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Watching Government: Solving gas-electric mismatches

Feb 4, 2013

It's widely recognized that more natural gas will be used to generate electricity in the US. Accomplishing this won't necessarily be easy, however. The devil, as always, is in the details.

Enbridge gets Michigan approval to replace Line 6B

Feb 1, 2013

Enbridge Energy Partners LP received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to construct and operate a replacement to its Line 6B pipeline running between Griffith, Ind., and Marysville, Mich.

Pipeline inspection, response flaws still exist, Senate panel told

Jan 30, 2013

A Dec. 11, 2012, natural gas pipeline explosion in Sissonville, W.Va., shows that work still needs to be done to inspect older lines, install automatic or remotely operated shutoff valves, and improve control room personnel’s responses, federal regulators told a US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee field hearing in Charleston.

Griffiths Energy eyes southern Chad oil production start

Jan 29, 2013

Griffiths Energy International Inc., Calgary, said it could begin pipeline shipments of oil from wells in southern Chad in the third quarter of 2013.

Columbia Gas Transmission to spend $1.5 billion on upgrades

Jan 28, 2013

NiSource's Columbia Gas Transmission will spend roughly $1.5 billion over the next 5 years on system upgrades. These expenditures are covered by a customer settlement approved by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Senators urge Obama to promptly approve Keystone XL pipeline

Jan 24, 2013

A bipartisan group of US senators urged US President Barack Obama to quickly approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project now that Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) has approved its new route across the state (OGJ Online, Jan. 22, 2013).

TAP completes ESIA, concludes shareholder agreement

Jan 23, 2013

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on Jan. 21 submitted its environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the Albanian section of the proposed natural gas pipeline to Albania’s national licensing center.

Nebraska governor approves Keystone XL pipeline’s new route

Jan 22, 2013

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) notified US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton that he has approved the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s new route across the state.

CNPC to build Jiangsu-to-Shanghai gas pipeline

Jan 17, 2013

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has signed a cooperation framework agreement with Shenergy Group and Yangkou Port Co. Ltd. to build the Rudong-Haimen-Chongming natural gas pipeline. The 89.5-km pipeline will deliver 2.4 billion cu m/year from Jiangsu province to Chongming Island in Shanghai.

PetroChina lets compression contract for WEPP 3 line

Jan 17, 2013

PetroChina let a compression contract for its Third West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP 3) to Rolls-Royce.

TAQA starts process to restore N. Sea Brent oil line flows

Jan 17, 2013

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA) has begun restoring the flow of an estimated 80,000 b/d of crude oil in the Brent pipeline system following a precautionary pipeline shutdown because of a hydrocarbon release into a platform leg on the Cormorant Alpha platform, which remains shutin.

Study finds more delays in non-FERC federal gas pipeline permits

Jan 16, 2013

Project permits from federal agencies other than the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are taking interstate pipelines longer to obtain since passage of the 2005 Energy Policy Act, a new study by the INGAA Foundation found.

North Sea Cormorant platform incident shuts down Brent pipeline system

Jan 16, 2013

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA) shut down Cormorant Alpha platform in the northern UK North Sea and the Brent System pipeline infrastructure extending through the platform as a precaution following a hydrocarbon release into one platform leg.

Chevron advances Cabinda-ALNG pipeline

Jan 15, 2013

Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd., a Chevron Corp. subsidiary, has completed pipe-end measurement of 19,402 20-in. and 22-in. OD joints for its Congo River Crossing Pipeline project.

Canada Natural Resources Minister 'welcomes' Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Jan 11, 2013

Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, noted strengthened environmental protections introduced by the Canadian government regarding transport of its energy resources as part of remarks welcoming Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.

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