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Targa Adding Texas Propane Export Capacity

Targa Resources Partners LP said it plans to proceed with a $250 million expansion of its Mont Belvieu, TX, natural gas liquids (NGL) complex and its existing import/export marine terminal at Galena Park, TX, to provide export capability for 5,000 bbl per hour (b/h) of fully refrigerated, low-ethane propane.

September 20, 2011

Industry Brief

Copano Energy LLC said it has struck long-term contracts with several Eagle Ford Shale producers, including Abraxas Petroleum Corp., Paloma Resources, Petrohawk Energy Corp., Pioneer Natural Resources, Reliance Eagleford Upstream Holding LP, Newpek LLC and Riley Exploration. It has also expanded its contract with GeoSouthern Resources to include a larger acreage dedication. Copano will provide gathering, compression, processing and fractionation services for the producers in portions of DeWitt, Karnes and Live Oak counties, TX, under the contracts, which are primarily fee-based. Copano has secured firm producer commitments for aggregate production of up to 120,000 MMBtu/d and additional commitments for production from approximately 135,000 gross acres in the Eagle Ford. Copano also said it will extend its DK Pipeline by 58 miles through Lavaca County, TX, to connect with the DK Pipeline system into its Houston Central Complex.

February 11, 2011

‘Dramatic’ North American Recovery for Halliburton

Halliburton Co.’s complex drilling technology, considered key in tapping into shale gas and oil basins, helped the oilfield services company to more than double earnings in the final quarter of 2010 from a year earlier, CEO Dave Lesar said Monday.

January 25, 2011

Leading Pennsylvania Marcellus Operators Join Collaborative

Object Reservoir Inc., a services company providing complex reservoir modeling in unconventional gas plays, is rapidly expanding its Collaborative Exploitation Project (CEP) for the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania and is looking into starting up a similar effort in the southwestern part of the state.

January 10, 2011

ALJ Certifies NGPL Section 5 Settlement

Calling it a “delicate compromise of numerous complex and interrelated issues,” a FERC deputy administrative law judge (ALJ) has certified an uncontested settlement that seeks to resolve Section 5 allegations that Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) over-recovered its cost of service.

July 12, 2010

ALJ Certifies Settlement of Section 5 Allegations Against NGPL

Calling it a “delicate compromise of numerous complex and interrelated issues,” a FERC deputy administrative law judge (ALJ) has certified an uncontested settlement that seeks to resolve Section 5 allegations that Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) over-recovered its cost of service.

July 7, 2010

Enterprise: Bypass Allows Resumption of Some HIOS Service

Enterprise Product Partners LP’s High Island Offshore System LLC (HIOS) is continuing a force majeure at its HIA-264 compressor complex in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) but said that effective for gas day Thursday it is able to accept nominations and resume some level of service from all receipt locations to all delivery points by bypassing the damaged compressor station.

August 14, 2009

Enterprise HIOS Compression Shut-In Continues

Enterprise Product Partners LP’s High Island Offshore System LLC (HIOS) has continued a force majeure at its HIA-264 compressor complex in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) where an equipment fire last week (see Daily GPI, Aug. 6) caused “significant damage to compression, power generation, communications and other facilities,” the company said. The HIOS compression facilities will be unavailable for service for an indefinite period.

August 11, 2009

FERC Upholds Gas Quality, Interchangeability Policy

FERC has upheld a June 2006 order approving a policy statement that took a pipeline-by-pipeline approach to the complex issues of natural gas quality and interchangeability (see NGI, June 19, 2006).

March 16, 2009

FERC Upholds Gas Quality, Interchangeability Policy Statement

FERC Friday upheld a June 2006 order approving a policy statement that took a pipeline-by-pipeline approach to the complex issues of natural gas quality and interchangeability (see Daily GPI, June 16, 2006).

March 10, 2009