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Kinder Expanding Project for Eagle Ford Crude

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) and BP North America have struck a long-term, fee-based agreement supporting an additional 50,000 b/d of throughput capacity at a condensate processing facility KMP is constructing on the Houston Ship Channel.

April 1, 2013

Compromise Sought on North Dakota Energy Bills

As one of the hottest growing hydrocarbon areas in North America, North Dakota’s legislature has been immersed this year with various proposals to deal with oil and natural gas-related issues. So far, the stakeholders embroiled in the debate are not sure which, if any, bills will make it through the legislative meat grinder.

March 18, 2013

North Dakota Lawmakers Debate Energy Bills

As one of the hottest growing hydrocarbon areas in North America, North Dakota’s legislature has been immersed this year with various proposals to deal with oil and natural gas-related issues. So far, the stakeholders embroiled in the debate are not sure which, if any, bills will make it through the legislative meat grinder.

March 15, 2013
Enough Gas to Fight Over, Thanks to Shales

Enough Gas to Fight Over, Thanks to Shales

Besides powering a manufacturing/petrochemical industry renaissance, North America’s abundant supply of shale gas is fueling a war of words over the merits of energy exports versus domestic usage.

March 12, 2013

CERI: Competition for Asian LNG Markets Tightening

The window of opportunity for exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) from North America is closing, making the slate of proposed projects increasingly risky and less lucrative; however, there still is room for North American gas in the Asia-Pacific market, according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

February 11, 2013

People

Regina Hopper, president and CEO of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), one of the top lobbying groups for natural gas in Washington, DC, has resigned effective Feb. 28 under pressure from the board. “The ANGA board was extremely disappointed with her performance,” and several senior staff members have recently left, a knowledgeable source told NGI. Hopper has been at the helm of ANGA, which represents leading producers, since 2009 (see NGI, March 2, 2009). ANGA Chairman and Apache Corp. CEO G. Steven Farris commended Hopper’s performance and said she had “led ANGA’s growth from its infancy into its becoming an important voice in the discussion around fuel diversity and economic growth for our nation. We are grateful for her service, for the strong organization she leaves behind, and we wish her much success in her future endeavors.” ANGA now is searching for a successor. “I was hired to build an effective and powerful advocacy organization with strong fiscal management,” Hopper said. “By all accounts we have achieved these important objectives.”

February 11, 2013

ANGA CEO Hopper Pressured to Resign

Regina Hopper, president and CEO of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), one of the top lobbying groups for natural gas in Washington, DC, resigned effective Feb. 28 under pressure from the board.

February 8, 2013

CERI: Competition for Asian LNG Markets Tightening

The window of opportunity for exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) from North America is closing, making the slate of proposed projects increasingly risky and less lucrative; however, there still is room for North American gas in the Asia-Pacific market, according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

February 7, 2013

Canada Producers Suffering on U.S. NatGas Growth

Natural gas prices will stay stable in a low range for the next five years across North America, and Canadian producers will suffer the most, the Calgary capital of the western industry heard last week.

February 4, 2013

U.S. Gas Balloon an Ulcer for Canadian Producers

Natural gas prices will stay stable in a low range for the next five years across North America, and Canadian producers will suffer the most, the Calgary capital of the western industry heard Wednesday.

February 1, 2013