Crestwood Taking Half Stake in Niobrara Gathering System

Crestwood Niobrara LLC is buying a 50% interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services LLC from RKI Exploration & Production LLC for $108 million, parent Crestwood Midstream Partners LP said Monday.

June 25, 2013

TC PipeLines Takes Majority Stakes in GTN, Bison Gas Systems

Houston’s TC PipeLines LP late Wednesday increased its natural gas partnership by one-third in a $1.05 billion agreement with parent TransCanada Corp. that would give it control over both Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN) and Bison Pipeline LLC.

May 17, 2013

Pine Prairie Completes Successful Open Season

PAA Natural Gas Storage, parent of Pine Prairie Energy Center, on Monday said it successfully completed a nonbinding open season for bids on an aggregate of 12.5 Bcf of firm storage capacity with a starting date of April 1 during 2015, 2016 and 2017.

April 10, 2013

Williams Buys Half of Chesapeake’s Former Midstream Business

Williams, which has been expanding its onshore presence in the Marcellus and Utica shales, late Tuesday snagged a deal to significantly expand its onshore footprint in a $2.4 billion transaction to acquire half of the natural gas pipeline system once owned by Chesapeake Energy Corp.

December 13, 2012

Pennsylvania Appellate Court Sides with Newspapers

An appellate court in Pennsylvania on Friday ordered a lower court to reconsider a request by two newspapers to have court records in a water contamination case unsealed.

December 11, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: TX Eastern Compressors Near NY Shut Down, Warnings to Customers

Two compressor stations have been shut down on Texas Eastern Transmission due to Hurricane Sandy, one in Suffern, NY and the other in Lambertville, NJ, a spokesperson for parent Spectra Energy said Monday.

October 30, 2012

Industry Briefs

South Jersey Energy has bought the retail marketing book of Pennsylvania customers from CenterPoint Energy Services, acquiring “a strong book of business that fits well with its northeast footprint,” South Jersey said. The more than 1,000 commercial and industrial customers acquired are primarily retail natural gas sales within the utility service areas of UGI, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, PECO Energy and Equitable.”This sale was made possible by significant changes in Pennsylvania’s competitive landscape,” South Jersey said. “Natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale has expanded dramatically, and the state’s electricity market is fully deregulated. This market supports [parent company South Jersey’s Industries’] existing wholesale gas sales efforts in the Marcellus Shale.”

September 14, 2012

Williams Moves to Master Marcellus

Williams Partners LP, whose parent Williams has been laser focused on building a midstream stronghold in the Marcellus Shale, late Monday agreed to pay $2.5 billion to buy the midstream arm of privately held producer Caiman Energy.

March 21, 2012

BG Group Raises Gulf Coast LNG Export Stake

A unit of BG Group plc has agreed to additional purchases of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the proposed Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC facility on the Gulf Coast, Sabine Liquefaction parent Cheniere Energy Partners LP said Thursday.

January 27, 2012

Industry Brief

Nevada’s two major private-sector electric utilities, both operating under corporate parent NV Energy, will merge into one utility headquartered in Las Vegas. Sierra Pacific Power Co., a combination natural gas and electric utility in the north, will be consolidated into the larger electric-only Nevada Power Co. utility in the south, said NV Energy CEO Michael Yackira. Filings to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are to be made by the end of this year.

November 7, 2011
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