Infrastructure

Column: An Opening for Natural Gas Export Projects in Mexico?

Column: An Opening for Natural Gas Export Projects in Mexico?

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. Prud’homme was central to the development of Cenagas, the nation’s natural gas pipeline operator, an entity formed in 2015 as part of…

August 14, 2020
Natural Gas Forwards Mixed as Market Awaits Clearer Signs of LNG Demand Recovery

Natural Gas Forwards Mixed as Market Awaits Clearer Signs of LNG Demand Recovery

After pulling off a stunning rally in the first week of August, natural gas forward prices were mixed for the Aug. 6-12 period as easing demand pummelled East Coast prices while soaring temperatures prompted sharp spikes out West. Meanwhile, liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand, which ramped up a bit over the past week, is seen…

August 14, 2020
California Utilities Indicate Power Infrastructure Ready for Wildfire Season Begins

California Utilities Indicate Power Infrastructure Ready for Wildfire Season Begins

California’s investor-owned utilities (IOU), whose infrastructure has caused numerous major wildfires in recent years, are prepared for this year’s fire season, including how planned power outages should limit customer impact, executives told regulators. As two fires were raging in Southern California, utility executives in separate hearings over the past week said infrastructure had been hardened…

August 14, 2020
Mariner East Again Contending with Drilling Fluid Spills in Pennsylvania

Mariner East Again Contending with Drilling Fluid Spills in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has responded to several reports of fluid discharges at construction sites for the Mariner East pipeline system in Chester County, including a confirmed spill at a state park. The agency said Sunoco Pipeline LP reported an inadvertent return on Monday in Marsh Creek State Park in Upper Uwchlan…

August 13, 2020
North Carolina Rejects MVP Southgate, But 2021 Start-Up Still in Sight

North Carolina Rejects MVP Southgate, But 2021 Start-Up Still in Sight

Striking another blow against the Appalachian takeaway Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), a project beset by legal and regulatory challenges the last few years, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has denied a water quality permit for MVP’s Southgate extension. The DEQ on Tuesday denied MVP’s request for state certification under Clean Water…

August 13, 2020
GTI, EPRI Partner on $100M Initiative to Develop Natural Gas Alternatives

GTI, EPRI Partner on $100M Initiative to Develop Natural Gas Alternatives

Supported by U.S. natural gas and electric utilities, two industry research centers are collaborating on a $100 million effort to develop alternatives to natural gas. The national Low-Carbon Resources Initiative is being shaped and implemented by researchers at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Their goal is to bring…

August 13, 2020
Colorado Governor’s Opposition to Ballot Initiatives Unleashes DJ’s Full Potential, Says DCP CEO

Colorado Governor’s Opposition to Ballot Initiatives Unleashes DJ’s Full Potential, Says DCP CEO

DCP Midstream LP’s chief executive lauded Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ ability to forge agreement among the energy industry and environmental groups, saying it “ensured political and regulatory certainty” in the state “for years to come.” CEO Wouter van Kempen of Denver-based DCP referred to a recent report from the governor in which he noted that…

August 12, 2020
Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels Use for Truck Fleets Said Accelerating

Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels Use for Truck Fleets Said Accelerating

Alternative fuels use in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is accelerating in nearly all U.S. transportation sectors, according to a new report. The Sustainable Fleets Report issued Tuesday was completed by a consortium headed by consultants Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA).  The study looked at natural gas vehicles (NGV), propane, battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hydrogen…

August 12, 2020
MVP Southgate Developers Still Targeting 2021 Service After North Carolina Denies Key Permit

MVP Southgate Developers Still Targeting 2021 Service After North Carolina Denies Key Permit

Striking another blow against Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), a project beset by legal and regulatory challenges the last few years, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has denied a water quality permit for MVP’s Southgate extension. The DEQ on Tuesday denied MVP’s request for state certification under Clean Water Act Section 401,…

August 12, 2020
Baltimore Utility Investigating Natural Gas Lines Following Deadly Blast

Baltimore Utility Investigating Natural Gas Lines Following Deadly Blast

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BGE) had cut off natural gas service to a portion of a northwest neighborhood to investigate a line that exploded Monday, killing two people and injuring seven others. BGE, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., said crews had found no leaks and continued to inspect area gas mains and services in…

August 11, 2020
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