Will the iGas acquisition of Dart Energy take some heat off Cuadrilla in the UK?

By John Tilston So far Cuadrilla Resources has borne the brunt of the outrage of those sections of the UK community opposed to fracking for shale gas, and it has become a self-sustaining position. Almost every news item about fracking in the UK and its real or imagined problems also mentions Cuadrilla, by implication the…


MarkWest to expand Marcellus shale gas processing capacity

Denver-based MarkWest Energy Partners plans to expand its rich-gas processing facilities in West Virginia to handle growing production from the Marcellus Shale. The midstream company is adding two cryogenic processing plants at its Sherwood complex in Doddridge County, West Virginia, and its Mobley Complex in Wetzel County, West Virginia. At the Sherwood complex, MarkWest will…


China’s shale boom, like US, to hit poor African exporters hard: Study

With domestic gas production increasing tenfold, China’s gas imports will drop by 40%. Research by UK-based think tank the Overseas Development Institute research measures the impact of this on Angola, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea and other developing countries.  The report, “The Development Implications of the Fracking Revolution,” looks at the likely ripple effect of China’s energy…


Beetaloo Basin

Origin Energy Ltd and Sasol Ltd have signed a conditional agreement with Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Ltd for three onshore exploration permits in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin in Australia. Upon completion of the farm-in deal, Origin and Sasol will each hold 35% interest in the three permits and Falcon will hold a 30%…