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Mexican electric company to take bids on gas pipelines

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

Mexico’s state-owned electric company CFE announced it will seek private sector bids to build five natural gas pipelines in the northern part of the country, a project that could cost $2.25 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports.

British govt. proposing legal changes to aid fracking

Source: 
BBC

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s government will propose legislation to let shale gas companies run pipelines under private land without worrying about being accused of trespassing, the BBC reports.

Despite Russia tensions, South Stream pipeline tech talks continue

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

Officials from Gazprom were in Brussels Tuesday for talks about a proposed South Stream pipeline which would bring Russian gas directly into Europe, bypassing Ukraine, even though political discussions about the project were frozen after the annexation of Crimea, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Companies want 2nd big natural gas pipeline in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. and Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. said Tuesday they want to invest in a new natural gas pipeline into North Carolina that can deliver more of the cheap fuel to customers and especially to new power plants run by the country's largest electricity company.

The two Charlotte-based companies said they are shopping for proposals to build a pipeline that could start delivering fuel to Duke's electric power plants and other businesses beginning in late 2018. The companies expect to select a proposal by late this year.

Public meetings set for PA-NY gas pipeline

ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings this week to gather feedback on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Constitution Pipeline.

The 124-mile-long underground pipeline would carry natural gas from northern Pennsylvania across New York's Southern Tier to connect with other pipelines in Schoharie County serving Northeast markets.

PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A disclosure document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary said the company expects the federal government will bring criminal charges against the utility in connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion of its transmission pipeline in San Bruno.

Kentucky House rejects eminent domain for pipeline

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has passed legislation that would bar private natural gas liquid companies from using eminent domain laws to acquire property.

Companies such as the Bluegrass Pipeline project would be required to purchase land from consenting property owners before they can build on it.

Bill sponsor Rep. John Tilley, a Hopkinsville Democrat, says natural gas liquids do not provide a public service and don't qualify for eminent domain exception.

$641 billion in infrastructure needed to keep up with US energy boom

Source: 
FuelFix

Between now and 2035 spending on energy transmission infrastructure will have to accelerate, with $641 billion needed for at least 35,000 miles of pipelines, according to a study by ICF International for natural gas groups, FuelFix reports.

Insufficient pipelines boosting natural gas price in New England

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lack of pipelines into New England is making natural gas costlier, pushing up wholesale electricity prices in the region by 55 percent last year, the region's electric grid operator said Tuesday.

The average price of wholesale electric energy rose to $56.06 per megawatt hour, up from a historic low of $36.09 in 2012, ISO-New England said.

INGAA media briefing on midstream energy infrastructure investments

Washington, March 18, 2014, 9:15 am

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America briefs reporters on new report outlining midstream energy infrastructure investments needed by 2035. Rescheduled from Monday. 

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