lecture at the Institute of World Politics on competing gas pipelines in Europe and the geopolitical stakes of the rival projects.

Netanyahu's gas plans hit snag ahead of vote


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to speed natural gas development by giving a monopoly to Noble Energy and Israel's Delek Group has created a political crisis for his fragile coalition, Reuters reports

New York formalizes ban on fracking

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on Monday, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments.

"After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the only reasonable alternative," Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens said in announcing the decision. "High-volume hydraulic fracturing poses significant adverse impacts to land, air, water, natural resources and potential significant public health impacts that cannot be adequately mitigated."

Cheneiere to finance LNG expansion with $5.8B debt


Cheniere Energy plans to take on as much as $5.8 billion in debt in order to expand its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas facility, which last week won additional authorization to export gas to countries without free trade agreements, FuelFix reports.

U.K. county rejects shale development plan

The New York Times

The local government in Lancashire County in England dealt a blow to British efforts to develop shale resources, rejecting a plan from Cuadrilla Resources to use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas, The New York Times reports.

Energy Information Administration

EIA: China, Russia joining shale revolution via Argentina

The shale boom is spreading beyond the shores of North America, the U.S. government’s energy statistics agency says, with China and Argentina making strides in commercial development of gas and tight oil over the past two years.

The developments have also opened the door for Russian and Chinese state-owned firms to make entries into Argentina’s fast growing shale formations, the Energy Information Administration says.

Iran gas shipments to Iraq delayed on security fears


An Iranian official said that plans to export natural gas to Iraq have been delayed indefinitely due to increased security concerns posed by the Islamic State group, Reuters reports.

DOE approves Cheniere LNG exports to non-free trade countries


The Energy Department on Friday approved supercooled natural gas exports from Cheniere Energy's planned expansion of its Sabine Pass facility in Texas to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States, FuelFix reports.


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