Projects

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fire Thursday at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced four workers to evacuate, but no one was injured and the environmental risk was considered minimal, responders said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More hearings were ordered Thursday on whether to exempt the construction of buildings around pump and valve-control stations from local zoning ordinances along a 300-mile pipeline to ship natural gas liquids from Marcellus Shale wells across southern Pennsylvania.

Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas selected Dominion to build and operate the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 550-mile interstate natural gas pipeline from West Virginia, through Virginia and into eastern North Carolina. This would be North Carolina's second major interstate natural gas pipeline.

Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. have announced an agreement to develop, construct, own and operate a natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.

EQT Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. formed a joint venture, Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, to construct and own Mountain Valley Pipeline. The joint venture launched a binding open season for the pipeline.

COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy has completed a 24-mile natural gas pipeline in southwestern Michigan that's part of a $120 million project.

The Flanagan South and Seaway Twin Pipeline startups will soon begin transporting incremental volumes of heavy sour and light sweet crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries, putting downward pressure on U.S. crude prices and displacing imports, said an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy Partners is delaying the Sandpiper pipeline project through Minnesota.

Santos (40%) and operator GDF SUEZ (60%) announced the Bonaparte LNG project will consider options other than floating LNG technology to develop the Petrel, Tern and Frigate natural gas fields, located 250 km offshore west of Darwin, Australia. These options will include a pipeline connection to Darwin.

KBR received a letter of award from Hyundai Heavy Industries to perform engineering design services for the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company’s Al-Nasr full-field development project, located offshore Abu Dhabi.

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