Pipeline problems cost Spectra $134,500 in 2011: PHMSA

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The portion of Spectra Energy's natural gas system that contains the pipe that burst in the Arkansas River last month was last inspected four years ago, when the company was assessed a civil penalty of $134,500 for violations, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

Mexico announces underwater gas pipeline to Texas

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has announced plans for nearly $10 billion worth of electricity and natural gas infrastructure projects, including a gas pipeline under the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the port of Veracruz.

The Federal Electricity Commission said Monday that the costliest project would be the 500-mile underwater pipeline for carrying natural gas from South Texas. The pipeline is intended to go into operation in June 2018.

Williams, spurning buyout offer, sees shares surge

The Wall Street Journal

An offer from Energy Transfer Equity to buy natural gas pipeline operator Williams Cos. for $48 billion may have been 33 percent higher than Williams’ shares were trading Friday, but after the offer was rejected as too low, Williams stock surged Monday, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Greece signs deal with Russia to build gas pipeline

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia and Greece have signed a deal to build an extension of a prospective gas pipeline that would carry Russian gas to Europe through Turkey.

Russia has promised Greece hundreds of millions of dollars in transit payments yearly if it agreed to build the pipeline.

Kinder Morgan seeking customers for Ohio-Louisiana pipeline


Kinder Morgan is looking to put together a 1,100 mile pipeline to bring natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays to Gulf Coast refineries, and is soliciting contracts from producers, FuelFix reports.

Putin, Erdogan discuss gas pipeline

MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Turkey have met and discussed a proposal for a pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia to Turkey.

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saturday in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on the sidelines of the European games, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies.

Evacuations but no injuries after pipeline ruptures in Texas

CUERO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say no one is injured after a natural gas pipeline ruptured in rural South Texas, sparking a massive fire that prompted the evacuation of nearby homes.

DeWitt County Emergency Operations Center spokeswoman Peggy Fonseca says an Energy Transfer Partners pipeline ruptured near Lindenau around 8 p.m. Sunday.

PennTex Midstream launches IPO, hunts for acquisitions

Houston Business Journal

Even though the company only began trading its stock publicly today, PennTex Midstream Partners is already looking to make acquisitions, the Houston Business Journal reports.

Kinder Morgan cutting back on New England pipeline plans

The Boston Globe

Kinder Morgan says in a filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it is trimming its plans for a natural gas pipeline network in New England because of a lack of customers, The Boston Globe reports.

Pennsylvania pipeline task force greeted with industry skepticism


The head of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association says he’s worried that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will try to pack energy infrastructure opponents into his proposed new task force on natural gas pipeline siting, Platts reports.


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