Infrastructure

Pace of North American NGV Market Slows, Volvo Says

The pace of development of the alternative fuel vehicle market has slowed, prompting Volvo Trucks to cut back on its development efforts in the natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector.

October 10, 2014
Clean Energy Adds Heavy-Duty Fueling Deal

Clean Energy Adds Heavy-Duty Fueling Deal

California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Texas-based Dillon Transport have inked a multi-year fueling agreement and plan to open three more compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations.

October 9, 2014

Dominion Sets Terms for Cove Point Midstream MLP Offering

Dominion Resources Inc. announced terms earlier this week for its midstream master limited partnership (MLP), which would own the Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Maryland. Dominion said it expects to raise more than $400 million in an initial public offering (IPO).

October 9, 2014
NGV Technology Advances Coming, Says Westport Exec

NGV Technology Advances Coming, Says Westport Exec

Technology advances for natural gas vehicles (NGV) and traditional gasoline-powered engines are likely to push NGVs to become 10-15% of some transportation segments, such as heavy duty (HD) vehicles, by 2020, according to the chief technology officer (CTO) of Vancouver, BC-based Westport Innovations.

October 8, 2014

Henry Who? Mexico Still Searching For a Hub

The prospect for substantial U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and additional pipeline supplies being exported to Mexico raises questions about pricing mechanisms and the role of the Henry Hub, but it is still too early to determine what role, if any, Henry will have south of the border, an energy consultant with ICF International said Tuesday in Los Angeles.

October 8, 2014

Hedge Fund Agrees to Build New Pipeline to Replace Midla

In a development that could defuse the uproar over the proposed abandonment of the Midla pipeline system, and possibly give a boost to embattled U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) prospects for reelection, a Boston-based hedge fund has agreed to a preliminary deal to build a new natural gas pipeline to replace Midla.

October 8, 2014

California Drought Means Less Hydro, More Gas-Fired Power

With 58% of California now in exceptional drought conditions, the state’s source of hydroelectric power is down sharply, while reliance on natural gas-fired generation and renewables increased steadily during a dry period stretching back to 2011.

October 7, 2014

Judge Rules Against Louisiana’s Attempt to Block Coastal Damage Lawsuit Against Pipelines

A state judge in Louisiana has ruled that a law passed earlier this year by the state’s legislature that prohibits state agencies and local governments from filing lawsuits against the oil and gas industry for damage to coastal wetlands does not apply to its main target, the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E).

October 7, 2014
Vector Proposes NatGas Mainline Expansion to Carry Appalachia Supplies

Vector Proposes NatGas Mainline Expansion to Carry Appalachia Supplies

Vector Pipeline LP is holding an open season for capacity that would potentially double its 1.3 Bcf/d pipeline, which now carries supplies between the Chicago Hub and the Dawn, ON, storage hub. The project, which would also retrofit the pipeline for bidirectional flow, would catch some of the burgeoning Appalachian Basin natural gas by accessing other pipelines.

October 7, 2014
Texas Boasts $174M in NGVs, Fueling Statewide

Texas Boasts $174M in NGVs, Fueling Statewide

Like other areas of the country with plentiful supplies, Texas is cashing in on natural gas use in vehicles and the fueling infrastructure that goes with them. The Railroad Commission of Texas reported that to date there has been $174 million invested in natural gas vehicles (NGV) and fueling stations to support them in the state.

October 6, 2014