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  1. Blackstone, Alta partner to develop unconventional oil , gas with $1B investment

    Alta and Blackstone announced the formation of Alta Energy Partners, and a concurrent commitment to invest up to $1 billion via this entity to acquire and develop unconventional oil and gas assets in North America. Founded in 1999 by Joseph G. Greenberg, its president and CEO, Alta Resources is active in the development of shale gas assets from the Fayetteville Shale basin in Arkansas to the Marcellus Shale field in Pennsylvania. George P. Mitchell, a partner in Alta Resources, is widely regarded as the father of shale gas for his pioneering role in developing the Barnett Shale in Texas. Alta Resources and Blackstone have worked together recently to evaluate joint investments in unconventional oil & gas assets and have identified a number of potentially attractive investment opportunities to lease or acquire acreage in emerging and developed shale basins in North America. Greenberg said, "I am delighted that Blackstone has chosen to partner with Alta Resources. Millions of acres are currently leased for North American shale oil and gas, requiring extraordinary amounts of capital to develop. We believe the combination of Alta's experienced shale gas technical team with Blackstone's strong capital base, network, and industry knowledge will allow Alta Energy Partners to stand apart as the partner of choice for companies seeking joint ventures or exits for their shale oil and gas assets." David I. Foley, a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and head of Blackstone's private equity investment activities in the energy and natural resources sector, commented, "Identifying and partnering with exceptional management talent is a fundamental element of Blackstone's investment philosophy and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to back Joe Greenberg and his team in this investment. This management team has worked together successfully for a number of years, has very strong geological and technical skills and a track record of generating outstanding returns for their investors.”  Source:  Blackstone

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    Tue, 12 Apr 2011

  2. Obama triumphant despite election’s ‘seismic repudiation’

    Per custom, the president who pressed an 8-year regulatory siege against the US oil and gas industry is scripting his legacy. But the political legacy can't be ignored.

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  3. USGS issues improved 2000-11 US unconventional oil , gas analysis

    The US Geological Survey issued a more fully documented analysis of 139 quantitative assessments of US unconventional oil and gas accumulations that it originally conducted from 2000 to 2011.

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    Wed, 21 Oct 2015

  4. IHS: Unconventional oil , gas revolution to boost US economy

    Growth in unconventional oil and natural gas activity is transforming America’s energy future and strengthening its overall economy in terms of jobs, government revenues, and gross domestic product, according to a recent report from IHS.

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    Thu, 5 Sep 2013

  1. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil for February closes above $54/bbl

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  2. White paper highlights new conventions for unconventional oil & gas

    Companies are analyzing what is and what is not working across the shale gas value chain. PwC white paper aims to reduce drag and increase speed & efficiency.

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    Wed, 17 Apr 2013

  3. Muniz: Unconventional oil , gas continues to change US energy landscape

    While unconventional oil and gas technology breakthroughs have dramatically changed the US oil and gas outlook in the last 5 years, US Sec. of Energy Ernest Moniz said it will be important to recognize and continue progress in other forms of energy as well.

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    Mon, 17 Jun 2013

  4. Unconventional Oil & Gas: Legislative committee puts hold on fracking regulations

    A panel of state lawmakers is delaying regulations for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland.

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    Wed, 4 Jan 2017

  5. Unconventional Oil and Gas : Monterey County voters ban fracking

    Voters in an oil-producing county in California have cracked down on fracking and new oil-well drilling.

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    Thu, 10 Nov 2016

  6. IHS: Supply chain industries for unconventional oil and gas production support more than 500,000 jobs

    A sizable and growing portion of the economic benefits from unconventional oil and gas development in the United States is being felt by a diverse group of industries that support oil and gas producers, according to a new study by IHS (NYSE: IHS), a provider of information and analytics.

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    Tue, 23 Sep 2014

  7. Unconventional Oil and Gas News: Garrett panel refining plans for gas-drilling economic study

    A Garrett County panel that advises state regulators on fracking concerns is refining its plans for a tourism impact study.

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    Tue, 9 Aug 2016

  8. Unconventional Oil and Gas News: Nebraska won't appeal decision on fracking water disposal

    The state of Nebraska won't appeal a judge's decision to bar a Colorado company from using a Nebraska Panhandle well to dispose of salty groundwater and chemical-laden fracking wastewater that result from oil and gas operations.

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    Tue, 26 Jul 2016

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