Infrastructure

Despite ‘Unlikely’ Benefits, Maine Will Consider Backing Pipeline Expansions

Regulators with the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) said the state’s electricity customers were “unlikely” to benefit from a provision to invest $75 million a year on natural gas pipeline expansions, but want to proceed anyway and will consider various expansion proposals on a case-by-case basis.

October 6, 2014

Global Effort Proposed for Onshore Gas, Oil Pipeline Corrosion

The kind of pipeline corrosion caused by microbes in the soil is a serious threat to onshore oil and natural gas systems and needs to be addressed by a global joint industry project, according to DNV GL, a global maritime and oil/gas safety consulting and accreditation organization.

October 2, 2014

Methane Mitigation Businesses Boosting U.S. Jobs Prospects

Surging U.S. natural gas supplies not only are increasing employment in the energy patch, but the boom has opened the door to prospects in the methane mitigation business, according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

October 2, 2014

Natural Gas Processing Keeping Pace With Production, Analysts Find

Analysts with Wells Fargo Securities LLC said natural gas processing capacity has been keeping pace with the significant growth of gas production in the United States, especially since the shale revolution.

October 2, 2014

Maine Governor Urges FERC to Address New England ‘Energy Crisis’

Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Monday asked FERC to address electricity prices in New England, which he said are poised to increase 37% this winter compared with winter 2013-2014.

September 30, 2014

Plans Unveiled for Gulf LNG, CNG Transportation Center

Tenaska NG Fuels LLC (TNG Fuels) and Waller Marine Inc. have agreed to develop and operate Louisiana’s first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge corridor of the Mississippi River with access to the Gulf of Mexico, the companies said Tuesday.

September 30, 2014

New Engine Advances Unveiled for NGVs

Vancouver, BC-based Westport Innovations led a series of engine advances for natural gas vehicles (NGV) that were unveiled in September, introducing its newest proprietary technology, a first generation of an enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas engine aimed at the medium-duty truck market.

September 26, 2014

Cause Identified for EOG NatGas Tank Fire

On a preliminary basis, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that an electric arc may have sparked a flash fire that killed a maintenance worker at a natural gas storage tank in Wyoming. Investigations continued at the site on Friday.

September 26, 2014

Joint Online Water Monitoring Debuts in Colorado

An Internet-based groundwater monitoring technology was introduced in Colorado Wednesday in a joint effort by a university researcher, major oil/natural gas operator, environmental group and the state.

September 25, 2014

National Grid, NYC Partner on Utility Distribution of Biogas

National Grid is beginning the design and construction phase of a purification system to convert biogas from New York City’s Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant into renewable natural gas for residential and commercial use.

September 25, 2014