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BNSF Railway Williston Basin Capacity Now 1 Million Barrels A Day

BNSF Railway Williston Basin Capacity Now 1 Million Barrels A Day

The pipeline industry is a bit behind the times in capitalizing on the Williston Basin shale oil boom, but railroads like BNSF Railway are happy to accommodate oil producers with a means to get their product to market.

September 6, 2012

‘A Lot of Interest’ in TransCanada Mainline Conversion

An idea to convert some of TransCanada Corp.’s Mainline from natural gas to oil service is getting some traction among prospective customers, but it is still early days, a company pipeline executive said during a second quarter earnings conference call.

August 6, 2012

‘A Lot Of Interest’ in TransCanada Mainline Conversion

An idea to convert some of TransCanada Corp.’s Mainline from natural gas to oil service is getting some traction among prospective customers, but it is still early days, a company pipeline executive said during a second quarter earnings conference call.

July 31, 2012

Oneok Plans $1B Shale-Focused Midstream Buildout

Oneok Partners LP Thursday said it would spend between $980 million and $1.1 billion by 2014 on a slate of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) midstream projects in Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota.

July 27, 2012

Wyoming Oil/Gas Head Resigns After Run-In with Governor

Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Tom Doll suddenly resigned Thursday, Gov. Matt Mead’s office announced late in the day. The resignation came a little more than a week after Doll publicly lambasted the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its handling of the well water and natural gas drilling case near Pavillion, WY, that has evolved into lingering state-federal issue.

June 18, 2012

Chevron, EQT Anchoring Texas Eastern Appalachia Expansion

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and EQT Corp. marketing unit EQT Energy LLC have stepped up to be anchor shippers on Texas Eastern Transmission LP’s Texas Eastern Appalachia to Market (TEAM) 2014 expansion, Spectra Energy Corp.’s Texas Eastern said Thursday. The project is intended to deliver more Appalachian shale gas to markets in the Northeast, Midwest and southern United States.

April 13, 2012

IHS CERAWeek: Shale Boom Spurs U.S. Chemicals Industry

The expanding U.S. supply of natural gas is providing a win-win for chemicals producers, their suppliers and customers. It’s “an unbelievable opportunity,” Jim Teague, COO of Enterprise Products Partners, told an industry audience in Houston.

March 12, 2012

Millennium Compressor Project Gets Favorable Environmental Nod

FERC Friday issued a favorable environmental assessment to Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC for a natural gas compressor station project in Minisink, NY, to boost firm deliveries of Marcellus Shale gas to its interconnection with Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC at Ramapo, NY, to approximately 675,000 Dth/d to serve the Northeast and New England markets.

March 6, 2012

Industry Brief

Spokane, WA-based Avista Utilities’ retail natural gas rates for residential customers in Ohio dropped about 5.7% as the result of periodic adjustments for changes in wholesale gas prices. The tariff was decreased from 41.8 cents/therm to 36.2 cents/therm, based on the changes approved earlier by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC), providing a decrease of about $3.46 on the average residential customer’s monthly bill. Large commercial customer rates decreased by about 7.3%. Rates are adjusted by the PUC at least once a year based on a purchased gas cost adjustment mechanism, which has shown steady decreases in recent years with the continuing fall in wholesale gas prices.

March 2, 2012

Enterprise’s Teague: Ethane Bears Are Talking Their Book

With ethane prices down more than 30% in January alone, consumers and analysts on the consuming end of the ethane pipeline might be tempted to say the market is moving toward saturation. Not so, said Enterprise Products Partners COO Jim Teague; the bears are “talking their book.

February 3, 2012