Wyoming state regulators are pursuing expanded rules related to emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and methane, both primary components of natural gas. They are seeking tougher mandates for leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs and drawing kudos from environmentalists.
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Appalachian operator EQT Corp. and the oilfield services company Green Field Energy Services have completed multiple hydraulic fracturing (fracking) stages using pumps powered 100% by Marcellus Shale gas at a well site.
In a story published July 8, “NatGas Gasoline Fueling Research” (see NGI, July 8), NGI incorrectly stated that Primus Green Energy sells a gasoline product for about $2.00/gallon. In fact, the company creates the product at a cost of $2.00/gallon. In addition, NGI incorrectly stated that the company expects to produce 10,000 gallons of fuel annually. The company actually plans to produce 100,000 gallons of fuel annually. NGI regrets the errors.
FERC has green lighted an agreement between the West’s largest grid operators to create a real-time energy imbalance market (EIM) that promises substantial efficiencies and cost savings on the overall grid, and which could have lasting impacts on the region’s natural gas demand.
Northern Natural Gas Co. on behalf of itself, as well as Southern Natural Gas and Florida Gas Transmission, has asked FERC for the green light to abandon in place offshore facilities and onshore facilities in Texas, known as the Matagorda Offshore Pipeline System (MOPS), which are seldom used by shippers anymore.
Houston-based NET Mexico Pipeline Partners LLC has asked FERC for the green light to build border-crossing facilities to export natural gas from the United States to Mexico. The company requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issue a presidential permit for the connection by October.
A Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) compressor station in Dallas County, AL, has been given the green light by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin service, adding 130,000 Dth/d of capacity to the pipeline system [Docket No. CP11-18-000]. The compressor is the second phase of the Mid-South Expansion Project, approved in 2011, to expand Transco services in the Southeast after the first phase went into service in 2012 (see NGI, Sept. 3, 2012). The expansion, originally was designed to service LaGrange, GA, Progress Energy Carolinas and Southern Co., gives Transco an additional total firm capacity of 225,000 Dth/d.