A 670-kilometer natural gas pipeline will run from Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to proposed LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export facility near Kitimat, also in the province.
Multiple political and military trends, along with the rise in U.S. crude oil and natural gas production, are occurring at the same time. And that makes for an uneasy situation, Tom Petrie says.
Federal rules regulating mercury and acid gases from power plants were struck down by the Supreme Court, Bloomberg said. Coal producers have used expensive scrubbers and plants have closed.
Quebec is focal point of dissent over several proposed Canadian pipeline projects, including TransCanada Corp.’s Alberta oil sands-Atlantic Coast pipeline, TransCanada’s Energy East, and marine terminal in Cacouna, Bloomberg said.
Lax Kw’alaams aboriginal band said proposed terminal will damage salmon habitat and culturally significant island. A key risk to the project is potential for delay, a Calgary lawyer told Bloomberg.
Gulf LNG Liquefaction Co. and Gulf LNG Energy filed with FERC for approval to build, operate new natural gas liquefaction and export facilities at GLE’s LNG regasification terminal in Mississippi.
Several airlines including Delta had filed complaints against Buckeye Pipe Line Co. LP with FERC over rates for jet fuel transportation from New Jersey to three New York City-area airports.
Canada’s NEB required Enbridge Inc. to conduct tests on the Line9B pipeline in the heavily urban area near waterways, spanning Hilton, Ontario; between Kingston and Brockville, Ontario; and Mirabel, Quebec.
Shell’s acquisition of BG, scheduled to close in early 2016, requires further regulatory reviews from several foreign agencies, but the FTC ruling might serve as a model for further regulatory reviews.
New MLP Sempra Partners will own stakes in natural gas import/export terminals, including interest in the Energia Costa Azul LNG facility in Mexico, Bloomberg said.
Gas export deal between Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd., other companies and Pacific NorthWest LNG will proceed on conditions including British Columbia lawmakers’ approval and discussions with Lax Kw’alaams, Bloomberg said.
Iran needs $100 billion for its gas industry amid sanctions discussions, Bloomberg said. Iran will increase gas exports to 200 million cubic feet per day, pending nuclear program final agreement.