Infrastructure

Enterprise Picks Houston Ship Channel for Ethane Terminal

Enterprise Products Partners LP will build its recently announced ethane export facility on the Houston Ship Channel, the partnership said Wednesday.

June 11, 2014
Local Issues Confound Arizona Lateral to Mexico’s New Pipes

Local Issues Confound Arizona Lateral to Mexico’s New Pipes

With FERC steaming ahead with a potential approval later this month, Kinder Morgan’s proposed Sierrita Pipeline project for delivering natural gas to southwestern markets in the United States and high-growth power generation markets in northern Mexico appears to be stuck in local political mud in Pima County, AZ.

June 6, 2014

FERC’s Handling of Tennessee’s Northeast Upgrade Project Faulted by Appeals Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday ruled that FERC “impermissibly segmented the environmental review” of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s (TGP) Northeast Upgrade Project and remanded the case to the Commission “for further consideration of segmentation and cumulative impacts.”

June 6, 2014

Westport, Volvo Adding Variety to NGV Offerings

There is more variety on the horizon for natural gas vehicles (NGV) based on recent announcements by Westport Innovations and Volvo in providing compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) products.

June 6, 2014

Southern Company Opposed to Gulf South, Petal Merger

Southern Company, the nation’s fourth-largest electric utility, is urging FERC to reject a proposed merger between Gulf South Storage Pipeline Co. LP and Petal Gas Storage LLC, arguing that such a merger would be detrimental to its more than 4.4 million retail customers.

June 5, 2014
TransCanada Moves Ahead With 1.9 Bcf/d BC Pipe Project to Serve Kitimat LNG

TransCanada Moves Ahead With 1.9 Bcf/d BC Pipe Project to Serve Kitimat LNG

TransCanada Corp. today announced its fourth pipeline entry to serve the stack of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia. The latest proposal — named Merrick Mainline — calls for addition of a 260-kilometer (161-mile) extension to the Prince Rupert region of TransCanada’s BC and Alberta gathering network, Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), from Dawson Creek, BC.

June 4, 2014

Dominion Seeks OK for Two Appalachia-Sourced NatGas Pipeline Projects

Dominion has asked federal regulators to OK two natural gas pipeline projects — one to serve Upstate New York, the other for West Virginia — that would rely on home-based supply from the Appalachian Basin.

June 3, 2014
New York Grants Spur 12 New CNG Fueling Stations

New York Grants Spur 12 New CNG Fueling Stations

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said on Tuesday it is making $3.6 million in grants available to help nurture 12 additional fueling stations for compressed natural gas (CNG). Grant proposals are due by July 9.

May 30, 2014

Louisiana Passes Bill to Stop Coastal Damage Lawsuit Against Pipelines

A bill to kill a mega-lawsuit against the oil and gas industry for damage to Louisiana’s coastal wetlands passed the state’s legislature on Friday and was on its way to Gov. Bobby Jindal for his signature.

May 30, 2014

Repairs Completed on Oneok Viking Pipeline; Cause Still Unknown

Repairs were completed Wednesday and local natural gas utility service began to be restored in the far northwest corner of Minnesota, following a rupture and explosion Monday on a portion of Oneok Partners LP’s 24-inch diameter Viking Gas Transmission Pipeline (see Daily GPI, May 27).

May 29, 2014