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  1. API economist calls for gas pipelines to New England as winter nears

    New England consumers, who will pay much more for electricity and natural gas than their counterparts elsewhere in the US because of inadequate interstate gas pipeline capacity, are the exception to an otherwise good supply picture heading into the winter heating season, the American Petroleum Institute’s chief economist said. Consumers are expected to face colder temperatures the next few months than they did a year earlier and the US Energy Information Administration estimates that temperatures in the Northeast, Midwest, and South will be 20% lower year-to-year, Erica Bowman said. Gas and propane inventories are near or at record peaks, and heating oil stocks, which EIA expects to be higher as October ends, are at multiyear peaks, she told reporters during an Oct. 28 teleconference. “With temperatures set to drop outside, American consumers will continue to rely on gas as the most prominent energy source to heat their homes,” Bowman said. “Forty-eight percent of homes use natural gas while 37% use electricity and gas has become the leading fuel source for [power] generation this year. Ten percent of households use heating oil and propane combined.” She said the US Northeast historically has been “the poster child for high gas prices during the winter” because there are not enough pipelines there to bring the gas to market. “According to the New York Mercantile Exchange, New York City is expected to have the highest gas prices in the nation this winter, due in part to the region’s lack of gas infrastructure,” Bowman noted. It doesn’t have to be that way, Bowman noted. NYMEX projects that Spectra Energy Corp.’s proposed 1,129-mile Algonquin Gas Pipeline, which would connect the Texas Eastern Transmission and Maritimes & Northeast systems, could reduce New England’s wintertime gas prices 20% from a year ago, Bowman said. She also said that without more pipelines, the region’s rising gas demand will keep New England the country’s second-highest priced region. Higher gas prices also have raised electricity costs where power is generated increasing in gas-fired plants that don’t have access to sufficient supplies through pipelines, Bowman said. “In addition to its positive impact in utility prices, new and improved energy infrastructure will help our nation continue leading the world in the production of oil and gas and in the reduction of carbon emissions, which are near 20-year lows,” she said. Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com .

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    Mon, 31 Oct 2016

  2. Oil and Gas: Connecticut abandons review of gas pipeline proposals

    Connecticut energy officials are abandoning a review of pipeline proposals to bring more natural gas into the state and the region.

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    Fri, 28 Oct 2016

  3. Massachusetts court bars billing electricity ratepayers for new gas pipelines

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has prohibited ratepayer-funded natural gas capacity purchases by electric utilities. The Aug. 17 decision vacated a Department of Public Utilities Commission order giving it authority to approve electric utilities’ contracts for new gas pipeline capacity if ...

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    Thu, 18 Aug 2016

  4. Williams received FERC approval to expand gas pipeline capacity to Cheniere at Sabine Pass

    The Sabine Pass export terminal is currently under construction and first LNG is expected in late 2015. Once complete, the Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal will be the first large-scale LNG export facility in operation in the United States, with six LNG trains and expected nominal production ...

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    Fri, 6 Nov 2015

  1. Natural gas pipeline capacity additions in 2011

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    Mon, 20 Feb 2012

  2. Williams Partners' receives commitments for gas pipeline capacity on Sunrise Expansion

    Williams Partners expects to bring Atlantic Sunrise into service in the second half of 2017, assuming all necessary regulatory approvals are received in a timely manner.

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    Fri, 21 Feb 2014

  3. Williams seeks approval to increase Transco Leidy gas pipeline capacity

    Williams Partners’ Transco natural gas pipeline has filed an application with FERC to expand its existing Leidy Line in northern Pennsylvania.

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    Tue, 1 Oct 2013

  4. Gazprom and Turkey look into possible gas pipeline capacity increase

    Blue Stream conveys over 50 percent of all the Russian natural gas purchased by the Republic of Turkey.

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    Tue, 22 Apr 2014

  5. Renewable Energy News: States review clean energy projects for New England region

    Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50 solicitations from companies to build plants that would generate clean energy for all three states.

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    Mon, 29 Aug 2016

  6. States review clean energy projects for New England region

    The states are hoping to leverage their combined purchasing power and attract projects they possibly couldn't lure on their own

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    Tue, 30 Aug 2016

  7. India more than doubling natural gas pipeline capacity

    India plans to dramatically increase the scale of its natural gas pipelines over the course of the next few years.

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    Tue, 3 Apr 2012

  8. Williams files FERC application to expand Transco natural gas pipeline capacity

    New service from the Mid-South Expansion project would be available in two phases, subject to FERC approval. Phase 1 would increase capacity by 95,000 dekatherms per day by the fall of 2012, while Phase II would increase capacity by 130,000 dekatherms per day by the summer of 2013.

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    Tue, 2 Nov 2010

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