The Limetree Bay oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands, long under environmental and financial pressure, said this week it would close indefinitely. Citing “severe financial” hardship, owner Limetree Bay Energy said it had suspended plans to restart the 210,000 b/d facility on the island of St. Croix. The refinery has been offline since May…
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Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG Shuttered for One Year After September Fire
Inspections have shown that a fire last month at Equinor ASA’s Hammerfest liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in northern Norway will require at least a year’s worth of work to repair, the company said Monday. The fire broke out in the air intake of one of the plant’s five power turbines, which caused extensive damage,…
Resolute Closes Deal to Bolt On Permian Leasehold in West Texas
Denver-based Resolute Energy Corp. has closed a previously announced $160 million purchase of 4,600 net acres within the Permian Basin from CP Exploration (CPX).
Progress Energy Canada Ltd., Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd. and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) have closed the previously announced transaction that saw Japex Montney Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd., acquire a 10% interest in Progress Energy Canada’s natural gas assets in northeast British Columbia (BC), and in the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility on Canada’s West Coast near Prince Rupert, BC. Japex has agreed to buy a 10% share of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility’s production for a minimum of 20 years for domestic use in Japan (see Daily GPI, March 5). “This Japex investment in upstream natural gas resources in British Columbia and the downstream LNG facility further solidifies the North Montney as a world-class natural gas asset, and it clearly defines British Columbia and Canada as attractive and competitive destinations for global investment,” said Progress Energy Canada CEO Michael Culbert.
NuStar Energy LP’s planned acquisition of natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline and fractionation assets could be in jeopardy as seller TexStar Midstream Services LP told the company in mid-February that it was terminating the sale. NuStar disclosed during a midstream conference presentation in early March that it was evaluating its legal options in the matter. “If NuStar does not complete this acquisition, we do not expect a material adverse impact on our results of operations,” the company said in a presentation to a Morgan Stanley midstream conference. Last November, NuStar said it was buying the Eagle Ford Shale NGL assets, as well as Eagle Ford crude oil pipeline, gathering and storage assets (see Shale Daily, Nov. 9, 2012). The crude oil asset transaction, worth about $325 million, has closed. The pending NGL asset transaction is worth about $100 million.
PetroQuest Shifting to Liquids, Sells Fayetteville Assets for $9.2M
PetroQuest Energy Inc. said Monday it has closed on the sale of its assets in the Fayetteville Shale for about $9.2 million as it shifts its focus to production of natural gas liquids (NGL) from other plays, including the Woodford Shale and the Mississippian Lime formation.
Iowa-based Alliant Energy Corp.’s Wisconsin utility has closed a $400 million purchase of a 600 MW natural gas-fired generation plant in Beloit, WI, from Calpine Corp. The Riverside Energy Center LLC was owned and operated by Calpine, which sold the bulk of its output to Alliant’s Wisconsin Power and Light Co. (WPL). Since it began operations in 2004, the Riverside plant sold 500 MW to WPL. Calpine CEO Jack Fusco said the sale helps advance the strategic objectives of both his company and WPL. Calpine has 92 power plants operating or under construction, all of them gas-fired or renewable geothermal facilities.
Carrizo Sells Northern Utica Assets, Eyes Additional Southern Acreage
Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. announced Monday that it had closed on the sale of a majority of its leasehold in the northern Utica Shale to an undisclosed buyer for $43 million in cash.
Warren’s Atlantic Rim Acquisition Adds 18.3 Bcf of Proved Reserves
Warren Resources Inc. Monday said it closed on its previously announced deal to acquire additional natural gas and midstream assets from subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in the Atlantic Rim Project area in Wyoming’s Washakie Basin.
Warren Completes Anadarko Atlantic Rim Project Asset Acquisition
Warren Resources Inc. reported Monday that it has closed on its previously announced deal to acquire certain additional natural gas and midstream assets from subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in the Atlantic Rim Project area in Wyoming’s Washakie Basin. After learning this past summer that Anadarko was soliciting bids for all of its operated coalbed methane (CBM) assets in the Atlantic Rim Project (see Daily GPI, Aug. 9), Warren, which was a working partner with Anadarko on a number of the assets, decided to exercise its preferential rights to purchase Anadarko’s share.