The combined $1.8 billion investments will provide additional outlets to transport domestic, clean burning natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica production areas to higher-value Midwest and Gulf Coast markets.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico.
The rule announced on Jan. 19 addresses mandates included in the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011, PHMSA said.
Polyethylene is a plastic used in many products, from food packaging and containers to automotive components. Ethane, a natural gas liquid, is the U.S. chemical industry's main feedstock.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who resigned from the board of directors of Energy Transfer Partners LP, has said that, if confirmed, he will divest his interests in two pipeline companies, Reuters reported.
Reuters reported that on Jan. 16 and 17, 16 people were arrested for a number of offenses, including engaging in a riot and assault on a peace officer, bringing the total number of arrests to 603 since Aug. 10.
Asked what would be his guiding philosophy as EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt said "I believe that the role of the regulator is to make things regular. Public participation, cooperative federalism...is central to restoring confidence and certainty to those that are regulated."
Brazil's largest engineering conglomerate Odebrecht SA plans to reach settlements in all 12 countries where it has admitted to paying bribes to obtain contracts, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Jan. 17.
A BTU Analytics expert describes how environmental opposition in the Northeast creates pipelines to nowhere.
California regulators said on Jan. 17 they were seeking public comment on a proposal that would significantly limit the amount of natural gas Southern California Gas can inject into its Aliso Canyon storage facility in Los Angeles, which leaked in 2015.
Lawmakers are expected to seek clarity on Zinke's commitment to keeping public lands in federal control, after he voted on a provision that could make it easier to transfer federal lands to states.
The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) said on Jan. 13 it has passed a rule to boost safety requirements on the country's oil and refined products pipelines.