Tag Archives: natural gas

Saipem Awarded Pipeline Construction Contract

Saipem has been awarded a contract worth approximately 850 million USD by the Kuwait Oil Company for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning activities associated with the Feed Pipelines for New Refinery Project, which is connected to the development of the new Al Zour refinery located in southern Kuwait. The scope of work includes the construction of a pipeline system approximately 450 km in length designed to transport crude oil and gas from various Kuwait Oil Company South Tank Farm manifolds to the new Al Zour refinery and building a network to transport the refined products to storage […]

Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Lead to Smaller Price Discounts in Appalachian Region

As new pipeline projects and expansions are completed, the difference between the Henry Hub national benchmark price and daily spot natural gas prices at pricing hubs in the Appalachian region has narrowed. Through the first seven months of 2017, the difference between prices at the Henry Hub in Louisiana and at Dominion South in southwestern Pennsylvania averaged $0.53 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), about two-thirds the average difference of $0.76/MMBtu during the first seven months of 2016. The differences between the Henry Hub and other Appalachian region price points followed similar trends. Appalachian regional […]

Pipeline Construction Project Planned in the Delaware Basin

3Bear Energy, LLC has entered into definitive agreements with an anchor shipper to develop, own and operate a gathering and processing system serving the Northern Delaware Basin in Lea and Eddy Counties in New Mexico. As part of the project, 3Bear Energy is constructing more than 100 miles of pipeline wellhead gathering, including systems for oil, gas and water transportation, a central water treatment facility, crude terminal and a 60,000 Mcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant with treating capabilities. The company expects the system to be operational in the first quarter of 2018. “3Bear is pleased to […]

North Carolina Agency Getting More Public Input on Pipeline

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — The public is getting more formal opportunities to speak up about a proposed natural gas pipeline running through eastern North Carolina. The state Department of Environmental Quality scheduled three “listening sessions” this week on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, with the first event Tuesday evening in Rocky Mount. The project would lay 186 miles (299 kilometers) of pipe through Northampton, Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland and Robeson counties. The pipeline would also reach into Virginia and West Virginia. Other listening sessions are Wednesday in Jackson and Thursday in Lumberton. […]

Energy Transfer Partners: Rover Pipeline Was Sabotaged

CANTON (AP) – Officials from the company building twin high-pressure natural gas pipelines across northern Ohio have told federal regulators that sabotage or leaky equipment caused drilling slurry to become contaminated while cleaning up a spill near the Tuscarawas River. The Canton Repository reports Energy Transfer Partners sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday that says company officials don’t believe there was diesel fuel in the clay-based slurry used during horizontal drilling for the $4.2 billion Rover project. About 2 million gallons of slurry spilled into a wetland in Stark County’s […]

NEXUS Pipeline Receives Favorable Ruling

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal magistrate in Akron has dealt a significant blow to efforts by some Ohio property owners to stop a high-pressure natural gas pipeline from being built. U.S. Magistrate Kathleen Burke in a written recommendation filed Monday said the U.S. District Court in northern Ohio lacks jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit filed in May by more than 60 property owners that sought to prevent the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from approving construction plans for the 250-mile-long (402-kilometer) NEXUS pipeline. The $2 billion project is designed to carry 1.5 billion cubic feet (42.5 […]

Gazprom Reports Opal Pipeline At Full Capacity After Court Case

Following a German court’s lifting of a restriction on the Opal pipeline last month, Russian gas major Gazprom reported using the line to full capacity on Wednesday. The instance was the first since the line was allowed to return to normal operations after the court case. Poland had lodged a complaint against Gazprom back in December, but it got thrown out as authorities saw no reason to limit the Russian firm’s business in Germany. Opal carries gas from Nord Stream in northern Germany to consumers in the south. Surrounding nations, like the Czech Republic, also […]

The $50 Billion Backlog Of U.S. Energy Projects

For six months, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) lacked the voting quorum necessary to authorize construction of oil and gas pipeline projects and LNG export terminals. Last week, the Senate confirmed the nominations of Neil Chatterjee and Robert F. Powelson to join the commission, filling two of the four vacancies on the five-seat panel. FERC had been without a quorum since early February this year, when Commissioner Norman Bay stepped down. Now Chatterjee, a senior energy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Powelson—a member and former chairman of the Pennsylvania Public […]

Natural Gas Prices Poised To Rise As Exports Boom

New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has brought some good newsfor advocates of U.S. natural gas production. In three of the first five months of 2017, the United States exported more natural gas than it imported, reversing a trend of net-imports that’s endured for nearly sixty years. Rising exports, fueled by a the shale boom which has seen a marked increase in U.S. natural gas production, have been facilitated by new infrastructure and rising demand outside the U.S., most notably in Mexico and eastern Canada. The United States began importing large amounts of […]

Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Receives Favorable Ruling

CONESTOGA, Pa. (AP) – A federal judge in Pennsylvania says authorities can condemn and seize property in order to make way for the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. U.S. Eastern District Court Judge Jeffrey Schmehl has issued an order that gave Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company the right to condemn and seize Jeffery and Kim Kahn’s property in Conestoga Township. The company can now obtain temporary and permanent rights of way for the pipeline. This is the first eminent domain order against 30 Lancaster County homeowners who have refused to sell their land for the pipeline. Of […]

School Blast Investigators Looking at Gas Meter Work

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers may have been moving a gas meter when an explosion tore through a Minneapolis school building this week, killing two people and injuring at least nine others, according to federal investigators. A team from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived in Minneapolis Thursday to begin the painstaking task of determining what caused Wednesday’s natural gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy. The bodies of two school workers — longtime receptionist Ruth Berg and custodian John Carlson — were found in the rubble. Investigators will look into the movement of the gas meter, as […]

NTSB Investigates Blast that Killed 2 at Minnesota School

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were sent to a Minneapolis school Thursday to look into an apparent natural gas explosion and partial building collapse that killed two people and injured at least nine, including one critically. The explosion at Minnehaha Academy reduced part of a building on its upper school campus to rubble. City fire officials said Wednesday’s collapse was caused by a natural gas explosion. Contractors were working in the school at the time, and some witnesses said they were warned of a gas leak moments before the blast. Some […]

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