Penn State Gains Funding to Expand Work on Supercomputer-Aided Natural Gas Turbines

Penn State Gains Funding to Expand Work on Supercomputer-Aided Natural Gas Turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently granted a Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) team of scientists $1.2 million to build an integrated computational and experimental framework for manufacturing ultrahigh-temperature refractory alloys.  These refractory alloys would contribute to an increased operating temperature on top of higher efficiency in natural gas turbines.  The DOE’s Advanced Research…

December 23, 2020

Microturbines Find New Niche in Shale Patch

A major U.S. microturbine maker has found a new niche market for its onsite combined heat-and-power generating systems. Los Angeles-based Capstone Turbine Corp. is finding rapid growth for its products in the oil and gas patch.

December 28, 2011

National Fuel’s Line N Expansion Gets FERC Nod

FERC Wednesday issued a favorable environmental assessment (EA) of National Fuel Gas Supply Corp.’s Line N 2012 expansion project that would increase the takeaway capacity from the Marcellus Shale basin to serve Northeast markets.

December 27, 2011

Entergy to Buy Gas-Fired Power Plants from KGen

New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. said Friday its subsidiaries in Mississippi and Arkansas have agreed to purchase two combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants from divisions of Houston-based KGen Power Corp. The company also said it had completed its purchase of a third CCGT facility in Louisiana from Acadia Power Partners LLC.

May 2, 2011

Transportation Notes

Southern California Gas said Friday the loss of 300 MMcf/d of storage injection capacity due to emergency turbine repairs at its Aliso Canyon facility had ended as expected.

December 7, 2009

Transportation Notes

Gulf South said Tuesday it had begun unscheduled maintenance on Turbine Unit T6 at the Carthage Junction Compressor Station that it expects to complete by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Capacity through the compressor station to the 42-inch diameter expansion pipeline could be reduced to a maximum of 1.1 Bcf/d during this work, Gulf South said. Due to the unscheduled maintenance, it declared a force majeure event effective Wednesday until further notice for Expansion Capacity Allocation Area 16. TGT said the Carthage Junction work had the potential to impact its lease capacity on Gulf South at four locations.

July 30, 2008

Transportation Notes

Due to forecasts of cold weather and a turbine outage on its system, MRT will implement a System Protection Warning (SPW) at the start of Wednesday’s gas day. See the bulletin board for SPW conditions.

February 6, 2008

Transportation Notes

Northern Natural Gas declared a force majeure situation Thursday after detecting a leak upstream of the Plains Turbine on the Hobbs 26 suction line. The segment containing the leak must be isolated to facilitate repairs, which will require shutting in the Altura Gaines receipt point, Northern said. Upon isolating the affected area, eight other receipt points and four delivery points could be impacted and/or allocated, it added. See the bulletin board for further details.

July 21, 2006

Transportation Notes

El Paso took Belen Station’s #1 turbine down Tuesday to investigate a problem with the oil pump. The unit will remain down Wednesday. Previously scheduled work at Caprock Station will also occur Wednesday. The ongoing force majeure outage of Belen’s #2 unit will continue through Feb. 15, El Paso said. Capacity of the San Juan Crossover will be reduced by 35 MMcf/d from a base capacity of 650 MMcf/d Wednesday through Feb. 15.

February 8, 2006

Transportation Notes

Unplanned maintenance over the weekend on Wenden Station’s Solar turbine necessitated a Havasu Crossover reduction from 630,000 MMcf/d to 590,000 MMcf/d, El Paso said, but the work was completed in time to allow the restoration of 630,000 MMcf/d in Crossover capacity effective with Sunday’s Cycle 2 nominations. El Paso also reported that Line 1300 pigging between the Roswell and Caprock stations on Tuesday through Thursday this week will require a flow rate of 250 MMcf/d, or a 370 MMcf/d reduction from full San Juan Crossover capacity of 620 MMcf/d. The pig runs are expected to take eight hours each day, so El Paso intends to reinstate approximately 230 MMcf/d of Crossover capacity on Cycle 3 each day. “We cannot prorate the volume for the day to include Cycles 1 and 2, because there would be too much gas flowing for the first eight hours of the day,” the pipeline said.

August 24, 2004
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