Shale

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November 21, 2022
A frac-sand plant in the Eagle Ford region of Texas erupted in flames over the weekend, imperiling supplies of a key component in shale drilling.
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November 15, 2022
Operators in America’s biggest shale oil basin are set to significantly increase the amount of natural gas they burn into the atmosphere because of a lack of pipeline capacity to ship it elsewhere.
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November 04, 2022
Unemployment in the U.S. oil industry plummeted to one of the lowest levels on record at 0.8% for October as shale explorers scramble for workers to keep production flowing.
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October 28, 2022
As big banks pull back on lending to oil and gas drillers, some U.S. energy companies are relying on a novel kind of bond to get the financing they need.
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October 26, 2022
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will restore a ban on shale gas fracing, rowing back a controversial short-lived plan by his predecessor Liz Truss on his first full day in the top job.
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October 26, 2022
GD Energy Products has partnered with U.S. Well Services to supply 3,000 horsepower pumps for their Nyx Clean Fleet. Each custom-designed pump is powered by an electric drive motor to create an environmentally sustainable frac unit.
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October 25, 2022
Natural gas prices in West Texas dipped below zero for the first time since 2020 as booming production overwhelms pipeline networks, trapping supplies in the region.
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October 25, 2022
Halliburton Co. surpassed profit expectations amid a tight market for oilfield supplies as the world’s biggest provider of frac services gears up for increasing activity around the world.
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October 19, 2022
Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government issued a stark warning to Conservative MPs not to back an opposition motion on fracing, as party managers struggle to control mutinous lawmakers.
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October 17, 2022
Billionaire wildcatter Harold Hamm boosted his offer for the Continental Resources Inc. stock his family doesn’t already own to $4.3 billion as he seeks “freedom to invest” and buck the disciplined-spending mantra adopted by rival shale drillers.
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October 14, 2022
Don’t expect U.S. shale producers to ride to the rescue as the world clamors for more oil, according to Energy Aspects.
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October 12, 2022
Diamondback Energy Inc. agreed to buy closely held FireBird Energy LLC in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.6 billion, enabling the U.S. shale oil producer to grow in the Permian Basin.
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October 07, 2022
The job market in the U.S. shale patch is showing further tightness as drillers struggle to find enough workers to meet output targets this year, according to a Labor Department report released Friday.
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October 06, 2022
OPEC+’s decision to lower its oil-production cap may set the stage for higher prices that would enable U.S. explorers to expand drilling, according to shale entrepreneur Matt Gallagher.
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September 30, 2022
Skyrocketing oil prices have helped make oil and gas producers the best performers in the stock market this year, triggering a rapid rise in dividend payments and a bonanza of special dividends.
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September 26, 2022
Now, in a sign of just how much Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown global energy markets into disarray, it’s natural gas, not oil, that’s becoming more coveted in U.S. shale fields.
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September 22, 2022
A national green light for fracing, the technique that triggered a huge boom in shale oil and gas in the U.S., is one of a handful of measures from Britain’s new leader to increase energy supplies in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s a controversial move that rolls back pledges made by her predecessor Boris Johnson in the government’s election manifesto.
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September 09, 2022
Chesapeake Energy Corp. said its assets in the Eagle Ford Shale have drawn a “tremendous amount of interest” as the U.S. company pursues a sale in order to become a pure-play natural gas producer.
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September 09, 2022
EQT Corp., the largest U.S. natural gas producer, agreed to acquire a privately held competitor in a $5.2 billion deal to expand holdings in the prolific Marcellus shale.
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September 08, 2022
New British Prime Minister Liz Truss removed a ban on drilling for shale gas, an effort to boost domestic energy supply that will have to overcome the same obstacles that stymied the industry for the past decade.
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