Virginia Natural Gas Inc. (VNG) is prepared to test the flow of renewable natural gas (RNG) in its distribution system after the Virginia State Corporation Commission (VSCC) granted its first-ever tariff that allows for such a pilot program. The local distribution company (LDC) is on its way to further integrating RNG into its system as…
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Mexico’s CFE Teaming Up with International Firms to Build Energy Security
Top Mexican officials were in Texas earlier this month laying out their new strategy for natural gas. Speaking on Wednesday (Nov. 16) at LDC Forums’ annual US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum in San Antonio, CFEnergía head Miguel Reyes said Mexican utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and international firms would now work together to solve natural…
Limits in Short-term Gulf Coast LNG Export Capacity Could Fuel Price Slump as Production Builds
Limited additions to pipeline infrastructure and a slower expansion of LNG terminals on the Gulf Coast are expected to stymie U.S. natural gas demand in early 2023 before helping fuel the region’s export growth over the long term. The Gulf Coast has become the epicenter for U.S. liquefied natural gas since the Lower 48’s first…
Liberty Energy’s Wright Sees Long Oil, Natural Gas Future as ‘Energy Transition Is Not Happening’
Liberty Energy Inc. CEO Chris Wright made no bones about prognosticators calling for the demise of oil and natural gas on Monday. “The energy transition is not happening,” he said in Denver. “This drumbeat is crazy.” Wright, speaking at the LDC Gas Forum Rockies & West, said demand for fossil fuels is robust and poised…
Atmos Focusing Natural Gas Spending to Expand, Upgrade Distribution System
Dallas-based natural gas distributor Atmos Energy Corp. is earmarking $13-14 billion in planned spending over the next five years on system replacements, expansions and environmental upgrades, executives said on a recent conference call. The Dallas-based natural gas-only distributor has more than three million customers in 1,400-plus communities across eight states, primarily in the South. The…
UGI to Acquire Mountaineer Energy, including West Virginia LDC, in Deal Valued at $540M
UGI Corp. said Monday it would acquire Mountaineer Energy Holdings LLC, which owns the largest natural gas local distribution company (LDC) in West Virginia, for an enterprise value of $540 million, including about $140 million of debt. The acquisition would hand UGI control of Mountaineer Gas Co., a single-state LDC adjacent to UGI’s existing utility…
CRE Begins Overhaul of Mexico’s LDC Regulations
The Mexican energy regulator plans to create a single natural gas distribution zone spanning the national territory, one of several upcoming changes to how local distribution companies (LDC) operate in the country.
Appalachian Production Growth, East-to-West Shift Likely to Lead to NatGas Oversupply
Natural gas infrastructure growth may be outpacing efforts to find more supply-demand balance through U.S. gas exports, according to a panel of experts at the recent LDC Gas Forum Rockies & West in Denver conference.
LDCs — Not Producers — to Drive Future NatGas Infrastructure, Says Tallgrass Exec
As part of “replumbing America,” local distribution companies (LDC) will be driving the next wave of natural gas infrastructure growth across the country, a Tallgrass Energy Partners LP executive said Tuesday.
LDC Panel: Fracking Ban Only Possible Hurdle for Gas Growth
The only possible land mine for continued robust growth in U.S. natural gas supplies in the next five years would be an outright ban or oppressive national regulation of the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in America’s revitalized oil/gas fields, according to a panel of bullish experts assembled on the opening day of the LDC Gas Forum Mid-Continent in Chicago Monday.