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Obama Cracks Down on Coal, Encourages Fuel-Switching to NatGas

The White House climate action plan, announced in a speech Tuesday, comes down hard on coal-fired power plants, pledges continued support for the development and use of non-polluting renewable energy and promotes “cleaner-burning natural gas” as a bridge to a clean future.

June 26, 2013

Obama Cracks Down on Coal, Supports NatGas ‘Bridge’

The White House climate action plan, announced in a speech Tuesday, comes down hard on coal-fired power plants, pledges continued support for the development and use of non-polluting renewable energy and promotes “cleaner-burning natural gas” as a bridge to a clean future.

June 26, 2013

Crestwood Taking Half Stake in Niobrara Gathering System

Crestwood Niobrara LLC is buying a 50% interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services LLC from RKI Exploration & Production LLC for $108 million, parent Crestwood Midstream Partners LP said Monday.

June 25, 2013

Pipelines Look to Quench Mexico’s Thirst for NatGas

A pair of approvals by FERC last week, as well as plans announced by GDF SUEZ Mexico, could help extend the reach of natural gas pipelines — and the market for gas produced in the United States — in Mexico.

June 24, 2013

Noble Announces Results from Gunflint Appraisal Well

Noble Energy Inc. announced that a second appraisal well targeting the Gunflint prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has successfully encountered 109 feet of net pay within the primary reservoir.

June 18, 2013

Indiana Supreme Court Will Hear SNG Case

The Indiana Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a case involving a 30-year contract for the state to purchase coal-to-substitute natural gas (SNG) from a proposed $2.8 billion gasification plant in southwestern Indiana.

June 11, 2013

Indiana Supreme Court Takes Controversial SNG Case

The Indiana Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a case involving a 30-year contract for the state to purchase coal-to-substitute natural gas (SNG) from a proposed $2.8 billion gasification plant in southwestern Indiana.

June 11, 2013

Summit Midstream Spends $460M on Bakken, Marcellus Gathering

Dallas-based Summit Midstream Partners LP (SMLP) is buying two shale gas gathering systems — one in the Bakken and the other in the Marcellus — in two deals worth a combined $460 million. The Marcellus transaction marks the company’s entry into the play.

June 6, 2013

Buffett’s Energy Treasure Chest Grows with NV Energy

With its latest $5.59 billion acquisition of Las Vegas-based NV Energy Inc., announced last week, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. would be a $66 billion natural gas and electric utility serving more than eight million customers globally, with a line-up that includes two major U.S. interstate natural gas pipelines, a renewable energy portfolio, as well as international grid and generation businesses.

June 3, 2013

Buffett’s MidAmerican Growing as Energy Powerhouse

After adding its $5.59 billion acquisition of Las Vegas-based NV Energy Inc. announced late Wednesday, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., will be a $66 billion combination natural gas and electric utility company serving more than 8 million customers globally, along with a growing renewable energy portfolio, international grid and generation businesses and two major interstate natural gas pipelines.

May 31, 2013