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Southern Proposes Mainline Compression Expansions

Southern Natural Gas Co. LLC has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the green light to make modifications to three compressor stations on its mainline system: the DeArmanville Compressor Station and its Auburn and Selma stations.

March 27, 2013

Ford Touts ‘More than 350%’ Growth in NGV Sales From 2009

Natural gas for use in the fleet transportation sector continues to make inroads, as evidenced by the recent news out of Ford Motor Co. that sales of Ford trucks with engines prepped for compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) catapulted more than 350% from 2009 to 2012.

March 7, 2013

Lower Northwest Hydro Means More NatGas Generation

Projections calling for below-normal water levels in the Pacific Northwest create the prospect for higher natural gas loads this year to make up for the smaller amounts of hydropower expected in the region, according to a Barclays report on the region’s prospects.

February 25, 2013

North American Shales Draw Global Investment

Unconventional oil and gas activities and production continued to make their significance felt in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the oil and gas sector last year, with much of the new domestic investment coming from foreign companies, according to Deloitte.

February 18, 2013

Deloitte: North American Shale Magnet for Foreign Companies

Unconventional oil and gas activities and production continued to make their significance felt in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the oil and gas sector last year, with much of the new domestic investment coming from foreign companies, according to Deloitte.

February 12, 2013

Southwestern CEO: Industry Losing with Fourth-Graders

Some fourth-graders in New York state agree that they don’t want unconventional drilling using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in their state, but they didn’t arrive at that conclusion because of biased messages in the classroom, said Southwestern Energy CEO Steve Mueller. They just don’t know that “natural gas is a true national treasure.”

February 7, 2013
Fitch: Despite Shales, Foreign Oil Still Necessary

Fitch: Despite Shales, Foreign Oil Still Necessary

Make no mistake, the shale boom is a great thing for the country, but anyone expecting it to yield energy independence is in need of a reality check, according to Fitch Ratings.

January 14, 2013

British Columbia Climbing to Canada’s Top Gas Spot

When natural gas markets make a comeback, an extended foray into horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing shows British Columbia (BC) will be ready to fulfill expectations of taking over Alberta’s fading role as Canada’s top source of supply growth.

January 7, 2013
British Columbia Ready to Topple Alberta As Top Gas Supplier

British Columbia Ready to Topple Alberta As Top Gas Supplier

When natural gas markets make a comeback, an extended foray into horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing shows British Columbia will be ready to fulfill expectations of taking over Alberta’s fading role as Canada’s top source of supply growth.

December 26, 2012

Policy Expert An ‘Optimistic Cynic’ on Keystone XL

The fate of the northern portion of the multi-billion-dollar Keystone XL oil pipeline from western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in the hands of the Obama administration will be the bellwether this coming year, determining if the U.S. technology-driven abundance of hydrocarbons is going to be cashed in as part of a North American-wide energy transformation, according to a former private equity energy star and now senior think tank fellow.

December 10, 2012