Developers

Wyoming Coal Mine Development Stopped

Citing a lack of market, the developers of a new coal mine in southwestern Wyoming on Thursday said they were suspending development after a year of work. The actions underscore concerns expressed in Wyoming and elsewhere about the state of the U.S. coal industry.

April 15, 2013

Oregon LNG Undeterred by Court Ruling

Developers of a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import-export project at the mouth of Oregon’s Columbia River remain undaunted by a court ruling last month that upheld reversing county permitting approval.

November 5, 2012

Oregon LNG Undeterred by State Court Ruling

Developers of a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import-export project at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon remain undaunted by a court reversal last month that upheld a local reversal of a county permitting approval.

November 5, 2012

Pittsburgh City Councilman Introduces Drilling Proposals

A member of the Pittsburgh City Council has introduced four proposed amendments to the city’s zoning code that would allow 40-acre minimum “mineral extraction districts” for Marcellus Shale drilling.

September 26, 2012

Tioga County Drilling Deal May Bypass New York Frack Ban

A newly formed organization that represents about 2,000 New York property owners in Tioga County has signed a preliminary agreement with developers to stimulate unconventional natural gas wells using waterless hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that may bypass the state’s drilling moratorium.

March 30, 2012

Gas Transportation Fueling Gets Boost in Georgia, Missouri

In a program authorized by state regulators late last year, Atlanta Gas Light Co. (AGL) on Monday issued a request for proposals (RFP) for developers interested in building compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for commercial fleets and passenger vehicles in Georgia. The RFP envisions a five-year push that could cost nearly $12 million.

March 6, 2012

New Spectra Pipe Would Carry Marcellus Gas to Southeast Power Generators

Growing gas supply in the Marcellus Shale and projected growth in gas-fired power generation among southern states could mean a renaissance for the traditional Gulf of Mexico-to-Northeast pipeline business. Spectra Energy Corp. would seem to think so, as its latest project, called Renaissance Gas Transmission, would carry Marcellus gas south to Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

March 5, 2012

Texas Production Prompts Midstream Expansions

As liquids-rich production continues to grow in the Lone Star State, midstream developers sensitive to producer needs last week announced plans for a pipeline expansion, two new processing facilities and a fractionator.

February 20, 2012

Post-Shale, LNG Is a Different Game for U.S.

Back when the developers of Freeport LNG were buying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to commission capacity at their regasification facility in Brazoria County, TX, they were buying “$20-plus LNG in a $10 gas market,” Freeport CFO Hugh Urbantke told a Houston audience Tuesday.

December 14, 2011

Industry Briefs

Water services company Heckmann Corp. reiterated its emphasis on serving shale gas and oil developers in the United States in announcing the divestment of China Water & Drinks Inc. through the sale of nine of its 25 Chinese legal entities to Pacific Water & Drinks (HK) Group Ltd. (PWD). The deal closed Sept. 30, and Heckmann will no longer have business exposure in China except through its equity holding in PWD. “With our positive view of our current core water business and the growth opportunities in the United States, we are pleased to put the China experience behind us,” said CEO Richard J. Heckmann. “We now have almost 1,100 employees in the U.S., up from fewer than 30 a year ago. We believe that the water business as it relates to shale gas and shale oil production will continue to drive our growth. In addition, the customer reaction to our conversion to LNG [liquefied natural gas] powered vehicles [see Shale Daily, Aug. 23], which we are now putting in service, has been very positive.”

October 4, 2011
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