Emergency

Manta Ray Offshore Gathering Providing Temporary Emergency Service

Manta Ray Offshore Gathering Co. LLC began providing emergency natural gas transportation services to offshore deepwater producers May 18, the company said in a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

May 24, 2018

PHMSA Issues Interim Final Rule on Emergency Orders

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Monday issued an interim final rule that will allow it to issue emergency orders on oil and natural gas pipelines, satisfying a requirement from a comprehensive pipeline safety bill enacted last summer.

October 5, 2016

Brief — Manta Ray Offshore Gathering Co.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has extended until Aug. 27 the limit on emergency transactions by Manta Ray Offshore Gathering Co. LLC(MROG), which has been using its gathering system as an intermediate link in the delivery of natural gas within federal waters offshore Louisiana for nearly four months. On March 1, MROG notified FERC that on Feb. 29 it had initiated the emergency transportation activity to continue the flow of offshore deepwater gas produced in association with oil by Chevron U.S.A. Inc., BHP Billiton Petroleum (Deepwater) Inc.and ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketingduring an outage by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC(Transco). The need for emergency service became effective Feb. 29 when Transco posted an exception to its resumption of Southeast Louisiana Crossover flow for producers located upstream of its production platform in South Timbalier Block 300. The production would flow on MROG’s gathering system as an alternate transportation route while platform modifications are undertaken, MROG said. MROG filed a notice April 14 to extend the action through June 28, and on June 16 filed a petition seeking a waiver in order to continue the emergency transportation arrangement until Aug. 27.

June 21, 2016

California Adopts Emergency Gas, Oil Storage Regulations

California regulators set new emergency requirements for natural gas and oil storage operations in the state — including requirements for testing, inspections and monitoring of all wells — in response to an emergency declaration by Gov. Jerry Brown over the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon storage well leak earlier this year.

February 8, 2016

California Drafts Emergency NatGas Storage Rules

Responding to Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate amid heightened safety concerns about the nearly three-month-old Aliso Canyon well leak, California regulators on Friday served notice of issuing emergency natural gas storage regulations.

January 15, 2016

Oklahoma Declares Winter Storm Emergency; Meanwhile, More Quakes Hit State

Regulators with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) were working on a response to a new series of earthquakes to hit the state, including a 4.3-magnitude temblor that struck near Edmond on Tuesday, but winter storms and flooding were the most immediate concern.

December 29, 2015

Fire Raging at Chevron Well Site in Southwest Pennsylvania

State and local officials said an explosion early Tuesday at Chevron Appalachia LLC’s Lanco 7H well in Greene County, PA, was one of the worst the state has seen in modern history and the largest accident yet at an unconventional well in the state.

February 11, 2014

Arkansas Attorney General Looking Into ExxonMobil Oil Spill

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation of a crude oil spill near Mayflower, AR, which ExxonMobil was working to clean up. The cause of the spill is still under investigation, but Exxon said the spill did not involve tar sands oil.

April 3, 2013

Enviros Call for Rehearing of Tenn. 300 Line Upgrade

Accusing Tennessee Gas Pipeline of “improperly segmenting” its expansion projects to avoid rigorous environmental reviews, three environmental groups have filed an emergency motion asking FERC to expedite consideration of their request for the agency to rehear a May order approving the pipeline’s Northeast Upgrade Project.

December 5, 2012

CEGT Notifies FERC of Landslide on Pipeline System

CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Co. (CEGT), an indirect unit of Houston-based CenterPoint Energy Inc., notified FERC Monday that it began emergency right-of-way (ROW) remediation activities to stabilize an area of a landslide on its system in an effort to avoid disruption of service to customers.

June 13, 2012
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