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Production from the Eagle Ford Shale – an unconventional resource play – will continue to grow in 2014, fueling a reduction in net crude imports and driving exports of refined products in the U.S. to pre-1990 levels, says a report from research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Duke Energy Progress’ new 625-megawatt (MW) L.V. Sutton combined-cycle natural gas plant has begun serving North Carolina and South Carolina customers. The $600-million plant replaces the existing three-unit, 575 MW coal-fired plant that the company recently retired after 59 years of service.

From 2011 to 2012, Pennsylvania's marketed natural gas (which includes natural gas liquids) production grew by 72%, moving it from the seventh-largest to the third-largest marketed gas-producing state in the U.S., according to the Natural Gas Annual, 2012.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada moved a significant step toward completion Friday as the U.S. State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction. The finding is likely to be welcomed by Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states but is sure to further rankle environmentalists already at odds with President Barack Obama over his energy policy.

Energy Transfer Technologies (ETT) announced that 30,000 horsepower of Dual Drive CA Series natural gas compression has been installed at two natural gas processing plants in Texas, bringing the total amount of Dual Drive compression installed in 2013 to more than 89,000 horsepower.

Peregrine Midstream Partners LLC announced that subsidiary Ryckman Creek Resources LLC has entered into a definitive agreement with Acqyre to provide procurement services for the rebuild of the nitrogen rejection unit (NRU) at the company's Ryckman Creek Gas Storage Facility in Uinta County, WY.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a presidential permit and granting authorization allowing NET Mexico Pipeline Partners LLC to build a natural gas export facility with 2.1 Bcf/d capacity at the U.S.-Mexico border.

So much high-quality U.S. oil is flowing into the U.S. Gulf Coast that the price of crude there has dropped sharply and is no longer in sync with global prices.

Azure Midstream Holdings LLC has completed its acquisition from EXCO Resources Inc. and BG Group plc of 100% of the equity interest in TGGT Holdings LLC for $910 million. In a related transaction, the East Texas Gathering (ETG) System, an asset managed by Tenaska Capital, is being contributed for an additional ownership interest.

Natural gas production in the northeastern United States rose from 2.1 Bcf/d in 2008 to 12.3 Bcf/d in 2013. This trend has reduced the cost and increased the supply of natural gas in the Northeast.

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