Hydraulic fracturing is safe; it’s a key component of the country’s quickening pace toward energy independence, and the industry and government need to do more to educate citizens about the practice to dispel their fears, former secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Ken Salazar told a Houston audience Wednesday.
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Spectra Energy Partners’ Texas Eastern Transmission LP is seeking FERC authorization for a project to create 550,000 Dth/d of takeaway capacity out of the Marcellus and Utica shales for delivery at points along its Gulf Coast system.
A quartet of Marcellus and Utica shale producers has signed up for all of the capacity — 550,000 Dth/d — on what would be a new pipeline route out of Ohio to the Gulf Coast.
Dallas-based Southcross Energy Partners LP has begun construction of a 94-mile, 24-inch diameter pipeline in the rich gas area of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The Webb Pipeline is expected to have initial uncompressed capacity of 300 MMcf/d.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on Saturday confirmed that the flow of natural gas from a damaged well in Vermilion Block 356 in the Gulf of Mexico was stopped by pumping weighted drilling fluids into the well.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently granted Cheniere Energy Partners LP’s Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC (SPL) authorization to export 314 Bcf of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year from its existing Sabine Pass LNG terminal to countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement (FTA).
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are responding to a loss of well control event that occurred at 8:30 a.m. CST Thursday at Vermilion Block 356 in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), about 108 miles southwest of Lafayette, LA.
Production of Texas oil and natural gas during November was higher than year-ago levels, based on preliminary data from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). While crude oil output was up from October’s level, Natural gas production declined.
Valero Energy Corp. is upgrading two of its refineries in Texas so they can process more light sweet crude from the prolific Eagle Ford Shale, a company spokesman told NGI’s Shale Daily.
The confluence of events that wracked Midwest and Northeast propane markets during January really could not have been foreseen, and while the energy industry is doing what it can to fix the situation, it faces limitations, Enterprise Products Partners LP COO Jim Teague said Thursday during an earnings conference call.