Competition

Bradwood Oregon LNG Backers See Permitting Advance

In the three-way competition to build the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal along the U.S. West Coast, NorthernStar Natural Gas Corp.’s Bradwood Landing project in Oregon claimed Wednesday to be less than three months away from clearing its joint federal endangered species impact review. FERC indicated in a letter that the consultation work will be finished by March 8.

December 31, 2009

Competition Intensifying for Shale Gas Midstream Services

With production from some of the more mature domestic natural gas basins declining, competition likely will intensify for gathering and processing (G&P) services to transport shale gas, according to industry players.

August 31, 2009

Competition Seen Intensifying for Shale Gas Midstream Services

With production from some of the more mature domestic natural gas basins declining, competition likely will intensify for gathering and processing (G&P) services to transport shale gas, according to industry players.

August 24, 2009

BG Group Muscles In on Trinidad Gas Play

BG Group plc Thursday fired another warning shot at its North American competition after exercising an option to acquire a bigger stake in a prospective natural gas development offshore Trinidad. BG’s offer preempts a $142.5 million cash offer by Centrica plc.

July 6, 2009

BG Group Muscles In on Trinidad Gas Play

BG Group plc has fired another warning shot at its North American competition after exercising an option to acquire a bigger stake in a prospective natural gas development offshore Trinidad. BG’s offer preempts a $142.5 million cash offer by Centrica plc.

July 6, 2009

EDF Bows Out as Constellation-MidAmerican Moves Forward

The competition to acquire Constellation Energy Group officially ended last Wednesday after global power producing giant Electricite de France (EDF) said it will not revise its current offer, but that it will continue its objective of developing new nuclear plants in the United States. Also last week, Constellation and MidAmerican Energy Holdings filed their merger plan with FERC and MidAmerican made a pitch to the Maryland Public Service Commission about the benefits of a union.

October 20, 2008

EDF Bows Out of Constellation Acquisition Chase

The competition to acquire Constellation Energy Group officially ended Wednesday after global power producing giant Electricite de France (EDF) said it will not revise its current offer, but that it will continue its objective of developing new nuclear plants in the United States.

October 17, 2008

NAESB Committee Approves Standards for Index-Based Capacity Releases

Building on FERC’s recent actions to improve competition in the secondary market for pipeline capacity, the executive committee of the North American Energy Standards Board’s (NAESB) Wholesale Gas Quadrant voted out a protocol Wednesday for using the differentials between natural gas commodity price index points to price short-term released capacity.

June 30, 2008

NAESB Committee Approves Standards for Index-Based Capacity Releases

Building on FERC’s recent actions to improve competition in the secondary market for pipeline capacity, the executive committee of the North American Energy Standards Board’s (NAESB) Wholesale Gas Quadrant voted out a protocol Wednesday for using the differentials between natural gas commodity price index points to price short-term released capacity.

June 30, 2008

Could Dark Horse Unseat NRG’s Bid for Calpine?

NRG Energy, which launched an $11 billion bid to take over Calpine Corp., could face some competition from unlikely sources, including possible back-door suitors Dynegy Corp. and Reliant Energy, energy analysts said.

May 26, 2008