Announced

Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed to Traverse Bakken

An MDU Resources Group Inc. subsidiary on Thursday announced a natural gas pipeline project that would stretch across the Bakken Shale from western North Dakota to western Minnesota, where it would connect with Viking Gas Transmission Co.’s gas system.

May 31, 2013

Consol-Noble JV to Build Marcellus Dry Gas Pipeline

With natural gas prices increasing, a joint venture (JV) in the Marcellus Shale has announced plans to build a dry gas pipeline across two neighboring counties in north-central West Virginia.

May 29, 2013

Jordan Cove Seeks FERC Nod to Build West Coast LNG Export Facility

Calgary-based Veresen Inc. announced Wednesday that affiliate Jordan Cove Energy Project LP has filed an application with FERC to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the West Coast within the international Port of Coos Bay, OR.

May 23, 2013

Alaska ‘Steps Up’ to Assess ANWR Energy Resource

Ten days after President Obama signed the “National Strategy for the Arctic Region,” the state of Alaska announced a plan to assess oil and natural gas resources in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) 1002 Area.

May 21, 2013

Public Webinar Series on NY Fracking to Begin Wednesday

The New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC), a division of the American Petroleum Institute (API), announced Monday that it would conduct the first of a series of free webinars about hydraulic fracturing for the public on Wednesday.

May 21, 2013

CSU Sets Up U.S. State Energy Legislation Tracker

The Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University announced that it has created a new online database of energy-related state legislation pending in all 50 states, “from solar to natural gas and everything in between.”

May 16, 2013

SRBC Limits Scope of Multi-Year Study to Water Quantity

Officials with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) announced Wednesday that the agency had started a multi-year effort to study water quantity, but rebuffed calls for it to be expanded to a comprehensive environmental study that could include the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the basin.

May 10, 2013

Atlas Pipeline’s Onshore NatGas Volumes Jump 63%

Driven by steadily increasing midstream business, Atlas Pipeline Partners LLP’s (APL) natural gas volumes from onshore U.S. plays jumped by double digits in the first three months of this year from a year ago to average 1.03 Bcf/d, the operator said late Monday.

May 2, 2013

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Driller for Separate Incidents

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it has levied a $125,000 fine against a driller, Pennsylvania General Energy Co. LLC (PGE), for two separate incidents in Lycoming County.

April 30, 2013

Industry Brief

Progress Energy Canada Ltd., Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd. and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) have closed the previously announced transaction that saw Japex Montney Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd., acquire a 10% interest in Progress Energy Canada’s natural gas assets in northeast British Columbia (BC), and in the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility on Canada’s West Coast near Prince Rupert, BC. Japex has agreed to buy a 10% share of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility’s production for a minimum of 20 years for domestic use in Japan (see Daily GPI, March 5). “This Japex investment in upstream natural gas resources in British Columbia and the downstream LNG facility further solidifies the North Montney as a world-class natural gas asset, and it clearly defines British Columbia and Canada as attractive and competitive destinations for global investment,” said Progress Energy Canada CEO Michael Culbert.

April 30, 2013