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Piedmont Taking Minority Stake in Constitution Pipeline Project

Piedmont Taking Minority Stake in Constitution Pipeline Project

Piedmont Natural Gas is investing $180 million in Marcellus Shale-focused Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC to join Williams Partners LP and Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. as an equity holder in the project.

November 14, 2012

Northwest Still Needs New Pipeline, NW Natural CEO Says

A revised version of the proposed Palomar Pipeline, whose FERC application was pulled back last year, is still needed and should be revived at the federal regulatory agency by mid-2013, NW Natural CEO Gregg Kantor told analysts during a recent 3Q2012 earnings conference.

November 13, 2012

Tennessee Seeks Compression Expansion in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Tennessee Gas Pipeline has filed an application at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to boost the compression capacity along its 300 Line to meet the growing demand for interstate natural gas transportation service in the northeastern United States and Canada.

October 22, 2012

Interior Approves Proposed Bakken Refinery

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday approved a “land-into-trust” application submitted by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota to build the first U.S. refinery in decades — in the heart of the Bakken shale formation.

October 16, 2012
U.S. Shale Oil Surge Has Operators Looking to Export

U.S. Shale Oil Surge Has Operators Looking to Export

Surging shale oil reserves in the United States led BP plc to apparently secure permission, and Royal Dutch Shell plc to apply, for export licenses to ship U.S. crude oil supplies to Canada and possibly elsewhere.

October 15, 2012

FERC OKs Transfer of Transwestern Lateral Facilities to Lone Star NGL

FERC has approved Transwestern Pipeline Co. LLC’s application to abandon by sale to affiliate Lone Star NGL Pipeline LP a nearly 60-mile segment of its system in West Texas.

August 29, 2012

Constitution Pipeline: No LNG Export Plans

Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC’s proposal to build and operate a 121-mile long, 30-inch diameter pipeline between Susquehanna County, PA and Schoharie County, NY, does not include plans to service liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities, the Houston-based company said in a filing with FERC.

August 16, 2012

Utica Geology Slowly Dividing Companies Into ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers’

As energy companies begin collecting production data from the few wells drilled so far in Ohio’s portion of the Utica Shale, a picture is starting to emerge that company executives and industry experts agree will determine how, where and when the play will ultimately be developed.

August 16, 2012

New Natural Gas Lateral Proposed for Oregon Power Facility

Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN) has filed an application at FERC to build a 24-mile lateral to provide natural gas to a proposed power generating facility in northern Oregon.

August 2, 2012

CFTC Sets Rules for Foreign Transactions Impacting U.S. Market

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Friday approved for public comment proposed interpretive guidance regarding the cross-border application of the swaps provisions of portions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and the Commission’s regulations.

July 2, 2012