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Environmental Groups Jumping on Alaska LNG Docket

The Alaska LNG project — a pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal that would finally commercialize the state’s North Slope natural gas — is seeing its FERC docket expand with mounting environmentalist objections to the project.

May 23, 2017
North Louisiana-Focused PennTex Midstream Mulling $20/Unit Energy Transfer Offer

North Louisiana-Focused PennTex Midstream Mulling $20/Unit Energy Transfer Offer

PennTex Midstream Partners LP, which has assets in North Louisiana, is reviewing an unsolicited cash offer from Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) that would give the latter all of the outstanding PennTex common units it doesn’t already own.

May 22, 2017

ExxonMobil Completes Texas Polyethylene Expansion

ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has completed two high-performance polyethylene lines at its Mont Belvieu, TX, plastics plant. Production is expected to begin during the third quarter.

May 22, 2017

U.S. Bank Not Banking on New Natural Gas Pipelines

Looking for capital to construct a natural gas pipeline? Don’t look to Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, parent of U.S. Bank.

May 19, 2017
Natural Gas Doesn’t Just Come From Northeast; Land Rigs Climb

Natural Gas Doesn’t Just Come From Northeast; Land Rigs Climb

Much is made of natural gas production growth from the Marcellus and Utica shales, but in a recent note, Societe Generale’s Breanne Dougherty reminded the industry that other basins are also important supply sources.

May 19, 2017
U.S. Land Rigs Gain 14; NatGas Growth Not All Just About Northeast Plays

U.S. Land Rigs Gain 14; NatGas Growth Not All Just About Northeast Plays

Much is made of natural gas production growth from the Marcellus and Utica shales, but in a recent note, Societe Generale’s Breanne Dougherty reminded the industry that other basins are also important supply sources.

May 19, 2017
TransCanada Northwestern Mexico Pipeline to Be Finished This Year

TransCanada Northwestern Mexico Pipeline to Be Finished This Year

TransCanada Corp.’s El Encino-Topolobampo Pipeline project in northwestern Mexico is nearly complete with the exception of a “small portion” that was delayed by negotiations with indigenous people.

May 19, 2017

DTE Energy to Slash Carbon With More Natural Gas, Renewables

Michigan’s DTE Energy plans to add more natural gas-fueled power generation as part of a broader plan to cut the company’s carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050.

May 18, 2017
Mexico, United States Increasingly Linked by Natural Gas Trade

Mexico, United States Increasingly Linked by Natural Gas Trade

During the fourth quarter, pipeline exports to Mexico and Canada were up about 22% each from the year-ago quarter, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Mexico, in particular, is increasingly a destination for U.S. gas as shale supplies grow and pipeline capacity increases.

May 18, 2017

Texas Railroad Commission Jurisdiction Not Exclusive in Oilfield Contamination Case, State Supreme Court Says

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) does not have exclusive or primary jurisdiction in cases where environmental contamination is alleged, the Texas Supreme Court said late last month.

May 17, 2017