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MDU Ties Growth to Bakken ‘Home Field’ Advantage

Bismarck, ND-based MDU Resources Group Inc. senior executives on Thursday reiterated that they intend to exploit their home field advantage in all lines of their business by digging deeply into the Bakken Shale play’s continuing robust growth. And they talked bullishly about prospects this year despite reporting earnings that were down slightly quarter over quarter and year over year in 2011.

February 6, 2012

Transportation Notes

Attempting to work around an onshore processing plant outage that barred offshore receipts, Destin said Thursday it had completed operational changes on the Main Pass 260 platform to facilitate gas movement into Viosca Knoll Gathering System. But due to current operating conditions, Destin can only provide services there for its FT shippers.

September 9, 2011

Los Angeles Muni Using Gas in Move to Renewables

In attempting to chart an uneasy future away from coal-fired generation and toward more renewable resources, the nation’s largest municipal utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), remains highly dependent on natural gas to fuel its power plants, LADWP officials told a citizens meeting last Thursday.

September 5, 2011

LADWP Sees Gas Key to Eliminating Coal

In attempting to chart an uneasy future away from coal-fired generation and toward more renewable resources, the nation’s largest municipal utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), remains highly dependent on natural gas to fuel its power plants, LADWP officials told a citizens meeting last Thursday.

August 30, 2011

Sempra Wins in Mexican Court LNG Plant Ruling

A federal judge in the 10th District Court in Ensenada, Mexico, has permanently blocked the City of Ensenada from attempting to shut operations at Sempra Energy’s Energia Costa Azul liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal along the Pacific Coast of North Baja California. Other litigation by an adjacent landowner remains unresolved, although Sempra maintains that it will eventually prevail.

June 27, 2011

Sempra Gets Favorable Mexican Court Ruling on LNG Plant

A Mexican federal judge in the 10th District Court in Ensenada has permanently blocked the City of Ensenada from attempting to shut operations at Sempra Energy’s Energia Costa Azul liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal along the Pacific Coast of North Baja California. Other litigation by an adjacent landowner remains unresolved, although Sempra maintains that it will eventually prevail.

June 22, 2011

Ryder Moves to CNG, LNG Fueling

Joining a bandwagon that the Obama administration is attempting to jump-start, Ryder Systems Inc. said Thursday it is ordering 202 heavy-duty natural gas vehicles (NGV) for its national fleet truck and equipment rentals.

April 4, 2011

Investigators Probe Explosion at Mont Belvieu Facility

Federal investigators are attempting to determine the cause of a series of explosions Tuesday that claimed the life of one man at the Mont Belvieu, TX, natural gas liquids (NGL) processing plant owned and operated by Enterprise Products Partners LP.

February 14, 2011

Investigation Begins at Mont Belvieu Facility

Federal investigators were attempting to determine on Wednesday the cause of a series of explosions Tuesday at the Mont Belvieu, TX, natural gas liquids (NGL) processing plant owned and operated by Enterprise Products Partners LP (see Daily GPI, Feb. 9).

February 10, 2011

Futures Limp Lower as Weather Debate Continues

February natural gas futures declined by a few more pennies on Monday as traders — after a week of fluctuating forecasts — were still attempting to get a better handle on what the weather picture will be like in the coming weeks. The prompt-month contract traded between $4.322 and $4.450 before closing the regular session at $4.399, down 2.3 cents from last week.

January 11, 2011