Hilcorp Planning Island in Beaufort to Develop Offshore Alaska Targets

A subsidiary of Hilcorp Energy Co. has filed plans with the Interior Department for its proposal to build a manmade island six miles offshore atop North Slope oil targets in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea, and a subsea pipeline connecting the island to the mainland.

December 14, 2015

Steelhead LNG Makes Pact With Malahat First Nation

A new aboriginal supporter stepped forward in British Columbia for a jumbo liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project on Vancouver Island.

August 21, 2015

Canada Permits Quicksilver’s Discovery LNG Project

British Columbia’s aspiring liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry spread into prime eco-tourism territory, when a tanker terminal scheme on Vancouver Island obtained a 25-year federal license to export up to 2.6 Bcf/d.

June 30, 2015
LNG Terminal Being Considered for Galveston, TX

LNG Terminal Being Considered for Galveston, TX

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer NextDecade has an option on land it’s considering for a terminal site in Galveston, TX. The project is seen as a potential complement to a terminal the company is planning to construct in Brownsville, TX.

September 25, 2014

Rig Grounded Off Alaska Coast Assessed for Salvage

Five salvage experts boarded the grounded drilling unit Kulluk Wednesday morning on the southeast shoreline of Sitkalidak Island, AK, to conduct a structural assessment to be used in salvage plans being developed by the Kulluk Tow Incident Unified Command.

January 4, 2013

Transportation Notes

Citing a possible leak, ANR said it is performing an unplanned pipe inspection on its 747 Line that requires the shut-in of four South Marsh Island meters offshore Louisiana.

October 25, 2011

Transportation Notes

ANR said it has shut in the Contango Eugene Island 63/11 receipt point for pipeline repairs and is not accepting nominations there until further notice.

September 29, 2011

Transportation Notes

With gas quality issues resolved at South Marsh Island 184, ANR said it had lifted all associated capacity restrictions.

July 28, 2011

New York Legislators OK Bill to Prevent Water ‘Overconsumption’

New York legislators have sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo a bill intended to improve the state’s water management, using a permitting program to prevent “overconsumption” by large-scale users, which may include the energy industry.

June 20, 2011

Industry Brief

Xcel Energy’s 550 MW Unit 1 at its Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Minnesota began a planned four- to six-week refueling outage late last Friday, meaning the multi-state utility holding company will be drawing on added supplies from its other generation sources or purchasing more power in the wholesale market. The refueling comes after more than 500 days of continuous operation of the unit, Xcel said. The unit is one of two at the 1,100 MW plant in Red Wing, MN. One of the reactors typically is refueled every 18 months.

May 4, 2011
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