Manufacturing

Caterpillar, Ariel Partner in Well Service Pressure Pumping

Caterpillar Inc. (Cat) and natural gas compressor manufacturing firm Ariel Corp. have formed a 50-50 joint venture (JV) to provide well service pressure pumping products to the oil and gas industry, the companies said Wednesday.

December 7, 2012

Largest U.S. Farmer Co-Op Proposes Gas-Fueled Fertilizer Plant

CHS Inc., the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, launched a proposal Wednesday to build a $1.1-1.4 billion nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant in North Dakota that would take advantage of natural gas feedstock to provide U.S. and Canadian farmers with enhanced supplies of crop nutrients.

September 14, 2012

Largest U.S. Farmer Co-Op Eyes New North Dakota Fertilizer Plant

CHS Inc., the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, launched a proposal Wednesday to build a $1.1-1.4 billion nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant in North Dakota that would take advantage of natural gas feedstock to provide U.S. and Canadian farmers with enhanced supplies of crop nutrients.

September 14, 2012

Economic Sense Has BC Gas Heading to Asia, Report Finds

Asian markets offer the best financial outlet for the abundant natural gas supplies in British Columbia (BC), the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) has concluded in a new report.

August 20, 2012

NGV Roadway A Smoother Ride, Says Advocate

The use of natural gas as a transportation fuel is gaining momentum because of the economics, vehicle manufacturing, fueling infrastructure and public policy support, according to NGVAmerica President Richard Kolodziej.

June 18, 2012

TransCanada Splits Keystone XL Pipeline Project

TransCanada Corp. on Monday notified the U.S. State Department that it intends to file in the “near future” a Presidential Permit application for a cross-border permit for part of the original $7 billion, 1,700-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline project running from the U.S.-Canada border in Montana to Steele City, Nebraska. The Calgary-based pipeline company said it eventually would file a supplement to the new application with an alternative route in Nebraska.

February 28, 2012

Obama Administration Denies Keystone Pipeline Permit

The Obama administration on Wednesday denied the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal on the recommendation of the U.S. State Department, saying at this time it is not in the U.S. national interest to build the 1,700-mile link from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

January 19, 2012

Industrials Want Pause on Natgaas Exports, Transportation

The large manufacturing sector is expressing strong opposition to a proposal released earlier this month in the U.S. Senate (S 1863) to expand tax credits for natural gas transportation infrastructure and vehicles (see NGI, Nov. 21). At the same time, industrial users struck back against potential widespread U.S. exports of gas.

November 28, 2011

Industrial Users Push Back on Gas Exports, Transportation

Another shoe dropped Tuesday in the debate over creating national subsidies for natural gas used in vehicular transportation as the large manufacturing sector expressed strong opposition to a proposal released earlier this month in the U.S. Senate (S 1863) to expand tax credits for gas transportation infrastructure and vehicles (see Daily GPI, Nov. 17). At the same time, industrial users struck back against potential widespread U.S. exports of gas.

November 28, 2011

Industry Briefs

Cleveland-based Chart Industries Inc., a manufacturer of equipment to handle hydrocarbon and industrial gases, said it is expanding manufacturing capacity for liquefied natural gas (LNG) equipment to meet growing North American infrastructure demand. “We are expanding capacity to meet current customer needs and to remain ready to serve the rapid growth we are seeing in North America for LNG equipment for applications such as fueling stations, transportation and remote power generation,” said Tom Carey, president of Chart’s distribution and storage unit. “We believe we are in the early stages of a substantial LNG infrastructure buildout in North America that we expect will last for many years, similar to opportunities we are pursuing in China and elsewhere.” The company said its first phase of investment will be about $4 million at a site in the Upper Midwest during the fourth quarter.

October 6, 2011