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Nova Scotia Enacts Two-Year Fracking Ban

Nova Scotia said it will extend its review of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) until mid-2014, enacting a moratorium on the practice for at least another two years.

April 23, 2012

Quebec Panel: Use Labs, Not Wells, to Test Fracking

A committee appointed by Quebec’s environment minister to study hydraulic fracturing (fracking) said the practice requires further study and recommended against authorizing any test wells that would conduct fracking for research purposes.

April 10, 2012

Sabine Pass Export Facility Absent from FERC Agenda

Cheniere Energy Inc. has called on FERC to issue an order by Thursday authorizing the construction and operation of Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, saying that to not do so would cause significant financial harm.

March 14, 2012

Dow Advances World-Class Shale-Fueled Propylene Facility in Texas

Low natural gas prices and increased supplies are reviving the chemical manufacturing industry within the United States as evidenced by the news Wednesday that Dow Chemical Co. is authorizing final engineering and lead-time equipment spending for a new, world-scale propylene production facility in Texas, which will take advantage of increasing supplies of U.S. shale gas as a feedstock.

March 8, 2012

Slugfest for Southern Union Continues; Williams Hikes Bid by 10%

The battle for Southern Union Co. continued Thursday after Williams countered by 10% a $40/share offer made earlier this month by Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE), putting a $44/share cash deal on the table, which is worth a total enterprise value of $9.4 billion (see Shale Daily, July 6).

July 15, 2011

FERC OKs Duke Plan to Ship Gas to Indiana Power Plant

FERC has granted Duke Energy Indiana certificates authorizing the company to construct and operate a pipeline across the border from Kentucky to Indiana to move natural gas to a coal-fired plant that Duke previously agreed to convert to gas-fired boilers.

June 17, 2011

Industry Briefs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted Empire Pipeline Inc. a certificate authorizing it to proceed with a pipeline expansion in Pennsylvania and New York that would enable Marcellus Shale production to be shipped northward on the Empire system. The certificate authorizes Empire to construct, operate and replace about 15 miles of 24-inch diameter pipeline to extend the Empire Connector Pipeline, an interconnection with the facilities of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., and modifications to an existing compressor station to permit bidirectional flow on Empire’s system. Empire is a subsidiary of New York-based National Fuel Gas.

May 23, 2011

Court Upholds FERC Construction Order for REX-East

A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, Friday denied a mining company’s petition to overturn FERC orders authorizing the construction of REX-East, the last leg of the Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX).

January 10, 2011

Court Upholds FERC Construction Orders for REX-East

A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, Friday denied a mining company’s petition to overturn FERC orders authorizing the construction of REX-East, the last leg of the Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX).

January 10, 2011

Palin: ‘Closer Than We’ve Ever Been’ to Gasline

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin last Wednesday signed House Bill 3001, authorizing the state to award a license allowing TransCanada Alaska to start developing a 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline from a treatment plant at Prudhoe Bay to the Alberta Hub in Canada.

September 1, 2008
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