Marcellus Lease Involving Freshwater Impoundment Upheld

Chevron U.S.A. Inc.’s lease with a Marcellus Shale landowner in Fayette County, PA, allows the producer to construct an 11-acre freshwater impoundment to assist in drilling for natural gas, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled.

July 17, 2013

Pennsylvania DEP Approves First Marcellus Shale Gas Power Plant

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday approved an air quality plan for construction of a gas-fired power plant, the first to be powered, at least in part, by natural gas harvested from the Marcellus Shale.

October 15, 2012

Transportation Notes

Tennessee declared a force majeure event of an unspecified nature Friday for the 26-inch diameter 523M-100 line south of Cocodrie, LA. Tennessee said it has isolated the pipe section and is in the process of lowering the pressure for further analysis. Five Ship Shoal and two South Pelto meters were required to shut in, but Tennessee said it is allowing associated nominations to remain in place at this time.

January 31, 2011

Transportation Notes

TransColorado expects to complete repairs sometime Thursday on an unspecified force majeure event that occurred Sunday at Whitewater Compressor Station in Mesa County, CO. Flows for the gas days of Sunday and Monday were not impacted, TransColorado said, but effective Tuesday until further notice, it will limit volumes through Segments 220 and 240 to 362,000 Dth/d and 412,000 Dth/d, respectively. “At this level of scheduled quantities, AOR/IT, secondary [and] primary FT quantities are at risk of not being fully scheduled,” the pipeline said, adding that as the repairs progress, additional scheduled quantities may become available on an intraday basis. TransColorado reminded customers that maintenance at Whitewater and Dolores compressor stations is still set for Wednesday and has an additional impact on those segments. Capacity for Wednesday’s gas day through Segment 220 will be limited to 350,000 Dth and capacity through Segment 240 will be limited to 400,000 Dth.

December 12, 2007

Louisiana Lawsuit Seeks Damages from Pipes, Producers for Katrina

A class action lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is seeking unspecified damages against several oil and natural gas pipeline and production companies, alleging their coastal operations in Louisiana destroyed wetlands and allowed Hurricane Katrina to do more damage to occur than would have otherwise.

June 20, 2006

Transportation Notes

Texas Eastern will take the Joaquin (TX) Compressor Station out of service May 23-25 for an unplanned outage that will require an unspecified amount of receipt restrictions between Joaquin and the Longview Compressor Station in East Texas.

May 19, 2006

Transportation Notes

Transwestern reported experiencing an unspecified force majeure event around midday Wednesday at the Gallup (NM) Compressor Station. A unit is down and teams are evaluating the situation, the pipeline said. As a precautionary measure, Transwestern began allocating approximately 81,000 MMBtu/d of receipt volumes on the San Juan Lateral (cutting lateral capacity to 800,000 MMBtu/d) for Wednesday’s gas day and until further notice. See the bulletin board for a list of affected pointed.

August 28, 2003

Transportation Notes

El Paso said that coincidentally with its June 24-28 annual maintenance shutdown of the Keystone Station, another unspecified pipeline that serves the same area experienced an unscheduled outage and “the combined effect on the Permian area has caused large volumes of gas to be shut in.” To help alleviate the situation, El Paso is forgoing some of the planned work at Keystone in order to return it to service ahead of schedule. The “A” plant became available Wednesday afternoon, and capacity through Keystone was raised to 600 MMcf/d effective with Thursday’s Cycle 2 nominations. Keystone’s “B” plant, which normally pumps gas south to the Waha Area, will not be available until Cycle 1 on Saturday. See the bulletin board for further details.

June 27, 2003