Williams Has Big Growth Plans in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle

Williams plans to invest $1.34 billion and create 100 jobs between now and 2014 in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle to take advantage of unconventional natural gas growth, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Thursday.

September 4, 2012

KMIGT Files to Convert Pony Express to Serve Bakken

In response to the booming development in the Bakken Shale play, Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission LLC (KMIGT) is seeking FERC authorization to transfer a portion of its Pony Express natural gas pipeline to an affiliate to transport crude from the Bakken to key refinery centers.

August 17, 2012

DCP Midstream Doubling Up for DJ Basin Production

DCP Midstream LLC is in the process of doubling its natural gas processing capacity in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin by the end of 2014 as drilling and completion technologies unlock more gas, the company said.

August 8, 2012

MarkWest Extending Marcellus NGL Pipeline for XTO Growth

MarkWest Energy Partners LP on Tuesday agreed to extend its natural gas liquids (NGL) gathering pipeline in northwest Pennsylvania to accommodate the start-up later this year of XTO Energy Inc.’s midstream processing plant in Butler County, PA.

August 2, 2012

Creole Trail Proposes Expansion to Accommodate Sabine Pass Liquefaction

Creole Trail Pipeline Co. LP has asked FERC for the go-ahead to modify its system to accommodate the delivery of raw gas to a liquefaction project that Cheniere Energy affiliates Sabine Pass LNG and Sabine Pass Liquefaction are planning to build in Cameron Parish, LA.

May 14, 2012

Industry Briefs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a request by El Paso Natural Gas for an early environmental review of a proposed 60-mile lateral that would cross the U.S.-Mexican border to supply more gas to power generation facilities. The 36-inch diameter lateral would extend from El Paso’s existing South Mainline System near Tucson, AZ, southward to the U.S.-Mexican border near Sasabe, AZ [PF12-11]. The Sasabe Lateral would have an initial capacity of 160-210 MMcf/d, with the flexibility to increase to 760 MMcf/d through expansions, El Paso said. It noted that it is in the process of negotiating transportation agreements with MGI Supply Ltd. for the initial capacity of the proposed lateral. An open season is to be conducted prior to filing a certificate application close to January . The pipeline called on the Commission to approve the lateral project by October 2013 so it may be placed in service by September 2014.

May 7, 2012

North Dakota Eyes Funding for Shale Boom

Infrastructure, water and housing upgrades remain priorities in western North Dakota to keep up with the continuing robust growth in oil and gas development, according to a report released Tuesday by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

February 24, 2012

California Provides Option to Smart Meters

California regulators Wednesday unanimously moved to accommodate a small, but increasingly vocal segment of residential utility customers that have rebelled against advanced meters in their homes and apartments.

February 2, 2012

Dominion Profits Sapped By Weak Commodity Prices, Mild Winter

Dominion Resources Inc. announced Friday that its earnings for the full-year 2011 and the fourth quarter both declined due to lower profits in its merchant generation business and a decrease in weather-related energy sales.

January 31, 2012

Energy Big Boys Expanding Tetco in Utica

A collection of energy players announced plans Wednesday to expand a major interstate pipeline to accommodate emerging shale gas supplies from Ohio.

December 22, 2011