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Williams’ Marcellus Revisions Could Change Infrastructure Plans

Williams’ Marcellus Revisions Could Change Infrastructure Plans

The Marcellus Shale’s natural gas volumes are continuing to flow higher, but significant revisions in growth expectations by pipeline giant Williams Partners Ltd. (WPZ) has led one analyst to question whether the “excellent adventure” to establish a major natural gas hub is turning into a “bogus journey.”

February 25, 2013

Energy Department Hit by Hackers

A “cyber incident” at Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, DC, in mid-January targeted the agency’s network “and resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of employee and contractor” information.

February 5, 2013

Williams Builds Onshore Natural Gas Footprint

Williams is taking the long view on North America’s natural gas, agreeing last week to significantly build its onshore pipeline network by putting up to $2.4 billion into a system once owned by Chesapeake Energy Corp.

December 17, 2012

Shale Gas Needs Infrastructure Investment, Says KKR Exec

Tapping all of the potential in U.S. shale natural gas isn’t a given; it requires changes to, and investment in, basic energy infrastructure, including an expansion of the U.S. pipeline and storage network, according to KKR & Co. LP.

November 19, 2012
Shale Gas Needs Infrastructure Investment, KKR Exec Says

Shale Gas Needs Infrastructure Investment, KKR Exec Says

Tapping all of the potential in U.S. shale natural gas isn’t a given; it requires changes to, and investment in, basic energy infrastructure, including an expansion of the U.S. pipeline and storage network, according to KKR & Co. LP.

November 14, 2012

Youngstown, OH, Approves Leasing City-Owned Land for Oil, Gas Drilling

The city council in Youngstown, OH, voted 5-2 Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that could open city-owned land to oil and natural gas drilling.

October 19, 2012

Ohio’s Utica Shale Gets Star Treatment from CNBC, NBC News

CNBC and NBC News on Thursday used cross-network programming to train their cameras on the resurgence in Ohio, once the heart of the U.S. steel industry, which has been reborn in part from the growth in the auto industry, as well as drilling operations in the Utica Shale.

October 19, 2012

New ASTM Panel to Develop Fracking Standards

Responding in part to the public outcry over hydraulic fracturing (fracking), ASTM International has created a subcommittee to develop consensus standards that would provide best practices for the fracking of oil and natural gas wells in shale formations.

August 16, 2012

North Dakota’s Natural Gas Production to Gain on Oil Long-Term

While oil production in North Dakota could more than quadruple by 2025 to more than 2 million b/d, natural gas could do even better, gaining by nearly six times over current production to 3.1 Bcf/d, according to an analysis commissioned by the state’s Pipeline Authority and performed by Bentek Energy LLC.

July 30, 2012

Nationwide CNG Network Eyed in New Partnership

Chicago-based Integrys Energy Group’s Trillium CNG unit has formed a joint venture with AMP Americas to build a national network of natural gas transportation fueling stations. AMP Trillium initially would concentrate on upper Midwest and Texas highway corridors.

July 26, 2012