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December 11, 2017


Alaska NPR-A Auction Nets Few Bids; ConocoPhillips Tacks on Acreage

Despite placing a record 900 tracts of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska up for auction Wednesday, oil and natural gas producers stayed away, leaving the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management left to count a paltry seven bids.

NatGas Chosen for Power Projects to Meet Alberta Emissions Policy

Natural gas has emerged as the winner in two power projects launched to comply with an Alberta government environmental policyrequiring replacement of coal-fired generating stations with cleaner alternatives.

Some NatGas Venting/Flaring Rules Suspended or Delayed Until 2019

Following through on plans it announced in October, the Trump administration announced that it has...

ACP Clears Regulatory Hurdle in West Virginia, But Others Remain

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline cleared a key regulatory hurdle this week, when the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection waived the state’s water quality certification requirement for the project.

Mexico’s CNH Brings in Navy to Help Oversee Offshore E&Ps

Mexico’s upstream regulator has signed a cooperation agreement with the country’s Naval Secretariat to monitor offshore exploration and production activities using satellite technology.

Chevron Saddles Up for More Permian Spending in 2018, Even as Total Capex Reduced

Chevron Corp. is ramping up its capital spending in the Permian Basin next year, while total global expenditures are set to decline for the fifth year in a row.

Chatterjee Era Ends at FERC as Kevin McIntyre Sworn in As Chairman

Kevin McIntyre, an attorney with Jones Day who has served as co-head of the law firm’s global energy practice, was sworn in...

Spreading SoCal Wildfires Close Major Freeway, Shut Down Power; NatGas OK

Ash and smoke spread throughout large swatches of the Los Angeles Basin on Wednesday, with three major ongoing wildfires spreading out of control and some new, more suburban-based blazes shutting the 405 Freeway in the heavily trafficked Sepulveda Pass between affluent hilltop residential neighborhoods and major campuses like UCLA and the Getty Center arts complex.

Dominion Introduces Feed Gas at Cove Point LNG Facility

Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG LP said it introduced feed gas Tuesday into its new liquefied natural gas export facility on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, MD, as it moves closer to commencing commercial production.

SoCal Winter Assessment Revisited: Core Customers At Risk, CPUC Head Says

Overlooked in last month's rollout of the latest winter energy assessment for Southern California were comments by the head of the California Public Utilities Commission, indicating that unlike last winter, residential and small business customers could be at risk of natural gas shortages.

Bill Barrett Builds DJ War Chest in Merger with Fifth Creek

Bill Barrett Corp. has agreed to combine with private equity-backed Fifth Creek Energy Co. LLC in a transaction valued at about $649 million, expanding its...

Liberty Utilities' Proposal Would Pipe NatGas to Central New Hampshire

Liberty Utilities, an affiliate of Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp., is proposing a new pipeline that would carry natural gas from an interconnect in southeast New Hampshire to the state's central area.

EIA Says Southern Demand Still Driving Power Market for Appalachian NatGas

Natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales could find a steady home in the South, where the fuel continues to account for a larger share of power generation, the Energy Information Administration said Tuesday in a Today in Energy post.

NGPL Shutters Portion of Illinois Lateral NatGas Line Following Fatal Explosion

A tragic natural gas pipeline explosion Tuesday morning in a rural area 95 miles from Chicago led Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) to shutter a portion of its Illinois Lateral 1 line and reduce pressure on a second segment.

NatGas Pipeline Delays Know No Border, Mexico Finds

At a recent hearing on an indoor soccer court at the foot of Cerro del Brujo, or Shaman's Hill, in the southern Mexican state...

January NatGas Called Higher Amid Continued Cold Forecasts

January natural gas was set to open about 3 cents higher Wednesday at around $2.951 as the market looks to assess the impact from the arrival of more frigid temperatures across the eastern half of the country beginning this week.

Chatterjee Says NatGas Pipeline Foes Well-Funded, Lawyered Up

FERC Acting Chairman Neil Chatterjee warned representatives of the natural gas industry that opposition to pipelines has morphed into an ideological fight, with well-funded project foes hiring "good lawyers" who in turn are using "clever" strategies to frustrate and extend the review process.

Alaska Gasline Touts More Support for LNG Project from Tokyo Gas

Alaska’s planned natural gas export project got another boost this week after Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. executed a letter of intent with Alaska Gasline Development Corp. to secure future supply.

Enviros Take Aim at Millennium Eastern System Upgrade

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) is wasting no time challenging Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC’s Eastern System Upgrade (ESU) project, filing both at FERC for a rehearing authorizing the project and in federal court to appeal New York state permits.

To Reduce NatGas Shortages, Mexico Wants to Amp Up LNG Supply

Mexico plans to announce by mid-December two tenders for liquefied natural gas supply to ease potential shortages...

Duvernay Ramp Up Only Needs Modest NatGas, Oil Price Increases, Say Experts

Canadians can make a strong start on tapping Alberta’s Duvernay Shale, even if...

