Category: Natural gas

Kinder/El Paso deal gives nod to gas despite political uncertainty

Kinder Morgan/El Paso deal doubles down on natural gas despite the legislative headwinds in Congress.  More »

TransCanada: We contribute to Houston’s economy

TransCanada, seeking approval for its Keystone XL pipeline, highlighted its contributions to the area Houston economy at a weekend event.  More »

Colleges expand offerings amid natural gas boom

Shale exploration has opened up job opportunities in Ohio and colleges are offering classes to train workers.  More »

Enron castoffs became pipeline, terminal empire

Kinder Morgan’s $21.1 billion deal for El Paso Corp. may be the pinnacle of a 15-year journey that saw Rich Kinder take a handful of unwanted pipelines from Enron and build them into a booming energy empire.  More »

Pa. drilling town’s water still fouled

Three years after residents first noticed something wrong with their drinking-water wells, tanker trucks still rumble daily through this rural northeastern Pennsylvania village where methane gas courses through the aquifer and homeowners can light their water on fire. Recent testing confirms that gas continues to lurk in Dimock’s aquifer.  More »

Kinder Morgan’s bid for El Paso shows timing is everything

Kinder Morgan’s $21.1 billion offer for El Paso Corp. is awash in superlatives: one of the biggest mergers this year; the energy industry’s biggest deal in more than a year; it will create the world’s biggest pipeline network and if you put that network end to end; and it would encircle the globe three times. [...]  More »

Kinder Morgan buying El Paso Corp. for $21 billion *updated*

Kinder Morgan is buying El Paso Corp. for about $21 billion in deal that will unite two Houston pipeline powerhouses, the companies announced Sunday afternoon.  More »

EPA fires back at pipeline group’s attack on oil-and-gas emissions rule

The EPA says reduction of greenhouse gases is a “co-benefit” of a new rule aimed at reducing smog, not the primary goal.  More »

Rick Perry’s energy plan revives ‘Drill, baby, drill’

Gov. Rick Perry is set to unveil an energy plan for the country today that he says will unleash 1.2 million jobs while unlocking America’s oil, gas and coal resources. Although the Republican presidential hopeful says he can do much of this “unilaterally,” there are plenty of obstacles on Capitol Hill, in statehouses and in federal law books.  More »

Industrial demand for natural gas is down

Industrial gas use may rise 0.8 percent in 2012, the smallest gain since 2009, when consumption declined during the recession, Energy Department data show. Gas demand among manufacturers in 2012 will be 21 percent below the high reached in 1997, according to the department.  More »

Spectra CEO named to board of trade group

A natural gas and pipeline trade group appointed Spectra Energy Corp. CEO Gregory Ebel as chairman of its board.  More »

Eagle Ford production to boost state’s rainy day fund

Railroad Commission Chairwoman Elizabeth Ames Jones extolled the economic benefits of drilling in the Eagle Ford shale on Wednesday saying its production is adding significantly to state coffers.  More »