US places near-record volumes of natgas in storage

The amount of stored working natural gas at Oct. 31, was 37 billion cubic feet higher than the previous five-year end-of-October average, according to Energy Information Administration data. Natural gas in storage in 2019 went from a relatively low volume of 1.16 trillion cubic feet at April 1, to 3.72 Tcf at Oct. 31, due

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Volume of working gas placed in storage shrinks

The volume of working gas injected into underground storage slowed to the smallest amount in seven months in the latest weekly survey by the Energy Information Administration, Kallanish Energy calculates. For the week ended Nov. 1, just 34 billion cubic feet of working gas was placed into storage — the smallest amount since 25 Bcf

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Sound Bite Green Policies Don’t Reduce Emissions; Natural Gas Does

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Natural gas has reduced emissions in a big way, but sound bite energy policies focused solely on renewables haven’t says PA Democrat Senator John Yudichak. Democrat State Senator John Yudichak represents Carbon and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania. He is a staunch friend of the trades and a fan

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WhiteWater Midstream expanding Agua Blanca system

Joint venture partners WhiteWater Midstream, MPLX LP, along with lead investor in the Agua Blanca pipeline system First Infrastructure Capital, this morning announced a positive final investment decision to expand the Delaware Basin Agua Blanca system. The expansion includes a 42-inch trunkline that more than doubles system capacity to over 3 billion cubic feet per day

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Green Goblins of Political Correctness Set Up New England for Icy Fall

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  What’s happening in Rhode Island should be a warning to all of New England; you are headed for an icy fall with respect the energy you need to keep warm. Rhode Island is a state where the green goblins of political correctness hold full sway and determine policy.

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Shale Support to expand Shale Rail partnership

Shale Support Global Holdings, a provider of frac-sand and logistics services to the oil and gas industry, has signed an extension to continue working with Shale Rail as the exclusive supply company for a Bradford County, Pennsylvania, frac sand storage facility. In an effort to better serve the Marcellus Shale play, Shale Rail released plans to

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The Carlyle Group exits Corpus oil terminal project

The Carlyle Group, an international private equity/investment firm and the entity behind efforts to build a $1 billion crude oil export terminal at Harbor Island, Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, is pulling out of the project. The Washington, D.C.-based company said in a statement it’s dissolved its relationship with The Berry Group, Kallanish Energy finds.  The

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Federal judge to rule on Ohio referendum petitions

The effort to overturn nuclear bailout legislation in Ohio is now in the hands of a federal judge, Kallanish Energy reports. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, the group that had been circulating petitions against House Bill 6 that would aid two nuclear power plants in Ohio owned by FirstEnergy Solutions, filed a lawsuit seeking more time

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Enterprise to further expand midland to Echo system

Enterprise Products Partners has announced it has long-term agreements that support additional expansion of the Midland to Echo crude oil pipeline system. The midstreaming giant will build a pipeline that connects the partnership’s 6-million-barrel (Mmbbl) Midland, Texas, storage facility to its Echo Terminal through its Eagle Ford system in South Texas. This line will have

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Eco-Energy buys gathering/processing/terminal assets

Tennessee-based biofuel company Eco-Energy has acquired the Stone Mountain gathering pipeline system, Stone Mountain processing facility and the Stone Mountain rail terminal from Continuum Energy Services for an undisclosed price. The Stone Mountain gathering system is made of up over 600 miles of gathering pipelines that span Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, Kallanish Energy learns. The

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Cheniere’s Train 2 at Corpus Christi substantially complete

Cheniere Energy has announced that Train 2 at Corpus Christi, Texas, has reached substantial completion, Kallanish Energy reports. That was reached last week at the liquefaction/export facility, the company said on Tuesday. Commissioning is complete and Cheniere’s Epc partner Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals Inc. has turned Train 2 over to Cheniere. Texas-based Cheniere has

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Four dead in India’s ONGC fire

Four people died in a fire that occurred Tuesday at a facility operated by Indian state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), Kallanish Energy learns. Three individuals were fire personnel of the police arm of the Central Industrial Security Force, while the fourth person was a resident production superintendent at the Uran Plant in Mumbai.

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Plains gives up on pipeline steel surcharge

U.S. pipeline operator Plains All American has abandoned a plan to institute a surcharge to offset Section 232 steel tariffs for its new Cactus II Pipeline, following objections by ConocoPhillips and Encana, according to regulatory documents secured by Kallanish, sister publication of Kallanish Energy. The proposed tariff would have been $0.05/barrel on its 670,000 barrels

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Federal court blocks pipeline construction in western Maryland

The U.S. District Court of Maryland this week blocked construction of a pipeline under state-owned land in western Maryland, agreeing with Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh that Columbia Gas Transmission should not be allowed to move forward with the project. Columbia Gas filed its lawsuit May 17 after the Maryland Board of Public Works

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EQM stops work on portion of Mountain Valley line

EQM Midstream Partners told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission via letter last week the company would stop some work on the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews permits. In the letter, EQM said it was voluntarily suspending new work on Mountain Valley in

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