Trump Removes Two Million Acres From Utah National Monuments

President Trump traveled to Utah Monday to sign a pair of proclamations that collectively trim the size of two national monuments designated by the Obama administration by more than two million acres, including one in an area of some oil and gas drilling, in a move that represents the largest rollback of protected federal land in the nation's history.

Moody’s Nudges Henry Hub Price Band Higher Through 2019

Moody’s Investors Service on Monday revised its price band higher for Henry Hub natural gas, the industry’s chief measure of prices, and maintained a medium-term price band of $40-60/bbl for oil.

Energy Issues on Table as Tax Reform Heads to Conference

With comprehensive tax reform winning passage in the Republican-controlled Senate on Saturday, lawmakers in the House, where the GOP also holds sway, are preparing to hold conference committee talks to iron out differences, including on energy issues, between bills passed in the House and Senate.

Wild Swings Last Week Surprisingly Leave NatGas Futures, Forwards Markets Nearly Unchanged

There were four days of double-digit moves for natural gas futures and forwards markets, but when all was said...

Rover Supply Laterals, Compressors Ready For Service, Pipeline Tells FERC

Rover Pipeline LLC is ready to place three eastern Ohio supply laterals and associated compressor stations into service this month, the operator told FERC Friday.

TGP's Orion NatGas Pipeline Project Cleared to Begin Service

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC has received authorization from FERC to place into service the Orion Project, a looping project on its 300 Line designed to serve increasing natural gas demand in the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

New Mexico Cashing In on Permian Production Surge

New Mexico's cash register rang loudly for fiscal year (FY) 2017, signaling proceeds of $455 million from energy and mineral production on federal and Native American lands, an increase of $86.5 million from FY 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Interior.

Delaware River Basin Commission Proposes Permanent Ban on Fracking, Other Restrictions

The Delaware River Basin Commission on Thursday proposed to permanently ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing...

U.S. Shale Gas to Travel North Via TransCanada's Bidirectional Iroquois Pipeline

A new eastern path will open for Canadian imports of shale gas from the United States -- potentially straight to the national capital, Ottawa -- as a result of a pipeline direction switch approved by the National Energy Board.

FERC Approves Increased Import-Export NatGas Capacity in Maine

Portland Natural Gas Transmission System on Tuesday received FERC approval to increase its import-export capacity in Maine by 32 MMcf/d and capacity on the north segment by 42 MMcf/d.

ArcLight Creating Appalachia-Focused E&P with ECA Purchase

ArcLight Capital Partners LLC said Thursday it has acquired privately held Energy Corporation of America and a trove of natural gas assets in the Appalachian Basin to form an exploration and production company. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Chatterjee Avoids DOE NOPR Comments, Expects McIntyre at FERC in 'Coming Days'

FERC’s Acting Chairman Neil Chatterjee declined on Thursday to discuss the Department of Energy's controversial notice of proposed rulemaking with representatives of the natural gas industry, or an interim proposal he is reportedly considering.

U.S. NatGas, Oil Production Increased in September, EIA Says

Domestic natural gas and crude oil production increased in September compared with both the previous month and September 2016, according to data released on Thursday by the Energy Information Administration.

Barton, Powerful House Energy Leader, Won’t Seek Re-Election

Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton, vice chairman of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, said Thursday he would not seek re-election following salacious posts about his private life on social media.


