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Articles Tagged with ''shale gas''

Middle East chemical industry to benefit from strategic change

The chemical industry will be the fastest growing sector in the Middle East over the next three years, as businesses try to remain competitive by refocusing onto higher-value and niche products.
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House of Lords committee calls for 'urgent' fracking regulation in UK

The UK urgently needs to regulate fracking, so that the country's economy can start benefiting from the opportunities created by shale gas.
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The case for crude oil exports

Shale ramifications slice a swath across upstream services, gas processing, petrochemicals and numerous points in between
Crude oil exports would be beneficial to the United States is the near-unanimous verdict of 30 economists in a recent Associated Press poll.
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Japan launches first fracking operations

Commercial production of shale oil in the northern prefecture of Akita will start at a much smaller scale than in the United States.
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TransCanada wins firm natural gas transportation commitments for ANR

Calgary-based pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. has secured long-term commitments for the transportation of nearly 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day via its ANR pipeline system.
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Poland moves to attract foreign shale gas companies with tax breaks

Poland is thinking of implementing an extensive shale exploration and development plan that aims to reduce its energy dependence on Russia and boosts its own economy.
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French refiners report $945 million losses in 2013

Cheap U.S. natural gas and competition from Asia and the Middle East have dealt a heavy blow to the European refining sector, with French refineries alone losing about EUR700 million ($945 million) last year.
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China aims to develop shale gas industry

Chinese authorities are looking for ways to respond to climate change swiftly and effectively, turning their attention towards fracking and other non-conventional methods for energy production in the hope that the country will be able to radically cut down on its coal use.
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Australia to advance in shale energy development

The U.S. shale energy revolution has led to a wave of shale exploration across the world, as governments are looking for ways to gain energy independence and cheap feedstock for a number of industries.
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Total to invest $21 million in UK shale gas exploration

French oil and gas company Total will obtain a 40% interest in two shale gas exploration licenses in Lincolnshire, under an agreement with British energy firm IGas Energy.
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