Replacements

Obama Expected to Name DOE, EPA Nominees by Week’s End

Speculation about potential replacements for two Obama administration officials who are leaving top spots at energy-related agencies continues, with nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air pollution official Gina McCarthy reportedly among the leading candidates.

February 25, 2013

Obama Expected to Name DOE, EPA Nominees by Month’s End

Speculation about potential replacements for two Obama administration officials who are leaving top spots at energy-related agencies continues, with nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air pollution official Gina McCarthy reportedly among the leading candidates.

February 25, 2013

Electric Transportation Could Boost Gas Demand

The shift to natural gas and electricity as replacements for gasoline in transportation would greatly increase natural gas demand, according to Ty Harrison, Societe Generale Energy’s chief strategist, speaking at the opening of the LDC Gas Forum: Rockies & West conference Tuesday in Los Angeles.

October 13, 2011

Shale Gas Bounty Prompts Rethink of California Resource Plan

A rise in shale gas supplies and implications from last fall’s San Bruno, CA, pipeline rupture and explosion have caused California Energy Commission (CEC) planners to rethink their update of the state’s 2011 Integrated Energy Policy Report.

April 29, 2011

North American Producers Escalate Share Buyback Programs

Oil and natural gas reserve replacements are falling, but leading cash-rich producers like ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP plc, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko, Kerr-McGee, EnCana and Devon Energy are investing a lot of money into huge share buybacks. Some analysts have questioned whether more of the excess money should go into the exploration for new resources — which is still taking a hefty chunk of the cash — but companies cite a lack of profitable targets. Meanwhile, investors are reaping the benefits in larger dividends and stronger companies.

August 15, 2005

Shell Delays Mars, Auger Platform Repairs Due to ‘Loop Currents’ in the Gulf

Shell Exploration & Production Co. said last week that due to ongoing loop currents in the area, it has postponed flexjoint replacements on both its oil and natural gas export lines at Mars tension leg platform (TLP) located in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, the company will also postpone shutting down the platform.

March 14, 2005

Shell Delays Mars, Auger Platform Repairs Due to ‘Loop Currents’ in the Gulf

Shell Exploration & Production Co. said Wednesday that due to ongoing loop currents in the area, it has postponed flexjoint replacements on both its oil and natural gas export lines at Mars tension leg platform (TLP) located in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, the company will also postpone shutting down the platform.

March 10, 2005

DOT Publishes ‘Smart Pig’ Final Rule

The Department of Transportation (DOT) on Monday published a final rule requiring new onshore natural gas transmission lines and replacements of existing pipe or components to be designed and constructed to accommodate the passage of instrumented internal devices, better known as “smart pigs.”

June 29, 2004