NGI's Bidweek Alert Day 5 - November 30 for December 2017
For more detailed information please download the Excel data file
South Texas
Agua Dulce -- --
Florida Gas Zone 1 -- --
NGPL S. TX -- --
Tennessee Zone 0 South -- -0.16 to -0.1375
Texas Eastern S. TX -- -0.11 to -0.1075
Transco Zone 1 -- -0.0925 to -0.05
East Texas
Carthage -- -0.12 to -0.11
Houston Ship Channel 3.01 to 3.01 -0.10 to -0.0875
Katy -- --
NGPL TexOk -- -0.165 to -0.15
Tennessee Zone 0 North -- --
Texas Eastern E. TX -- --
Transco Zone 2 -- --
West Texas/SE New Mexico
El Paso Permian 2.41 to 2.63 --
Transwestern 2.48 to 2.50 --
Waha 2.45 to 2.49 --
Alliance -- --
ANR ML7 -- --
Chicago Citygate 2.99 to 3.30 --
Chicago - Nicor Gas 2.99 to 3.25 --
Chicago - NIPSCO 3.00 to 3.30 --
Chicago - North Shore -- --
Chicago - Peoples 3.01 to 3.01 --
Consumers Energy -- 0.00 to 0.005
Dawn 3.08 to 3.31 0.13 to 0.195
Emerson -- -0.065 to -0.0175
Joliet -- --
Lebanon -- -0.09 to -0.09
Michigan Consolidated 2.86 to 3.09 -0.055 to -0.03
NGPL Amarillo Mainline -- --
Parkway/Union -- --
REX into ANR - Shelby -- -0.095 to -0.0925
REX into MGT - Edgar -- --
REX into NGPL - Moultrie -- --
REX into PEPL - Putnam -- --
REX into Trunk - Douglas -- --
ANR SW 2.64 to 2.80 -0.32 to -0.25
Enable East -- -0.26 to -0.2575
Enable West -- --
NGPL Midcontinent 2.63 to 2.84 -0.32 to -0.26
Northern Border Ventura 2.92 to 2.93 --
Northern Natural Demarc 2.88 to 3.20 -0.03 to -0.03
Northern Natural Ventura 2.89 to 3.20 --
OGT 2.38 to 2.47 -0.48 to -0.47
Panhandle Eastern 2.53 to 2.54 -0.40 to -0.38
Southern Star 2.56 to 2.67 -0.36 to -0.36
North Louisiana/Arkansas
Perryville -- --
Texas Eastern, M1, 24 -- 0.00 to 0.00
Texas Gas Zone 1 -- -0.1175 to -0.10
Trunkline Zone 1A -- -0.13 to -0.105
South Louisiana
ANR SE -- -0.075 to -0.075
Columbia Gulf Mainline -- -0.125 to -0.095
Columbia Gulf onshore -- -0.07 to -0.07
Florida Gas Zone 2 -- --
Henry Hub -- -0.0025 to 0.0075
Southern Natural -- -0.065 to -0.045
Tennessee Line 500 -- -0.085 to -0.0525
Tennessee Line 800 -- -0.1025 to -0.08
Texas Eastern E. LA -- -0.10 to -0.10
Texas Eastern W. LA -- -0.105 to -0.10
Texas Gas Zone SL -- -0.105 to -0.105
Transco Zone 3 -- -0.0325 to -0.015
Trunkline E. LA -- --
Trunkline W. LA -- --
FGT Citygate -- --
Florida Gas Zone 3 -- -0.0225 to -0.015
Texas Eastern M-1, 30 -- --
Transco Zone 4 -- -0.035 to -0.005
Transco Zone 5 -- 0.55 to 0.72
Transco Zone 5 North -- --
Transco Zone 5 South -- 0.55 to 0.72
Columbia Gas -- -0.1975 to -0.1375
Dominion North -- -0.58 to -0.45
Dominion South -- -0.70 to -0.495
Leidy Hub -- --
Millennium East Pool -- -0.77 to -0.54
Tenn Zone 4 200L -- -0.34 to -0.25
Tennessee Zn 4 313 Pool -- -0.575 to -0.50
Tennessee Zn 4 Marcellus -- -0.88 to -0.665
Texas Eastern M-2, 30 Delivery -- --
Texas Eastern M-2, 30 Receipt -- -0.63 to -0.475
Texas Eastern M-3, Delivery -- -0.01 to 0.25
Texas Eastern M-3, Receipt -- --
Transco-Leidy Line -- -0.80 to -0.60
Algonquin Citygate -- 2.55 to 3.30
Algonquin Citygate (non-G) -- 2.55 to 3.30
Algonquin Receipts -- 0.06 to 0.06
Iroquois Zone 2 -- 1.17 to 1.50
Iroquois, Waddington -- 0.82 to 0.95
Niagara -- -0.15 to 0.05
Tenn Zone 5 200L -- --
Tenn Zone 5 300L -- --
Tenn Zone 6 200L -- 2.90 to 4.00
Tenn Zone 6 300L -- --
Transco Zone 6 non-NY -- 0.49 to 0.70
Transco Zone 6 non-NY North -- 0.49 to 0.70
Transco Zone 6 non-NY South -- --
Transco Zone 6 NY -- 0.95 to 1.55
Rocky Mountains
Cheyenne Hub 2.78 to 2.78 --
CIG 2.66 to 2.78 --
CIG DJ Basin 2.63 to 2.67 --
El Paso Bondad -- --
El Paso non-Bondad 2.52 to 2.61 --
Kern River 2.75 to 2.90 --
Kingsgate -- --
Northwest S. of Green River 2.66 to 2.68 --
Northwest Sumas 3.10 to 3.23 --
Northwest Wyoming Pool -- --
Opal 2.75 to 2.90 --
Questar -- --
Stanfield 2.78 to 2.90 --
Transwestern San Juan -- --
White River Hub -- --
El Paso S. Mainline/N. Baja -- --
Kern Delivery 3.30 to 3.32 --
Malin 2.81 to 2.89 --
PG&E Citygate 3.05 to 3.17 --
SoCal Citygate 5.50 to 7.55 --
Southern Border, PG&E -- --
Southern Border, SoCal 3.28 to 3.53 --
SoCal Border Avg. 3.28 to 3.53 --
Empress -- --
NOVA/AECO C 1.83 to 2.03 --
Westcoast Station 2 -- --
NOTE: Both the buy and the sell side of transactions are counted in this table, as they are in NGI’s daily, weekly and bidweek natural gas price tables, a standard practice which supports consistency and uniformity across products as explained in our price methodology.