Author: Shaun Polczer
Bakken output tops 600,000 b/d
18 September 2012
North Dakota’s liquids production, primarily from the Bakken, is nearing 675,000 barrels per day (b/d) for the first time
$6.9bn sale pushes Chesapeake closer to cash goal
13 September 2012
Cash-strapped Chesapeake Energy is moving closer towards plugging a $13 billion hole in its balance sheet following the $6.9 billion sale of a package of production and pipeline assets in the US
CEO John Manzoni's move makes Talisman sale unlikely
13 September 2012
The chief executive's resignation makes the sale less likely for Talisman
Sea ice halts Shell's Chukchi Sea plans
12 September 2012
The company has halted operations temporarily, as it waits for the ice to shift
Encana clears itself of collusion charges
11 September 2012
Canada’s largest natural gas producer Encana has cleared itself in an internal investigation over allegations that it colluded with Chesapeake Energy in US land purchases, but still faces a potentially costly federal anti-trust investigation over the matter
Canada's Encana clears itself of collusion charges
11 September 2012
Canada’s largest natural gas producer Encana has cleared itself in an internal investigation over allegations that it colluded with Chesapeake Energy in US land purchases, but still faces a potentially costly federal anti-trust investigation over the matter
BP nears Macondo fund total with $5.5bn Plains deal
11 September 2012
BP edges closer to divestment target with the sale of Plains Exploration for $5.5bn
Enbridge plans Utica gas pipeline
7 September 2012
Pipeline operator Enbridge has proposed a new natural gas pipeline to link the fast-growing Utica shale with markets in Canada and the US midwest
Shell moves ahead with Canadian CCS project
6 September 2012
Shell has made a long-awaited decision to proceed with Canada’s first large-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project
KPC eyes Athabasca tie-up
6 September 2012
State-run Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) is poised to take a stake in Canada’s oil sands. The details of the agreement, with Athabasca Oil Corporation, have yet to be disclosed, vbut Athabasca's shares have risen in anticipation of a deal
Shell moves ahead with Canadian CCS project
6 September 2012
Shell has made a long-awaited decision to proceed with Canada’s first large-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project
Marcellus production doubles in 2012
30 August 2012
The Marcellus is poised to become one of the largest producing natural gas fields in the US, with production doubling in the first half of the year
Athabasca pumps 500 million barrels
24 August 2012
In less than 10 years of operations, Shell has produced more than 500 million barrels of crude from its flagship Athabasca oil-sands project
US tight oil to triple by 2020, Wood Mackenzie says
24 August 2012
US tight oil production is on the rise and will approach 4.1 million barrels per day (b/d) by 2020, with as yet unseen implications for global and domestic markets, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie says
Water disposal biggest risk to Marcellus fracking
16 August 2012
The greatest threat to water supplies from hydraulic fracturing appears not to come from fracking
IEA sees North America unconventionals as global bridge
16 August 2012
Shale gas has transformed the North American market, and is now poised to lead the world into a lower carbon future
IEA sees North America unconventionals as global bridge
16 August 2012
Greater assurances of the safety of fracking are needed, says IEA
Calgary celebrates its roots as a global oil capital
15 August 2012
For a week every year, Calgary, the city at the heart of Canada’s oil patch, pays homage to its wild west roots. Shaun Polczer dons his Stetson and joins the party
Starkly defined policy choices in US election
15 August 2012
The race for the White House is shaping up to be a barn-burner after Republican Mitt Romney’s bold choice of running mate. PE examines the differences on energy policies and the impact on oil markets
US emissions lowest in decades according to EIA
9 August 2012
Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in the US fell 8% in the first quarter of the year, reaching a 20-year low, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA)
US court paves way for KXL’s Gulf Coast leg
9 August 2012
Construction of a pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf coast – originally part of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline proposal – is poised to get under way after a US judge ruled against environmental groups seeking an injunction to prevent work on the link starting
US emissions lowest in a decade
9 August 2012
Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in the US fell 8% in the first quarter of the year, reaching a 10-year low, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Sumitomo teams up with Devon in $1.4bn deal
2 August 2012
Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation has entered the North American natural gas market with a $1.4 billion partnership with Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy
Nexen deal sparks Canadian takeover fever
2 August 2012
Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) $15.1 billion all-cash bid for Nexen has spawned speculation that other Chinese companies are keen to buy firms operating in Canada’s upstream
NGLs price plunge forces a rethink
2 August 2012
The last leg of support for North America’s battered natural gas sector appears to be wobbling as prices for natural gas liquids (NGLs) plunge amid a wave of new unconventional supply
New spill from Enbridge pipeline in Wisconsin
1 August 2012
Barely a week after a scathing National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report into a 2010 leak in Michigan, a pipeline operated by Canadian firm Enbridge has reported another leak, this time in Wisconsin