Search for shale gas

07.07.2014 Total to do test drilling for shale gas in Denmark

Total plans to drill Denmark's first test wells for shale gas in December or January, the French energy firm said on Friday, following its deals to explore for unconventional hydrocarbons in Britain and Russia.

30.06.2014 Unconventional energy boom drives oil and gas patents to record

A boom in the search for unconventional forms of energy such as shale gas or oil sands has led to a record high in new oil and gas patents filed across the world, research published by Thomson Reuters' legal business showed.

16.06.2014 China's shale gas ramp-up may surprise skeptics

China's shale gas ramp-up may surprise the skeptics, Reuters reports. According to the agency, Beijing wants drillers to grow output from a standing start to a third of current U.S. levels – around 270 billion cubic meters (bcm) annually – by 2020. That’s a stretch.

06.05.2014 Shale gas production in China expected to reach 6.5 bcm in 2015

China's Ministry of Land and Resources has estimated that the country shale gas production will reach 6.5 billion cubic meters in 2015, a significant jump from last year's 200 million cubic meters.

28.04.2014 Egdon assesses Northern England gas licenses

Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) announced on April 25 a summary of the results of an independent review of the shale-gas potential of some of Egdon’s Northern England licences.

25.04.2014 US likely to export shale gas to Asia — Russia’s ambassador

The US is most likely to export its shale gas to Asia instead of Europe, for the prices are more attractive in the former, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told the international high-level conference on European energy policy, held in Bruges on April 24, I

09.04.2014 Chevron to start exploration of shale gas at Romanian field soon

Officials of US company Chevron said the company would start the effective exploration of share gas deposits in Vaslui-based region at Pungesti within two weeks, Romania’s The Diplomat reported on April 8. The drilling process will take three months.

02.04.2014 Barton Moss fracking test drilling finds gas in shale rock in England

IGas said it had detected the gas in samples from its test well at Barton Moss, BBC reported on April 1. Drilling will now stop while the samples are analysed, which is likely to take six months, the company said.

01.04.2014 Japan's Kansai signs contract to buy LNG from Mitsui

Japan's second-biggest utility, Kansai Electric Power Co, said it had signed a 20-year contract to buy 400,000 tonnes per year of U.S. Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) from trader Mitsui & Co at U.S. Henry Hub-linked prices, Reuters reported on April 1.

01.04.2014 PGNiG, Chevron to explore for Polish shale gas together

On March 31st 2014, Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA and Chevron Polska Energy Resources signed a collaboration agreement for shale gas exploration in south-eastern Poland, PGNiG’s press office has said.