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NARUC Wants to Expand NatGas Service in Rural, Underserved Communities

NARUC Wants to Expand NatGas Service in Rural, Underserved Communities

A Presidential Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force has been created by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) to develop best practices and recommendations to help expand natural gas service in neglected areas of the country, including rural communities.

April 18, 2017

British Columbia Government Steps on NGV Accelerator

The British Columbia (BC) provincial government has stepped on the natural gas pedal to increase the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, in transportation, marine and other sectors.

April 13, 2017

Economics, Propane Lobby Stymie NatGas Expansion in North Dakota

In a state in which the Bakken oil boom produces more than 1.5 Bcf/d of associated natural gas, most smaller towns still depend on propane for their thermal energy needs, and that is likely to continue as economics and the propane suppliers’ lobby tend to keep local communities from making the transformation.

April 11, 2017

Traders Mull Cooling Along With Technical Strength; May Called 2 Cents Higher

May natural gas is set to open 2 cents higher Monday morning at $3.21 as traders factor in modest near-term cooling along with lighter than normal heating loads. Overnight oil markets rose.

April 3, 2017

UPS Adding More NGVs, Fueling Stations

Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS) said Wednesday it plans to spend $90 million on natural gas vehicles (NGV) and related fueling infrastructure, including six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, 390 CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles.

March 17, 2017

Reports Say Trump Close to Announcing FERC Nominees, New Chair

President Trump reportedly plans to nominate at least two, but possibly three, individuals to FERC in a long-anticipated move that would restore the Commission’s quorum and allow it to continue with its work, including the approval of oil and natural gas pipelines.

March 9, 2017

Trump Close to Announcing FERC Nominees, New Chair, Reports Say

President Trump reportedly plans to nominate at least two, but possibly three, individuals to FERC in a long-anticipated move that would restore the Commission’s quorum and allow it to continue with its work, including the approval of oil and natural gas pipelines.

March 9, 2017

Briefs — Gulf South Pipeline

Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP received a favorable environmental assessment for its St. Charles Parish Expansion Project in Louisiana, which would add a 5,000 hp compression station and 900 feet of 16-inch diameter pipeline [CP16-478]. The project would provide up to 0.13 Bcf/d of natural gas to an Entergy Louisiana LLC proposed natural gas-fired power plant in the parish by enabling pressure management between Gulf South’s existing 24-inch diameter Index 270 pipeline and its 16-inch diameter 270-94 lateral. Entergy broke ground for the 980 MW St. Charles Power Station earlier this year.

March 3, 2017

NW Natural Begins Building Custom NatGas Storage For Portland General

An additional 2.5 Bcf of natural gas storage in the Northwest is now under construction as custom, very fast storage dedicated to local power generation needs, NW Natural senior executives said during an earnings conference call.

February 28, 2017

Briefs — FERC Quorum

Ninety-two members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle recently signed aletter asking President Trump to prioritize the nomination and confirmation of commissioners to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission “so that the current standstill at the agency can quickly be resolved.” Included in the list of signatures were 34 members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, including Joe Barton (R-TX), the committee’s vice chairman. The letter was dated Feb. 22, as was a secondletter sent to by more 14 Democratic members calling on Trump tobegin theprocess of filling vacancies at FERC. The logjam at FERC began days after Trump’s inauguration, when he namedCheryl LaFleur acting chairman and Norman Bay submitted his resignation effective Feb. 3. Without a quorum, FERC can conduct routine business, but commissioners cannot vote on important projects or rules.

February 24, 2017