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LNG Recap: Restart Finally Underway at Cameron LNG as Feed Gas Begins Flowing Again

LNG Recap: Restart Finally Underway at Cameron LNG as Feed Gas Begins Flowing Again

Feed gas started trickling into Sempra Energy’s Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Louisiana over the weekend, a little more than a month after it was shut down before Hurricane Laura made landfall.  About 12 MMcf of natural gas was delivered to the facility on Sunday, with the same amount scheduled for Monday,…

September 28, 2020
Cameron LNG Restart Likely Soon, but Further Delays Said Possible

Cameron LNG Restart Likely Soon, but Further Delays Said Possible

The restart of one liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Louisiana, Cameron LNG, could occur this month, but some are warning in a worst-case scenario, the facility could be offline until November. The terminal was shuttered in late August by Hurricane Laura. Majority owner Sempra Energy has not said when the 2.3 Bcf/d facility…

September 15, 2020
Kinder Morgan Restarting Elba Island LNG Units Impacted by Fire

Kinder Morgan Restarting Elba Island LNG Units Impacted by Fire

Kinder Morgan Inc. is bringing production units back online at its Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Georgia after a fire at the facility on May 11.

May 22, 2020
Pennsylvania Fines Sunoco ‘Historic’ $12.6M, Allows ME2 Construction to Restart

Pennsylvania Fines Sunoco ‘Historic’ $12.6M, Allows ME2 Construction to Restart

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has slapped Sunoco Pipeline LP with a “historic” $12.6 million fine to resolve dozens of violations related to the company’s Mariner East 2 (ME2) pipeline project, which has also been cleared to restart construction that was suspended early last month.

February 8, 2018
Ohio EPA Asks FERC to Wait as Rover Pushes For HDD Restart

Ohio EPA Asks FERC to Wait as Rover Pushes For HDD Restart

Rover Pipeline LLC continues to press FERC on a request to restart horizontal directional drilling (HDD), filing supplemental information and third-party analyses to persuade the Commission to lift a May moratorium.

September 14, 2017
Eclipse Revives Drilling, Raises Capex; E&Ps Eye Rising NatGas Prices

Eclipse Revives Drilling, Raises Capex; E&Ps Eye Rising NatGas Prices

Ohio pure-play Eclipse Resources Corp. said late Tuesday it has revived its idled drilling program and plans to take advantage of the improving natural gas strip by working down its drilled but uncompleted (DUC) inventory and ending price-related production curtailments.

June 29, 2016

Industry Brief

TPC Group Inc. plans to produce on-purpose isobutylene with the refurbishment and restart of dehydrogenation assets at its Houston operations. The isobutylene feedstock will be used for the company’s performance products and fuels business, including methyl tertiary-butyl ether, polyisobutylene, high-purity isobutylene and diisobutylene. Start-up is planned for the second half of 2014. The facilities will produce up to 650 million pounds per year of isobutylene from isobutane, a natural gas liquids feedstock whose production volumes continue to increase as a result of U.S. shale gas development, TPC said. Total capital expenditure for the project is estimated at $265 million. TPC recently agreed to be taken private by First Reserve Corp. and SK Capital Partners in a cash-and-debt transaction valued at $850 million (see Shale Daily, Aug. 30).

September 17, 2012

Texas, Western Points Pace Advance; Futures Gain On Production Stats

Physical prices Monday were up a nickel on average as West Coast traders reported power shortfalls resulting from a delayed restart of nuclear generating capacity, and warm temperatures in Texas added to loads. Government figures reported a modest decline in natural gas production and futures romped higher. At the close of trading June had increased 9.9 cents to $2.285 on stout volume, and July gained 9.5 cents to $2.394. June crude oil eased 6 cents to $104.87/bbl.

May 1, 2012

Shale Bounty Spurs Dow to Construct Texas Ethylene Unit

Dow Chemical Co. plans to build a world-scale ethylene production plant at its Dow Texas Operations in Freeport, TX, as part of a plan to capitalize on low-cost feedstocks available from growing U.S. shale gas supplies, the company said Thursday.

April 20, 2012

Obama Touts Shale Gas; Taps Energy Secretary to Tackle Fracking Safety

In a major speech on national energy security Wednesday, President Obama promoted natural gas as a way forward for the United States and said he has directed Energy Secretary Steven Chu to work with other agencies, the natural gas industry, states and environmental experts to improve the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

March 31, 2011
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