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Task Force Seeks Marcellus Business Opportunities in West Virginia

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by leaders in the natural gas and chemical industries, announced Tuesday the formation of the Marcellus to Manufacturing Task Force, intended to harness the business opportunities surrounding the development of the Marcellus Shale.

February 16, 2011

Transportation Notes

Demand exceeding capacity has resulted in a linepack loss downstream of Stations 245 and 321, Tennessee said, prompting it to issue Critical Day 1 OFOs for all LMS-PA Balancing Parities in Zones 5 and 6 effective Sunday. The OFOs will be in addition to Action Alerts implemented Friday in those zones along with one in Zone 4, Tennessee said.

January 24, 2011

Industry Briefs

Williams Partners LP agreed to pay Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. $150 million for 75 miles of gathering pipelines and two compressor stations in Susquehanna County, PA. The midstream system, which the partnership would expand, now gathers about 230 MMcf/d of Cabot’s natural gas production. The partnership also obtained a 25-year dedicated gathering agreement for Cabot’s gas output in northeast Pennsylvania. As part of the arrangement Cabot increased its firm takeaway capacity to Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line south of Susquehanna County to 350 MMcf/d, up from a previously announced commitment of 150 MMcf/d.

November 22, 2010

Transportation Notes

Due to engine maintenance at several compressor stations along its Southeast Mainline (SEML), ANR anticipates the following SEML capacity reductions (from a 1,399 MMcf/d base): 285 MMcf/d Dec. 2-7, 105 MMcf/d Dec. 8-18 and 70 MMcf/d Dec. 19-31. “Based on current nominations, it is anticipated that the above reductions may result in the curtailment of Firm Secondary and IT services,” ANR said.

December 4, 2009

Transportation Notes

Pacific Gas & Electric did not extend a systemwide low-inventory OFO beyond Friday.

March 9, 2009

Carthage Explosion Leaves Damaged Facilities, Shut-In Gas

CenterPoint Energy said Friday that one of its natural gas compressor stations was “heavily damaged” in the Wednesday explosion and fire near the DCP Midstream East Texas gas processing plant north of Carthage, TX. DCP Midstream has said the explosion was the result of a third-party pipeline rupture outside the company’s property, but it was difficult to tell amidst the devastation at the blast site which of the confluence of pipelines in the area caused the accident.

February 17, 2009

Carthage Explosion Leaves Damaged Facilities, Shut-In Gas

CenterPoint Energy said Friday that one of its natural gas compressor stations was “heavily damaged” in the Wednesday explosion and fire near the DCP Midstream East Texas gas processing plant north of Carthage, TX. DCP Midstream has said the explosion was the result of a third-party pipeline rupture outside the company’s property, but it was difficult to tell amidst the devastation at the blast site which of the confluence of pipelines in the area caused the accident.

February 16, 2009

Suspended Northwest Pipeline Addition Back on Track

Williams’ Northwest Pipeline Co.’s proposed 178-mile pipeline paralleling an existing east-west line from the Columbia River Gorge across the northern side of the Columbia River in Washington state is getting back on track, a spokesperson told NGI. Company officials are to meet later this month with FERC staff to review pre-filing details. A formal filing is expected by fall.

February 11, 2009

Transportation Notes

Due to unplanned maintenance on the 20-inch diameter Peace River Mainline, NOVA said it was taking all meter stations in the Upper Peace River Mainline Area to zero at noon MST last Friday until further notice. The work is expected to be completed by Dec. 8.

December 1, 2008

Transportation Notes

Noting that it began performing anomaly investigations between the Pleasant View and La Plata B compressor stations Friday, Northwest said Primary firm nomination requests flowing south through Pleasant View compressor station were exceeding the available capacity of 318,000 Dth/d. Therefore, the pipeline said, a Declared Deficiency Period will be in effect for all days except Sundays through the work’s expected completion Sept. 7. Based on Pleasant View’s design capacity of 352,446 Dth/d, the Daily Deficiency Volume is 34,446 Dth/d, Northwest said. The full design capacity will be available on all Sundays.

July 16, 2007