Wyoming Asks High Court to Review ‘Roadless Rule’

The state of Wyoming has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear its challenge of the Clinton-era “roadless rule,” which places restrictions on road-building to carry out energy exploration and production, logging and other commercial activities on more than 58 million acres of forest lands.

May 17, 2012

TransCanada Eyes Pipeline Conversions, LNG Expansion

TransCanada Corp.’s extensive infrastructure in Canada could be expanded and transformed with options to convert part of its natural gas mainline pipeline to carry crude oil and its western assets growing to include a possible interest in facilities for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, CEO Russ Girling said last week.

May 7, 2012

GM’s Bifuel Trucks to Carry $11,000 Base-Price Premium

General Motors (GM) said Tuesday its upcoming compressed natural gas (CNG) bifuel pickup trucks will carry an $11,000 price above the base sticker price for similar gasoline or diesel fueled trucks, but it said the extended-range vehicles will offer a three-to-five year payback on lower fuel and operating costs compared to gasoline and diesel models.

April 19, 2012

Pennsylvania Municipalities Challenge Override of Local Oil, Gas Control

Seven Pennsylvania municipalities filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a new state law which gives shale gas-rich counties the ability to impose a 15-year impact fee on unconventional gas wells, claiming that it supersedes local authority over drilling and violates the state and U.S. Constitution.

April 2, 2012

El Paso Mulling Another Marcellus Project

El Paso Corp. is considering adding pipeline infrastructure to carry gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to an interconnection near Albany, NY, following a nonbinding open season that was held last year.

February 24, 2012

Tetco Expansion Signs Two Anchor Shippers

Two anchor shippers have signed binding agreements for capacity on Texas Eastern Transmission LP’s (Tetco) TEAM 2014 expansion project to carry gas from Appalachia’s shale plays to the Northeast, Midwest and southern United States, the Spectra Energy Corp. pipeline said.

January 18, 2012

MarkWest, EMG Close on Liberty Sale

MarkWest Energy Partners LP has closed on its acquisition of partner The Energy and Minerals Group’s (EMG) 49% stake in MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources LLC.

January 3, 2012

Enterprise Unloads Most of ETE Units

Enterprise Products Partners LP announced Tuesday that it has agreed to sell about 22.8 million common units of Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) to undisclosed purchasers for approximately $825.1 million.

December 29, 2011

Cuadrilla Acknowledges Fracking Caused Tremors at Drill Site in England

Two small earthquakes in northwest England that occurred earlier this year at some natural gas drilling sites likely were caused by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), according to a report issued on Wednesday by UK-based Cuadrilla Resources Ltd.

November 4, 2011

Marcellus Gets the Expansion It’s Been Waiting For

Northeast Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale producers got some relief from sagging prices when El Paso Corp.’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. placed its long-awaited 300 Line forward-haul expansion in service, increasing capacity on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) system by 350 MMcf/d, a nearly 50% boost.

November 2, 2011