El Paso Accused of Attempting Artificial Capacity Constraints

Major producers have called on FERC to reject El Paso Natural Gas Co.’s proposal to abandon more than 90,000 hp of compression in the San Juan Triangle and North Mainline of the pipeline’s system, saying it would result in constrained capacity and potentially higher transportation rates.

February 13, 2012

Gastar Expanding Marcellus Operations in 2012

Gastar Exploration Ltd. achieved its goal of increasing Marcellus Shale production in northern West Virginia this year, and now the Houston-based company is setting the same goal for itself in the coming year.

December 20, 2011

Southern Union Project Targets Permian NGLs

Southern Union Co. said its Southern Union Gas Services (SUGS) midstream business will construct a 200 MMcf/d gas processing plant and associated gathering, compression and treating facilities to serve growing production from the Avalon, Bone Spring and Wolfcamp plays of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico.

August 24, 2011

Kinder Morgan-Copano JV Signs More Eagle Ford Contracts

Eagle Ford Gathering LLC, a joint venture (JV) of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Copano Energy LLC, has executed two long-term agreements to provide transportation, processing and fractionation services to two operators in the Eagle Ford Shale, expanding its already significant contracted production in the South Texas play.

July 5, 2011

Related Marcellus Pipe Expansions Get Environmental OK

FERC Thursday issued favorable environmental assessments of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s and Dominion Transmission Inc.’s proposed system expansions to deliver Marcellus Shale gas to growing markets in New York and New England.

July 1, 2011

Industry Brief

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday authorized Central New York Oil and Gas Co. LLC (CYNOG) to construct and operate additional compression and appurtenant facilities to increase the throughput capacity of the North and South Lateral pipelines at its Stagecoach Storage Facility in Tioga County, NY, and Bradford County, PA. CYNOG said the increased capacity would enable it to permit contracted shippers to wheel gas bi-directionally from Millennium Pipeline to Tennessee Gas Pipeline, or from points along the laterals to either Millennium Pipeline or Tennessee Gas, on a firm basis, independent of any storage service provided at Stagecoach. Following open seasons in 2009 and 2010, CYNOG said it has entered into precedent agreements with two unaffiliated shippers for a total of 225 MMcf/d of firm wheeling capacity and with three shippers for an additional 100 MMcf/d of firm wheeling capacity.

January 21, 2011

Questar Offering New Capacity to/from White River Hub

Questar Pipeline Co. is holding a binding open season through Feb. 18 for the reconfiguration of compression facilities and piping modifications at its Fidlar Compressor Station as well as an increase in the maximum allowed operating pressure of a section of its Mainline 68.

January 5, 2011

El Paso, Spectra Planning Marcellus Ethane Pipeline

An El Paso Corp. subsidiary and Spectra Energy Corp. have executed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop the proposed Marcellus Ethane Pipeline System (MEPS) project.

October 26, 2010

Iroquois Kicks Off Open Season on Tennessee-Related Project

Iroquois Gas Transmission System LP Monday announced the start of a binding open season for its Wright Transfer Compressor (WTC) project, which would add up to 15,400 hp of transfer compression at Iroquois’ existing interconnecting with Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 200 Line in Wright, NY.

August 31, 2010

Industry Briefs

Questar Pipeline Co. is holding a binding open season through July 15 for capacity that would be created by the installation of compression facilities on its Mainline 68 in Garfield County, CO. The proposed project would enable Questar to transport up to an additional 50,000 Dth/d from receipt points east of Greasewood on Mainline 68. Up to 47,500 Dth/d of the proposed capacity could be delivered to the White River Hub and TransColorado Gas Transmission Co. Up to 21,160 Dth/d could be delivered to various locations on Questar’s northern system that include Colorado Interstate Gas at Kanda, Northwest Pipeline GP at Crossover 16, Questar Gas Co. (Wasatch Front), Questar Overthrust Pipeline Co., Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline at Skull Creek and Wyoming Interstate Co. LLC at Kanda. For information contact Mary Kay Olson at (801) 324-5873 or Theresa Harrison at (801) 324-2566, or visit

June 14, 2010