Infrastructure

California OKs Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation

California OKs Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation

California regulators earlier this month widened the alternative transportation fuel competition by approving rules to encourage the use of biomethane, renewable natural gas (RNG), as a transportation fuel.

January 23, 2014

Prices Again Mostly Higher; Futures a Runaway Freight Train

Spot natural gas prices for Thursday delivery continued their rocket-like trajectory in Wednesday’s trading, with gains again widespread, ranging from as little as 17 cents in the Pacific Northwest to double-digit dollar gains in New England. At the close of futures trading, February had jumped 25.8 cents to $4.689, and March was higher by 19.2 cents to $4.550. March crude oil gained $1.76 to $96.73/bbl.

January 22, 2014

Alternatives Pushed for Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Lateral to Mexico

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has requested that FERC look at alternative routes for Kinder Morgan’s proposed Sierrita Pipeline Project, which is slated to connect with a new pipeline in Northern Mexico at the U.S. border. The recommendation was included in DOI’s comments on the pipeline project’s draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

January 21, 2014

Accelerator Stays Down on NGV Advances

Compressed natural gas (CNG) made more noise this month with advances in fueling technology, engines and the transit system in Phoenix, AZ, while AGL Resources liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation fuel marketing expanded into Florida.

January 21, 2014

Coal Gained on Gas Last Year in Texas, ERCOT Says

Natural gas lost a bit of ground last year in its share of the Texas power generation pie, according to data released by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator for most of the state.

January 17, 2014

Gas Storage: ‘It’s a Tough Market’

The shale gas boom has sown profits and smiles from wellhead to burner tip, but as gas prices and basis differentials have been flattened, along with traditional seasonal arbitrage, gas storage operators have been excluded from the party.

January 16, 2014

Alaska Signs Agreements for LNG Project

The state of Alaska and ExxonMobil Corp., BP plc, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada Corp. have signed a heads of agreement (HOA) for the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which would provide gas to Alaskans and be one of the largest export projects of its kind in the world.

January 16, 2014

NW Natural Gets OK to Offer CNG Service to Fleets

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Wednesday approved Portland-based NW Natural’s proposal to offer compressed natural gas (CNG) services for the first time. The service is restricted to business vehicle fleets.

January 16, 2014
U.S. Becomes Global Gas Trading Powerhouse by 2035, Says BP

U.S. Becomes Global Gas Trading Powerhouse by 2035, Says BP

The United States will be a global natural gas trading powerhouse by 2035 by which time the commodity’s market share will match that of oil and coal, BP plc’s top economist said Wednesday.

January 15, 2014

Florida’s First LNG Vehicle Fueling Station Opens

As part of a new year’s sprint along America’s Natural Gas Highway, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Florida has opened, according to California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp., which announced several other natural gas transportation advancements on Wednesday.

January 15, 2014