Protesters march against PennEast pipeline

Gannett NJ

Opponents of the PennEast pipeline – which would run 114 miles, bringing shale gas from Pennsylvania into the Transco pipeline interconnection in central New Jersey – held a march and rally over the weekend, Gannett NJ reports.

Natgas pipeline from Canada restarting, says Alliance

The Wall Street Journal

Alliance Pipeline LP said it is restarting a 2,300-mile natural gas pipeline that connects Canadian gas shippers to Midwestern markets in the U.S., days after it was shut down following a release of hydrogen sulfide gas, The Wall Street Journal reports.

McClendon, Marathon teaming up on gas pipelines in Utica Shale


A new gas pipeline feeder system that will cost nearly $1 billion is in the works in Ohio’s Utica Shale, to be built by MarkWest Energy Partners—which is being purchased by Marathon’s MPLX master limited partnership—with the help of Ascent Resources—which is owned by Aubrey McClendon and The Energy & Minerals Group, FuelFix reports.

Pemex says deadly blast caused by outside work

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a gas pipeline explosion that killed five people was caused by construction workers who hit a pipeline with excavating machinery.

State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said late Tuesday the five dead were working on a construction project near the northern city of Monterrey that had nothing to do with Pemex.

Gas explosion behind oil plant in northern Mexico kills 5

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Authorities say a gas pipeline explosion and subsequent fire behind a plant run in northern Mexico by the state oil company known as Pemex has killed at least five people.

Jorge Camacho Rincon, civil defense director for the northern state of Nuevo Leon, says that emergency workers found the five bodies after the fire was controlled. The dead were not immediately identified.

US raises concerns about pipeline through forests

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has raised hundreds of concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would carve a 30-mile swath through national forests in Virginia and West Virginia.

The written comments to federal regulators question why the proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has to go through the George Washington and Monongahela national forests and raises similar worries cited by residents along the path of the 550-mile energy project.

Explosion shuts down Iran-Turkey natural gas pipeline

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's energy minister says an explosion on a natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey caused a large fire and shut down the flow of gas.

Taner Yildiz said Tuesday the explosion was in Agri province, some 15 kilometers from the Iranian border, and he suggested Kurdish rebels were to blame. He said the fire was quickly brought under control.

Maine gas pipeline proposals not cost effective: Report


A draft report from consultants hired by the Maine Public Utilities Commission found that the costs for expanding pipeline capacity to bring more natural gas into the state outweigh the benefits, Platts reports.

Northeast gas pipeline project to cost Kinder Morgan $3.3B

The Wall Street Journal

A $3.3 billion pipeline to bring shale gas into New England starting in 2018 has been approved by Kinder Morgan’s board, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Problems for Black Sea pipeline project as Gazprom ditches contractor

The New York Times

News Thursday that Gazprom has canceled its contract with Italian firm Saipem to lay pipe under the Black Sea appears to be a setback for Russia’s plans to build a major gas pipeline to Europe through Turkey, The New York Times reports.


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