Natural Gas

Pipeline builders halting Kentucky project

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two energy companies are halting a massive underground pipeline project for Kentucky that drew heavy opposition from residents and environmentalists.

Williams Co. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners said in a web posting Monday that they were not able to assemble a large enough customer base for the natural gas liquids that would be delivered by the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.

Small fire continues to burn at Wyoming gas plant

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A small fire burned at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant Monday, five days after an explosion forced the evacuation of a nearby town and shut down the facility.

The fire has shrunk considerably since the blast and workers at the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams Partners facility were allowing the blaze to burn to consume remaining gases, according to a company spokesman.

"It's completely under our control. It's not damaging any equipment," said the spokesman, George Angerbauer. "We have personnel on site who are assessing the rest of the facility to determine operability and what it will take to get us back up and running."

House Energy and Commerce business meeting on LNG exports, efficiency bills

Washington, April 29, 2014, 4:00 pm

House Energy and Commerce Committee begins business meeting on H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, and efficiency bills. Opening statements only, votes to be held Wednesday.

House Energy and Commerce business meeting on LNG exports, efficiency bills

Washington, April 30, 2014, 10:00 am

House Energy and Commerce Committee holds business meeting on H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, and efficiency bills. Follows opening statements on Tuesday.

EU, Ukraine to ink gas deal

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

Representatives of Slovak pipeline operator Eustream and Ukrainian operator Ukrtransgaz are set to sign an agreement Monday on sending gas from the EU into Ukraine, after hammering out terms over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal reports.

New England’s gas problem: Paying for pipeline capacity

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

There’s general agreement that more pipeline capacity is needed to bring natural gas into New England, but one big problem is how to pay for it, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Associated Press

Congress back, set to tackle tax breaks, LNG legislation

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill after a two-week recess ready to resume work on election-year priorities, including support for natural gas exports, while the House's tax chairman starts moving on expired tax breaks.

The scheduled business meeting on Tuesday by the House Ways and Means Committee will take up bills to make permanent six tax breaks, including the basic and energy research tax credit that would be worth $155.5 billion over 10 years.

Gas pipeline to Sabine Pass for exports to cost Williams Partners $300M

Source: 
FuelFix

A pipeline to carry natural gas from Texas to a Sabine Pass facility planned for LNG exports will cost Williams Partners $300 million, FuelFix reports.

Explosion rocks small town in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — A big explosion and fire destroyed three buildings, damaged several others, sent debris flying for blocks and jolted people awake early Friday in a Washington town, firefighters and North Bend residents said.

About the only good news was the time — 3:45 a.m. — when few people were in the business district of the Cascades foothills town about 30 miles east of Seattle.

"We are very, very fortunate that it happened in the early morning. If it was two hours later, the street would have been very busy," said Josie Williams, public information officer for Eastside Fire and Rescue.

Oil

US rig count up 30 to 1,861

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 30 this week to 1,861.

The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,534 rigs were exploring for oil and 323 for gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,754 active rigs.

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