Emergency

Transportation Notes

Northwest ended on Wednesday morning a Declared Deficiency Period that it had issued late Tuesday afternoon in connection with emergency repairs to the #2 unit at La Plata Compressor Station. Northwest had said it would cut scheduled volumes through the station to 250,000 Dth/d in the Intraday 2 nominations process for Tuesday’s gas day, but would wait until the Intraday 2 process Wednesday before cutting volumes scheduled for that gas day in the hope that repairs could be completed by midday.

July 26, 2007

NEB Says Gas Export Capacity Adequate Despite Oil Conversion

Canada will have enough spare natural gas export capacity to cover for another North American natural supply emergency like the 2005 hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico, even if a proposed pipeline conversion to oil service goes ahead, the National Energy Board (NEB) says.

February 20, 2007

NEB Says Gas Export Capacity Adequate Despite Oil Conversion

Canada will have enough spare natural gas export capacity to cover for another North American natural supply emergency like the 2005 hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico, even if a proposed pipeline conversion to oil service goes ahead, the National Energy Board (NEB) says.

February 19, 2007

Transportation Notes

Northern Natural Gas reported late Thursday afternoon experiencing a force majeure situation at its Bushton (KS) Compressor Station that triggered an emergency shutdown of the station. Until the station resumes operation, Northern is unable to deliver gas into the Bushton Processing Plant.

June 5, 2006

LDCs Quickly File to Reduce Jan. Rates to Match Falling Gas Prices

Local distribution companies (LDC) in several states filed emergency petitions with state commissions at the end of the month, dropping benchmark gas rates for January by as much as $2.00/dth following the recent precipitous decline in futures and wholesale cash prices over the last two weeks.

January 3, 2006

California Governor Reintroduces Energy Dept. Bill in Wake of Blackouts

Hoping last week’s transmission emergency that resulted in isolated rolling blackouts will make a difference, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday reintroduced his plan to reorganize the state’s scattered energy functions into one cabinet-level Energy Department.

September 1, 2005

Court Puts Brakes on CBM Production in Montana Section of Powder River Basin

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last Tuesday issued an emergency injunction to halt the development of coal-bed methane (CBM) in the Montana section of the Powder River Basin while an appeal of the case is pending.

June 6, 2005

Court Puts Brakes on CBM Production in Montana Section of Powder River Basin

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued an emergency injunction that halts the development of coal-bed methane (CBM) in the Montana section of the Powder River Basin while an appeal of the case is being decided.

June 2, 2005

Maryland Lawmakers Seek to Halt Construction of LNG Facilities in Populated Areas

Maryland House lawmakers from Prince George’s County introduced emergency legislation last Wednesday that would block the construction or operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities that are located “unreasonably close” to heavily populated areas or public transportation centers.

April 11, 2005

Maryland Lawmakers Seek to Halt Construction of LNG Facilities in Populated Areas

Maryland House lawmakers from Prince George’s County introduced emergency legislation Wednesday that would block the construction or operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities that are located “unreasonably close” to heavily populated areas or public transportation centers.

April 8, 2005
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