After starting a rapid activity decline in 2010, the Haynesville Shale which spans between northeast Texas and northern Louisiana is starting to heat up.More at Longview News Journal.
USGS has released a report about groundwater quality and geochemistry for the Fayetteville Shale gas production area.
A goal of the report was to compare analyses conducted prior to natural gas development with those conducted after drilling and prod…
“The Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk forms a low-permeability, onshore Gulf of Mexico reservoir that produces oil and gas from major fractures oriented parallel to the underlying Lower Cretaceous shelf edge. Horizontal drilling links these fracture systems to create an interconnected network that drains the reservoir.” Quoted from USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5159.More at United States Geological Survey.
Sasol, a South African company, announced plans to build a natural gas to liquid fuels plant in Louisiana that has a capacity of 96,000 barrels per day.More at New York Times.
Since January 2010, most of the increase in the dry shale gas production in the United States has been generated by the Marcellus Shale and the Haynesville Formation.More at Energy Information Administration.
The leading states for natural gas production during 2011 were: Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Together they produced 65% of US natural gas.More at Energy Information Administration.
For the past four years the Haynesville Shale has generated economic growth in parts of Louisiana. Declines in natural gas prices have drillers moving their rigs to more profitable targets.More at KLFY.com.
An article on the CNN Money website gives an update on construction of the first liquefied natural gas export facility to be built in the lower 48 states.More at CNN Money.
Four years ago the Haynesville Shale began generating lots of jobs and income for northern Louisiana. Now many companies are redirecting their activities from dry gas to areas where natural gas liquids and oil can be produced from shale – walking away from the boom areas that previously experienced rapid growth.More at Shreveport Times.
An article in The Advocate explores who Encana Corporation and other natural gas drillers are responding to natural gas falling nearly $10 per thousand cubic feet since 2008.More at The Advocate.
An article on the NOLA.com website reports on the economic benefits that natural gas from the Haynesville Shale as brought to Louisiana. The Shreveport Times website reports on two new reality shows  that focus on lifestyle changes brought to the area by natural gas money.
 http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20120120/ENT/201200324/2-new-CMT-reality-shows-feature-NW-Louisiana-residents?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGEMore at NOLA.com.
Lots of factors contribute to the natural gas prices paid by residential customers. Long term contracts and distant supply sources can hold residential prices high even though natural gas is locally in abundance. Residential customers in Arkansas, Lo…More at Energy Information Administration.
Some of the first horizontal wells in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale of central Louisiana are yielding oil. Some researchers believe that the formation contains billions of barrels of oil.More at FuelFix.com.
The Energy Information Administration has an interactive map that displays energy infrastructure features in the Gulf of Mexico region. It includes power plants, transmission lines, LNG terminals, natural gas hubs, pipelines, oil ports, refineries, ac…More at Energy Information Administration.
Natural gas companies can produce more gas from their Haynesville Shale wells than local and pipeline markets can consume. A liquefied natural gas export facility is planned for Sabine Pass, Louisiana that will condense natural gas to LNG and ship it …More at Shreveport Times.
The Marshall University Center for Business and Economic Research has prepared: Taxation of Natural Gas: A Comparative Analysis. This publication reviews the many methods of taxing natural gas 19 different states. You might be surprised at how many …More at Marshall University Center for Business and Economic Research.
Southwestern Energy has leased 460,000 net acres in the Upper Jurassic Brown Dense Shale, a potential unconventional horizontal oil play that straddles the border between southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana.More at Southwestern Energy.
In Louisiana, a pipeline carries treated waste water from a paper mill to a natural gas field in the Haynesville Shale. The water is being recycled for hydraulic fracturing instead of being discharged into the Red River.More at UpstreamOnline.com.
BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company headquartered in Australia, has agreed to purchase Petrohawk Energy for $12.1 billion. Petrohawk is an independent oil and natural gas company with a focus on exploration and production of shale plays within the United States. The company has significant activity in the Haynesville, Lower Bossier and Eagle Ford Shales of Texas and Louisiana.
More in the Petrohawk press release.
“DOE issued conditional authorization to Cheniere Energy’s application to export LNG from its Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana. Cheniere plans to retrofit the existing import terminal to give it liquefaction capability. Cheniere has been authorized to export up to 2.2 Bcf/d of natural gas from the facility for a period of 20 years.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration Weekly Natural Gas Update.
An article on the ShreveportTimes.com website considers the industry activity and environmental impact associated with the injection of salt water waste produced by drilling for natural gas in the Haynesville Shale.
Heckman Water Resources will become the operator of the largest fleet of LNG trucks in North America as they purchase 200 Peterbilt vehicles that will be used to haul water for Encana’s Haynesville Shale drilling operations. Encana will provide the LNG from a mobile refueling station. More in the Oil and Gas Journal.
The Energy Information Administration recently reported that production from the Haynesville Shale had surpassed Barnett Shale production. Now, energy statisticians are arguing over the numbers. More at Platts.com.