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Economist Cites Texas NGLs for Petchem Boom

Economist Cites Texas NGLs for Petchem Boom

Everyone knows “Texas tea” means oil, but in the Lone Star state, ethylene produced from booming supplies of natural gas liquids (NGL) might come to be known as “Texas sweetened tea” for the profitability it’s bringing to the Gulf Coast petrochemical industry.

January 4, 2013

Four-State Pipeline, Storage Expansion Approved by FERC

FERC issued a certificate Thursday to Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) to expand its pipeline and storage system in Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

December 21, 2012

Weir Buys Another U.S. Unconventional Oilfield Company

Scotland-based oilfield services provider The Weir Group plc continues to expand its U.S. onshore holdings, the latest deal being the acquisition of Oklahoma’s Mathena Inc.

December 21, 2012

NuStar Expanding Eagle Ford Crude Assets

NuStar Energy LP is expanding its South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System with the support of a long-term pipeline and terminal services agreement recently struck with ConocoPhillips, the partnership said Thursday.

December 17, 2012

Xcel to Upgrade, Expand Colorado Gas, Steam System

Minnesota-based Xcel Energy’s Colorado utility plans to upgrade and expand its natural gas and steam infrastructure in response to regulatory mandates and safety needs calling for an overhaul of the utility’s pipelines system. Xcel is asking state regulators to approve annual gas utility retail rate increases averaging 3.6% and totaling $113.8 million through 2015.

December 14, 2012

Oneok Partners Seeks Oversight Clarity on Bushton, KS, NGL Plant

In an effort to determine which government agency has oversight authority for the Bushton, KS, natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation plant, three subsidiaries of Oneok Partners LP have filed a declaratory judgment action in federal District Court in Tulsa, OK, seeking a ruling on the jurisdictional limits of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

December 6, 2012

EPA Presses FERC to Expand Cove Point Analysis

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on FERC to expand the scope of its environmental analysis of Dominion Cove Point’s liquefaction facilities, asking it to look into the “foreseeable future” and to exceed its jurisdiction by reviewing the “indirect effects” related to natural gas drilling and combustion.

November 26, 2012

EPA Presses FERC to Expand Analysis of Cove Point Exports

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on FERC to expand the scope of its environmental analysis of Dominion Cove Point’s proposed liquefaction facilities to include the “indirect effects” related to natural gas drilling and combustion.

November 26, 2012

EPA Presses FERC to Study Environmental Impact of Shale Gas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on FERC to expand the scope of its environmental analysis of Dominion Cove Point’s proposed liquefaction facilities, looking into the “foreseeable future” and exceeding its jurisdiction to include an investigation into the “indirect effects” related to natural gas drilling and combustion.

November 21, 2012

El Paso Inks Mexican Pipe Agreement

Kinder Morgan’s El Paso Natural Gas last Wednesday inked a 25-year transportation agreement related to plans to expand gas service to northern Mexico. The company is not divulging who the party or parties are on the other end of the agreement, a Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) spokesperson told NGI. El Paso is owned 50-50 by KMI and its affiliate, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP).

November 19, 2012