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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

LNG Exports Expected to Have ‘Quite Minimal’ Domestic Price Impact

Exports of domestically sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from facilities proposed for the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island in Texas would be but drops from the U.S. shale natural gas bucket, according to a consultant’s report.

January 3, 2011

Analysis: LNG Exports Would Have ‘Quite Minimal’ Domestic Price Impact

Exports of domestically sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from facilities proposed for the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island in Texas would be but drops from the U.S. shale natural gas bucket, according to a consultant’s report.

December 22, 2010

Transportation Notes

ANR said unplanned pipe maintenance due to a possible leak at Eugene Island 188/189 offshore Louisiana is now expected to keep the point shut in until Sept. 30.

September 15, 2010

Transportation Notes

ANR reported shutting in the Eugene Island 188/189 meter offshore Louisiana until Sept. 15 to perform unplanned pipe maintenance “due to a possible leak.”

August 30, 2010

First Re-Export Tanker Arrives at Freeport LNG

The 945-foot Clean Force liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker arrived Wednesday morning at the Freeport LNG receiving terminal on Quintana Island in Brazoria County, TX. It is the first vessel to come to the terminal to pick up LNG for re-export rather than deliver a cargo.

December 14, 2009

Freeport LNG Receives First Re-Export Tanker

The 945-foot Clean Force liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker arrived last Wednesday morning at the Freeport LNG receiving terminal on Quintana Island in Brazoria County, TX. It is the first vessel to come to the terminal to pick up LNG for re-export rather than deliver a cargo.

December 14, 2009

HIOS Might Abandon Some Compression

High Island Offshore System LLC (HIOS) said Monday it might seek to abandon compression facilities on its system to reduce the level of its firm certificated capacity. The notification on the company’s website follows the conclusion of an open season that drew no interest.

October 20, 2009

AGL Subsidiary Reaches Tentative Deal on Louisiana Storage Expansion

Following a dispute lasting more than three years with the state of Louisiana, AGL Resources subsidiary Jefferson Island Storage & Hub LLC (JISH) has negotiated a tentative agreement with the state, which if approved would resolve the pending lawsuit between the parties over a disputed Lake Peigneur mineral lease that would allow the company to expand its existing natural gas storage facility.

August 20, 2009

Enterprise Resumes Some HIOS Service

Enterprise Product Partners LP’s High Island Offshore System LLC (HIOS) last Thursday was able to accept nominations and “resume some level of service” from all receipt locations to all delivery points by bypassing a Gulf of Mexico (GOM) compressor station damaged by a recent fire, the company said.

August 17, 2009