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DOE Authorizes FTA Exports from Golden Pass LNG Terminal

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has authorized Golden Pass Products LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Golden Pass LNG terminal in Sabine Pass, TX, to countries with which the United States has free trade agreements (FTA), the Houston-based company said.

October 9, 2012

Maine’s Dueling Gas Pipeline Proposals Face Off

A special state appeal panel plans to rule in September which of two competing proposals would be authorized to build an 80-mile-long natural gas pipeline to Maine’s state capital, Augusta, and the surrounding Kennebec Valley. The chosen pipeline would bring natural gas to the area for the first time.

August 23, 2012

House Panel Subpoenas Obama Officials on Moratorium Report

The House Natural Resources Committee last Wednesday authorized its chairman to subpoena five Obama administration officials who are said to have direct knowledge or involvement in the drafting, editing or review of an Interior Department report that recommended a moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in May 2010 following the Macondo well blowout (see NGI, April 26, 2010).

August 6, 2012

House Panel Subpoenas Obama Officials on Moratorium Report

The House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday authorized its chairman to subpoena five Obama administration officials who are said to have direct knowledge or involvement in the drafting, editing or review of an Interior Department report that recommended a moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in May 2010 following the Macondo well blowout (see Daily GPI, April 22, 2010).

August 2, 2012

Marcellus Will Push Back Canadian Gas, Says Bentek

Marcellus Shale gas will push out some gas traditionally imported from Dawn, ON, later this year as new pipeline expansions come online, Bentek Energy LLC said in a market note.

July 18, 2012

Industry Brief

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Tuesday approved Southern LNG Co. LLC’s request for the agency to vacate part of an order that authorized the second phase of an expansion of the Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Georgia. In its August request for the Commission to vacate a portion of the September 2007 order approving the project, the El Paso Corp. subsidiary said BG LNG Services LLV, which was expected to subscribe to the expansion capacity, did not intend to do so, rendering the expansion no longer necessary (see Daily GPI, Aug. 3). The second phase of the Elba Island expansion called for the addition of 4.22 Bcf of storage capacity and 495 MMcf/d of deliverability, according to Southern LNG. The first phase, which went into operation in 2010, added 4.22 Bcf of LNG storage and 405 MMcf/d of firm sendout capacity.

October 12, 2011

New York Issues Subpoenas Over Production Estimates

The attorney general of New York has issued subpoenas to three companies looking to develop oil and gas resources in the Marcellus Shale, part of an investigation into how the companies calculated production estimates and drilling costs to investors.

August 22, 2011

Southern LNG Seeks Pullback on Elba Island Expansion

Southern LNG Co. LLC has asked FERC to vacate part of an order that authorized the second phase of the expansion of the Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Georgia.

August 3, 2011

Industry Brief

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday authorized Central New York Oil and Gas Co. LLC (CYNOG) to construct and operate additional compression and appurtenant facilities to increase the throughput capacity of the North and South Lateral pipelines at its Stagecoach Storage Facility in Tioga County, NY, and Bradford County, PA. CYNOG said the increased capacity would enable it to permit contracted shippers to wheel gas bi-directionally from Millennium Pipeline to Tennessee Gas Pipeline, or from points along the laterals to either Millennium Pipeline or Tennessee Gas, on a firm basis, independent of any storage service provided at Stagecoach. Following open seasons in 2009 and 2010, CYNOG said it has entered into precedent agreements with two unaffiliated shippers for a total of 225 MMcf/d of firm wheeling capacity and with three shippers for an additional 100 MMcf/d of firm wheeling capacity.

January 21, 2011

Questar’s E&P Spin-Off Moves Forward

Questar Corp.’s board of directors on Tuesday authorized its management team to proceed with a tax-free spin-off of the firm’s exploration and production (E&P) and midstream field services businesses to form an independent, publicly traded company to be named QEP Resources Inc.

May 19, 2010