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Jeremiah Shelor

Jeremiah Shelor joined NGI in 2015 after covering business and politics for The Exponent Telegram in Clarksburg, WV. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Literary Nonfiction from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Tech.

Three NatGas Pipeline Projects Entered Service In November

Three new interstate natural gas pipeline projects were placed into service in the month of November, two more picked up certification and six additional proposed projects were filed, according to FERC’s monthly Energy Infrastructure Update published by the Office of Energy Projects.

December 30, 2015
U.S. NatGas Industry’s ‘Exuberance’ Waned in 2015, Survey Says

U.S. NatGas Industry’s ‘Exuberance’ Waned in 2015, Survey Says

Safety, aging infrastructure and environmental regulation ranked as the top three issues facing the natural gas industry in 2015, according to a group of industry stakeholders surveyed by Black & Veatch Insights Group.

December 30, 2015

FERC Updates Guidance For Environmental Reporting on NatGas Projects

This month, FERC issued a draft update to its Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation for applicants seeking project approval under the Natural Gas Act, with some notable additions since the manual was last updated in 2002.

December 29, 2015

DOE Study Finds Increased LNG Exports Would Drive Production, Prices Higher

The economic impacts of increased U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports would be “marginally positive,” according to a study released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

December 29, 2015

NatGas Tops Coal For Power Generation Fourth Month in A Row

Natural gas strengthened its hold on the top spot for domestic power generation in October, according to the latest figures published last week by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

December 28, 2015

FERC Issues Environmental Assessment For East Tennessee Pipeline Expansion

FERC’s Office of Energy Projects (OEP) published its environmental assessment Monday for the Loudon Expansion Project proposed by Spectra Energy Partners subsidiary East Tennessee Natural Gas LLC.

December 28, 2015

Duke/Piedmont Merger Part of Growing Intersection Between NatGas, Electric

With the Federal Trade Commission granting antitrust approval to the transaction this week, Duke Energy Corp. is one step closer to completing its proposed acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas, a move that signals the electric utility giant’s growing interest in natural gas.

December 24, 2015

Report on Fracking Transparency Praises BHP, Sees Core Group of ‘Disclosure Leaders’

Among a sample of 30 top U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies, risk management disclosure practices have improved since 2014, but more work needs to be done to communicate how drillers are reducing their environmental impacts, according to an annual green-leaning investor report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) transparency.

December 23, 2015

Gas-Fired Electric Growth Raises Reliability Concerns, NERC Says

Count the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) among those concerned about the implications of increased natural gas-fired generation on system reliability.

December 22, 2015

Southwestern Idles Last Two Fayetteville Rigs Through End of 2015

Southwestern Energy Co. has idled its Fayetteville Shale drilling program for the remainder of 2015.

December 21, 2015