Natural Gas

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan gets credit warning


A day after Kinder Morgan moved to take half ownership of debt-ridden Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, its credit outlook was shifted to negative by Moody’s, signaling a possible future downgrade, FuelFix reports.

Alaska now equal partner in LNG project, completing TransCanada buyout

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says the debt-ridden state’s $65 million purchase of TransCanada’s share in a major LNG project is the best “get-well card,” the Alaska Dispatch News reports.

Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace

MOSCOW (AP) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated further on Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.

Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in the east brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. The fighting between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in eastern Ukraine killed more than 8,000 people and left parts of Ukraine's industrial heartland in ruins. Ukraine still has no access to the territories under rebel control as well as hundreds of kilometers of the Ukrainian border with Russia.

Mist to mask bad odor from uncontrolled gas leak: SoCalGas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues — possibly for three more months — to plug the well.

Southern California Gas Company officials told county supervisors Tuesday that the substance is safe and would neutralize the rotten-egg smell that has led to more than 660 complaints by residents to the air board about nausea, headaches and dizziness.

Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A utility company trying to stop a massive month-long natural gas leak says it intends to use a solution to mask the stench that is making residents ill in an area of Los Angeles.

Southern California Gas Co. officials told county supervisors Tuesday the substance is safe and would neutralize the rotten-egg smell that has led to more than 660 complaints to the air board.

FERC has full application for Northeast gas project


The paperwork for the Northeast Energy Direct project—Kinder Morgan's $5 billion pipeline to move natural gas from the Marcellus Shale to the Northeast—has advanced from pre-filing to full application status at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, E&E reports.

Russia threatens gas cut off to Ukraine over debts

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says Russia will cut off gas supply to Ukraine "today or tomorrow" over unpaid deliveries.

Russia resumed gas supplied to Ukraine less than two months ago after the two countries signed a deal ensuring supplies through March next year.

crane on hillside at SoCalGas field
Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP

LA County residents to speak on sick-making natural gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of Los Angeles County residents who say an uncontrolled leak from a massive natural gas storage field is making them sick plan to speak at a county Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday and demand a full investigation of the leak, its causes and possible solutions.

The planned testimony comes as the leak near Porter Ranch has persisted for a month.

Cheniere VP speaks at Natural Gas Roundtable

Washington, November 24, 2015, 12:00 pm

Cheniere Vice President of Finance Tarek Souki to speak at the American Gas Association's Natural Gas Roundtable on the outlook for liquefied natural gas expeorts.

Cyprus: Energy deal boosts plans to export gas to Egypt

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A move by British oil and gas company BG International to buy a stake in Cyprus' offshore mineral deposits is an important step forward for the country's plans to supply Egypt with natural gas, the east Mediterranean island's energy minister said Monday.

Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said U.S. company Noble Energy has cut a deal with BG International for a 35 percent stake in an area, or block, where a field estimated to contain more than 4 trillion cubic feet of gas has been found.


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