Distribution

Southern Company Unit Sees ‘Foundational’ Natural Gas Role on Path to Net Zero

Southern Company Unit Sees ‘Foundational’ Natural Gas Role on Path to Net Zero

Natural gas, along with existing infrastructure, could underpin efforts by Southern Company Gas to reach net zero direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, according to a new study conducted by consulting firm ICF International Inc. “We are committed to finding sustainable clean energy solutions without burdening our customers,” said Southern Company Gas CEO Kim…

April 1, 2022
UGI Growing Appalachia Midstream Footprint with Stonehenge Purchase

UGI Growing Appalachia Midstream Footprint with Stonehenge Purchase

A UGI Corp. subsidiary is adding more than 47 miles of natural gas pipeline to its portfolio in Appalachia with the $190 million purchase of midstream assets from Stonehenge Energy Holdings LLC. The deal to acquire Stonehenge Appalachia LLC also includes associated compression assets, along with gathering capacity of 130 MMcf/d, all located in Butler…

January 10, 2022
Mexico Throws Financial Muscle Behind Pemex, Further Lowers Profit-Sharing Duty

Mexico Throws Financial Muscle Behind Pemex, Further Lowers Profit-Sharing Duty

Mexico’s government is doing all it can to boost the fortunes of troubled state oil and gas giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), with the Finance Ministry again reducing the firm’s profit-sharing duty and injecting $3.5 billion to reduce debt. “Pemex is strategically important for the country, not only in its function as a provider of goods…

December 7, 2021
Atmos Focusing Natural Gas Spending to Expand, Upgrade Distribution System

Atmos Focusing Natural Gas Spending to Expand, Upgrade Distribution System

Dallas-based natural gas distributor Atmos Energy Corp. is earmarking $13-14 billion in planned spending over the next five years on system replacements, expansions and environmental upgrades, executives said on a recent conference call. The Dallas-based natural gas-only distributor has more than three million customers in 1,400-plus communities across eight states, primarily in the South. The…

November 19, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Service Outperforming Electricity in Customer Satisfaction, Says Survey

U.S. Natural Gas Service Outperforming Electricity in Customer Satisfaction, Says Survey

Customers are more satisfied with their natural gas service than those who use electric service, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The ACSI’s Energy Utilities Report 2020-2021 surveyed 21,736 residential customers via email between January and December 2020. Even with household energy use skyrocketing for the period covered in the survey period, customer…

March 29, 2021
Baltimore Utility Investigating Natural Gas Lines Following Deadly Blast

Baltimore Utility Investigating Natural Gas Lines Following Deadly Blast

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BGE) had cut off natural gas service to a portion of a northwest neighborhood to investigate a line that exploded Monday, killing two people and injuring seven others. BGE, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., said crews had found no leaks and continued to inspect area gas mains and services in…

August 11, 2020
NRG in $3.6B Deal to Acquire Centrica’s Direct Energy, One of North America’s Largest Natural Gas Retailers

NRG in $3.6B Deal to Acquire Centrica’s Direct Energy, One of North America’s Largest Natural Gas Retailers

NRG Energy Inc. on Friday said it has a definitive agreement to acquire Direct Energy, a leading North American natural gas retailer and subsidiary of Centrica plc, in a $3.625 billion, all-cash transaction. Direct Energy operates in all 50 states and six Canadian provinces, supplying natural gas, electricity, and home and business energy-related products and…

July 24, 2020
Gray Oak Crude System to Serve Permian, Eagle Ford ‘On Track,’ Says PSXP

Gray Oak Crude System to Serve Permian, Eagle Ford ‘On Track,’ Says PSXP

Phillips 66 Partners LP (PSXP) attributed record earnings in the second quarter to higher volumes for its pipelines and terminals, as the partnership completed an open season for a crucial crude oil pipeline link to serve the booming Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.

July 31, 2018

Mexico’s Natural Gas Distribution Policy Draft Could Arrive During 1Q2018

The Mexican energy ministry (Sener) expects to release a draft of its natural gas distribution policy as early as the first quarter of this year.

January 4, 2018

Gas Natural Fenosa Breaks Ground on NatGas Distribution System in Northeastern Mexico

Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) has kicked off the constructionof a natural gas distribution system in the municipality ofCajeme, as part of a plan to expand its network in northwesternMexico.

August 8, 2017
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