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PetroChina snaps up remainder of AOSC's MacKay River project

Jan 5, 2012

China’s state-owned PetroChina will be 100% owner of Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.’s MacKay River project at a total price of $2.5 billion (Can.) after paying a further $680 million (Can.) for the remaining 40% of the firm’s shares.

Venezuela Perla gas sales pact signed, exports eyed

Jan 5, 2012

A Phase 1 final investment decision is the next step now that Eni, Repsol, and Petroleos de Venezuela SA have signed a gas sales agreement for commercial development of supergiant Perla gas-condensate field in the Gulf of Venezuela off Venezuela.

Total signs Utica shale JV with Chesapeake

Jan 3, 2012

Total E&P USA Inc. signed a joint venture agreement with Chesapeake Exploration LLC and affiliates of EnterVest Ltd. in which Total acquires a stake in the Utica shale in Ohio.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners to buy Marcellus shale gathering lines

Dec 29, 2011

Chesapeake Midstream Partners LP (CMP) agreed to acquire Appalachia Midstream Services LLC (AMS), a Chesapeake Energy Corp. subsidiary, for $865 million. The transaction provides CMP with a 47% stake in 200 miles of gathering pipelines in the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania.

Breitling enters North Dakota's Bakken oil formation

Dec 28, 2011

Irving, Tex., independent Breitling Oil & Gas Corp. acquired a nonoperated acreage position in Sand Creek field within the Bakken formation in McKenzie County, ND.

Williams to buy gathering system in Marcellus shale

Dec 28, 2011

Williams Partners LP, Tulsa, reported it will acquire the Laser Northeast Gathering System and other midstream businesses from Delphi Midstream Partners LLC, a unit of American Securities LLC, and management, for about $750 million.

Deloitte: Most Americans say shale development rewards outweigh the risks

Dec 15, 2011

A majority of Americans polled believe developing natural gas by tapping shale formations offers greater rewards than it does risks, including risks possibly associated with hydraulic fracturing, said a survey conducted by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions.

Enbridge to expand Bakken shale crude rail terminal

Dec 7, 2011

Enbridge Energy Partners LP (EEP) will expand its Berthold rail terminal capacity in the Bakken shale by 80,000 b/d and include a rail car loading facility to accommodate the additional volume.

Devon receives approval for third Jackfish oil sands project

Dec 6, 2011

Devon Energy Corp. received regulatory approval from the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board and Alberta Environment and Water to move forward with the $1.3 billion (Can.) Jackfish 3 steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project, 15 km southeast of Conklin, Alta.

EOG expects to drill in Argentina's Neuquen basin within weeks

Nov 30, 2011

EOG Resources Inc. expects to begin drilling at the Vaca Muerta oil shale in Argentina's Neuquen basin within weeks, EOG Chief Executive Officer Mark Papa said Nov. 30 during an investors presentation at Jefferies 2011 Global Energy Conference in Houston.

Total to challenge French government's revocation of shale gas permit

Nov 30, 2011

Total SA plans to challenge the French government's decision to cancel its exploration permit for a shale gas field in the Montelimar region of southern France.

SilverBirch seeks regulatory approval for Frontier bitumen mine

Nov 29, 2011

SilverBirch Energy Corp. announced the filing of a regulatory application and environmental impact assessment for the Frontier bitumen mine, including Equinox, for producing about 277,000 b/d of partially deasphalted bitumen.

Restore GWPC, Stronger's federal funding, shale gas panel urges

Nov 23, 2011

US Congress should promptly restore federal funding for the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and the State Review of Oil & Natural Gas Environmental Regulations (Stronger), the US Energy Secretary Advisory Board’s Shale Gas Subcommittee urged on Nov. 21.

Investor group to acquire Samson Investment

Nov 23, 2011

An investor group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP will acquire Samson Investment Co., Tulsa, Okla., one of the largest private US exploration and production companies, for $7.2 billion.

TV ignores energy news

Nov 21, 2011

As an old newspaper reporter, I acknowledge my prejudice against television news with its "if it bleeds, it leads" mentality.

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