Infrastructure

Mackenzie Gas Project Floundering Amid Low Gas Prices

Mackenzie Gas Project Floundering Amid Low Gas Prices

While natural gas prices languish, cost hurdles confronting Canada’s dormant arctic production and pipeline scheme are still on the rise.

December 27, 2013
Roll CNG: Colorado Puts $30M Federal Grant into NGVs

Roll CNG: Colorado Puts $30M Federal Grant into NGVs

Colorado plans to use a $30 million Federal Highway Administration congestion mitigation and air quality grant to open 30 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and access up to 1,000 additional natural gas vehicles (NGV).

December 26, 2013

Regulators Give Thumbs-Up to Vermont Gas Expansion Project

State regulators have approved an application from Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) for Phase 1 of its Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project (ANGP), which would extend service to the towns of Monkton, Ferrisburgh, Vergennes, New Haven, Bristol, Middlebury and East Middlebury in Addison County, the South Burlington, VT-based utility said.

December 26, 2013

Louisiana Adds Potential Ethane Cracker to Its Gas-Inspired Building Boom

Axiall Corp. has chosen Louisiana as the site for a potential world-scale ethane cracker that would be built by the company and a joint venture partner in conjunction with a related ethylene derivatives plant.

December 24, 2013

SoCalGas Gets OK to Provide CNG Service to Customers

Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has won approval from California regulators to implement a retail rate for providing compressed natural gas (CNG) for customers using it in transportation or other applications.

December 24, 2013
Regency Building Texas Presence with Two Deals Worth $1.6B

Regency Building Texas Presence with Two Deals Worth $1.6B

Regency Energy Partners LP is picking up the midstream business of Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP in a $1.3 billion deal. Combined with Regency’s planned acquisition of PVR Resources, the Eagle Rock assets will diversify its exposure in East and South Texas as well as the Texas Panhandle. A smaller deal, also announced Monday, aims to grow Regency’s presence in the Delaware Basin in West Texas.

December 23, 2013

Sawgrass Bows to Shale Flood, Shelves Louisiana Storage Project

In a tacit acknowledgement that the prolific Marcellus Shale has significantly lessoned the need for natural gas storage in the Gulf region, Sawgrass Storage LLC has asked FERC to vacate a previously issued certificate to convert a depleted natural gas reservoir in northern Louisiana to an interstate gas storage facility.

December 23, 2013

CPUC Slams PG&E with $14M Fine, OKs Higher Pipe Pressure

California regulators on Thursday applied both the carrot and the stick to Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) natural gas pipeline operations.

December 23, 2013
Northern Gateway OK Bodes Well for Canada’s LNG Projects

Northern Gateway OK Bodes Well for Canada’s LNG Projects

Industry won a hotly contested test case of ability to build pipelines and tanker ports in sensitive Canadian territory when federal authorities Thursday approved a new oilsands conduit from Alberta to the northern Pacific Coast of British Columbia (BC).

December 20, 2013

Centrica Unit Selling Three Gas-Fired Generators in Texas

Centrica plc North American subsidiary Direct Energy will sell three natural gas-fired power stations in Texas to The Blackstone Group LP for $685 million in cash, the UK utility said Wednesday.

December 20, 2013