Texas snub for Pioneer

Texas regulators have denied a request by Pioneer Natural Resources to permanently classify a set of Eagle Ford wells as gas-producing in a case that raised questions about how the state categorises wells.

Paradox assets for Castleton

Castleton Commodities International is refocusing its US onshore portfolio with a $1 billion acquisition in East Texas and an effort to sell a large position in the Paradox basin, writes Noah Brenner.

Geopetro in Utica boost

US junior Geopetro has bought a package of assets in the Utica shale play from Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy for an undisclosed sum in what is the latest move by Chesapeake to focus its broad US onshore portfolio.