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OIPA News - Natural gas

Online bidding available for OIPA service auction

May 23, 2014

The OIPA's Oilfield Services Fundraising Auction is going online, giving all association members the opportunity to participate in the OIPA's single largest fundraising event of the year. Full Story >>

VIDEO: Shale brings jobs back to America

February 17, 2014

A new video from Energy In Depth released this week features the thousands of jobs that are returning to the United States thanks to shale development. Full Story >>

Canyon Creek’s Essman: SE Okla. play rebounding with ‘Arkoma Stack’

February 15, 2018

Southeast Oklahoma’s Arkoma Basin is rapidly gaining ground on the Stack and SCOOP as one of Oklahoma’s most active production areas.
Luke Essman, president and CEO of Canyon Creek Energy, one of the foremost producers in the Arkoma, laid out the company’s recent history and plans for the future at OIPA’s Wildcatter Wednesday Luncheon in Tulsa on Feb. 14. Full Story >>

Things are looking up

January 07, 2010

Industry and market research firm IBISWorld recently identified the best-performing industries for 2010 and oil and gas production made the list. Full Story >>

Fox calls shale a new 'gold rush'

January 06, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

Shale gas exploration got the attention of Fox News' "Job Hunt" series, with the news network exploring "the new American gold rush of the 21st century." Full Story >>

Enviros threaten shale lawsuit

January 05, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

The Natural Resources Defense Council is threatening to sue New York if the state approves proposed rules for natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. Full Story >>

Newspaper finds good news in gas

December 22, 2009

The Oklahoman, the state's largest newspaper, is on board with promoting natural gas. Full Story >>

Americans eyeing European shale

December 15, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

The success of natural gas production from shale formations has two U.S. companies heading overseas. Full Story >>

Exxon continues natural gas expansion

December 14, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

Exxon took a big step in its entry into shale gas production with today's announcement the major oil producer will purchase XTO. Full Story >>

Documentary explores Haynesville shale

December 14, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

A new film explores the financial and personal impact of the Haynesville shale. Full Story >>

Technology trumps natural gas trends

December 01, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

Every year we hope a long, cold winter drives up the demand for Oklahoma's natural gas. Turns out, seasonal weather trends may not have that much of an impact. Full Story >>

Devon sell-off attracting suitors?

November 17, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

Devon Energy's announcement that it would sell all of it offshore and international properties may have some major oil companies thinking merger. Full Story >>

IEA says gas glut coming

November 05, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

The push for alternative energy sources will mean a glut of natural gas according to the International Energy Agency. Full Story >>

Pickens promises success for plan

October 30, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

T. Boone Pickens returned to his alma mater in one of his final town hall meetings to promote the Pickens Plan. Full Story >>

Boren touts natural gas on 'Mad Money'

October 30, 2009

Oklahoma Congressman Dan Boren appeared on CNBC's "Mad Money," touting natural gas as an important fuel source for the nation's future and debunking concerns about hydraulic fracturing. Full Story >>

Boren, Inhofe introduce natural gas bill

October 21, 2009

Oklahoma lawmakers have authored a bill that would ease regulations on natural gas conversion kits for vehicles. Full Story >>

Energy opinions offered

October 19, 2009

In The Oklahoman's editorial pages, a pair of energy experts weighed in on the issues facing the state's oil and natural gas producers. Full Story >>

Emanuel a natural gas proponent

October 14, 2009

The nation's energy policy debate has become a showdown between Ds and Rs in Washington, but natural gas producers may have one of their biggest proponents in President Obama's White House Chief of Staff. Full Story >>

Cramer: Bet on natural gas

October 08, 2009

CNBC's "Mad Money" man Jim Cramer says King Coal is in store for a let down, and natural gas is waiting in the wings to take its place as America's fuel source of choice. Full Story >>

Producers eye South Texas shale

October 06, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

Unconventional gas production already makes up close to 40 percent of U.S. natural gas output. And that number is only going to rise in the coming years. Full Story >>

Which way will it go?

October 01, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

Which way are natural gas prices going? It depends on who you ask.
Full Story >>

Big Oil eyes natural gas

September 23, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

Shale plays have gotten the attention of independent oil and natural gas producers, and now "Big Oil" is eyeing shale basins.
Full Story >>

Energy execs head to Washington

September 18, 2009

Executives from the nation's largest energy producers are ramping up their efforts to promote natural gas in Washington, D.C.
Full Story >>

Study: Oil and gas really important

September 10, 2009

A new study released this week points out the obvious, saying the oil and natural gas industry is really, really important to the United States.
Full Story >>

Coal a roadblock for natural gas

September 08, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

Natural gas producers have been touting the product they produce for years, uncovering vast new reserves and encouraging utilities to use the low-cost fuel for electricity generation.
Full Story >>

Merger a sign of natural gas rebound?

