Parallax Energy Buying Louisiana LNG Project

Houston-based Parallax Energy is buying Louisiana LNG Energy LLC. The proposed export project to be acquired would be the second “mid-scale” liquefaction and export project undertaken by Parallax this year and would complement the first with design and engineering similarities.

April 28, 2015
Shale Gas Boom Creating Challenges for State Regulators

Shale Gas Boom Creating Challenges for State Regulators

State regulators continue to be the primary overseers of shale natural gas development, but because of the speed at which the boom shifted — and continues to shift — the energy marketplace, the dynamic environment has created challenges for the energy industry and all of the stakeholders involved, according to a report by Resources for the Future (RFF).

June 28, 2013

FERC OKs Expansion of Kinder Morgan Mexico Border Facilities

FERC Thursday approved Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC’s (KMTP) application to amend its presidential permit to increase the design capacity of its U.S.-Mexico border-crossing facilities from 425 MMcf/d to 700 MMcf/d (see Daily GPI, March 8).

June 21, 2013

Pennsylvania, Shell Officials Say Due Diligence Continuing on Cracker

Contrary to a media report, there is no time frame for when a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc will make a decision over whether to build a proposed “world scale” ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania, state and company officials told NGI’s Shale Daily.

April 30, 2013

Harvard Study Says FracFocus Is Inadequate Regulatory Tool

FracFocus has several design flaws that make it inadequate as a regulatory compliance tool, according to a study conducted by the Environmental Law Program at Harvard Law School.

April 24, 2013

Kinder Pipeline Seeks OK to Move More Gas to Mexico

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC (KMTP) has asked FERC for authorization to increase the design capacity of its U.S.-Mexico border facilities from 425 MMcf/d to 700 MMcf/d.

March 8, 2013

NatGas Supplier Plans to Tap Into Constitution Pipeline

Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC said Friday it would work with Leatherstocking Gas Co. LLC, a New York-based natural gas supplier, to pursue agreements to design, build and operate delivery interconnects along the natural gas pipeline’s proposed 121-mile route, essentially converting it to an “open access pipeline.”

November 7, 2012

Industry Brief

Houston-based Oil and Gas Solutions LLC (OGS) has been awarded an engineering contract by Austin, TX-based Omni Water Solutions Inc. to design Omni’s new HIPPO mobile water treatment system, which would be used to treat and recycle high volumes of water used in hydraulic fracturing. OGS said the system would be a modularized unit that would fit onto a conventional low-boy trailer for easy transport.

October 25, 2012

OxyChem Contracts for Texas Ethane Cracker Engineering

CBI said it has been awarded contracts by Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) for the technology license, basic engineering and front end engineering and design services for a proposed new ethane cracker that is anticipated to have capacity of 1.2 billion pounds per year of ethylene.

October 11, 2012

Industry Briefs

Enterprise Products Partners LP has started the first train at its new cryogenic gas processing plant at Yoakum, TX. This facility has a design capacity of 300 MMcf/d and can extract 37,000 b/d of natural gas liquids. During the start-up period, the plant will process existing Eagle Ford Shale production in a reduced recovery mode to enable testing of the plant and supporting facilities and make adjustments to plant operations. Incoming gas volumes and recovery percentages at the facility will continue to increase throughout May, with full production from the plant expected by June 1. Prior to the start-up of the Yoakum plant, Enterprise had been utilizing capacity at processing plants owned by third parties. Most of these volumes will now be diverted and processed at the Yoakum facility. “The long-term outlook in the Eagle Ford Shale continues to show growth in rich gas production and Enterprise is well-positioned to help meet the need for midstream infrastructure through the cost-effective expansion of our integrated network,” said Jim Teague, COO of Enterprise’s general partner.

May 7, 2012
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