In The News

Friday, 11/09/2018

October 5, 2018 – Bloomberg

DowDuPont Hit as Factory Splurge Boomerangs to Drive Up Costs

By Jack Kaskey

The U.S. shale boom has for years blessed chemical makers with cheap energy, prompting record spending on new factories. Now that unchecked growth is costing the companies big.

DowDuPont Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and others invested billions in new plants to take advantage of rock-bottom prices for ethane, a key raw material for making plastic. But they built so much so fast that demand for the feedstock...

Saturday, 09/15/2018

September 12, 2018 – Engineering News Record

LNG Projects Face Headwinds

By Pam Radtke Russell

With new procedures in place to streamline permits for liquefied natural gas export terminals, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in late August slated 12 LNG terminals for environmental review. The agency has taken new steps, including hiring independent construction inspection contractors, that will speed the reviews by nine to 12 months, according to FERC.

Despite the measures, however, contracting hiccups and a possible Chinese tariff...

Saturday, 09/15/2018

September 11, 2018 – Washington Examiner

When bad weather has struck, natural gas has been completely reliable

By Dave McCurdy, Mike Sommers, Barry Russell, Don Santa, and Dena Wiggins

Last year, the United States experienced a series of catastrophic weather events that challenged the durability and resilience of regional power grids. These put to the test the different energy sources we rely on to power American homes and businesses.

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Saturday, 09/15/2018

August 31, 2018 – Natural Gas Intelligence

Fall Arriving Early for Bears as Natural Gas Forwards Slide on Record Production

By Leticia Gonzales

Permian Constraints Reflected In Forwards

Aside from the benchmark Henry Hub, September losses across the continent were wide ranging, from as little as a nickel at Millennium East Pool to as much as 42 cents at Waha. The stout losses at Waha should come as no surprise as takeaway capacity in the region has largely hit its limits for both oil and natural gas in the Permian Basin.


Saturday, 09/15/2018

August 23, 2018 – Africa Oil & Power

The NOPEC Non-Event

By Michael D. Ehrenstein, Ehrenstein|Sager

NOPEC Is Not Based On Good Policy

Verifiable facts breed good policy. Here, the facts demonstrate that the United States’ petroleum production capacity is sufficiently robust to temper global decreases in production or increases in price. As explained by Russell Braziel, CEO of RBN Energy, in his testimony about NOPEC before the House Judiciary Committee (2018 WL 3547038), the shale revolution doubled U.S. crude...