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EnCana Calls BC Leak ‘Rare Piping Failure,’ Institutes Changes

EnCana Corp. instituted new safety procedures and conducted a risk assessment review at 500 drilling sites ahead of a report issued Thursday by the British Columbia (BC) Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) that said the producer failed to properly execute its emergency response plan following a natural gas leak last November at a shale drilling site.

February 5, 2010

Shale Gas, CBM Water Resource Projects Under Way Nationwide

Nine nationwide projects designed to improve water resource management practices at shale gas and coalbed methane (CBM) drilling sites were given a green light to move forward with funding from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

August 28, 2009

Bombings Don’t Stop British Columbia Pipeline

Protesters who tried to halt sour-gas production in northern British Columbia (BC) by planting bombs at four industry sites have lost their war. Development of the hazardous natural gas reserves, laced with lethal hydrogen-sulphide, will continue and possibly expand under a ruling handed down March 26 by Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB).

March 30, 2009

Bombings Don’t Deter British Columbia Sour Gas Pipeline

Protesters who tried to halt sour-gas production in northern British Columbia (BC) by planting bombs at four industry sites have lost their war. Development of the hazardous natural gas reserves, laced with lethal hydrogen-sulphide, will continue and possibly expand under a ruling handed down March 26 by Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB).

March 30, 2009

Fort Worth’s Drilling Task Force Winding Down

The Fort Worth, TX, city council proceeded with most of a new gas drilling ordinance for the city limits on Dec. 9 but postponed decisions on setbacks for multiple well sites and the definition of a “public building” for its Tuesday (Dec. 16) meeting.

December 16, 2008

Transportation Notes

Tennessee said it was required to take line section 13-3 to 14-3 of the 100 Line in South Texas out of service Saturday morning to replace pipe at four sites that were identified as needing immediate anomaly remediation. The section is expected to return to service by the end of the Aug. 25 gas day. Three meters will be shut in for the duration of the outage. In addition, this work will limit the throughput capacity of Station 17 (East Bernard, TX) and potentially restrictions through a pro rata portion of Secondary Out of the Path nominations through the station may become necessary, Tennessee said.

August 4, 2008

Senators Seek to Repeal FERC Siting Authority over LNG Projects

Four senators whose states have been proposed as sites for controversial liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects introduced legislation last Monday to repeal a provision in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) that gave FERC exclusive authority to site onshore LNG terminals.

April 14, 2008

Senators Seek to Repeal FERC Siting Authority over LNG Projects

Four senators whose states have been proposed as sites for controversial liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects introduced legislation Monday to repeal a provision in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) that gave FERC exclusive authority to site onshore LNG terminals.

April 8, 2008

Citizens Group Urges FERC to Reject Planned Maine Terminals

A citizens group has asked FERC to reject two LNG receiving terminal sites in Maine proposed by Oklahoma-based Quoddy Bay LLC and Downeast LNG for Maine, saying the planned facilities demonstrate “fatally-deficient” siting.

March 13, 2006

NGSA Says FERC’s Proposed Storage Reforms Go Beyond What Congress Intended

FERC’s December initiative proposing reforms of the agency’s market-power test to promote the construction of more natural gas storage sites goes beyond what Congress intended when it adopted additional storage incentives as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) told FERC Monday.

February 28, 2006