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.”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.