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A new CME Group report suggested that if natural gas only increases its share of energy use for transportation from the current 3% to the 7-10% range over the next five years, the result would translate into a dramatically faster closing of the energy price gap.

ShawCor Ltd.’s pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract valued at US$70 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd. for and on behalf of the South Caucasus Pipeline Company Ltd. for coating services for the South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion (SCPX) project.

Wet gas meter calibrations are usually done using natural gas, kerosene and water. Increasingly, gas producers are questioning a meter’s ability to measure wet gas entrained with the unique liquids found on platforms and wellheads (viscous hydrocarbons, paraffin based/high-wax liquids, sea water, brine solutions, MEG and other custom liquids).

Kitsault Energy proposes a dedicated energy corridor and energy export terminal near Kitsault, British Columbia, Canada.

In Alaska, energy planning has always been as big and bold as the state’s seemingly endless resources and landscape. But the latest blueprint emerging from the ashes of a series of abandoned plans to tap the state’s vast natural gas resources in the north makes anything that came before it miniscule in scope. Whether it is hubris or overreaching, state officials are ready to roll the dice on a gas scenario that will cost in excess of $50 billion and take a decade or more to pull off.

BridgeTex Pipeline Company, owned by Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. plan to begin commissioning and limited commercial operation of the BridgeTex Pipeline. The company has begun to fill storage tankage at the origin of the system in Colorado City, TX and operations to fill the pipeline will begin in the near future.

Access Midstream Partners, L.P. plans a major expansion of the Utica East Ohio (UEO) midstream service complex in eastern Ohio. The expansion will increase UEO's nameplate capacity to 1 Bcf/d and allows for a processing capacity of over 1.1 Bcf/d. UEO is a joint venture owned 49% by Access Midstream, 30% by M3 Midstream LLC and 21% by EV Energy Partners, L.P.

Spectra Energy’s 20-mile expansion of the Texas Eastern and Algonquin Gas Transmission pipelines from Linden, NJ to Manhattan cost $60 million per mile, but the money is just the beginning.

Sometimes it feels like a black box and a crystal ball are the biggest help in forecasting energy product prices. Forecasting prices on the primary fuels - crude oil, natural gas and coal - which comprise over 90% of the fuel used worldwide, is an important part of the business. Price outlook coupled with demand forecast are essential considerations for developing operational levels and planning capital expenditures to meet the constant demand for fuel.

Regency Energy Partners LP will construct a processing plant and NGL pipeline at its Dubberly facility in north Louisiana.