Proposal

Largest U.S. Farmer Co-Op Eyes New North Dakota Fertilizer Plant

CHS Inc., the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, launched a proposal Wednesday to build a $1.1-1.4 billion nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant in North Dakota that would take advantage of natural gas feedstock to provide U.S. and Canadian farmers with enhanced supplies of crop nutrients.

September 14, 2012

Largest U.S. Farmer Co-Op Proposes Gas-Fueled Fertilizer Plant

CHS Inc., the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, launched a proposal Wednesday to build a $1.1-1.4 billion nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant in North Dakota that would take advantage of natural gas feedstock to provide U.S. and Canadian farmers with enhanced supplies of crop nutrients.

September 14, 2012

Eastern Shore Pipe Expansion Gets Environmental Nod

FERC has issued a favorable environmental assessment (EA) of Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co.’s (ESNG) proposal to expand its pipeline system to meet the needs of its customers in the growing Delmarva Peninsula market, which includes most of Delaware and portions of Maryland and Virginia.

September 11, 2012

From Oil to Gas and Back Again; Customers Protest Pony Express Conversion

Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission LLC’s (KMIGT) proposal to sell a 432-mile segment of its Pony Express natural gas pipeline to an affiliate (Kinder Morgan Pony Express Pipeline LLC) for the purpose of converting it to transport crude oil from the Bakken and Denver-Julesburg/Niobrara shales has drawn protests from ethanol customers.

September 7, 2012

Industry Brief

In Pennsylvania, the Luzerne County Zoning Hearing Board will announce a decision on whether to allow a proposal by a midstream subsidiary of UGI Corp. to move forward at its next meeting on Sept. 4. UGI Energy Services Inc. wants to construct 27.4 miles of pipeline across Wyoming and Luzerne counties (see Shale Daily, Aug. 7). The balance of the project, 23.4 miles, would be a 24-inch diameter pipeline starting at the current terminus of UGI’s Auburn Pipeline in Wyoming and running southeast into Luzerne, with a new interconnection with the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) at West Wyoming Borough. The proposed compressor station would have three units with about 200,000 Dth/d of capacity. UGI also proposes to build four miles of 12-inch diameter pipeline, which would run south from the Transco interconnect and enter the city of Wilkes-Barre, where it would connect to the natural gas distribution system operated by UGI Utilities Inc., another subsidiary.

August 14, 2012

FERC Denies Rehearing of Sabine Pass Liquefaction Orders

FERC Thursday rejected Sierra Club’s request for rehearing of orders approving a proposal by Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC and Sabine Pass LNG LP to liquefy and export natural gas, as well as the environmental group’s plea to stay the orders. The action makes the case ripe for court review.

July 30, 2012

FERC Denies Sabine Pass Liquefaction Rehearing

FERC on Thursday rejected Sierra Club’s request for rehearing of orders approving a proposal by Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC and Sabine Pass LNG LP to liquefy and export natural gas, as well as the environmental group’s plea to stay the orders. The action makes the case ripe for court review.

July 30, 2012

Urban Gas Storage Project Rejected in California

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week rejected by a 3-2 vote a long-standing proposal to develop an idle dry natural gas field into a 7.5 Bcf capacity underground storage project beneath a residential community in Sacramento.

July 16, 2012

California Regulators Reject Urban Gas Storage Project

The five-member California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday denied a long-standing proposal to develop an idle dry natural gas field into an underground storage project beneath a residential community in Sacramento. CPUC members voted 3-2 against the 7.5 Bcf capacity independent project.

July 13, 2012

Fate of Planned Northwest Gas Pipeline in Doubt

A recent legal settlement may have cast further uncertainty on a long-standing proposal for the Palomar natural gas pipeline to bring Rockies gas west of the Cascade Mountains into Pacific Northwest population centers. Backers of the scaled-down 220-mile, 36-inch diameter line, say it is still alive but “on hold.” However, without new commercial commitments for the pipeline, at least one of the backers said the project won’t go forward.

July 9, 2012