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Williams CEO details regulatory hurdles, growth strategy

Oct 7, 2014

Crude oil and natural gas pipeline systems in the US are growing at a very rapid pace as new infrastructure is introduced in an effort to optimize utilization of shale resources. Williams Cos., Tulsa, is an active participant in this growth. Pres. and Chief Executive Officer Alan Armstrong talked with Oil & Gas Journal regarding regulation’s role in this process and Williams’s growth plans during the International Pipeline Conference last week in Calgary.

Planned LNG plants must consider potential permit modifications

Oct 6, 2014

Although the US Department of Energy (DOE) has so far not modified an LNG import or export permit after issuing it, it is not explicitly prohibited from doing so and the risk of future modification of DOE permits must be carefully analyzed and addressed in contract documents regarding LNG plants and terminals.

Regulations: lead or pay

Oct 6, 2014

The US Government Accountability Office Sept. 22 called on the Department of Transportation to consider making new oil and gas transportation rules as production outpaces both pipeline construction and regulations.

Gathering-line scrutiny

Oct 6, 2014

The US Department of Transportation is taking actions to improve rail safety requirements for crude oil transportation, Government Accountability Office investigators found during a recent inquiry.

US crude exports aren't simply a 'yes-no' issue, law firm forum told

Oct 6, 2014

The question of whether the US should remove restrictions on crude oil exports is so complex that it has moved beyond a simple "yes-no" issue, speakers agreed during a Sept. 23 discussion hosted by Washington law firm Arent Fox LLP.

Reworked LNG export policy should consider longer term, speaker says

Oct 6, 2014

The US should consider how a reformed LNG exports policy could help facilitate a longer-term transition to renewable and alternative energy sources, a former US Department of State official suggested.

China accelerates shale gas development

Oct 6, 2014

China began tapping into its shale gas resources as early as 1996 (Table 1). But after a 2014 government report proposed that the nation "speed up the exploration and development of shale gas resources," the revolution is getting into full swing.

Eurasian pipelines threaten LNG growth

Oct 6, 2014

Early LNG suppliers to the East Asian market, such as Malaysia and Indonesia, may be able to retain their market positions based on existing long-term contracts, but newer projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Persian Gulf states, and Mozambique could find themselves at commercial disadvantage if overland Eurasian infrastructure expansion proceeds.

US should reexamine Jones Act, Tesoro’s CEO recommends

Oct 2, 2014

Tesoro Corp. Chief Executive Officer Gregory J. Goff called for a review of the Jones Act, a federal law dating from the 1920s that requires US-produced goods moving between US ports to do so aboard US-flagged vessels.

Reworked LNG export policy should consider longer term, speaker says

Oct 1, 2014

The US should consider how a reformed LNG exports policy could help facilitate a longer-term transition to renewable and alternative energy sources, a former US Department of State official suggested.

TC PipeLines to acquire remaining interest in Bison Pipeline

Oct 1, 2014

TC PipeLines LP (TCPL) has agreed to acquire the remaining 30% interest in Bison Pipeline LLC from TransCanada Corp. for $215 million.

KMEP extends open season for Palmetto project

Oct 1, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) has extended the binding open season to solicit commitments for the proposed $1-billion Palmetto project to Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. CDT from the original end date of Sept. 30.

Gazprom, Turkey agree to expand Blue Stream capacity

Oct 1, 2014

OAO Gazprom and Turkey have agreed to expand the Blue Stream gas pipeline’s capacity to 19 billion cu m (bcm)/year from 16 bcm/year “to satisfy the growing demand of Turkish consumers.”

FERC gives Dominion approval to build Cove Point LNG export project

Sep 30, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave Dominion Cove Point LNG LP authorization to build an LNG export facility on the Chesapeake Bay near Lusby, Md., east of Washington, DC.

EPP to build processing, pipelines for Delaware basin

Sep 30, 2014

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, will build a cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Eddy County, NM, along with associated gas and NGL pipelines to handle growing production of NGL-rich natural gas in the Delaware basin.

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