Oil and Gas Operators Prepared for Colorado Wildfires, COGA Says

One of the newer, smaller wildfires raging in Colorado sparked concerns Thursday about natural gas exploration and production (E&P) activities along the Western Slope in the Piceance Basin, but industry sources said there was no cause for alarm among citizens or fire-fighting officials. Any dangers are minimal because facilities can be shut in with the push of a button, an oil and gas official said.

June 29, 2012

Eagle Ford Deal Top Priority for Interim Forest Chief

Following the abrupt departure of Forest Oil Corp. (FST) CEO H. Craig Clark, one analyst that follows the company suggested that his quick exit was related to the company’s failure to strike a joint venture (JV) in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.

June 25, 2012

PetroLogistics Storage Expansion Gets FERC Nod

FERC Tuesday approved PetroLogistics Natural Gas Storage LLC’s proposal to expand the capacity of its existing storage facility in southern Louisiana by approximately 65%.

June 21, 2012

ANR Expansion Would Target Marcellus, Utica Production

TransCanada’s ANR Pipeline Co. is holding a nonbinding open season for potential expansion of receipt capacity on its Lebanon Lateral in eastern Indiana and western Ohio. The project would carry growing production from the Marcellus and Utica shales, TransCanada said.

May 22, 2012

California Sets $100M for Alternative Transportation Fuels

Touting potential jobs and economic growth, California energy officials on Wednesday approved approximately $100 million in annual state funds to support the development of more alternative and renewable fuel vehicle technologies. Natural gas as a transportation fuel will benefit directly and indirectly for up to nearly one-third of the allotment.

May 11, 2012

Alliance-Aux Sable Tout Pipe for Moving Bakken NGLs

While there are competing proposals to break through the bottlenecks to bringing rich gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the Bakken formation to market, the Alliance Pipeline and Aux Sable NGL systems think they have the inside track. In the meantime, a substantial amount of NGL movement continues through rail and trucking.

May 4, 2012

New Spectra Pipe Would Carry Marcellus Gas to Southeast Power Generators

Growing gas supply in the Marcellus Shale and projected growth in gas-fired power generation among southern states could mean a renaissance for the traditional Gulf of Mexico-to-Northeast pipeline business. Spectra Energy Corp. would seem to think so, as its latest project, called Renaissance Gas Transmission, would carry Marcellus gas south to Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

March 5, 2012

FERC Urged to Revoke CNYOG Eminent Domain Power for Marcellus Project

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), which oversees game and wildlife in the state, has called on FERC to revoke eminent domain authority for Central New York Oil & Gas Co. LLC (CNYOG) to seize state land to build the MARC I Hub Line project in northeastern Pennsylvania.

December 29, 2011

Stone Energy Reports Healthy Condensate, NGL Volumes

Higher-than-expected condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) volumes from 11 Stone Energy Corp. wells in Wetzel County, WV, will require additional equipment on pipeline facilities, according to the Lafayette, LA, company.

December 23, 2011

EIA: Southeast Saw Biggest Hike in Gas Demand in 2010

U.S. natural gas use for power generation rose 7%, or approximately 515 Bcf, in 2010 from the prior year, with most of the growth coming in the Southeast, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

December 20, 2011