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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dismissing a story in Canadian media that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline is imminent, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the State Department is still reviewing the proposed project, The Hill reports.
Environmentalists plan to protest the Obama administration approval of drilling in Arctic waters when the president visits Alaska, while the state’s governor and others plan to push for more oil and gas production, National Journal reports.
Despite New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina – hailed by President Obama in a visit Thursday – the federal government is still falling short when it comes to improving flood defenses, according to an analysis from the Georgetown Climate Center, E&E reports.
Oil was rising again Friday after prices a day earlier racked up the biggest single day increase since March, 2009. U.S. benchmark crude for October delivery was up $1.56 to $44.12 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London Brent jumped $1.18 to $48.74, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Seeo – a California-based developer of electric car batteries that holds a licence for patents from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – has been acquired by international car parts company Robert Bosch, Reuters reports.
An analysis prepared for the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy -– which was funded by the American Petroleum Institute and America’s Natural Gas Alliance -– found that New England could end up paying $5.4 billion more for energy if the region fails to upgrade its infrastructure, the New Haven Register reports.
Hercules Offshore didn’t appeal a move by Nasdaq to have its stock deslisted from the exchange in the wake of its Chapter 11 filing, so the company stock – trading for 7 cents a share Thursday afternoon – is now handled in the over-the-counter market, FuelFix reports.
In the heart of Colorado’s drilling boom, Weld County saw the highest rate of job growth in the country even though the state adopted air pollution rules seen as a precursor to those under consideration at the Environmental Protection Agency, E&E reports.