U.S. demand for plastics grew at an astonishing rate in 2013, creating a global, game-changing position for the domestic plastics-manufacturing industry.
Americans continue to use more natural gas as the nation’s unconventional shale plays provide a larger share of domestic gas needs.
It’s beginning to sound like a song stuck on repeat, but natural gas and NGL prices continued to tumble the week of Dec. 10 as they followed the downward trajectory of crude oil prices.
The Northeast oil and gas industries have been transformed in a way usually reserved for the movies, but more hard work is necessary to achieve full stardom.
John Hofmeister, formerly of Shell Oil Co., advises riding out the oil price correction and looking to a natural gas changeover in the coming decades at Privcap’s Houston conference.
Those peddling their commodity trades on the public markets may be wringing their hands as the price of crude continues to decline, but private equity types are looking forward to what 2015 might have to offer their clients.
At its late November meeting, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a policy proposal to facilitate the recovery of the costs associated with improving pipeline safety and reducing emissions.
Oil’s price plunge presents opportunities for those able to identify well-managed companies, says NGP’s Bob Edwards.
As hydrocarbon prices crash, NGL prices are trying to find their floor value.
The analysts changed their 2015 to 2016 U.S. oilfield cash flow, activity and spending assumptions in calculating the price needed to balance oil markets.
Natural gas infrastructure and supply sources are more secure heading into the 2015 heating season, but potential bottlenecks still exist.
Workforce shortfalls generate concerns as plant construction goes forward.