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U.S. Feb shale output expected to rise to 6.55 mln bpd: EIA

The global oil market has been closely watching U.S. output, which may continue to contribute to global oversupply even as OPEC members, Russia and other producers curb production.  

U.S. expected to become net exporter of natural gas for first time in decades

[T]hanks to increased natural gas exports to Mexico, LNG exports to at least 20 countries and less gas flowing into the country from Canada, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.  

In oil drilling, science replaces art

Everything is becoming more efficient. Fewer rigs are required because modern drilling rigs can drill more wells faster and longer. The increasing automation and use of robotics mean fewer people in the oil fields.  

Oil and gas should be included in federal infrastructure push

"And this isn't just about the dollars and cents. Getting the policy right on energy infrastructure will lead to greater reliability, safety, security, and affordability."  

US northeast to get 3 Bcf/d gas takeaway boost

Columbia Gas Transmission's 1.5 Bcf/d Leach XPress pipeline project began flows last week, shuttling gas from West Virginia and Pennsylvania into Ohio and to an interconnection with Columbia Gulf pipeline near Leach, Kentucky.  

Cold snap rekindles natural gas pipeline debate

Bitterly cold weather is causing a spike in natural gas prices that is rekindling debate over expanding pipelines to the region.  

Deep Freeze in U.S. Creates Heating Squeeze for Homeowners and Utilities

Homeowners, businesses and utilities across much of the United States were keeping a close watch on fuel supplies Wednesday as a record-setting cold snap caused demand for heating oil and natural gas to soar.  

Cold snap drives gas prices, rekindles pipeline debate

Bitterly cold weather is causing a spike in natural gas prices that is rekindling debate over expanding pipelines to the region.