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Wednesday, 08/22/2012

(NGI's Daily Gas Price Index - 8/22/12) - With heavy ramifications for Midcontinent energy infrastructure and eventual exports, the United States will find itself with oversupplies of both domestically produced liquids and crude oil from now through 2017, market consultant/analyst Rusty Braziel of RBN Energy LLC told a session of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) annual meeting in Denver earlier this month (Aug. 13-16).

All of this has significant pricing and operational implications for the U.S. energy markets as the...

Friday, 08/17/2012

(Platts Gas Daily August 17, 2012)  Rocky Mountain gas producers need to start finding additional markets on the Gulf Coast or West Coast because gas flowing east on the Rockies Express Pipeline is being displaced by new volumes from the Marcellus Shale, a veteran gas analyst said Thursday in Denver. “The competition is coming from the Marcellus,” RBN Energy President Rusty Braziel told the Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s Energy Epicenter conference. “The Marcellus is growing like crazy and it’s going to continue to be crazy for the next few years.”

As a result, “REX won’t be...

Tuesday, 07/03/2012

(Argus 7/3/2012) The Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia “has been holding up production for the rest of the country” in 2012, offsetting a downward trend in combined natural gas output from all other US basins since January, RBN Energy president Rusty Braziel said today.

Competition for pipeline space in the mid-Atlantic region during periods of peak cooling demand from customers withdrawing gas from storage and producers moving Marcellus shale volumes to the market...

Tuesday, 06/26/2012

(Wall Street Journal – June 26, 2012) By Tom...

Sunday, 05/20/2012

(Reuters 5/19/2012) - The Seaway pipeline began pumping crude from Cushing, Oklahoma, oil tanks to the heart of the U.S. refining industry in Houston on Saturday, marking a historic shift in the way oil flows across the United States.The first barrels went into the line about noon CDT (1700 GMT) Saturday and volumes were expected to increase within days to 150,000 barrels per day (bpd), spokesman Rick Rainey of operating partner Enterprise Products said by email. Enbridge Inc is a 50 percent partner in the project.

Analysts had mixed opinions whether the first crude down Seaway...

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