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NW Natural Ushering in Unique ‘No-Notice’ NatGas Storage in Oregon

After close collaboration for years by Portland, OR-based utilities NW Natural and Portland General Electric (PGE), a unique natural gas storage service is closer to becoming a reality in the Pacific Northwest in response to an evolving electric-gas sector relationship that has become more critical with renewables growth.

August 17, 2017
Rover-Related Panhandle, Trunkline Projects Ready for Start-Up, ETP Tells FERC

Rover-Related Panhandle, Trunkline Projects Ready for Start-Up, ETP Tells FERC

As it continues pushing to finish constructing its $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline by 4Q2017, Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) through its affiliates has asked FERC for authorization to place the related Panhandle and Trunkline backhaul projects into service.

August 16, 2017
Schlumberger’s North American Activity Climbing as Equipment Redeploys, Pricing Accelerates

Schlumberger’s North American Activity Climbing as Equipment Redeploys, Pricing Accelerates

Schlumberger Ltd. has begun to rapidly pull idled hydraulic fracturing equipment off the stacks and is rehiring people in North America to build on a long-awaited recovery for the oil and gas business.

April 21, 2017

Economics, Propane Lobby Stymie NatGas Expansion in North Dakota

In a state in which the Bakken oil boom produces more than 1.5 Bcf/d of associated natural gas, most smaller towns still depend on propane for their thermal energy needs, and that is likely to continue as economics and the propane suppliers’ lobby tend to keep local communities from making the transformation.

April 11, 2017

Mexico Capacity Open Season Completes Second Round

Mexico’s CENAGAS last Friday concluded a further stage of its open season for pipeline capacity in the Integrated Natural Gas Transportation and Storage System (SISTRANGAS).

April 11, 2017

Puget Sound Energy Reaches $2.75M Settlement For Seattle NatGas Pipeline Explosion

Bellevue, WA-based Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and the state’s regulatory staff said Tuesday they have reached a $2.75 million settlement for the combination utility’s role in a natural gas pipeline explosion in Seattle last year.

March 30, 2017

Dow’s Texas Ethylene Facility to Begin Service by Mid-Year

Construction of Dow Chemical Co.’s world-scale ethylene production facility in Freeport, TX, is complete. The ethylene unit is in commissioning and expected to enter operation by mid-year, the company said.

March 29, 2017
Transco Asks FERC to OK Partial Path Interim Service For Dalton Project

Transco Asks FERC to OK Partial Path Interim Service For Dalton Project

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. (Transco) has asked FERC to authorize partial path interim service for its Dalton Expansion Project.

February 24, 2017
Remaining AIM Facilities Up And Running, Algonquin Gas Transmission Says

Remaining AIM Facilities Up And Running, Algonquin Gas Transmission Says

Algonquin Gas Transmission placed into service on Jan. 7 the remaining facilities of its 342,000 Dth/d Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project, which transports natural gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica shales from Ramapo, NY, to citygates in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

January 13, 2017
U.S. Rig Count Ends Year Quietly as Canada Posts Seasonal Decline

U.S. Rig Count Ends Year Quietly as Canada Posts Seasonal Decline

During the last week of 2016, calm had settled over the U.S. energy patch and only a relative handful of rigs were stirring, according to the Baker Hughes Inc. rig count released Friday.

December 30, 2016