A New Carbon Connection

A New Carbon Connection

In late 2016, Texas became home to the nation’s only—and world’s largest—carbon capture project at a coal-fired power plant that emitted more CO2 than any other in the nation. This was The Big Test and hopes played high. Almost as high as the $1 billion price tag that limited retrofits to only one of four coal-fueled units. Texas-based NRG Energy tapped Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for its promising KM CDR Process™ to be applied at a commercial scale at the company’s WA Parish power plant, later renamed Petra Nova. Long story short, while the technology performed to expectations, NRG last year was forced to mothball the facility citing low oil prices that made captured carbon for use in enhanced oil recovery operations uneconomical. Back to square one for Mitsubishi. But this time with gas. Reese Energy Consulting today is following the latest news from NextDecade and Occidental, which have inked an agreement with Mitsubishi for the design, license, and performance guarantee of its KM CDR tech at NextDecade’s planned Rio Grande LNG facility.

 

NRG Energy

NRG Energy, Inc. is a large American energy company, dual-headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey and Houston, Texas. It was formerly the wholesale arm of Northern States Power Company, which became Xcel Energy, but became independent in 2000. NRG Energy is involved in energy generation and retail electricity.

www.nrg.com

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Renewable Rice

Renewable Rice

The headlined proxy war in 2018 between two natural gas “machines” is practically stuff of legend. A year before, Pa.-based EQT acquired Rice Energy for $8.2 billion, creating the nation’s largest natural gas producer. But there was a caveat to the deal; namely, a pledge by EQT that the combined company would operate more efficiently, spend less, and make more. But in short order, the merger fell into failure. EQT’s stock price plunged 42% to the tune of $4 billion. So, the Rice Brothers came calling along with shareholder insistence to boot bosses, displace board members, and elect Toby Rice as EQT’s new CEO. Suffice it to say, the Rices know how to produce conventional gas profitably. Now, they plan to take renewable gas to the stratosphere. REC today is following the latest from Rice Acquisition Corp., which has purchased Aria Energy and Archaea Energy for $1.27 billion. Combined, the two will be sworn in as the nation’s largest producer of RNG captured from landfills, with a dozen projects in place, 20 more in the works, and plans to triple output in three years.

 

EQT Corporation

EQT Corporation is a leading independent natural gas producer with an evolutionary focus on our future. EQT has operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio and is dedicated to responsibly developing our world-class asset base in the core of the Appalachian Basin. EQT is making strides toward becoming the best producer by creating long-term value for all stakeholders, including employees, landowners, communities, industry partners and investors.

www.eqt.com

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Please, Sir. I Want Some More.

Please, Sir. I Want Some More.

Looks like E&P Enerplus has a sweet tooth for the Bakken with a billion-dollar investment there. Reese Energy Consulting today is following news from Calgary-based Enerplus, which this year has nearly quintupled its footprint in the Williston Basin to nearly 300,000 acres. The company in January acquired the assets of Houston-based Bruin E&P Operating for $465 million in cash that added 155,000 net acres and 459 producing wells to its then existing 66,440 acres. The latest bolt-on deal with N.Y.-based Hess Corporation for a minty $312 million includes 78,700 acres with limited exposure to federal land, 230 net undrilled locations, 6,000 BPD of production, and proved-plus-probable reserves of 62.7 MMBbls. As one of the largest operators in the Bakken with close to 800,000 acres, Hess says it’s focused on strengthening the company’s cash and financial liquidity and hadn’t planned to drill on the majority of the divested acres until 2026.

Enerplus

Enerplus Corporation is one of Canada’s largest independent oil and gas producers. The company holds oil and natural gas property interest in the United States and in western Canada, in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

www.enerplus.com

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