DOE Lets Out A Little More of the Shale Gale

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.

May 20, 2013

EPA Petitioned for Oil, Gas Inclusion in Toxics Release Inventory

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.

October 25, 2012

Report: Energy Development, Exports Add up to $5 Trillion U.S. Benefit

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.

July 10, 2012

Transportation Notes

Tennessee lifted Wednesday an Imbalance Warning in Zones 0, L, 1, 2, 3 and 4 but continued to request that all parties match physical flow with scheduled quantities.

December 29, 2011

Transportation Notes

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.

December 28, 2011

Transportation Notes

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.

December 12, 2011

Transportation Notes

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.”

December 7, 2011

Transportation Notes

Southern California Gas set a positive imbalance tolerance of 10% in issuing a high-linepack OFO for Saturday.

November 21, 2011

Transportation Notes

Florida Gas Transmission did not extend an Overage Alert Day beyond Friday.

August 16, 2011

Transportation Notes

Citing low linepack on upstream pipeline Kern River, Southwest Gas issued a Hold Burn to Scheduled Quantities notice Wednesday. Southwest asked shippers to limit actual takes to no more than their scheduled nominations.

August 11, 2011
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