Mexico

Florida Environmentalist Wants More Gas

While Coastal Corp. and Williams-Transco compete to build a Trans-Gulf of Mexico pipeline from Alabama to Florida, they may be able to count on little opposition from environmentalists. However, they should at least expect them to kibitz.

June 28, 1999

Florida Environmentalist Wants More Gas

While Coastal Corp. and Williams-Transco compete to build aTrans-Gulf of Mexico pipeline from Alabama to Florida, they may beable to count on little opposition from environmentalists. However,they should at least expect them to kibitz.

June 28, 1999

Batten Down the Hatches This Hurricane Season

If government predictions are correct, Gulf of Mexico producerscould be shutting in more rigs and shuttling more workers to safetythis hurricane season than last.

June 7, 1999

New Hurricane Season Could Blow Away Last

If government predictions are correct, Gulf of Mexico producerscould be shutting in more rigs and shuttling more workers to safetythis hurricane season than last.

June 3, 1999

Avista Prepares for New Mexico Market Entrance

Avista Power said Tuesday it purchased a 20-acre site inLordsburg, NM from TNP Technologies and plans to put a $70 millionpower plant into service on the acreage by early 2000. The terms ofthe sale were not disclosed. The land contains four oldergenerators, which were in the process of being updated. All permitsand licenses will transfer to Avista Power and the transaction isexpected to close within 60 days.

April 14, 1999

Central Gulf Sale Results Weaker

Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 172, held Wednesday in NewOrleans, garnered nearly $171.62 million in high bids out of$199.64 million in total bids. Of 3,806 blocks offered, 207received bids. There were 272 bids with an average of 1.31 bids perblock and 67 companies participating.

March 18, 1999

Deep-water Genesis Starts Production

The Genesis Project, a deep-water oil and natural gas platform, has gone into production in 2,600 feet of water in the Gulf ofMexico. The drilling and production platform, operated by Chevron,is expected to produce approximately 30,000 barrels of oil and morethan 20 MMcf/d during 1999. Production is planned to increase at asteady pace so that in 2000 Genesis will reach its peak productioncapacity of 55,000 barrels of oil and 72 MMcf/d.

February 2, 1999

TransColorado Prepares for Second Phase

TransColorado Gas Transmission Co. said it would start fillingadditional portions of the TransColorado Pipeline in New Mexico andwestern Colorado today with gas as it prepares to commence Phase 2operations in February.

January 13, 1999

American Gas Storage Survey

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January 4, 1999

Tractebel Awarded Mexican Distribution Permit

Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) issued the Queretarogas distribution permit to Belgian electric utility Tractebel.Tractebel was awarded the permit as a result of the bid processundertaken by the CRE for the geographic zone, which comprises themetropolitan area of Queretaro, as well as the city of San Juan delRio.

December 31, 1998