Brief — GOM Pipeline Leak

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on Thursday were responding to a release of natural gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), 32 miles southwest of Cameron, LA. A helicopter pilot flying over the site reported an incident to USCG at about 2:00 p.m. CST Wednesday. The pipeline is operated by Kinetica Partners LLC, BSEE said. “There were no platform personnel affected by the leak and at the time of the report, the sheen was about one mile across and 10 miles long,” BSEE said. “The operator estimated the spill volume to be roughly 752 gallons, or 17.9 bbl, at that time.”

January 20, 2017

Heat Returns as Tropical Atlantic Turns Active; September Called 9 Cents Higher

September natural gas is set to open 9 cents higher Monday morning at $2.68 as traders introduce a weather premium into the market. Overnight oil markets fell.

August 22, 2016

TCO Pipe Upgrade Gets Favorable FERC EA

FERC has issued a favorable environmental assessment (EA) of Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s (TCO) Tri-County Replacement Project in Southwest Pennsylvania, which is part of a broader modernization program to replace aging segments of the 12,000-mile natural gas pipeline system.

September 18, 2015

PG&E Gas System Eliminates Last Cast Iron Pipe

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has eliminated the last of the old cast iron pipe from its natural gas distribution system in an accelerated effort that dates back to 1986 when there was still 847 miles of cast iron in the combination utility’s system.

January 20, 2015

State Regulators to Probe Safety of Philadelphia Gas Works Infrastructure

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) this week said it would conduct an “in-depth” investigation into the safety and replacement of the Philadelphia Gas Works’ (PGW) aging distribution system.

January 13, 2015

USGS: More Than Two-Dozen Earthquakes Rattle Oklahoma in a Week

Twenty-six small earthquakes have rattled the state of Oklahoma over the past week — including seven on Saturday alone — according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

July 15, 2014

Saltwater Pipeline Spill Found on Indian Land in North Dakota

An underground pipeline transporting saltwater from oil and gas drilling operations has leaked onto Indian land in North Dakota, but it appears the fluid has not impacted a nearby lake that serves as the reservation’s primary source for drinking water.

July 10, 2014

Enable Midstream Offering Intended to Raise $500M

Enable Midstream Partners LP, which develops and operates natural gas and crude oil infrastructure, on Tuesday launched an initial public offering (IPO) for 25 million common units, with expectations to raise up to $500 million at a price of $19.00-21.00.

April 1, 2014

Columbia Gulf Pipeline Ruptures in Kentucky

NiSource is investigating a rupture of its Columbia Gulf Transmission LLC pipeline that occurred about 2:05 a.m. EST Thursday on the system’s 30-inch diameter Line 200 in Adair County, KY. Shippers were not being impacted, the pipeline said.

February 13, 2014

Colorado City Drops Drilling Moratorium; Frack Ban Stays

Elected officials in Fort Collins, CO, 60 miles north of Denver, on Tuesday rejected two proposals to extend the city’s oil/natural gas drilling moratorium, which is set to expire at the end of July. The measures were defeated on 4-3 votes of the seven-member city council.

July 22, 2013
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