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BLM Puts Indefinite Hold on Rocky Mountain Front Drilling Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the weekend imposed an “indefinite” moratorium on an environmental review of a potential natural gas drilling site on the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana in response to stiff local opposition, and it plans to re-direct federal funds that were allotted for review of that project to another drilling prospect outside of the Front area where there is “more drilling [activity] and less controversy,” said a spokesman for BLM’s Montana State Office.

October 5, 2004

BP Plans Galveston LNG Terminal; Sees LNG Supply as Key to Success

BP has purchased a land lease option from the Port of Galveston for a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal on Pelican Island, which is about five miles north of Galveston, TX. A BP spokesman said the project is in the early planning stages but about 1.2 Bcf/d of sendout capacity is expected and there is enough space at the site for a large expansion.

September 27, 2004

BP Plans Galveston LNG Terminal; Sees LNG Supply as Key to Success

BP has purchased a land lease option from the Port of Galveston for a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal on Pelican Island, which is about five miles north of Galveston, TX. A BP spokesman said the project is in the early planning stages but about 1.2 Bcf/d of sendout capacity is expected and there is enough space at the site for a large expansion.

September 24, 2004

DKRW Secures Land to Build Sonoran LNG Facility

Following through on a plan to build a 1.3 Bcf/d liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal to serve U.S. markets, Houston-based DKRW Energy LLC last week purchased 1,500 acres of property at Puerto Libertad on the Gulf of California from the state of Sonora, Mexico. DKRW subsidiary Sonora Pacific LNG signed an agreement with Mexican officials in May to build the terminal and associated gas pipeline facilities (see NGI, May 31).

August 23, 2004

DKRW Secures Land to Build Sonoran LNG Facility

Following through on a plan to build a 1.3 Bcf/d liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal to serve U.S. markets, Houston-based DKRW Energy LLC has purchased 1,500 acres of property at Puerto Libertad on the Gulf of California from the state of Sonora, Mexico. DKRW subsidiary Sonora Pacific LNG signed an agreement with Mexican officials in May to build the terminal and associated gas pipeline facilities to serve U.S. western regional markets (see Daily GPI, May 26).

August 18, 2004

Wyoming Governor Conditionally Supports Questar’s Year-Round Pinedale Drilling Plan

The governor of Wyoming sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Pinedale, WY, office last week conditionally supporting Questar’s proposed year-round Pinedale Anticline drilling program.

August 9, 2004

Wyoming Governor Conditionally Supports Questar’s Year-Round Pinedale Drilling Plan

The governor of Wyoming sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Pinedale, WY, office this week conditionally supporting Questar’s proposed year-round Pinedale Anticline drilling program.

August 5, 2004

New Mexico Governor Threatens Lawsuit over BLM Drilling Plan

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has appealed a decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to allow oil and gas drilling on the state’s Otero Mesa, which he said would impact groundwater and grassland. If the plan is not scrubbed, he said that the state will consider legal action.

June 21, 2004

New Mexico Governor Threatens Lawsuit over BLM Drilling Plan

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has appealed a decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to allow oil and gas drilling on the state’s Otero Mesa desert, which he said would impact groundwater and grassland. If the plan is not scrubbed, he said the state will consider legal action.

June 21, 2004

CPUC to Hold EIR Hearing on SoCalGas Storage Field Land Sale

California regulators last Thursday announced they will hold a public hearing at the end of this month regarding a draft environmental impact report (EIR) on the operation of Southern California Gas Co.’s Playa del Ray gas storage field on a nearby residential area in between prime coastal locations and the Los Angeles International Airport.

June 15, 2004