Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Jun 5, 2020

NATIONAL: US weekly LNG exports drop to ten cargoes; How is improving crude price triggering rapid shale recovery?; Devon makes sealed wellbore pressure monitoring available to entire shale sector; US working natural gas volumes in underground storage rise 102 Bcf on week; INTERNATIONAL: Fossil fuels for decades and beyond; Why OPEC+ oil production cut agreed under COVID-19 stress is destined to fall apart.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jun 4, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PA House committee to consider bill prohibiting carbon tax on gas plants; Days of violence also scramble Northeast energy situation; NATIONAL: U.S. natural gas storage capacity remained relatively unchanged in 2019; INVEST Act appears to fund Gateway Project but comes down hard on liquefied natural gas transport by rail; SGA goes digital with two conferences; A precarious position for propane markets: reading the signals; INTERNATIONAL: Russia fears American energy dominance — and that’s a good thing; U.S. Senators to announce sanctions bill on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jun 3, 2020

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Dominion backs off plan to build natural gas pipeline along part of American Tobacco Trail; NATIONAL: AEA applauds EPA’s final rule to fix Governor Cuomo’s muddying of the Clean Water Act; INTERNATIONAL: Natural gas may be the next commodity to trade below zero; Oil’s comeback uplifts US shale, complicates OPEC+ task; European and U.S. gas markets look to each other for price direction; Is this the next major market for U.S. LNG?; Weak energy prices show Russia’s Achilles heel.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jun 1, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Mama Bear Brigade protest in red Delaware County violates stay-at-home order; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: How Cheniere Energy plans to survive the oil and gas downturn; Trial over: California group says natural gas engines have proven their worth; NATIONAL: Renewables overtake coal, but lag far behind oil and natural gas; Using smart tracer technology to make shale drilling cheaper; Consolidation coming: Oil companies set to party like it’s 1999; FERC commissioners dispute natural gas project approvals; America’s oil and natural gas investments must continue apace; Natural gas is losing its shine for ship operators; Could the worst be over for America’s oil frackers?; Rise of remote working is ‘biggest threat to oil demand,’ says analyst.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, May 29, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Gas, oil industry working way through pandemic; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Don’t knock natural gas in Massachusetts; NATIONAL: Chevron to cut up to 15% of staff amid restructuring; David C. Lawler named next chief of bp America; Reservoir commentary: potential implications of long-term shut-ins on reservoir; Natural gas powerburn: fuel switching, summer outlook & what it means for gas prices, energy stocks; Natural gas – weather returns as the dominant driving force for prices; INTERNATIONAL: Turkey replacing natural gas imports from Iran, Russia with LNG from the US.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, May 28, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Governor Corruptocrat shows why he deserves the title; Montage Resources: swearing off debt addiction; Ohio natural gas and oil industry awards $54,000 in scholarships; Pipeline offers long-term benefits; NATIONAL: Oil CEO says US shale rebound is at least a year away; Occidental is sued by shareholders, bondholders over Anadarko merger; Joe Biden weighs new climate proposals in bid to woo Sanders supporters; Pro-gas states pass laws barring natural gas bans, limits.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, May 27, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Webinar: Think About Energy Briefing, PA legislative panel May 28, 2020; SRBC adopts new consumptive water use policy to expand options, reduce costs; NATIONAL: EIA forecasts lower U.S. natural gas consumption in 2020; U.S. oil output to begin rebounding in July, but 2021 not ‘year of salvation’; The sweet spot for natural gas trucks; U.S. liquefaction capacity growing, even as utilization declines; INTERNATIONAL: Japanese space startup developing LNG-powered rocket; US remains biggest producer of oil, natural gas.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, May 26, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Ohio appellate court holds that words of inheritance are required to reserve oil and gas interests; Appalachia leads gains for natural gas forwards as EQT curbs output; Medical communities count on products manufactured by natgas, hydraulic fracking; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: University of California system to divest fossil fuel investments; U.S. shale bust slams rural economies as oil checks shrivel; NATIONAL: “On pause”: Offshore oil industry faces its biggest setback in years; Doomsday predictions for U.S. oil just aren’t realistic; Coronavirus threatens to hobble the U.S. shale-oil boom for years; Biden offshore drilling ban would kill 200,000 jobs, oil lobby says; INTERNATIONAL: Why the International Energy Agency supports America’s shale oil and natural gas revolution; The U.S. becomes the world’s swing LNG producer; Eight countries say gas deserves help as EU readies ‘green recovery’ fund.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, May 22, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: DRBC case judge told to reconsider standing of senators; New Fortress LNG adjudicatory hearing concludes; GlobalData: natural gas outlook remains bleak through 2020; Cuomo’s shifting gas policy; NATIONAL: Falling global LNG prices keeping U.S. natural gas prices capped; U.S. oil producers to halt 1.75 million barrels per day of production; INTERNATIONAL: Phase one U.S.-China trade deal fails in energy and beyond.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, May 20, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Ascent Resources announces new Chief Financial Officer; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Hydraulic fracturing demand expected to bounce back in the fall; Texas fears losing oil-rich lands in Chinese takeover of weakened energy companies; NATIONAL: Biden would ‘stop Keystone XL for good’ if elected U.S. president; FERC Chair Chatterjee for Va. governor?; Rare Earth Emergency #1 (video); Rare Earth Emergency #2 (video).
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, May 19, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: New year greets Marcellus/Utica shale with new, unexpected challenges; DEP permits will keep Marcus Hook as an economic engine in Southeast PA; NATIONAL: United States bump LNG exports in March; The impacts of U.S. LNG cargo cancellations; U.S. pipeline safety report reveals fewer incidents, more infrastructure; Zinke says Biden’s plan to ban fossil fuel drilling on federal lands is ‘nuts’; ‘Oil is back,’ tweets Trump. Not so fast, says reality; Natural gas drillers face price meltdown as storage fills fast; INTERNATIONAL: We’re at risk of an oil shortage.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, May 18, 2020

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Largest Wyoming gas producer, taxpayer files for bankruptcy; DTE may switch to natural gas at four coal-fired plants; NATIONAL: EIA expects lower natural gas production in 2020; Natural gas prices could double next year; Liberal-leaning states target EPA in new lawsuit; Why U.S. oil and natural gas demand will rebound from COVID-19; Why predictions for the demise of U.S. shale are “premature”.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, May 15, 2020

NATIONAL: EIA forecasts U.S. crude oil production to fall in 2020 and 2021; Could plugging orphan wells keep the suffering oil industry afloat?; INTERNATIONAL: Oil not alone as natural gas demand set for largest decline on record in 2020, IEA says; Asian LNG prices spike 20% as demand returns; Coronavirus and climate change: a tale of two hysterias.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, May 14, 2020

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Methane leaks much worse than previously thought, study says; Range Resources shareholders OK compensation plan at annual meeting; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Bakken gas supplies plunge as oil production pulls back; NATIONAL: EIA expects energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to fall 11% this year; Republicans urge Trump to bar banks from shunning fossil fuel loans, investments; FERC picks first-ever chief of LNG division.
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