Delayed

Interconnection Fight Threatens Proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline

A proposed 16-inch diameter, 450-mile oil pipeline from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale to a hub near Clearbrook, MN, is at risk for delay or termination due to a stalemate with Enbridge Energy Partners LP, which is refusing to allow an interconnection with its pipeline in Minnesota, according to High Prairie Pipeline, which has filed a complaint at FERC.

June 4, 2012

Texas, Western Points Pace Advance; Futures Gain On Production Stats

Physical prices Monday were up a nickel on average as West Coast traders reported power shortfalls resulting from a delayed restart of nuclear generating capacity, and warm temperatures in Texas added to loads. Government figures reported a modest decline in natural gas production and futures romped higher. At the close of trading June had increased 9.9 cents to $2.285 on stout volume, and July gained 9.5 cents to $2.394. June crude oil eased 6 cents to $104.87/bbl.

May 1, 2012

Pennsylvania PUC Delays Implementation of Impact Fee

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has delayed implementation of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, “due to an ambiguity with an injunction imposed by the state’s Commonwealth Court,” the PUC said late Thursday.

April 30, 2012

Pennsylvania Regulators Delay Implementing Impact Fee

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has delayed implementing Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, “due to an ambiguity with an injunction imposed by the state’s Commonwealth Court,” the PUC said Thursday.

April 30, 2012

India’s Gail Announces Plans to Commission LNG Import Terminal

The state-owned Gas Authority of India Ltd. (Gail) Monday said it plans to commission its long-delayed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Dabhol, in Maharashtra state, by the end of March or early April.

March 14, 2012

Wyoming Governor: Fracking Shouldn’t Be Political

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has extended an olive branch to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials in the dispute over preliminary results from two federally managed groundwater test wells near Pavillion, WY, and the shallow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of natural gas wells that dominate that portion of the state (see Shale Daily, Dec. 9, 2011).

February 8, 2012

Opening of Manzanillo, Mexico LNG Terminal Delayed

Contrary to previous reports, the opening of a 1 Bcf/d liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal developed by a Korean-Japanese consortium has been delayed until early 2012, according to business news reports Friday south of the U.S. border. A variety of “setbacks” are being dealt with, an ICIS Heren report indicated.

December 6, 2011

Industry Wins Delay of Lizard Decision

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently delayed by six months its determination of whether the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (DSL) qualifies for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Oil and gas interests are watching the issue as they believe protection for the DSL would hinder oil and gas production in the Permian Basin.

December 5, 2011

Industry Wins Delay of Lizard Decision

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently delayed by six months its determination of whether the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (DSL) qualifies for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Oil and gas interests are watching the issue as they believe protection for the DSL would hinder oil and gas production in the Permian Basin.

December 5, 2011

Shale to Help British Columbia Capture Canada’s Gas Producing Crown

British Columbia will eclipse Alberta as Canada’s top gas producing province by tapping prolific shale deposits, the National Energy Board said.

November 28, 2011