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Briefs — Port Arthur Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Port Arthur Pipeline LLC’s (PAPLC) planned Port Arthur Pipeline Louisiana Connector Project for pre-filing review [PF17-5]. The project would entail construction of 135 miles of 42-inch diameter natural gas pipeline; up to eight interconnects; receipt meter stations; and appurtenances in Evangeline, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, and Cameron parishes in Louisiana and in Jefferson County, TX. PAPLC also plans to construct a compressor station in Allen Parish, LA. The project would transport up to 2.0 Bcf/d of additional feed gas to the Port Arthur Liquefaction Project, which is being developed by Port Arthur LNG LLC and PALNG Common Facilities Co. LLC. PAPLC is expected to file an application for the pipeline project by October.

March 10, 2017

ExxonMobil Failed to Prepare Massachusetts Terminal For Climate Change Impact, Lawsuit Claims

In the first lawsuit of its kind, an environmental group is claiming that ExxonMobil Corp. not only is leaking pollution beyond its permit limits into Boston Harbor, but it alleges that the supermajor did not prepare the oil storage terminal for the impacts of climate change.

September 30, 2016

Oklahoma Geological Survey Hires New Lead Seismologist

The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) said it has hired Jacob Walter as its new lead seismologist, a post of increasing importance as the agency is tasked with analyzing continuing seismic activity in part attributed to oil and gas activities.

September 19, 2016

Universities in West Virginia, Kansas Awarded Grant to Study Oil/Gas Wastewater Issues

West Virginia University (WVU) and the University of Kansas (KU) have collaborated to learn more about produced water from oil and natural gas development, landing a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to advance best practices for handling the byproduct nationwide.

September 13, 2016

ExxonMobil, Georgia Tech Tout Reduced CO2, Energy Costs in Chemical Manufacturing

ExxonMobil Corp. and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) said a team of scientists may have broken the code to reduce the amount of energy and carbon emissions associated with making plastics.

August 18, 2016
Southwest Research Institute Initiatives to Aid Producers in Permian, Austin Chalk

Southwest Research Institute Initiatives to Aid Producers in Permian, Austin Chalk

The San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute (SRI) is developing research initiatives to help oil and gas producers get the most out of the Permian Basin and the Austin Chalk.

June 21, 2016

Shale Gas Innovation Contest Crowns Another Four Appalachian Companies

Four young companies took home a combined $80,000 this month at the fifth annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest for technology breakthroughs that could be applied to the midstream, compressed natural gas (CNG), water treatment and environmental management sectors.

May 26, 2016

Penn State Chosen to Lead $20M Fossil Fuel Research Initiative

The U.S. Deptartment of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected Pennsylvania State University to lead a six-year, $20 million project that will bring together eight other universities to research and advance the more efficient and clean use of fossil fuels, including shale oil and natural gas.

May 13, 2016

Penn State Chosen to Lead $20M Fossil Fuel Research Initiative

The U.S. Deptartment of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected Pennsylvania State University to lead a six-year, $20 million project that will bring together eight other universities to research and advance the more efficient and clean use of fossil fuels, including shale oil and natural gas.

May 13, 2016

Carbon Capture, Storage Research Could Enhance NatGas Production

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) made progress over the summer on a more than $14 million project to develop safer carbon storage methods that could also help recover more natural gas from shale and coalbeds.

October 20, 2015