In the quests to find both domestic sources of transportation fuel and value-add processes that leverage our natural gas supply, particularly our stranded and flared natural gas, DME production stands out as a promising solution that could prove to be a significant component of America’s energy future.
2014 could hold some challenges for natural gas in North America, but for the most part, prices aren't expected to veer off too far in either direction.
CBM Asia achieved a significant milestone this week after it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PT Navigat for up to 5 Mmscfd of coal-bed methane.
As more natural gas reserves around the globe are discovered, the number of exploration and production companies developing the energy source is increasing.
FX Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FXEN) announced that it has started production at the Komorze-3 well, located at its Poland-based Fences concession. Currently, its production rate sits at 1.1 million cubic feet of gas per day.
Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE:KOG) provided its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013 and 2013 as a whole, commenting that during Q4, it oil and gas sales were valued at $266.5 million, a 104-percent increase from the year-ago period.
Mooncor Oil & Gas Corp. (TSXV:MOO) and Birch Lake Energy Inc. (TSXV:BLK) announced that they have entered into a non-binding letter of agreement under which Mooncor will acquire all the common shares of Birch Lake. The companies anticipate the acquisition being completed via a triangular amalgamation.
Victory Energy Corp. (OTCQB:VYEY) announced that it has obtained $36.4 million worth of bank and private placement funding via its interest in Aurora Energy Partners.
MarketWatch reported that natural gas futures are up 3 percent today as a result of data showing a bigger-than-expected fall in US supplies.
Mining Weekly reported that Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE:BHP,ASX:BHP,LSE:BLT), believes that although the US shale gas industry is growing quickly, coal will continue to be the most dominant source of fuel worldwide for the coming years.
CNBC reported that according to a study completed by IHS, natural gas prices are likely to remain cheap for "at least the next 20 years." The company anticipates a long-term average annual price of $4 to $5 per million British thermal units.
The Wall Street Journal reported that natural gas futures are ending the week on a high note following forecasts that cold weather will continue in the United States during March.