Colorado community activists and the oil/natural gas industry have smoked the peace pipe and joined hands around the campfire — metaphorically, at least — quieting the high-pitched fights over hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of recent years, an official with the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) told a regional webinar Thursday in the Pacific Northwest.
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The developer of the Bobcat Gas Storage facility has asked FERC for authorization to more than double the working gas capacity at its salt dome storage project in St. Landry Parish, LA.
The developer of the Bobcat Gas Storage facility in St. Landry Parish, LA, Port Barre Investments LLC, asked FERC for permission to leach three new salt dome caverns to hold an additional 24 Bcf of working gas, expand the Bobcat Compressor Station, add four meter stations and loop the North and West Pipeline Corridors. The storage facility currently is certificated for two caverns totaling 15.6 Bcf of working capacity. The expansion would raise the facility’s working capacity to 39.6 Bcf and increase the maximum deliverability to 3 Bcf/d from 1.2 Bcf/d and maximum receipt capacity to 1.6 Bcf/d from 900 MMcf/d. FERC earlier gave Bobcat Gas Storage the green light to place one of the previously certificated caverns in service (see NGI, Nov. 10). The cavern was expected to have 6 Bcf of total storage capacity at start-up, and is expandable to 7.8 Bcf. Helping to develop the facility is Haddington Energy Partners III LLC, a private equity fund. The Bobcat facility is 45 miles from Henry Hub and provides access to gas from offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in Texas and Louisiana.
The first cavern at the Bobcat Gas Storage facility in St. Landry Parish, LA, has completed one week of operations and is fully subscribed, while a second cavern is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2009, Bobcat’s owners said Wednesday.
Bobcat Gas Storage announced Monday that it is conducting an open season through Jan. 26 for 1 Bcf of up to 12-cycle, unratcheted storage service at its proposed natural gas storage facility in St. Landry Parish, LA, near Eunice and the Henry Hub.
Gulf South said Monday it had confirmed and scheduled gas over the previous several days to be delivered into Florida Gas Transmission at the Arnaudville/St. Landry and Montpelier/St. Helena interconnects in South Louisiana. “Gulf South has had such gas available for delivery and Florida Gas has been confirming the nominations; however, Florida Gas has failed to take delivery of such gas,” Gulf South continued. “Effective immediately Gulf South will not confirm deliveries at the subject locations until further notice.” Under its tariff, the pipeline said, it is a customer’s responsibility to cause gas to be taken from Gulf South at the delivery points, adding that it will reevaluate conditions on a daily basis. Gulf South also said Monday it had completed pigging maintenance on its Burns Offshore Pipeline System segment (see Daily GPI, April 21).
Houston-based Bobcat Gas Storage announced Monday the start of an open season for service at its proposed high-deliverability natural gas storage facility in St. Landry Parish, LA. Bobcat will be located near Eunice, LA, and the Henry Hub, two major gas trading centers in the Gulf Coast region.
Port Barre Investments LLC has filed an application at FERC to build an independent salt-cavern gas storage facility in St. Landry Parish, LA that would handle some of the increased liquefied natural gas (LNG) load due to come into the Gulf Coast region.
ANR said current operating conditions at its ANR St. Landry/FGT interconnect with Florida Gas Transmission in South Louisiana are resulting in consistent flow of around 100,000 MMBtu/d, and until those conditions change, FGT will only schedule up to 100,000 MMBtu/d at the interconnect. Normally FGT schedules up to 150,000-250,000 MMBtu/d there, ANR said. The reduction will take effect Friday.