Infrastructure

FERC’s LaFleur Hopes to ‘Make Progress’ on LNG Export Applications in 2014

FERC’s LaFleur Hopes to ‘Make Progress’ on LNG Export Applications in 2014

Noting that liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals are “significant facilities” with applications that require extensive reviews, Acting FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur said the Commission would try to act on project proposals “as quickly as we can.”

January 29, 2014

Manitoba, Upper Midwest Supply Emergency Ending

Last weekend’s natural gas supply emergency that gripped parts of the Canadian province Manitoba, as well as Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, was coming to an end Tuesday as TransCanada Pipeline crews continued working to repair sections of a Mainline lateral that were damaged by an explosion Saturday.

January 28, 2014

TransCanada Rupture Cuts Heat to Thousands

An early Saturday morning explosion and fire on a lateral of the TransCanada Mainline in Manitoba left thousands without natural gas service amid freezing temperatures and prompted the closing of some schools in the region, according to pipeline notices and media reports.

January 27, 2014

Seasonal, Regional Price Impact from Marcellus Spreading to Western Canada, Says Raymond James

A seismic shift in the Northeast natural gas market likely will lead to substantial and broad-based seasonal price differentials all the way to Western Canada, Raymond James Inc. analysts said Monday.

January 27, 2014

Dominion Limits North-South Nominations

Dominion Transmission (DTI) on Monday estimated North-to-South capacity for nominations on its system for Feb. 1 at 850,000 Dth/d. The volume may be adjusted “on a daily or periodic basis as required by operational conditions,” the company said in an informational posting.

January 27, 2014

Fossil Fuel Subsidies $500B to $1T Globally, Reports Say

The latest estimates from several sources indicate that fossil fuel subsidies globally are growing, ranging from $523 billion to more than $1.9 trillion, according to a Worldwatch Institute research fellow. Subsidy levels have rebounded back to 2008 levels, according to Philipp Tagwerker.

January 24, 2014
Supply Aggregator Challenging TransCanada-Utilities Pact

Supply Aggregator Challenging TransCanada-Utilities Pact

A 28-year-old trade alliance is breaking up over TransCanada Corp.’s program for increasing imports of natural gas from the United States into Ontario and Quebec by raising capacity on eastern legs of its Mainline.

January 24, 2014

Marcellus Production Pushes Dominion to Limit North-South Nominations

Flooded with natural gas from the Marcellus Shale and stung by the demands of this month’s repeat appearances of the polar vortex, Dominion Transmission (DTI) said it will limit north-south nominations on its system beginning no later than Feb. 1.

January 24, 2014
New England Governors Seek ISO-NE Buy-In on New Pipelines, Power Lines

New England Governors Seek ISO-NE Buy-In on New Pipelines, Power Lines

Moving forward with their agreement to work together with the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO New England) to diversify the region’s energy supply portfolio, the governors of six New England states are calling on the grid operator to provide technical support and assistance with necessary tariff filings for new electric and natural gas infrastructure.

January 23, 2014

ConEd: Nearly 1,300 Large Buildings in NYC Switched from Oil to NatGas in 2013

Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc. (ConEd), a unit of Consolidated Edison Inc., said Thursday that nearly 1,300 large buildings in New York City converted from oil to natural gas for heating purposes in 2013, a more than 50% increase over the preceding year.

January 23, 2014