The United States added one natural gas-directed rig for the week ended Aug. 18, but declines in oil-directed drilling pushed the domestic rig count lower by three, according to data released Friday by Baker Hughes Inc.
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday calling for the federal government to expedite its review and permitting of major infrastructure projects, which should include oil and natural gas pipelines.
As it continues pushing to finish constructing its $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline by 4Q2017, Energy Transfer Partners LP through its affiliates has asked FERC for authorization to place the related Panhandle and Trunkline backhaul projects into service. Read More
Mexico is gearing up to auction emerging unconventional resources through Round 2.5, and while oil is a top priority for prospectors, the country also wants to encourage more natural gas development, a top official said Monday. Read More
Sempra Energy and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP are joining the competition to carry natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast, after launching a nonbinding, open season through Sept. 14 to solicit interest in a 470-mile pipeline. Read More
PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC urged FERC Thursday to take prompt action on the project's certification, joining Nexus Gas Transmission LLC on the list of proposed natural gas pipelines looking to move forward now that the Commission has regained its quorum. Read More
Citing continued Gulf Coast demand growth driven by exports to Mexico and via liquefied natural gas (LNG), Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP plans to place its South Texas transmission assets back into lean gas service, management said during a recent 2Q2017 conference call. Read More
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