Freight

GAO to Review Shale Impact on Pipeline, Train Safety

Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, has called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the impact of growing shale oil and gas development on the nation’s rail and pipeline infrastructure.

July 23, 2013

Bentek: Marcellus Dry Gas Producers Hit the Brakes

Drillers in northeastern Pennsylvania — the dry gas area of the Marcellus Shale — in the months ahead will stomp on the brakes with both feet and jam the dry gas freight train into reverse, according to an analysis by Bentek Energy LLC. Even if they do, a bulging gas surplus will fester behind pipeline capacity constraints for years to come, the firm said.

February 27, 2012

Marcellus Dry Gas Producers Slamming on the Brakes, Says Bentek

Drillers in northeastern Pennsylvania — the dry gas area of the Marcellus Shale — in the months ahead will stomp on the brakes with both feet and jam the dry gas freight train into reverse, according to an analysis by Bentek Energy LLC. Even if they do, a bulging gas surplus will fester behind pipeline capacity constraints for years to come, the firm said.

February 22, 2012

Macquarie Integrates Constellation Trading Unit

Constellation Energy completed the divestiture of its Houston-based downstream gas unit as well as a majority of its London-based coal, freight and international commodities business. And last Wednesday the former Constellation gas trading business was integrated with the existing operations of Macquarie Cook Energy in Houston, parent Macquarie Group said.

April 6, 2009

Macquarie Integration of Constellation Trading to Be April 1

Constellation Energy has completed the divestiture of its Houston-based downstream gas unit as well as a majority of its London-based coal, freight and international commodities business, it said Monday. On Wednesday the former Constellation gas trading business will be integrated with the existing operations of Macquarie Cook Energy in Houston, parent Macquarie Group said.

March 31, 2009

Transportation Notes

Transwestern extended through at least Saturday the force majeureassociated with a freight train derailment near its mainline innorthwest new Mexico (see Daily GPI, Nov. 2). The derailed cars have beenremoved but harsh weather delayed the start of pipe inspection untilFriday, a spokeswoman said. Crews were hoping to restore servicebetween Stations 5 and 6 Sunday, she said. A capacity constraintremained in effect going into the weekend, but it had been reducedfrom 400,000 MMBtu/d to 300,000 MMBtu/d.

November 6, 2000

Transportation Notes

Transwestern declared force majeure after a freight trainderailed near its mainline in northwest New Mexico. The derailmentoccurred Sunday afternoon but the pipeline did not learn about ituntil Monday morning, according to a spokeswoman. As a precaution,Transwestern immediately took the line out of service betweenStations 5 (Thoreau) and 6 (Laguna). Westbound deliveries from theEast of Thoreau area and eastbound deliveries from San Juan Basinhave been suspended until further notice, affecting about 400,000MMBtu/d, the pipeline said. The line will be inspected and returnedto service once the train cars have been removed, which wasexpected to be completed by late Tuesday afternoon.

November 2, 2000
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