Boston

NatGas Leaks Bigger Problem Than Past Studies Show, Say Boston Researchers

Natural gas leaks across metropolitan Boston are more serious than past studies by the industry have shown, according to the lead author of a new report.

March 30, 2016

NatGas Pipe Replacement Correlates to Lower Methane Emissions, Leaks, Say Researchers

Leaks in urban natural gas distribution systems can be cut by up to 90% by systematically replacing aging pipe infrastructure, Stanford University research has concluded.

September 23, 2015
Algonquin Wins AIM Project Eminent Domain Case in Massachusetts

Algonquin Wins AIM Project Eminent Domain Case in Massachusetts

A federal judge in Massachusetts has given Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC the right to take control of parts of three streets in a Boston neighborhood that the company needs to build a section of its Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project.

September 10, 2015

Marcellus Shippers Eye Relief, Yet NatGas Physical, Futures Values Lose Ground

For the long holiday weekend, physical natural gas values on average eased slightly as broad market weakness was able to outdo market strength in the Gulf Coast and East.

September 4, 2015
Tenaska Marketing Ventures Expands Into Boston on Unprecedented Gas Growth

Tenaska Marketing Ventures Expands Into Boston on Unprecedented Gas Growth

Looking to expand its physical footprint in the northeastern United States and capitalize on growing natural gas supplies out of the Marcellus and Utica shales, Tenaska Marketing Ventures (TMV) said Thursday that it has opened a new regional office in Boston — the company’s sixth in North America.

April 2, 2015

Markey Plays Terrorism Card to Block LNG Imports, Exports

Following the recent spike in terrorism activity in Yemen, Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) has asked President Obama to review whether it is safe for shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports to continue to be delivered from the Middle East nation to the Port of Boston’s terminal in Everett, MA, and whether the United States should continue to approve exports of gas to foreign countries.

August 14, 2013

Talks Aimed at Gas-Electric Coordination Go On and On

While natural gas and electric power market representatives wrangled over changes to better align operations of the two markets, a Boston-based industry veteran suggested solving the problem by allowing pipelines to return to their merchant function on a limited basis.

April 29, 2013

NatGas-Electric Coordination Talks Go On and On

While natural gas and electric power market representatives wrangled over changes to better align operations of the two markets, a Boston-based industry veteran suggested solving the problem by allowing pipelines to return to their merchant function on a limited basis.

April 29, 2013

New ASTM Panel to Develop Fracking Standards

Responding in part to the public outcry over hydraulic fracturing (fracking), ASTM International has created a subcommittee to develop consensus standards that would provide best practices for the fracking of oil and natural gas wells in shale formations.

August 16, 2012

U.S. Gas Pipe Capacity Trading Volumes Jump

For the second year in a row the volume of natural gas pipeline capacity traded by the top 20 U.S. companies increased, with volumes soaring 143% from a year ago to top 12 Bcf/d, according to a report by Boston-based Capacity Center.

October 17, 2011
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