The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) apparently has come to the conclusion that U.S. shale gas is too good a thing to not share with the rest of the world in larger quantities.
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Seventeen environmental groups Wednesday filed a petition with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to include the oil and gas extraction industry, particularly hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations, in its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.
Hydrocarbon resources — oil, natural gas and coal — in North America are more than four times the resources existing in the Middle East, and the United States is now the fastest-growing producer of oil and natural gas in the world, according to a new report from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
Transwestern issued a systemwide Alert Day notice due to low linepack for Monday, prompting Southwest Gas to follow up with a Hold Burn to Scheduled Quantities notice. Both actions were canceled Tuesday as a result of Transwestern linepack returning to normal.
Rockies Express (REX) said it has been informed of potential operating restrictions on Tennessee, which could impact nominated quantities at their TENN/REX GUERNSEY interconnect. However, there is “no impact at this time due to the current level of nominations on Tennessee’s system,” REX said.
Southwest Gas issued a Hold Burn to Scheduled Quantities notice, effective Monday, due to a low-linepack Alert Day that was declared by upstream pipeline Transwestern that afternoon (see Daily GPI, Dec. 6a). Southwest said it did not plan on flowing any gas from Transwestern for Monday’s gas day and therefore did not declare an OFO, but would issue an OFO “should this situation change.”