EIA: U.S. shale oil, gas production to fall in November

Shale oil and gas production at the seven largest U.S. plays is set to decline next month, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA expects Bakken shale oil production to drop from 967,000 barrels per day in October to 946,000 bpd in November. Bakken gas production is expected to decline by 23 million cubic…


Exploratory shale gas well in Australia’s Northern Territory looks good

Origin Energy Resources says its fracked exploratory gas well on Amungee Mungee Station in the Northern Territory is performing as expected. The well was fracked early last month, just before the new Labor Government’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing came into force. Gas has been burning from well for the past three weeks, in a practice known as flaring,…


US shale output drop seen for 12th straight month in November: EIA

U.S. shale oil production was expected to fall for a 12th consecutive month in November, according to a U.S. government forecast, on the back of a two-year global decline in oil markets. November oil production was expected to fall by 30,000 barrels per day to 4.43 million bpd, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s…

A worker is seen on the Cuadrilla drilling site in Balcombe, southern England

Cuadrilla gets UK go-ahead for shale gas in Lancashire: only the UK’s second permit

Britain’s government approved its second-ever shale gas fracking permit last week, overruling a local authority decision and boosting the country’s position as Europe’s most promising shale gas exploration ground. Communities and Local Government Minister Sajid Javid gave the go-ahead for Cuadrilla Resources to carry out hydraulic fracturing at a site in northwest England. The approval…