Shale Gas Revolution Is Not Done Yet, Michael McDonald, 12/2/15 –

Most of the time companies see greater productivity as a good thing. Improved asset productivity helps companies produce more output for every dollar of input which usually increases profits. But what if every company across an industry produced more output? That is exactly what is happening in the natural gas market right now, and the results are looking increasingly dire for natural gas companies.

This summer, EQT Corp drilled what might be the largest natural gas well ever in the U.S. The summertime gusher in Pennsylvania’s Green County put out enough gas in the first 24 hour to power every house in Pittsburgh for 3 days. EQT is not alone in producing such prolific wells. Several other wells near EQT’s Scotts Run 591340 well have produced similar results. EQT is so confident in the productive output of the Utica field near the Scotts Run well that it is suspending work elsewhere to focus on that area. The result is that natural gas prices will likely come under further pressure.

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EU regulators look to LNG and away from Russian pipelines: document

Reuters, Barbara Lewis, 11/3/15 –

European Union regulators are preparing a strategy to import more liquefied natural gas (LNG) while scrutinizing Russia’s plans to expand its pipeline capacity to Germany, a draft EU document says.

The document is part of the European Commission’s efforts to enforce a single energy market, based on regional cooperation and diverse sources of energy shared across the 28-member bloc.

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Coos Bay terminal could ship natural gas from Colorado to Asia

Associated Press, 10/5/15 –

A proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Oregon that would give producers in the Piceance Basin an outlet to reach customers on the Pacific Rim is one step closer to approval.

The Veresen Inc. terminal received environmental approval last week, though the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will have final say on the project in December, reported the Grand Junction Sentinel.


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