A MDU Resources Group Inc. subsidiary last week launched a natural gas pipeline project that would stretch across the Bakken Shale from western North Dakota to western Minnesota, where it would connect with Viking Gas Transmission Co.’s gas system.
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PG&E Calls Proposed $2.25B Fine Excessive
Calling it dangerous and potentially harmful to its ability to finance natural gas pipeline safety upgrades, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) last week filed a formal reply to California regulators, strongly rejecting a safety staff recommendation of a $2.25 billion for the utility’s part in the Sept. 9, 2010 pipeline rupture and explosion in San Bruno, CA.
Eagle Ford Oil Production Poised to Be a Bakken Beater
As oil production continues its steep climb in the Eagle Ford Shale, the South Texas play is on track to surpass the Bakken, the shale oil production leader, in the near term, an RBC Capital Markets analyst said Wednesday.
Safety Top Concern for Every E&P, Says Former Shell Chief
Safety remains the top concern for any energy company’s success, the former chief of Royal Dutch Shell plc told a Houston audience last week.
Consol-Noble JV to Build Marcellus Dry Gas Pipeline
With natural gas prices increasing, a joint venture (JV) in the Marcellus Shale has announced plans to build a dry gas pipeline across two neighboring counties in north-central West Virginia.
PG&E Fires Back at Proposed $2.25B Pipeline Fine
Calling it dangerous and potentially harmful to its ability to finance future natural gas pipeline safety upgrades, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) last Friday filed a formal reply to state regulators, strongly rejecting a safety staff recommendation of a $2.25 billion for PG&E’s part in the Sept. 9, 2010 pipeline rupture and explosion in San Bruno, CA.
NERC Concerned on Reliability of Gas-Dependent Power System
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) last Wednesday released an assessment in which it raised serious concerns about the ability of an increasingly natural gas-dependent bulk power system to maintain reliability when the capacity to deliver gas supplies to generators is constrained.
Wyoming Energy Plan Lays Out 47 Initiatives
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead last week unveiled a broad state energy strategy with 47 separate initiatives, many of which have existed in draft form for more than a year.
Senate Confirms Moniz as DOE Chief
The Senate unanimously confirmed Ernest J. Moniz as the next secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) last Thursday, succeeding Steven Chu, who oversaw the department during President Obama’s first term.
Ohio Utica Data Not ‘Spectacular’
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) last week said 87 wells in the Utica Shale collectively produced 12.84 Bcf of natural gas and more than 635,000 bbl of oil in 2012.