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NorthernStar Oregon LNG Plans Clarified for Governor

Backers of NorthernStar Natural Gas’ Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, slated for a site along the Columbia River, wrote to Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski Tuesday to address concerns he and others have raised about the project’s FERC environmental review.

February 15, 2008

Oregon LNG Project Gains Favorable Local Recommendation

NorthernStar Energy LLC’s Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, slated for development along the Columbia River in Oregon, won a favorable recommendation Thursday from the Clatsop County Planning Commission. The unit voted to recommend that the county’s Board of Commissioners issue land-use approvals, authorizing the proposed $600 million, 1.3 Bcf/d terminal be built.

September 4, 2007

Oregon LNG Project Gains Favorable Local Recommendation

NorthernStar Energy LLC’s Bradwood Landing liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, slated for development along the Columbia River in Oregon, won a favorable recommendation Aug. 30 from the Clatsop County Planning Commission. Reversing its previous draft recommendation, the unit voted to recommend that the county’s elected Board of Commissioners issue land-use approvals, authorizing the proposed $600 million, 1.3 Bcf/d terminal be built.

September 3, 2007

Agrium’s Alaska Facility Considers Building Coal Gasification Plant

Agrium U.S. Inc. is teaming up with Alaskan officials to evaluate the potential use of coal gasification as a feedstock for its Nikiski fertilizer plant in Kenai, AK, which is slated to close in 2006 when natural gas supplies run out. If a feasibility study proves coal gasification would work, Agrium said the gasification facility could be in operation as early as 2011.

November 18, 2005

CEC Commissioner: Infrastructure, LNG, Long-Term Contracts Key to CA’s Energy Future

With the adoption of the 2005 update of California’s Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) slated for next month, the presiding member of the five-member California Energy Commission (CEC), charged with publishing the guidebook for the governor and legislature earlier this month, expressed his frustration with the state’s effort to reshape a coherent, effective energy strategy.

October 19, 2005

CIG Begins Construction of Raton Basin Expansion

Colorado Interstate Gas (CIG) has begun construction of its Raton Basin expansion project, which is slated to be in service by October. The $61 million expansion will add 104,600 Dth/d of transmission capacity to the section of CIG’s existing pipeline system from south central Colorado to the panhandle of Oklahoma.

June 14, 2005

California LNG: Solutions or Illusion?

California is looking at increased interstate natural gas pipeline capacity as well as the much-talked about liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports now slated for the West Coast as a means of satisfying an unabated 6 Bcf/d thirst for gas supplies, a state energy official said at the Law Seminars International conference in San Francisco on “New Directions for California Energy Markets.”

September 27, 2004

California LNG: Solutions or Illusion?

California is looking at increased interstate natural gas pipeline capacity as well as the much-talked about liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports now slated for the West Coast as a means of satisfying an unabated 6 Bcf/d thirst for gas supplies, a state energy official said Friday as part of a panel presentation at the Law Seminars International conference, “New Directions for California Energy Markets” in San Francisco.

September 21, 2004

Sempra Energy Announces Top Management Succession Plan

With its current top executive slated to retire in a little more than 18 months, San Diego-based Sempra Energy announced plans last week for successors to Steve Baum, who holds the three-part job of chairman-CEO-president. The titles will be split among two current senior executives, both of whom also will join the Sempra board of directors.

June 14, 2004

EIA: Low Storage/Production, Escalating Demand Spell Record Annual Prices in 2003

With working gas in storage expected to hit a record end-of-season low, gas demand slated for solid growth this year and production projected to rise by only a slim margin, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its short-term energy outlook for March predicts that the annual average price for wellhead natural gas will hit a record high in 2003.

March 10, 2003