(U.S. Energy Information Administration)

U.S. natural gas imports reach lowest level in 28 years

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Domestic natural gas production has hit record highs during the ongoing shale boom, and the low natural gas prices have played a role in replacing imports. Nearly 98 percent of natural gas imports came from Canada, but Canadian natural gas represented 7 percent of total U.S. natural gas consumption last year, which was down from 11 percent in 2009, according to the EIA.

EIA: Gasoline still dominates, but other fuels have grabbed their biggest share of U.S. transportation in decades

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America’s transportation today is running on the largest share of non-petroleum energy since 1954, according to an analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The Deepwater Millennium drillship  works on an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. project in the Rovuma Basin off the coast of Mozambique. (Anadarko Petroleum Corp.)

Anadarko picks contractors on major LNG project

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Anadarko chose CB&I, both of which are headquartered in The Woodlands, as part of CB&I’s CCS engineering and construction joint venture with Japan-based Chiyoda Corp. and Italy-based Saipem.
A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker operated by Energy Advance Co., a unit of Tokyo Gas Co., is moored at the company's Sodegaura plant in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, March 22, 2012. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

Texas LNG export project quickly advances with new CB&I contracts

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NextDecade contracted with CB&I — both companies are headquartered in The Woodlands — to conduct the front-end engineering and design and to determine the project’s engineering, procurement and construction terms. The terms of the deal are not being released.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Oil rigs extend losses into 23rd week

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Oil producers found seven more rigs to set aside, as the industry slowdown continued into May.
Work has started to prepare a site in Oklahoma City for a new gas-to-liquids plant that will convert landfill gas into petroleum products. (Envia Energy)

Houston-area companies break ground on landfill gas-to-diesel project

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Construction will begin soon on the first of a series of gas-to-liquids plants under development by an array of Houston-based companies to produce petroleum products from landfill gas.
(Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

Natural gas prices rise on inventory data

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The Energy Department says natural gas in storage grew by 111 billion cubic feet for the week ending last Friday.
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Rebuilding the Nation’s Aging Energy Network

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Once the envy of the modern world, the nation’s infrastructure system now works overtime just to keep up with the growing needs of the energy grid. While many understand the need for continued investment in roads and bridges, the same cannot be easily said of the nation’s aging energy infrastructure. This network of pipelines, highways, […]
Rep. Jim Keffer

Commentary: HB 3749: The Year’s Most Important Legislation for Gas Utility Customers

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The Houston Chronicle this week has highlighted what is likely the year’s most important state legislation for gas utility customers. House Bill 3749, by state Rep. Jim Keffer, will help ensure that Texas cities continue having a voice to defend their citizens against unwarranted gas utility rate hikes. A key legislative committee approved the bill last […]
(Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg)

Guest commentary: America’s new and improved energy mix

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Demand for alternative energy sources is untethered from oil and natural gas prices, the writers argue.