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Transportation Notes

Columbia Gas Transmission LLC said gas days Sept. 17-19 were to be deemed to be a “critical days” for storage. “Based on storage injection capacity and on forecasted firm storage injection requirements, transporter projects that all available storage injection capacity will be required to meet firm service obligations,” the company said. “Transporter projects no availability of interruptible storage injection services. Storage withdrawal services are not impacted by this notice.”

September 19, 2011

INGAA Optimistic Pipe Safety Bill to Pass This Year

Because the House and Senate pipeline safety reauthorization bills are nearly identical on critical issues and there appears to be strong bipartisan support for them, the legislation has a good chance of clearing Congress this year, officials with a major pipeline group said last Monday.

September 19, 2011

INGAA Optimistic Congress Will Pass Pipe Safety Bill This Year

Because the House and Senate pipeline safety reauthorization bills are nearly identical on critical issues and there appears to be strong bipartisan support for them, the legislation has a good chance of clearing Congress this year, officials with a major pipeline group said Monday.

September 13, 2011

Technicians Hopeful, Yet Weather Moderates; September Slumps

September natural gas meandered lower Tuesday as traders are being forced to recognize a cooler temperature environment, but technicians see the market holding critical support for the time being. September fell 9.2 cents to $3.932 and October slid 9.7 cents to $3.942. September crude oil dropped $1.23 to $86.65/bbl.

August 17, 2011

DOT Secretary Orders End to Co-Funding Pipe Safety Research

Responding to a Hearst Newspapers investigation that was highly critical of joint government-industry funding of pipeline safety research, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood last Monday directed the federal agency responsible for ensuring pipeline safety to cease its practice of using industry funds to help finance pipeline research.

June 27, 2011

DOT Secretary Orders End to Co-Funding of Pipe Safety Research

Responding to a Hearst Newspapers investigation that was highly critical of joint government-industry funding of pipeline safety research, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Monday directed the federal agency responsible for ensuring pipeline safety to cease its practice of using industry funds to help finance pipeline research.

June 21, 2011

Marcellus Forced Pooling Critical, Says Expert

Forced pooling is critical to ensuring that the Marcellus Shale is developed to its fullest, but crafting those laws will be difficult because of the unique nature of shale and the slim legal history of pooling in Appalachia, a natural resources legal expert told a Pittsburgh audience last Tuesday.

June 13, 2011

Marcellus Region Needs Forced Pooling, Lawyer Says

Forced pooling is critical to ensuring that the Marcellus Shale is developed to its fullest, but crafting those laws will be difficult because of the unique nature of shale and the slim legal history of pooling in Appalachia, a natural resources legal expert told a Pittsburgh audience Tuesday.

June 9, 2011

Obama Touches on Fracking Concerns at Virginia Town Hall Meeting

For the second time in a matter of weeks, President Obama Tuesday acknowledged that natural gas will play a critical role in the nation’s energy portfolio going forward.

April 21, 2011

President Refers to Fracking Risks at Town Hall Meeting

For the second time in a matter of weeks, President Obama Tuesday acknowledged that natural gas will play a critical role in the nation’s energy portfolio going forward.

April 21, 2011