Tagged With Shale
How to deal with political risk in the US gas sector
1 May 2013
The country’s gas boom has lured foreign investors into the sector, but risks remain, writes David Evans, a partner at law firm Clifford Chance
Russia won't develop shale gas for a decade
19 April 2013
Conventional gas is much cheaper to produce, meaning the country will not explore its unconventional reserves for some time
UK needs a rational debate about shale-gas development
2 April 2013
The UK is coming round the idea of shale-gas development. But what we need now is for the media to steer a calm, rational debate about the fuel's benefits and drawbacks
UK offers shale gas tax boost as economy stalls
25 March 2013
A new shale-gas field allowance and lower corporate tax rates could get the shale-gas industry get off the ground
Europe's shale caution may see it waste its potential
7 March 2013
The EU must speed up development of shale-gas or it risks wasting a valuable resource
Chevron adds weight to Australian shale with Cooper deal
27 February 2013
The company sealed a deal potentially worth $349 million to study the potential of Beach Energy's Cooper basin acreage
Shale-oil output to hit 14 million b/d by 2035
19 February 2013
Global shale-oil output will see a steep rise over the next 20 years, according to a new report, writes Helen Robertson
UK's vast shale gas stash could slash Europe gas prices
31 January 2013
The UK has vast shale-gas reserves that could cause domestic and European natural gas prices to tumble, according to a new report, due for release in the next few months
Japan in market for US shale-gas LNG
30 January 2013
Japan is hoping to meet its energy demand – and cut its growing import bills – by sourcing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from US shale-gas developments and possibly increasing its domestic nuclear power-generation capacity
Brazil's shale-gas development amid threats of energy shortages
24 January 2013
The country's first shale-gas licensing round will happen later this year
Chevron eyes Lithuania shale entry in Silute-Taurage field
23 January 2013
Chevron is hoping to enter Lithuania's unconventionals sector, submitting a bid for a shale-gas exploration and extraction rights at the Silute-Taurage field, in the west of the country
Shale forces rethink in Trinidad and Tobago gas market
22 January 2013
The Caribbean producer could have suffered more than most with the rise of US shale output. While it has adapted in the short term, to secure its place in the new-look global gas market, Trinidad and Tobago must develop a new, long-term strategy
European unconventionals sector must forge its own path
3 January 2013
Shale gas holds enormous promise for Europe but producers must adequately address social and environmental concerns
Majors lead global shale rush as producers learn from US
3 January 2013
As commitment to shale begins to ramp up across the world, producers need to learn from the US
Shale a boon to Polish energy security, not prices
28 November 2012
Shale-gas development in Poland could boost the country’s energy security, but it will have little effect on the country’s natural gas prices this decade, Fitch Ratings has said
Monterey shale acreage on the block
27 November 2012
The US is set to put a large swath of federal land up for bidding in California’s oil-rich Monterey shale in the latest test of the industry’s interest in the play, which is thought to have the potential to be the largest in the country
Cuadrilla makes Poland debut
22 November 2012
UK-based Cuadrilla Resources has won its first shale-gas licence in Poland
OMV calls on Europe to agree clear shale strategy
22 November 2012
Europe must find a clear and common approach to developing shale gas to maintain its energy security and to lower carbon emissions, Austrian producer OMV said
ExxonMobil steps up Colombia shale search
13 November 2012
US supermajor ExxonMobil is stepping up its shale hunt in Colombia through a farm-in deal with Latin America-focussed junior explorer Sintana Energy
IEA sees US tight-oil output at 4m b/d by 2020
12 November 2012
US unconventional production will continue to soar, according to the International Energy Agency
Chinese shale round may disappoint
31 October 2012
China’s second shale-gas licensing round has attracted 152 bids from 83 firms but experts warn the offering will not drastically transform the nascent sector
Colombia shale round disappoints
29 October 2012
The Colombian government had high hopes that the 2012 licensing round would mark the start of its own shale rush
Marathon sales net $1.1bn for Eagle Ford
29 October 2012
Marathon Oil has signed asset-sale deals worth more than $1.1 billion, which it plans to spend at its Eagle Ford shale project
PetroChina wins Hunan shale block
23 October 2012
PetroChina has won a block in south central Hunan province as part of China's second shale-gas licensing round
Senex cheers Cooper shale success
16 October 2012
Australian explorer Senex Energy has made a discovery at its Skipton-1 shale-gas well in the Cooper basin
Oilfield service earnings shifting away from North America
11 October 2012
After two years of robust growth, major oilfield service companies saw their North American margins shrink in the first half of 2012, according to a new study by IHS