Author: Shaun Polczer
TransCanada to build Canada LNG pipeline
7 June 2012
The company will build, own and operate the LNG pipeline
Utah readies for oil-sands push
30 May 2012
The first oil-sands mine in the US will start production in 2013 after the project’s operator received financing for an initial 2,000 barrels a day (b/d) project in Utah
Ichan adds to pressure on Chesapeake board
30 May 2012
Chesapeake Energy has come under even more pressure after its newest shareholder – activist Carl Ichan – spoke out about “breakdowns” in the company’s corporate governance and vowed to force changes at the struggling natural gas producer
North American players cast eyes over the Niobrara
28 May 2012
Colorado is emerging as the next front line in the shale revolution as producers look beyond increasingly crowded plays like the Bakken and the Eagle Ford
ConocoPhillips splits and the experiment begins
25 May 2012
The demerger of the upstream and downstream businesses of ConocoPhillips is intended to be a win-win situation for both sides, but will it really all work out for the best?
What next for McClendon?
24 May 2012
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate the misfortunes of Chesapeake Energy from those of its chief executive, Aubrey McClendon
Two North American LNG terminals power ahead
16 May 2012
Shell plans Canada export projects while Excelerate ponders first US floating liquefaction terminal
US fights cyber-attacks on gas pipelines
16 May 2012
The organisations managing US gas pipelines are now on a state of high alert following news that the network’s computerised control systems have been targeted by cyber-attacks over recent months
Industry ire over BLM fracking move
15 May 2012
The US government says its decision to introduce federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public land is a much-needed modernisation of an out-of date framework
TransCanada brings XL back to life
9 May 2012
Despite what its chief executive described as “speed bumps”, the Keystone oil-sands pipeline to Texas is already an important part of TransCanada’s plans to ship 40% of Canada’s exports to the US
Pioneer’s collapse hits Canada’s CCS hopes
9 May 2012
Canada’s hopes for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) are in tatters following the collapse of a taxpayer-backed multi-billion dollar project
TransCanada brings XL back to life despite speed bumps
9 May 2012
Despite what its chief executive described as “speed bumps”, the Keystone oil-sands pipeline to Texas is already an important part of TransCanada’s plans to ship 40% of Canada’s exports to the US
Pioneer’s collapse hits Canada’s CCS hopes
3 May 2012
Canada’s hopes for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) are in tatters following the collapse of a taxpayer-backed multi-billion dollar project
America’s oil consumption has dropped 20% since 2005
25 April 2012
It’s a mystery worthy of a detective novel: as US consumption patterns have changed, an estimated 4 million barrels a day of the country’s oil demand has simply vanished
Kinder Morgan moves ahead with oil-sands pipeline to Asia
12 April 2012
Large scale oil-sands exports to Asia took a step forward after the Canadian subsidiary of US pipeline giant Kinder Morgan decided to move ahead with a major expansion to the country’s west coast
Pressure piles on North American gas producers
12 April 2012
North American natural gas producers may face a summer of mergers, takeovers and asset sales as futures prices continue to plumb decade lows, potentially forcing a major realignment of the continent’s gas sector
Alaska gas opts for huge LNG export plant
5 April 2012
US North Slope natural gas producers have set aside differences and come to agreement on an Alaska pipeline. The problem is, the deal isn’t the one most were expecting, or even proposing, five years ago
Alberta election to redefine Canada’s oil ambitions
4 April 2012
Alberta heads to the polls on 23 April in an election that will help define Canada’s aspirations to become a global energy power
ExxonMobil calls in Syncrude reinforcements
4 April 2012
ExxonMobil is calling in high-level help to address systemic operating problems at Syncrude, Canada’s largest oil-sands mine
Back to the future for US oil as it changes dynamic
29 March 2012
New outlooks are transforming the US energy market, with many more shifting boundaries set to come
Energy policy provides key to US election
28 March 2012
It could well be the sleeper issue of the US election campaign - pump prices and the rising cost of fuel for motorists.
BP stakes claim in ‘red-hot’ Utica
28 March 2012
BP’s Utica shale deal, announced this week, confirms Ohio’s status as the latest unconventionals hot-spot in the Lower 48. BP has leased 84,000 acres of the shale in Ohio for undisclosed financial terms
Maintenance chokes oil-sands output
15 March 2012
A third unplanned outage in Canada’s oil sands has reduced the country’s output of synthetic crude oil by half
Canol Shales emerge in Canada’s North
15 March 2012
Juniors target new unconventional play in Mackenzie Valley
Unconventionals boom puts Arctic pipe plans on ice
14 March 2012
North America’s shale-gas revolution has stymied plans for two multi-billion dollar pipelines to tap Alaska’s North Slope and Canada’s Mackenzie Delta
Unconventionals boom puts Arctic pipe plans on ice
14 March 2012
North America’s shale gas revolution has stymied plans for two multi-billion dollar pipelines to tap Alaska’s North Slope and Canada’s Mackenzie Delta