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  • EIA adds new plays to production metrics

    US agency to include information from seven more unconventional plays

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Feb 17:16 GMT Caroline Evans

    IGas finds Bowland shale with second well

    UK explorer encounters better results with latest well in three-wells programme

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 Feb 08:51 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    Antero settles water contamination charges

    US independent Antero Resources has agreed to pay penalties and carry out mitigation work totalling more than $11 million to settle charges it violated federal and state clean water laws by discharging dredged and fill materials into waterways at more than 30 sites in West Virginia, writes Caroline Evans. The company, which holds more than 486,000 net acres in the Marcellus shale, with the bulk o

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Feb 23:00 GMT ....

    Three spills in North Dakota

    Harsh US winter weather may have played a role in no fewer than three brine spills reported in North Dakota last week, writes Caroline Evans. The spills, which occurred at facilities operated by Marathon Oil, Oasis Petroleum and privately backed Lime Rock Resources III, resulted in a combined release of 940 barrels. State inspectors have visited all three sites and clean-up activities were being

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Feb 23:00 GMT ....

    US land drillers face challenges after oil price tumble

    Rig owners see drop in demand for units at start of this year as field operators weigh their options

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Feb 23:00 GMT Caroline Evans

    YPF hit by price caps

    Price caps and diminishing support for unconventional gas investments are among the factors that have been undermining the stock market performance of Argentina's state-controlled YPF, which lost more than half of its value in 2018. In a year when the industry as a whole increased gas production by 5.3%, YPF’s production data showed that output declined by 3.87%, with a large-scale shutting-in of

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Feb 23:00 GMT ....

    Frack snub for Cuadrilla

    UK shale gas explorer Cuadrilla Resources has been denied planning permission for hydraulic fracturing operations at a second site in northern England on highway safety grounds. Cuadrilla had been applying for permission to drill and frack four wells at Roseacre Wood, near Blackpool, which is also close to the Preston New Road site where the company has been carrying out exploration work, includi

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Feb 23:00 GMT ....

    Key operators hit back at Argentine subsidy cuts

    Producers in Nequen basin reduce output as government scales back incentives

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Feb 23:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    Argentina right to wean gas producers off subsidies

    Argentine Energy Secretary Gustavo Lopetegui has started weaning producers off the subsidies promised for investments in “new” production of unconventional gas. There have been some complaints. Techint’s oil and gas division Tecpetrol has invested on a massive scale, and feels cheated, while Pampa Energy, backed by partner by ExxonMobil, is unhappy with anything that smacks of rule changes. Yet

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Feb 23:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    Deeper opposition to fracking in UK

    A government survey has revealed increasing opposition to shale development in the UK just as explorers are trying to get authorities to review and relax fracking seismic regulations, writes Anamaria Deduleasa. A public opinion tracker by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said that despite more people being aware of fracking at the end of last year, more people now

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 14 Feb 23:00 GMT ....