Natural Gas

Operators hit social media to promote natural gas pipeline projects


The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America is launching a social media campaign to explain the role that pipelines play in the United States, FuelFix reports.

Atlantic Council forum on Iran, natural gas

Washington, September 15, 2015, 12:00 pm

The Atlantic Council to hold a panel discussion on the role natural gas will play in Iran's economy as western sanctions are withdrawn as part of the P5+1 nuclear agreement.

Sabal Trail moves forward at FERC despite protests

Albany Herald

Protests by opponents of the 515-mile Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline didn’t stop the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from completing its draft environmental impact statement on the project, the Albany, Georgia Herald reports.

Thai villagers say gas drilling sickens them, ruins crops

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 100 students and villagers crowded into a northeast Thailand college forum to hear about American gas companies conducting drilling operations in their region. A lieutenant colonel and dozens of soldiers and police officers followed them in.

The armed police began photographing members of the crowd, a menacing move in a country now run by a military junta that bars protests and routinely cracks down on dissenters. Some in the audience had already viewed the military as part of the problem, since months earlier they had forced demonstrators to make way for drilling equipment.

Texas officials see no link between quakes and EnerVest disposal well


For the second time, the Texas Railroad Commission's staff has decided there is too little evidence to link Dallas-area earthquakes to wastewater disposal wells, FuelFix reports.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement photo

Feds blame blowout preventer, worker error for 2013 offshore fire

A panel of federal investigators has concluded that a 2013 loss of well control and natural gas fire in the Gulf of Mexico, 55 miles off the coast of Louisiana, was the result of employee errors and the failure of a blowout preventer used to seal the gushing well.

The report, released Thursday by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement with support from the U.S. Coast Guard, said that workers from rig owner Hercules Offshore, Inc. and drill crew from Walter Oil & Gas missed warning signs in the lead up to the leak of natural gas and fire that delayed effective response.

Ukraine, Slovakia condemn Russian gas pipeline project

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The prime ministers of Slovakia and Ukraine condemned on Thursday a recent deal to expand a pipeline that delivers natural gas directly from Russia to Germany.

After their meeting, Ukraine's Arseniy Yatsenyuk called the plan — known as Nord Stream 2 — "an anti-European and anti-Ukrainian project." He warned that the plan will threaten gas supplies for the southeastern EU countries and will lead to a higher price of gas.

Cyprus gas could reach Europe through Egypt facilities

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The head of Italian energy producer Eni says gas found in waters off Cyprus could be transported to European markets through the company's processing facilities in Egypt.

CEO Claudio Descalzi said after talks with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades Thursday that there's an "opportunity" to process Cypriot gas at the company's Damietta facility in Egypt for export to Europe.

LNG industry ‘looming disaster,’ says Chanos as he shorts Cheniere


Short-seller Jim Chanos told CNBC Wednesday he’s betting against Carl Icahn-backed Cheniere Energy -– set to start exporting LNG from its Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana in December -– because excess capacity in the industry makes it “a looming disaster.”

American Energy strikes deals to develop Australian shale


American Energy Partners, run by Aubrey McClendon, has struck deals to purchase 55 million acres in Australia to search for oil and natural gas, FuelFix reports.


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