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NatGas Making Inroads in Michigan

Two weeks after Michigan’s governor touted natural gas as a fuel for economic revival, hometown utility Consumers Energy said it is building a 700 MW gas-fired power plant in Genesee County, whose county seat is Flint, birthplace of General Motors. On the natural gas distribution side of its business, the company is laying pipe to serve new customers who’ve gotten word of cheap gas.

December 17, 2012

NatGas ‘Most Economical’ for New Michigan Power Plant

Two weeks after Michigan’s governor touted natural gas as a fuel for economic revival, hometown utility Consumers Energy said it is building a 700 MW gas-fired power plant in Genesee County, whose county seat is Flint, birthplace of General Motors. On the natural gas distribution side of its business, the company is laying pipe to serve new customers who’ve gotten word of cheap gas.

December 17, 2012

‘Road to Natural Gas’ Smoother, Developer Says

The building of a natural gas transportation fueling network is becoming a reality, according to Seal Beach, CA-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp., which also said compressed natural gas (CNG) service was available for fleets and individuals in seven states ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.

November 6, 2012

Abundant NatGas Supplies Help Push Dominion To Close Wisconsin Nuclear Plant

Dominion Resources Inc. announced Monday that it plans to close and decommission a nuclear power plant in Wisconsin next year, a decision the company said was made in part due to continuing low natural gas prices.

October 23, 2012
More Processing Capacity on Tap for Mississippian Lime Producers

More Processing Capacity on Tap for Mississippian Lime Producers

Caballo Energy LLC is building a cryogenic gas processing plant to serve expanding production in the liquids-rich Mississippian Lime and Cana Woodford Shale plays.

September 20, 2012

NGV Funding, Enthusiasm Still in High Gear

Interest in building a natural gas vehicle (NGV) market in the United States remained in high gear last week with federal and state grant money dispersed for new projects and one operator using a unique three-day free “ride-and-drive” approach to draw new participants.

July 16, 2012

Texas Eastern Proposes Eagle Ford-Mexico Connection

Spectra Energy’s Texas Eastern Transmission LP is proposing a pipeline expansion project to carry natural gas produced in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas across the Mexican border.

June 22, 2012

Anadarko Building Eagle Ford Processing Plant

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has begun building the Brasada Gas Plant in La Salle County, TX, which is expected to come online in 2Q2013 with initial capacity to process up to 200 MMcf/d of liquids-rich natural gas from the Maverick Basin, where the company operates on about 400,000 gross acres.

June 20, 2012

Industry Brief

The Colorado Mining Association (CMA) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its challenge to the Clinton-era “roadless rule,” which places restrictions on road-building to carry out energy exploration and production, logging and other commercial activities on forest lands. The CMA petition comes only days after the State of Wyoming petitioned the high court to review the October 2011 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which had overturned a 2008 U.S. District Court ruling permanently enjoining the enforcement of the roadless rule (see Daily GPI, Oct. 25, 2011). Because the roadless rule violated the National Environmental Policy Act and Wilderness Act. it “must be set aside,” U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer of Wyoming wrote in his 2008 decision (see Daily GPI, Aug. 14, 2008). “If allowed to stand, the roadless rule will effectively prevent future mining operations on roadless lands lead to a decrease in mineral and coal production, job losses and sharp decreases in taxes and revenues,” said attorney Paul Seby, who filed the CMA’s petition with the high court.

May 21, 2012

MarkWest Buys Appalachian System, Pledges to Expand

MarkWest Energy Partners LP is building out its services for Appalachian rich-gas producers with the $512 million acquisition of Pennsylvania-based Keystone Midstream Services LLC.

May 9, 2012