W&T Offshore Inc. has closed its $36.7 million acquisition of Shell Offshore Inc.‘s 64.3% interest in the Fairway Field and the associated Yellowhammer gas processing plant in Alabama with an effective date of Sept. 1, 2010. Current production net to W&T in the Fairway Field is about 19.5 MMcf/d of natural gas and 1,200 b/d of natural gas liquids; W&T has estimated proved reserves of 39.4 Bcf and 2.5 million bbl, or 54.5 Bcfe. The transaction completes a deal for Gulf of Mexico deepwater producing fields announced last year (see Daily GPI, Nov. 8, 2010).
Seal Beach, CA-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has expanded public access fueling for natural gas vehicles in both Chicago and Las Vegas, NV. Clean Energy recently opened two fueling stations in Chicago to support natural gas-fueled fleets of taxis, paratransit vehicles, service vans, refuse trucks and shuttle buses. Chicago-based Taxi Medallion Management has entered two 15-year contracts for compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling for more than 800 fleet vehicles from Clean Energy. Chicago’s environment department has implemented a Green Taxi program, enabling Chicago cab companies to receive from $9,000 to $14,000 for CNG vehicles purchased. In Las Vegas, Clean Energy opened a facility at McCarran International Airport. Bell Transportation will fuel its fleet of CNG taxis and shuttle buses at the facility.
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