Natural Gas

Major move for Marcellus pipeline as PennEast files with FERC


PennEast has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build a pipeline to transport natural gas from the Marcellus Shale into New Jersey,  NPR reports.

CSIS forum on the global LNG market

Washington, September 25, 2015, 10:00 am

The Center for Strategic and International Studies to hold a discussion on the international liquefied natural gas market and how low prices are affecting efforts to export.

EU: Russia-Ukraine talks on gas supplies to resume

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia and Ukraine will resume talks Friday aimed at trying to clinch a deal guaranteeing that Ukraine will receive shipments of Russian natural gas this winter.

The European Union, which is hosting the negotiations, announced Thursday that Russia's minister for energy and Ukraine's minister for energy and coal industries will meet in Brussels.

Second U.S. probe of Total gas trades, company looking to settle

The Wall Street Journal

Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne says his company is negotiating to settle an investigation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission into some of its market trades, and is willing to settle with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as well, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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EPA hears widely different views on methane emission threat

DENVER (AP) — Over-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, an energy industry representative told the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.

However, a former Colorado air quality official countered that such controls would be a cost-effective way to fight climate change.

NY gel fracking project to get October hearing

Ithaca Times

A community in New York has set an October public hearing to examine the Snyder Farm Group project, which is proposing to get around the state ban on hydraulic fracturing by using a gel instead of water in the natural gas drilling process, the Ithaca Times reports.

FERC: Total manipulated natgas market in Southwest

The Wall Street Journal

Money losing natural gas purchases made by Total SA between 2009 and 2012 were intended to move prices to help the company make money on some of its other trading positions, according to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allegations, The Wall Street Journal reports.

LNG exports: Cheniere nails another French deal


Cheniere Energy says its new deal to send 89 trillion British thermal units of liquefied natural gas to Electricite de France SA from Sabine Pass in 2017-18 brings its total sales thus far to 340 trillion BTUs, Bloomberg reports.

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Report paints bullish picture for residential natural gas growth

Despite increased building and appliance efficiency and federal projections to the contrary, natural gas distribution is well positioned to continue growing in the coming decades, an industry group says in a new report.

The analysis, unveiled Monday by the American Gas Association, which represents more than 200 natural gas companies, examined eight trends in the residential gas sector, including a greater number of households and appliances powered by natural gas, expanded distribution infrastructure and potential for greenhouse gas reductions.

USEA hearing on global LNG exports

Washington, September 22, 2015, 10:30 am

The United States Energy Association to hold a forum on the state of the global liquefied natural gas exports and the role the U.S. can play. Christopher Goncalves, managing director and co-chair of BRG’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice, to speak.


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