A follow-up documentary on natural gas drilling by propagandist Josh Fox premiered on HBO Monday night, offering some half-truths and outright distortions about the oil and gas industry and on President Obama’s energy policies.
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The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA), which runs Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, has accepted the lower of two bids it received to drill Marcellus Shale natural gas wells on airport property.
Making good on its plan to continue a “strategic redirection” of its business, NuStar Energy LP on Monday said it has agreed sell its San Antonio refinery and related assets, including a terminal in Elmendorf, TX, and a pipeline connecting the terminal and refinery, to Calumet Specialty Products Partners, LP for $100 million, plus closing date inventory estimated to be $15 million.
Gas Natural Inc. has closed on its acquisition of a leasehold interest in a 189-mile pipeline corridor easement in Maine that runs from Searsport to Limestone and various parcels of land, the Mentor, OH-based holding company said Friday. The $4.5 million deal, which included $2.25 million in cash and 210,951 shares of the company’s common stock valued at $10.67/share, closed Sept. 25.
The closing weeks of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs until Nov. 30, will see what has been a busy tropical season winding down quickly, according to Weather Services International (WSI), which increased its forecast to 17 named storms, including nine hurricanes, two of them major (Category 3 or higher).
Add Earth Networks, the owner of WeatherBug, as well as Telvent DTN to the growing list of forecasters that expect the 2012 hurricane season to produce fewer tropical storms than the last few years.
US Infrastructure Holdings LLC (USI) is buying the Wildcat Sabine Gathering System in the Bossier-Haynesville Shale. The newly constructed 28-mile pipeline runs along the Texas-Louisiana border in the northwest corner of Sabine Parish, LA, and gathers and transports gas for producers including Eagle Oil & Gas Co., which has dedicated acreage from its North Toledo Bend Project. The system has takeaway capacity of 200 MMcf/d and includes treating and compression facilities. USI said it will begin construction of a 20-mile extension at the southern end of the Wildcat system to provide producers with direct access to markets served by Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP and Tennessee Gas Pipeline. The expansion will bring Wildcat’s takeaway capacity to 400 MMcf/d and is expected to be complete by mid-2012.
Los Angeles has opened another natural gas transportation fueling facility in its sanitation department, which runs many of its refuse hauling trucks on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) as it changes from traditional diesel fuel. The LA Sanitation District’snew North Central Clean Fuel Dispensing Facility fuels the city fleet of recycling and refuse-collection vehicles. Los Angeles officials have committed to increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles in the city fleet by 15% annually until 85% of the fleet is converted by fiscal 2012-2013. The new fueling station is the city’s 19th alternative fuel location, part of the largest CNG fleet in the United States, according to the city.
TransCanada Corp. said it has reached an agreement with shippers on reduced tolls for its Canadian Mainline, which runs from Empress, AB, to Dawn ON, and has filed the application with the National Energy Board (NEB) for approval. The new tolls would become effective Jan. 1.
TransCanada Corp. said this week that it has reached an agreement with shippers on reduced tolls for its Canadian Mainline, which runs from Empress, AB, to Dawn ON, and has filed the application with the National Energy Board (NEB) for approval. The new tolls would become effective Jan. 1.