Construction of the Enbridge Crude Oil Pipeline In Illinois

Texas company to build pipeline to Mexico

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Brandon Seale, president of Howard Energy Mexico, said there is “strong interest from Eagle Ford producers” in the pipeline because at present the natural gas they produce must take an indirect route from Texas coastal ports to Mexico.
Gregory Ebel, President and CEO of Spectra Energy, talks about the Texas Eastern Transmission which has 9,200 miles of pipeline connecting the Gulf Coast to Northeast United States on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Houston.  Gregory Ebel, President and CEO of Spectra Energy, is featured in a Business Q&A  ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Houston operator of ruptured gas pipeline fined in 2011 inspection

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Spectra Energy was cited during the 2011 inspection for three violations, including failure to inspect sections of pipe for corrosion, and was required to pay a civil penalty of $134,500, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Williams exploring options after rejecting possible acquisition

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Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams said it was offered an unsolicited, all-equity deal worth $64 per share.
An artist rendering of Cheniere Energy's proposed LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi.

Kinder Morgan LNG export project applies for FERC approval

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Kinder Morgan is seeking Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the $8 billion LNG export project near Pascagoula, Mississippi. The applicants are seeking FERC approval no later than June 17, 2016.
(Lucas Schifres/Bloomberg)

Natural gas futures fall despite bullish inventory news

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. storage grew by 89 billion cubic feet during the week ending June 12, to a total of 2.43 trillion cubic feet.
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Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

Fees for oil field drillers plummeted amid the crude crash, federal data shows

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index that tracks the costs oil and natural gas firms are receiving for goods and services found that drilling rates, which represent service fees for contractors to drill oil and gas wells, dipped by 19.6 percent from June 2014 to May 2015. Oil and gas prices measured by the Producer Price Index fell by 49 percent during the same timeframe.
(Lucas Schifres/Bloomberg)

OSHA says open-flame heater caused gas rig fire that killed three Oklahoma workers

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Records indicate that the company, Dan D Drilling, was cited in June 2013 for allowing the use of an open-flame heater on one of its rigs. Dan D Drilling received 10 OSHA violations and faces penalties.
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Judge demands explanation for three-decade delay on energy lease

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A frustrated U.S. District Judge Richard Leon called the delay “troubling” and a “nightmare” during a recent court hearing.
A drilling rig in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pennsylvania wants record fine against Texas drilling firm

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A state department says methane was detected in private water supplies and a stream following drilling and hydraulic fracturing at a Lycoming County site in 2011. It cited the company in 2013 and again in May for failing to repair the well and devise a remediation plan.
(Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News)

Shell gets one step closer to megadeal with BG

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Shell said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has waived, or terminated, the initial antitrust waiting period. The Dutch energy super major said the deal, which was first announced in April, is still on track to close in early 2016.