Rains

Industry Briefs

Due to recent flooding and expected rains, Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) again revised its expected in-service date for REX-East interim service. Now it expects the service to begin in late April or early May, the pipeline said. “Initial REX-East service (or interim service) is projected to commence late April to early May with a capacity of 1,600 MDth/d into Zone 3,” the pipeline said in an informational posting last week. “This will include deliveries to NGPL (Moultrie County, IL), Trunkline (Douglas County, IL), Midwestern (Edgar County, IL), and PEPL (Putnam County, IN). In addition, REX expects to have the Ameren (Moultrie County, IL) delivery point available for service contemporaneously with the interim service delivery points.” Service to Lebanon, OH, is projected to commence June 15 with a capacity of 1,600 MDth/d. In-service of the fully powered REX-East pipeline to Clarington, OH, is projected to commence Nov. 1 with capacity of 1,800 MDth/d, the pipeline said. Earlier in March REX said interim service on the 683-mile REX-East would be delayed from April 1 to the first half of April.

March 30, 2009

REX: Another Rain Delay for East Segment

Due to recent flooding and expected rains, Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) has again revised its expected in-service date for REX-East interim service. Now it expects the service to begin in late April or early May, the pipeline said.

March 30, 2009

Hurricane Dean Could Reach Gulf as Category 4 Storm

With the dress rehearsal of Tropical Storm Erin bringing some Gulf of Mexico evacuations and drenching rains to the Gulf Coast, oil and natural gas producers on Friday were bracing for the real thing to impact early next week as Hurricane Dean continued to strengthen in the eastern Caribbean.

August 20, 2007

Hurricane Dean Could Reach Gulf as Category 4 Storm

With the dress rehearsal of Tropical Storm Erin bringing some Gulf of Mexico evacuations and drenching rains to the Gulf Coast, oil and natural gas producers on Friday were bracing for the real thing to impact early next week as Hurricane Dean continued to strengthen in the eastern Caribbean.

August 20, 2007

Buckets of Rain, Buckets of Tears for MidContinent Producers

Torrential rains that have swept through Oklahoma and other parts of the Midwest and Texas have come at an “incredible cost to the oil and gas industry,” the chairman of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA) said last week.

July 30, 2007

Most Eastern Prices Fall; Midcontinent, West Up

Hot weather forecasts were responsible for keeping prices on the rise at nearly all points Monday in the Midcontinent and West. But heavy rains and/or cold fronts trimmed back some of the cooling load that had started building late last week in the East’s northern market areas and already pervaded the South. The result was substantive price drops at virtually all non-Midcontinent points in the East.

June 20, 2006

Cash Prices Mixed, Volatile on Uncertainty Over Gulf Outages

The cash market was mixed Tuesday because of slightly weaker futures prices (October down 3.4 cents to $11.657) and continuing uncertainty over the status of Gulf production and the extent of the damage to Gulf infrastructure. Daily cash price changes were anywhere from down nearly $2 in the case of Florida Gas Transmission’s Zone 2 and 3 to up about 30 cents at a couple of Gulf Coast points.

September 7, 2005

Transportation Notes

Almost certainly in response to the imminence of Tropical Storm (potentially Hurricane) Katrina bringing cooling rains to the southern half of its Florida market area, Florida Gas Transmission ended Thursday an Overage Alert Day notice that had been initiated Aug. 10 and had tolerances for negative daily imbalances varying between 5% and 25% during its two-week run.

August 26, 2005

Price Drops Continue; Largest in Rockies/Pacific Northwest

The moderately softening status quo remained in effect for the cash market Thursday. Declines of about a dime or less prevailed at most points, although double-digit moves were reported for the Rockies/Pacific Northwest region. The smallest drops of less than a nickel were concentrated at cool Northeast citygates.

September 24, 2001

Pacific Northwest Still Dry, But Coping Better

Although the prospect for new rains and a renewed snowpack are not that many weeks off, the Pacific Northwest last week continued to grapple with the second worst drought in the region’s history of water level recordings.

September 24, 2001