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FERC approves Transco natural gas pipeline expansion

Nov 22, 2013

Williams Partners LP has received approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $300 million Transco Virginia Southside expansion for service to Dominion’s 1,358-Mw facility in Brunswick County, Va. The gas-fired, electric power-generation plant will replace generating capacity from retiring coal-fired plants, Tulsa-based Williams said.

NEB: Canadian LNG exports possible in 2019

Nov 22, 2013

With production of natural gas expected to grow from shales and other tight formations, Canada should be able to export LNG beginning in 2019, says the National Energy Board.

US natural gas exports into Mexico to continue growth

Nov 19, 2013

Natural gas imports into Mexico from the US—its largest supplier—increased 24% to 1.69 bcfd in 2012, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration cited by Mayer Brown Practices in a legal update on US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permitting of NET Mexico Pipeline Partners LLC’s cross-border gas export project.

Alaska releases study of proposed LNG project’s commercial aspects

Nov 19, 2013

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources released a study of the commercial aspects of a proposed LNG export project the three major North Slope oil and gas producers and TransCanada Corp. are pursuing.

Business seen driving Europe's use of Russian gas

Nov 18, 2013

Europe's growing dependence on Russian natural gas since the 1990s was more a series of business decisions than geopolitical maneuvers, a Harvard Business School international management professor said.

Freeport given conditional nod to export LNG to non-FTA countries

Nov 15, 2013

The US Department of Energy has conditionally green-lighted Freeport LNG Expansion LP and FLNG Liquefaction LLC to export additional volumes of domestically produced liquefied natural gas to countries without a Free Trade Agreement with the US from the Freeport LNG Terminal in Quintana Island, Tex.

Chevron monitoring Milford, Tex., rupture site

Nov 15, 2013

Chevron Pipeline Co. continues to depressurize the West Texas LPG pipeline that ruptured and ignited Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. CST near Milford, Tex. The fire continues to decrease in size as residual product is flared and burned-off. Chevron continues to monitor a nearby 14-in. OD LPG pipeline and is in the process of removing product from it and depressurizing it.

Phillips 66 unit extends Cross-Channel Connector open season

Nov 15, 2013

Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips 66, is extending its open season deadline for the Cross-Channel Connector project to Dec. 12. The extension comes at the request of shippers who want more time to evaluate the project.

West Texas LPG Pipeline explodes in Milford, Tex.

Nov 14, 2013

The 10-in. OD West Texas LPG Pipeline operated by Chevron Pipeline Co. in partnership with Atlas Pipeline Partners LP ruptured at 9:40 a.m. local time and sparked a large fire in rural Milford, Tex., about 50 miles south of Dallas. Fire crews were letting the fire burn itself out, with local officials estimating this would take roughly 24 hr.

Moniz urged to next approve Jordan Cove LNG export permit

Nov 14, 2013

US Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and 11 other members of the 113th Congress from Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming urged US Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz to approve the application of a proposed LNG export terminal on Oregon’s coast next.

CNOOC subsidiary considers LNG development in British Columbia

Nov 14, 2013

CNOOC Ltd.’s wholly owned subsidiary Nexen Energy ULC has reached an agreement with British Columbia to examine the viability of building an LNG plant and export terminal at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert.

Redford sees rail problems entering the Keystone XL debate

Nov 13, 2013

Some US officials raised greenhouse gas concerns as increasing amounts of Alberta’s heavy crude oil move by rail while approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s cross-border permit continues to be delayed, Premier Allison Redford said after concluding her fifth Washington visit to lobby for the project.

ExxonMobil gets 90-day extension to file Pegasus repair plan

Nov 13, 2013

The US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) granted ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. a 90-day extension to submit a plan to repair its 20-in. OD, 848-mile Pegasus crude oil pipeline. Pegasus ruptured Mar. 29 near Mayflower, Ark., about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock, releasing an estimated 5,000 bbl.

CNOOC ups ownership to 50% of CSG-LNG Queensland project

Nov 12, 2013

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) will move to a 50% interest in Train 1 of the Queensland Curtis Island coal seam gas-LNG project, operated by BG Group.

ExxonMobil, BHP get environmental nod for Scarborough LNG scheme

Nov 12, 2013

ExxonMobil Corp. and BHP Billiton’s proposed plan to develop the Scarborough natural gas field discovery on the Exmouth plateau offshore Western Australia has received conditional approval from Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

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