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Natural Gas Infrastructure Development in Focus to Support Shift from Traditional Supply and Flow of Gas

Last year we started our discussion of the developing shift in flow of natural gas from the traditional South-to-North/West-to-East path to a North-to-South/East-to-West path as a result of the abundance of natural gas now being produced out of the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions.  We highlighted the impact that this reversal in gas flow would … Continue reading

FERC Approval of Transboundary Natural Gas Pipeline into Mexico

FERC recently granted a Presidential Permit and National Gas Act Section 3 authorization for Houston Pipe Line Company LP to build a transboundary pipeline to export and/or import natural gas from Texas into Mexico. The pipeline is planned to supply gas-fired power plants and industrial customers in Mexico. FERC found that the project is not inconsistent with … Continue reading

Iroquois South-to-North Project (SoNo) Another Example of Shale Gas Production Reversing Historical Gas Flows

            We’ve discussed recently how the regional production and availability of shale gas has led to dramatic changes in the historical flow of domestic natural gas – here and here.  Recently, Iroquois Gas Transmission System (“Iroquois”)  announced an open season  on a South-to-North Project (“SoNo”) that would reverse the traditional southern flow of gas on the … Continue reading

Natural Gas & Electricity Interdependency Update: FERC’s Third Quarterly Report on Gas-Electric Coordination

            Pursuant to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) November 15, 2012 Order Directing Further Conferences and Reports, the FERC Staff issued its third Gas-Electric Coordination Quarterly Report to the Commission  (“Third Quarterly Report”) on September 19, 2013, which provides updates on coordination efforts for the period June 2013 through August 2013 via FERC initiatives, regional initiatives, … Continue reading

Going With the Flow: A Shift in the Direction of Natural Gas Flow Presents Pipelines and Gas-Fired Electricity Generators with Gas Quality Challenges

In our Going With the Flow series, we are discussing the evolution of policy related to the recent bi-directional flow of natural gas that has resulted from an increased supply of gas in the Northern and Eastern regions of the United States.  In our previous “Going With the Flow” post, we discussed the traditional backhaul … Continue reading

Going With the Flow: Changes in the Directional Flow of Natural Gas Due to Increased Shale Gas Supply May Lead to Increased Fuel Charges for Pipeline Customers

            The shale natural gas boom has presented tremendous opportunities for the U.S. to compete in the global energy market.  The increased supply of natural gas boasts the potential for cleaner electricity generation, lower domestic fuel prices, increased job opportunities, and a seat for the U.S. at the table of global natural gas exporters.  When … Continue reading

Legislative Update: Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Act and Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 Among Three Energy Bills To Be Voted On By Full U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee

            On July 9-10, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power held hearings, a markup, and a vote regarding several pieces of energy legislation, including H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Act, and H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, and H.R. 83, which … Continue reading

The State of Natural Gas and Electric Interdependency: FERC’s 2nd Quarterly Update on Natural Gas-Electric Coordination

            During the first two quarters of this year we have seen substantial activity at the national and regional levels focused on the interdependency of the natural gas and electric industries.  The increasing interdependence of these energy resources stems from the proliferation of electricity generators that are fueled by natural gas and has prompted the … Continue reading

Where Are We on Natural Gas-Electric Coordination? FERC Staff Issues 1st Quarterly Update on Natural Gas-Electric Coordination

            The interdependence of the natural gas and electric industries is an issue that has captured the focus of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“the Commission”) since 2011.  In February 2011, widespread power outages occurred in the Southwest United States when low temperatures caused natural gas compressors to freeze, cutting off the supply for natural … Continue reading

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