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BNSF Singing Natural Gas ‘Blues’ in Freight Train Test

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s locomotive unit, BNSF Railway Co., is launching a pilot project this year to test whether the blue flame of natural gas in liquid form might deliver a cleaner, more economic sound than diesel in its freight trains.

March 8, 2013

Eight U.S. LNG Export Projects in the Lead

While the Department of Energy (DOE) has yet to decide whether to approve widespread exports of liquefied domestic natural gas, it has already handicapped the field of proposed projects should it decide to proceed. First in line are eight of the 23 project proposals received by DOE that also are currently being reviewed by FERC.

February 18, 2013

Eight U.S. LNG Export Projects in the Lead

While the Department of Energy (DOE) has yet to decide whether to approve widespread exports of liquefied domestic natural gas, it has already handicapped the field of proposed projects should it decide to proceed. First in line are eight of the 23 project proposals received by DOE that also are currently being reviewed by FERC.

February 12, 2013

Lawmakers, Stakeholders Debating LNG Exports

Producers lined up on one side and large consumers on the other in the political countdown to an Obama administration decision on whether to allow unrestricted exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the world market.

January 28, 2013

Low Gas Prices, Safety Spur LDC Expansions, Upgrades

Whether it is safety enhancement work in California, pipeline extensions to service new electric generation plants in the Midwest or new distribution pipelines to serve formerly oil-heated homes in New England, low natural gas prices are being felt nationally in the operations of various local utility distribution companies (LDC).

January 7, 2013

Report: Fracking Oversight to Grow in States, Lessen for Feds

States increasingly will push for more disclosure of the hydraulic fracturing process.

January 7, 2013

Low Gas Prices, Safety Spur LDC Expansions, Upgrades

Whether it is safety enhancement work in California, pipeline extensions to service new electric generation plants in the Midwest or new distribution pipelines to serve formerly oil-heated homes in New England, low natural gas prices are being felt nationally in the operations of various local utility distribution companies (LDC).

January 7, 2013

Shell Given Six Month Extension to Make Ethane Cracker Decision

A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc has been given another six months to decide whether to purchase property in western Pennsylvania for a proposed “world scale” ethane cracker in the heart of the Marcellus Shale.

December 28, 2012
Rosetta Mystery Play to Get 10% of 2013 Spending

Rosetta Mystery Play to Get 10% of 2013 Spending

More than 85% of Houston-based Rosetta Resources Inc.’s 2013 capex budget of $700 million will be spent in the liquids-rich window of the Eagle Ford Shale. About 10% of spending will go to evaluation of new venture opportunities outside the Eagle Ford that the company recently began talking about.

December 12, 2012

Encana Calls Again for EPA to Withdraw Wyoming Water Report

An Encana Corp. official on Thursday once again urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw a year-old draft report of groundwater samples near natural gas drilling sites in Pavillion, WY, saying the report was “sloppy” and had led to a “misguided response.”

December 7, 2012