Tagged With Shale
Shale operators struggle to balance books
26 March 2015
With low oil prices, companies are seeking financing to help stay afloat
Prices fall as US shale gas supplies keep rising
19 March 2015
The prices have fallen to levels seen in early 2012 thanks to continuing supplies of shale
The rise and rise of US shale gas
19 March 2015
Falling natural gas prices and a plunging rig count are doing little to slow the US shale-gas juggernaut
Keystone XL conundrum after Obama veto
26 February 2015
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are weighing their options following US president Barack Obama’s veto of legislation submitted to him by Congress, which would have cleared the way for the scheme to go ahead
BP sees US shale output holding steady
19 February 2015
US shale production will remain near present levels for the next 20 years, but a slowdown in output from 2035 will see demand for Opec crude rise, BP said in its Energy Outlook 2013-2035, released earlier this week
YPF and Sinopec eye Argentina projects
29 January 2015
Argentina’s YPF signed a preliminary deal with Chinese national oil company Sinopec in Beijing this week that paves the way for the companies to work together in the Vaca Muerta shale and other projects in Argentina
UK shale sector under attack
29 January 2015
Explorers in the UK’s nascent shale-gas sector face the prospect of tighter country-wide regulation, as well as a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Scotland, moves which will, at the very least, further delay the industry’s long-awaited take-off
UK shale sector could face tighter regulations
28 January 2015
Regulations have stalled the industry, but companies are trying to prove hydraulic fracturing's worth
US shale producers slash spending amid falling oil prices
8 January 2015
Shale oil producers across the US are slashing spending and dropping rigs as the business faces its first major test from a steep decline in the oil price
US LNG powers ahead
9 December 2014
US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are likely to weather the oscillating oil price environment much better than other competing exporters
China’s shale hunters look beyond Sinopec's Fuling gasfield
29 October 2014
China's state-owned oil companies are starting to ramp up their shale drilling efforts as they look to replicate Sinopec’s success at the Fuling gasfield, but high costs and technological problems continue to hamper investment in the sector
Planning process hindering UK shale growth
19 September 2014
The UK’s complex procedure governing planning permission for shale-gas exploration is stalling the sector’s development, industry leaders warned
Big shale: the rise and rise of American gas
15 September 2014
Despite patchy opposition to hydraulic fracturing, US output will remain the bedrock of global unconventional supply for decades
Leading the shale gas charge in Australia
15 September 2014
Development of the country’s shales will follow the path blazed by the coal-bed methane sector – with lots of M&A, plenty of risk, and big rewards
Shale gas firms take the long view
15 September 2014
North America is still the world’s only significant producer. But explorers are stepping up activity elsewhere and a global business is emerging
UK shale gas gets nearer
9 September 2014
Promising reserves numbers and juicy terms have lured developers. But prospectors must overcome anumber of hurdles before exploration begins in earnest
Divided on shale
8 September 2014
Poor data, bans on fracking and regulatory confusion are hurting prospects for European unconventional gas
Mexico opens up shale patch
4 September 2014
Reforms to the investment regime should lure developers. Obstacles remain, from land rights to water and the north’s drug cartels
Vaca Muerta beginning to buzz
4 September 2014
Argentina’s YPF is leading the development of one of the world’s biggest shale plays. The majors are building their positions, too
Middle East: Saudis lead the charge
27 August 2014
The kingdom should emerge as the region's first major shale gas producer. But not quickly
In position for global shale boom
26 August 2014
From China to Europe and Argentina, international services firms will be at the centre of new unconventional output
Australia offering great shale gas investment opportunities
21 August 2014
Development of the country’s shales will follow the path blazed by the coal-bed methane sector – with lots of M&A, plenty of risk, and big rewards
Tricky politics for UK shale
18 August 2014
The UK government is making shale gas development a national energy priority
Canada’s Duvernay shale hots up
25 July 2014
Now that the land grab in Alberta Canada’s Duvernay shale is largely over and companies have started developing their positions, the future of the play is coming into sharper focus, and for many that future looks promising.