EQT buys Rice Energy to create shale gas drilling giant
Companies expect deal to close in Q4.
Total invests in $1.7B Texas energy site
Investment is part of the company’s strategy to benefit from what it calls “a friendly business environment” under President Trump.
NB appoints commission to study conditions on fracking
Energy Minister Donald Arseneault says moratorium won’t be lifted until government’s conditions are met.
Timing key for Canadian energy as competition grows: Rickford
Federal energy minister wants Canadian energy to overseas markets by 2017-2018.
Nova Scotia bans fracking for onshore shale gas
Energy Minister Andrew Younger said Nova Scotians have made it clear they are “not comfortable” with fracking.
Atlantic Canada’s economic performance soft in 2014, think tank says
But the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says a number of major capital projects should turn things around.
Obama hints at gas exports with push for EU free trade
Points to the Ukraine and a need to reinforce energy security in Europe.
Canadian economy better off in 2014, but it’s no home run
Firmer global growth depends on central banks keeping interest rates steady in 2014, notes a CIBC World Markets report.
Europe calls for more research on shale gas
Data gathered from extensive exploration in the US does not apply to Europe, shale gas experts say.
Shale gas boom a boon for manufacturing
RBC says a surge in unconventional gas production is transforming sectors such as energy and transportation.
Encana, PetroChina partner to develop natural gas in Alberta
Companies will invest $4 billion in central Alberta shale development.
CAPP guidelines to monitor, respond to earthquakes caused by fracking
New guidelines will encourage members to assess potential for quakes by using existing data and communicating with nearby operators.
Shale gas boom saving US consumers billions: TD
New technologies have unlocked enormous natural gas supplies from rock formations across the US, keeping prices low.
Reports will determine future of NB shale gas: Alward
University of Moncton report calls for phased-in approach to shale gas.
PQ takes on three controversial industries
Shutting a nuke plant, scuttling asbestos revival and threatening shale gas development.
Alberta NDP calls for review of hydraulic fracking
So far this year, 4,000 fracking applications have been approved.
Accident at Encana well in Colorado kills one worker, injuries three
High-pressure gas release did not involve an explosion of fire, the company says.
NWT oil prospect raises economic hopes and environmental concerns
McKenzie Valley shale oil development is attracting much investment attention.
Mulcair takes aim at fracking
NDP leader says oil companies deceiving public over shale gas extraction practices.