Infrastructure

Alaska Taking Stake in Gasline, LNG Project, Rethinking Gas Tax

Alaska Taking Stake in Gasline, LNG Project, Rethinking Gas Tax

The state of Alaska will be an equity partner in a pipeline and natural gas liquefaction project that would at last commercialize the state’s vast stranded natural gas resource, Gov. Sean Parnell said Friday.

January 13, 2014

15-Liter NatGas Engine Delayed, But NGVs Keep Trucking

Citing the need for more fueling infrastructure, one of nation’s major makers of natural gas engines, Cummins Inc., has decided to “pause” the development of its 15-liter spark ignition engine for at least the first six months of this year. Industry sources, however, indicate that this should not slow the development of more long-haul trucking moving to natural gas vehicles (NGV).

January 13, 2014

New Jersey Pinelands Commission Rejects Natural Gas Pipeline

The New Jersey Pinelands Commission on Friday rejected a proposal by South Jersey Gas Co. to build part of a $90 million natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands National Reserve, despite support for the project by Gov. Chris Christie, the state Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 13, 2014

Ice Road Energy Truckers Getting Permafrost Parkway to Beaufort Beaches

A revival of offshore drilling in the Arctic has emerged as an industrial user for a “roads-to-resources” development that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched this week on the Mackenzie Delta in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

January 10, 2014

Obama Orders Review of Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

President Obama on Thursday ordered his administration to conduct a comprehensive review of the nation’s energy infrastructure, an effort designed to not only address the age and capacity of the system, but also to meet the challenges posed by climate change, and cyber and physical threats.

January 10, 2014

2014 NGV Trends: Infrastructure, Technology, Global Competition

While advancements in fueling infrastructure and technology for natural gas vehicles (NGV) are expected to continue this year, one analyst also expects growing competition globally for fuel and vehicles to support an accelerated shift to NGV use in places like China.

January 9, 2014
Storage Operator Trying to Duck Market Risk, FERC Told

Storage Operator Trying to Duck Market Risk, FERC Told

A Gulf Coast natural gas storage operator’s application to abandon capacity solely due to weak market conditions is contrary to the public interest, would set a dangerous precedent if granted, and is not supported by FERC policy, the Commission was told in a Tuesday filing.

January 8, 2014

Texas LNG Project Files for Export OK

Texas LNG LLC is seeking export authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project that would send up to 2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide under tolling agreements.

January 8, 2014

As Output Rises, Infrastructure Spending Could Reach $1 Trillion in Next Decade

If shale gas production continues to increase at forecasted levels, IHS Global Inc. says investment in oil and gas midstream and downstream infrastructure could balloon to $1.15 Trillion over the next 12 years, according to a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API) released on Tuesday.

January 8, 2014

Enterprise Rethinks, Upsizes LPG Export Plan

Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to further expand its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) export terminal at Oiltanking Holding Americas Inc.’s complex on the Houston Ship Channel instead of developing a second terminal site.

January 7, 2014