From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:
Republished May 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to correct certain gasoline and crude oil prices.
The U.S. average retail price for gasoline was $2.30 per gallon (gal) on May 23, 47 cents per gallon (cents/gal) lower than at the same time last year, and the lowest average price just before Memorial Day weekend (the start of the summer driving season) since 2009. Lower gasoline prices reflect lower crude oil prices, with the spot price of North Sea Brent crude $16 per barrel (b) lower than at the same time last year, despite a price increase of more than $20/b since the last week of January.To read more or comment...
Ftrom a recent press release:To read more or comment...
A federal health report on the much-publicized water woes in Dimock, Pa., found threatening levels of chemicals in 27 private water wells, and explosive levels of methane in 17 private water wells during a six-month period in 2012.
The analysis came from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
To read more from NPR's StateImpact Pennsylvania, click here.To read more or comment...
From a BP press release earlier this week:To read more or comment...
From a press release earlier this week:
HOUSTON, May 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI:NYSE) announced today changes to its organizational structure and senior leadership team. The changes follow the company’s May 2 announcement of its plans to capitalize on its leadership position as a product innovator by simplifying its business structure, reducing costs and enhancing its commercial strategy.
Changes include:To read more or comment...
From a Thursday press release from the American Petroleum Institute:
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 – U.S. consumers continue to take advantage of America’s energy revolution and affordable gas prices as we head into the summer driving season, said API Chief Economist Erica Bowman on a conference call with reporters.
“As we head into Memorial Day weekend and the traditional start of the summer driving season, motorists have continued to reap the benefits of America’s energy renaissance with relief at the pump,” said Bowman.
Although gasoline prices have risen by 20 cents since the beginning of the year, U.S. drivers remain on target to pay the lowest prices for the Memorial Day holiday since 2005, according to AAA.To read more or comment...
From a press release today:
Ohio EPA will hold five public information sessions/hearings regarding seven draft air permits related to the installation and operation of compressor stations in Carroll, Crawford, Defiance, Harrison, Monroe, Noble and Wayne counties. The compressor stations are intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the proposedRover pipeline.
The compressor station locations, along with their respective public meeting dates (and locations) are as follows:
Rover Clarington in Beallsville (Monroe Co.) and Rover Seneca in Summerfield (Noble Co.)To read more or comment...
From the U.S. Energy Information Administration:
U.S. consumption of natural gas is projected to rise from 28 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2015 to 34 Tcf in 2040, an average increase of about 1% annually, according to EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016) Reference case. The industrial and electric power sectors make up 49% and 34% of this growth, respectively, while consumption growth in the residential, commercial, and transportation sectors is much lower.To read more or comment...
From a press release today:
$50 Oil Means Stability to American Producers, Says Canary CEO
HOUSTON, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The history of the oil industry is a tale of boom and bust cycles. But when oil climbed to $50 per barrel for the first time since last fall, it may have signaled the end of one of most protracted slumps American producers have seen, says Dan K. Eberhart, CEO, Canary, LLC.
During the historic price collapse of the 1980s, oil fell to about $25 per barrel in 2016 dollars, while this time, oil bottomed out at $26.21 per barrel in February.To read more or comment...
From a Tuesday press release:
DENVER, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountaineer NGL Storage, LLC, announced the conclusion of a successful non-binding open season for its natural gas storage project near Clarington, Ohio. The open season resulted in requests for more than three times the amount of initial planned capacity.
David Hooker, managing director of Mountaineer NGL Storage, said that scaled development begins in late May. "We'll begin the permitting process for LPG storage, initiating a 3-D seismic shoot over the property, drilling a test well, and coring the salt to confirm its suitability for LPG storage," he said. The Mountaineer NGL Storage Project should break ground in early 2017 with a planned in-service date of early 2018.To read more or comment...
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.