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Jueves, 05 de Enero de 2012 13:10

ExxonMobil energy outlook expects growing unconventional gas role
Natural gas from shale and other unconventional sources will account for 30% of worldwide gas production by 2040, ExxonMobil Corp. said in its 2012 energy outlook. It projected a 30% increase in global energy demand from 2010 levels, but added that growth would be more than four times that amount without expected gains in efficiency.

Baker Institute: Chinese oil demand to equal current US demand by 2040
China's demand for crude oil easily could reach levels comparable with today's demand levels for oil in the US by 2040, according to a new energy study by Rice University's Baker Institute. The study was released Dec. 1, one day before a Baker conference on China.

Deloitte: Most Americans say shale development rewards outweigh the risks
A majority of Americans polled believe developing natural gas by tapping shale formations offers greater rewards than it does risks, including risks possibly associated with hydraulic fracturing, said a survey conducted by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions.

Enbridge to expand Bakken shale crude rail terminal
Enbridge Energy Partners LP (EEP) will expand its Berthold rail terminal capacity in the Bakken shale by 80,000 b/d and include a rail car loading facility to accommodate the additional volume. EEP has contractual commitments for 70% of the rail loading capacity and anticipates it will soon finalize agreements for the remaining capacity.

NETL seeks proposals to manage unconventional gas project impacts
The National Energy Technology Laboratory has requested proposals to study ways to improve environmental performance for unconventional natural gas projects. Proposals will be accepted until Mar. 6.

Colorado adopts fracturing fluid disclosure rules
Colorado adopted hydraulic fracturing fluid ingredient regulations, effective Apr. 1, requiring disclosure of all chemicals and establishing ways to protect proprietary information. The rules drew praise from both oil and gas industry and environmental organizations.

Encana: EPA made mistakes in Wyoming water well testing
Encana Oil & Gas USA Inc. representatives question the source of some chemicals found by the US Environmental Protection Agency in water well test samples near Pavillion, Wyo., where residents in early 2008 complained to EPA about questionable taste and odor in drinking water.

Senators write EPA over broad diesel definition for fracing
Four US senators expressed concern about the US Environmental Protection Agency's possible plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA) when diesel fuel is used.

Williams to buy gathering system in Marcellus shale
Williams Partners LP, Tulsa, reported it will acquire the Laser Northeast Gathering System and other midstream businesses from Delphi Midstream Partners LLC, a unit of American Securities LLC, and management, for about $750 million.

Crestwood to build Marcellus natural gas gathering system
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP signed a memorandum of understanding with Mountaineer Keystone LLC (MK) to build a 42-mile, 16-in. OD Tygart Valley Pipeline natural gas gathering system, serving MK's Marcellus shale development program in Northeast West Virginia.

Quicksilver, KKR form partnership for midstream Horn River operations
Units of Quicksilver Resources Inc., Fort Worth, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP have formed a midstream partnership to build and operate natural gas midstream services in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories of Canada.


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