Columbia Gas Sets Open Season For New Midwest Project

Columbia Gas Transmission is conducting an open season to test the level of interest in moving Midcontinent gas collected by other pipelines into its Ohio territory to serve the growing power generation load.

October 10, 2001

Western Gas Begins Gas Sales From Big George

Western Gas Resources Inc. said Tuesday that its coalbed methane (CBM) gas production from the All Night Creek pilot project in the Big George area of the Powder River Basin began flowing into a sales line on Aug. 21. Fifty-three wells already have been drilled and connected, with 39 producing gas.

September 5, 2001

Sempra Proposes Using Gas Lines for Unique Fiber Optic Project

In what appears to be a perfect match, Sempra Energy’s communications unit has come up with a process to marry natural gas with fiber optics. If successful and approved by the various public utility commissions around the country, Sempra could solve one of the telecommunications industry’s biggest problems — transport — by using the nation’s gas pipelines to carry fiber optic cable from outlying networks into buildings.

July 19, 2001

Iroquois Eastchester Extension Powers Up NYC

Iroquois Gas Transmission System LP’s Eastchester ExtensionProject became fully subscribed last week and is slated to bring230 MDth/d to power electric generation to serve residential,industrial and commercial customers in New York City – now servedby Consolidated Edison Energy Inc., KeySpan Ravenswood Inc., OrionPower Holdings Inc., Mirant New York Management Inc. and VirginiaPower Energy Marketing Inc.

February 26, 2001

Eastchester Extension Powers Up NYC

Iroquois Gas Transmission System LP’s Eastchester ExtensionProject has been fully subscribed and will bring 230 MDth/d topower electric generation to serve residential, industrial andcommercial customers in New York City served by Consolidated EdisonEnergy Inc., KeySpan Ravenswood Inc., Orion Power Holdings Inc.,Mirant New York Management Inc. and Virginia Power Energy MarketingInc.

February 23, 2001

NYPA Taps Sites for In-City Generation

In an effort to hold off power supply shortages until largerelectricity generating plants come online, the New York PowerAuthority (NYPA) reported that it has selected sites within NewYork City for nine of 11 natural gas-burning generators itpurchased from General Electric Packaged Power.

November 27, 2000

FERC OKs Amended Petal Storage Project

FERC yesterday gave Petal Gas Storage the go-ahead to expand anexisting interconnect between its storage facilities in Mississippiand affiliate Tennessee Gas Pipeline, despite strong objectionsfrom shippers that the company was displaying affiliate preference.It also granted Petal’s request to continue market-based pricingfor existing and expanded storage services.

September 15, 2000

Defense Department Buys NG in Online Project

Reducing paperwork and maybe even saving money in the federalgovernment? How can this not be a good thing?

August 8, 2000

MHP Holding Storage Open Season

Market Hub Partners LP (MHP) of Houston is holding an openseason for its Copiah high-deliverability salt cavern storageproject in Copiah County, MS, today through 3 p.m. CDT Friday, May26. The facility will have 3 Bcf of capacity available and willoffer 5- to 15-day withdrawal and 15- to 30-day injection services.Customers will be able to turn capacity up to 18 times per year.Initial services will be available April 2003.

April 17, 2000

Transportation Notes

Florida Gas Transmission lifted Thursday an Overage Alert Daynotice (see Daily GPI, March30). However, a weekend pipe replacement project between Stations12 and 13 in north-central Florida will limit market area deliveriesto 1.15-1.25 Bcf/d, down from the normal 1.4 Bcf/d. Thus the pipelineis reinstating the OAD notice for today through Sunday. The tolerancefor negative daily imbalances will be 6% today and tighten to 4%Saturday and Sunday.

March 31, 2000