EPA: Methane emissions fall as production continues to rise

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the latest draft of its annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHGI), showing that methane emissions from oil and natural gas systems continue to fall at the same time production has continued to gradually increase. The report says that methane emissions from natural gas systems have decreased 18.6 percent … Continue reading EPA: Methane emissions fall as production continues to rise

Northwest Pipeline sets new record in January

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Williams Partners’ Northwest Pipeline set a new record high for the month of January, transporting 90.1 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) of natural gas in January 2017. The previous record was 88.7 TBtu set in December 2009. Northwest Pipeline serves the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain Region, providing natural gas that heats homes and generates electricity. … Continue reading Northwest Pipeline sets new record in January

Natural gas helped drive energy costs to record lows

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American consumers are now spending less of their incomes on energy than ever before in the modern era. That is according to the 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, which was recently released by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy. The factbook found that record-low natural gas prices enabled consumers … Continue reading Natural gas helped drive energy costs to record lows

Williams receives FERC certificate authorizing Atlantic Sunrise Project

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the Atlantic Sunrise expansion project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. “While we are still reviewing details of the certificate order, we … Continue reading Williams receives FERC certificate authorizing Atlantic Sunrise Project

Williams expands pipeline capacity to deliver natural gas to LNG export facility at Sabine pass

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Williams has announced that it has successfully placed into service its Gulf Trace project, a 1.2 million dekatherm per day expansion of the Transco pipeline system to serve the Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. Sabine Pass Liquefaction export terminal in Cameron Parish, La. The Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal is the first large-scale LNG export facility in … Continue reading Williams expands pipeline capacity to deliver natural gas to LNG export facility at Sabine pass

Transco pipeline delivers record volumes

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In early January Williams’ Transco pipeline delivered a record amount of natural gas to meet demand driven by recent cold weather conditions along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. The nation’s largest-volume natural gas transmission system, Transco delivered a record-breaking 13.7 million dekatherms (MMdt) on Jan. 8. The Transco system, which stretches from South Texas to New … Continue reading Transco pipeline delivers record volumes

Shale gas adds money to your wallet

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Thanks to shale gas development, Americans have more money in their pockets. In fact, according to a study by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Center for Manufacturing Research and IHS Economics, shale gas put an extra $1,337 back in the pockets of the average American family in 2015. While the savings come gradually throughout … Continue reading Shale gas adds money to your wallet

Reuters: U.S. shale oil and gas sector surges back to life

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The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the United States has recorded the largest one-week increase for over five years, confirming a rapid upturn is now underway. This is according to a Jan. 23 article in Reuters by author John Kemp, noting that the number of active oil and gas rigs jumped by … Continue reading Reuters: U.S. shale oil and gas sector surges back to life

Report: U.S. denying pipeline expansions will raise electric rates, cut jobs and jeopardize U.S. energy security

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A new report released recently by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) found that rejecting pipeline infrastructure could pose a serious risk to U.S. electricity generation capacity by 2030, dangerously raising electric rates nationwide, especially for poverty-stricken households. The report, titled “Families, Communities and Finances: The Consequences of Denying Critical Pipeline Infrastructure,” highlights the threat to the delivery of vital … Continue reading Report: U.S. denying pipeline expansions will raise electric rates, cut jobs and jeopardize U.S. energy security

Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry benefits from additional natural gas development

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An editorial published recently in the Harrisburg Patriot-News notes the positive impacts shale gas development has had on Pennsylvania’s leading industry, agriculture. PennAg Industries Executive Vice President Chris Herr writes that Pennsylvania’s emergence as a world leader of natural gas production presents the agricultural industry with a unique opportunity to secure its long-term energy needs … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry benefits from additional natural gas development