September 02, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

Baker Hughes' $5.5 billion bid for BJ Services could be a sign of good things to come for natural gas producers.
Full Story >>

Gas production nears nuclear blast site

July 23, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

In 1969, a nuclear device three times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was detonated 8,400 feet below Colorado. Today, Colorado's gas rich Piceance Basin is drawing producers, putting it at the heart of the hydraulic fracturing debate. Full Story >>

CEOs offer differing views

July 22, 2009

The CEOs of two of the largest oilfield service companies in the country offer slightly differing views on the near future of the industry. Full Story >>

Top lawyer plugs natural gas

July 21, 2009
TOPICS: Natural gas

Natural gas producers have found an unlikely ally in noted environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, the Natural Resources Defense Council's senior attorney and head of water conservation group Waterkeepers. Full Story >>

Natural gas impacts state budget

July 15, 2009

Lower natural gas prices are making an impact on Oklahoma's budget, and Treasurer Scott Meacham says a budget shortfall is probable in coming months. Full Story >>

Inhofe applauds support for CNG

July 09, 2009

Will Work With Oklahoma's senior Senator says his colleagues will pass a bill this year promoting the use of natural gas as transportation fuel. Full Story >>

OIPA speakers square off

February 10, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

Boone Pickens, the keynote speaker at the 2007 Annual Meeting, and Robert Bryce, the author who headlined the 2008 Fall Conference, have differing views on America's energy independence. Full Story >>

CNBC to air film about natural gas

November 23, 2010

Gasland isn't the only documentary focusing on natural gas production. At 8 p.m. tonight, CNBC will air Haynesville, a documentary that tracks the lives of three people affected by the big Haynesville Shale natural gas field in Louisiana and East Texas. Full Story >>

Energy execs promote natural gas use

November 17, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

A quartet of energy industry executives touted the use of natural gas during the Creativity World Forum, including George Kaiser, the Tulsa oilman and banker who seldom makes public appearances. Full Story >>

India to ask Obama for help in shale gas production

October 28, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

Providing a textbook example of irony, government leaders in India plan on asking for help from the United States in developing the Asian country's shale resources. Full Story >>

Water expert defends Range

January 04, 2011
TOPICS: Natural gas

Back in December, EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz chastised Range Resources, accusing the company of contaminating drinking water while drilling in the Barnett Shale. A natural gas industry newsletter said natural gas had long been detected in the water where the wells were drilled, and now a local water expert is backing up that claim. Full Story >>

Shale production flattens gas prices

September 23, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

Booming shale gas production has flooded the market and given the U.S. a virtually-untapped energy source. But the rapid expansion of shale gas has also outstripped demand, and prices are expected to remain at around $5 per MCF through 2020. Full Story >>

Even psychologists have gone crazy over natural gas

September 16, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

There's been no shortage of wacky events surrounding the debate over natural gas development in the northeast, but this one might take the cake. Full Story >>

North Dakota passes Oklahoma in drilling activity

August 02, 2010

Activity in the Bakken Shale helped North Dakota overtake the Sooner State as the third-most active state in drilling for oil and natural gas. Full Story >>

IOGCC conference coming to Oklahoma City

August 01, 2015

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission’s Annual Conference will come to Oklahoma City Sept. 27-30 to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Full Story >>

HBO to air natural gas film

June 20, 2010

An award-winning film that takes on natural gas drilling will air on HBO tonight. Full Story >>

Washington Examiner: Greenhouse gases are down — thank fracking

May 28, 2016

A recent editorial in the Washington Examiner hits the nail on the head about the dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in America over the past few years: Full Story >>

Natural gas makes gains in energy bill

May 24, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

Natural gas is on the minds of American lawmakers, with the recently unveiled American Power Act including incentives for increased natural gas use. Full Story >>

Chasing waterfalls

April 08, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

In the Fort Worth suburb of Mansfield, Texas, where urban natural gas drilling is prevalent thanks to the the Barnett Shale, city council members have asked Chesapeake Energy to spruce up its pad sites. With waterfalls. Full Story >>

Pickens goes to war for energy

April 05, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

Noted oilman and natural gas proponent T. Boone Pickens was too young for World War II and too old for Vietnam. But in his role as an energy evangelist, he's finally found a way to serve his country. Full Story >>

North Carolina the next natural gas hot spot

April 05, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

The emergence of horizontal drilling has tapped new natural gas fields across the country as companies bore their way into shale basins. The newest find? North Carolina.
Full Story >>

Gas producers seek more oil

March 31, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

Economics are driving large natural gas producers to seek more oil as natural gas prices continue to weaken. Full Story >>

Naturally speaking

March 24, 2010

CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer, a proponent of natural gas production, interviews New York Rep. Maurice Hinchey, questioning his support of additional hydraulic fracturing regulations. Full Story >>

Newspaper continues natural gas support

March 15, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

The Oklahoman, the state's largest newspaper, is an unabashed fan of natural gas. The paper's editorial board continued that support today, saying the nation's fossil fuel economy is far from extinct. Full Story >>

Exxon chief says natural gas not viable for cars

March 15, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson says efforts to convert America's automotive fuel of choice to natural gas is misguided. Instead, proponents of the fuel should be encouraging more natural gas power generation. Full Story >>

Natural gas getting it's due

March 09, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

An editorial in Oklahoma's largest newspaper says praise for natural gas is good for the Sooner State. Full Story >>

What are drilling costs in euros?

March 08, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

After watching American energy companies start a shale gas revolution, Europe's biggest oil companies are combining the countryside in hopes of tapping gas reservoirs previously seen as untouchable. Full Story >>

Natural gas vs. coal

March 01, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

With natural gas all but left out of President Obama's initial energy plans, industry lobbyists have been hard at work over the past year promoting the clean-burning and abundant fuel, encouraging utilities to switch from coal to natural gas. Full Story >>

Oh, Canada

February 24, 2010
TOPICS: Natural gas

Remember when former OIPA Chairman Harold Hamm told us Canadian oil would erode the market for Oklahoma crude? Well, the Canadians must have heard it too, because they're saying the same thing about American natural gas. Full Story >>

McClendon says natural gas markets will grow

February 02, 2012
TOPICS: Natural gas

Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon, the guest speaker at the OIPA's Wildcatter Wednesday luncheon, says America's shale gas revolution can end the country's dependence on foreign oil. (Presentation available.) Full Story >>