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Aqua America Inc. and Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. completed an 18-mile pipeline to supply fresh water to certain natural gas producers drilling in the Marcellus Shale in north-central Pennsylvania.

Development of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford Shale contributed $25 billion in total economic output to the region in 2011, according to a study by the Center for Community and Business Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development (UTSA).

GE Energy has announced a $10 million investment to develop a new Oil & Gas Training Facility to support and advance training and development for customers and employees.

Analysts with Great American Group LLC, a provider of asset disposition, valuation and appraisal services, believe that falling natural gas prices may have a significant impact on the domestic petrochemical industry in 2012 and beyond.

Lightening does strike twice at times! First bolt was the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil from the Canadian tar sands down to the Gulf Coast for refining and marketing. Now, the new bolt is a decision to allow domestic natural gas producers to turn surplus natural gas into liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export shipment.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Octavio Simoes, president of Sempra Energy's LNG operations, announced that Sempra has secured the third and final commercial agreement to develop a $6 billion natural gas liquefaction export facility at the site of Sempra's existing Cameron LNG receiving terminal in Hackberry, LA.

Williams Partners L.P. has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Caiman Energy’s wholly owned subsidiary, Caiman Eastern Midstream, LLC, giving it a significant footprint and growth potential in the natural gas liquids-rich portion of the Marcellus Shale. Williams owns 68% of Williams Partners, including the general-partner interest.

There has been an "active series" of cyber attacks on natural gas pipeline companies' computer networks over the past four months, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Nearly a dozen major energy companies, including Chevron Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell have developed standards for hydraulic fracturing in the Appalachian region as federal regulators look to answer concerns with tightened drilling rules, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

After a look back on another active hurricane season in 2011, we will detail the North Atlantic basin tropical forecast for 2012. The forecast will examine the impact of factors ranging from sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to winter rainfall over western Africa. All of these factors point to a normal Atlantic hurricane season.