Plans

RRC’s Smitherman Wants to Be Texas Attorney General

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) Chairman Barry Smitherman plans to run for Texas attorney general (AG) next year, but only if current AG and fellow conservative Greg Abbott does not seek re-election. An AG’s office headed by Smitherman would be pro-drilling and a staunch opponent of federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation.

June 26, 2013

Pipelines Look to Quench Mexico’s Thirst for NatGas

A pair of approvals by FERC last week, as well as plans announced by GDF SUEZ Mexico, could help extend the reach of natural gas pipelines — and the market for gas produced in the United States — in Mexico.

June 24, 2013

It’s Lights Out for Songs Nuclear Plant in Southern California

What has seemed inevitable for most of this year happened Friday with the announcement by Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) that it plans to retire its trouble-riddled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (Songs) along the Southern California coast. Utility and state energy officials increasingly have been planning for the loss of the region’s major baseload power source for some time (see NGI, June 3).

June 17, 2013

DOE Will Rule ‘Expeditiously’ On Pending LNG Export Permits

After dancing around the issue for a few minutes, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Thursday said the department plans to “move expeditiously” on applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the United States does not have free trade agreements (FTA).

June 14, 2013

It’s Lights Out for Songs Nuclear Plant in Southern California

What has seemed inevitable for most of this year happened Friday with the announcement by Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) that it plans to retire its trouble-riddled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (Songs) along the Southern California coast. Utility and state energy officials increasingly have been planning for the loss of the region’s major baseload power source for some time (see Daily GPI, May 29).

June 10, 2013

Kinder Morgan Shelves Permian-California Crude Pipeline

Following an unsuccessful open season, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) has shelved plans for the Freedom Pipeline, which would have carried Permian Basin crude oil from Texas to California refineries.

June 3, 2013

Correction

In the article “Consol-Noble JV to Build Marcellus Dry Gas Pipeline” (see Shale Daily, May 29), it was incorrectly reported that a 24-inch diameter dry natural gas pipeline in West Virginia would be completed in six to nine months. The joint venture plans to begin construction of the pipeline in six to nine months, and the time to build and complete the pipeline would be an additional six to nine months. NGI’s Shale Daily regrets the error.

May 30, 2013
Raymond James: Shale-Driven Infrastructure Boom Has Staying Power

Raymond James: Shale-Driven Infrastructure Boom Has Staying Power

The continued uptrend in North America’s unconventional natural gas and oil supplies and global demand dynamics suggest that the outlook for pipeline and storage infrastructure development may not only be bullish but also long-term, according to analysts with Raymond James & Associates Inc.

May 29, 2013

BLM Targeted for Lawsuit by Conservation Groups

A coalition of conservation groups on Thursday filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over its amending of 10 resource management plans (RMP) earlier this year to open more than 800,000 acres for future oil shale and tar sands leasing.

May 28, 2013

Cabot to Use Marcellus Gas to Power Pennsylvania Fracking

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., whose central operations are in the Marcellus Shale, said Monday it plans to use natural gas to power hydraulic fracturing (fracking) equipment in northeastern Pennsylvania.

May 21, 2013