Tag Archives: Natural Gas Pipelines

Will U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines Get a Piece of the Government’s $1 Trillion Pie?

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Facilitator The Trump administration has sounded the horn: It wants to strengthen United States’ infrastructure to the tune of $1 trillion. Highway projects, bridge projects, water and energy infrastructure projects — the list of needs is long and … Continue reading

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Mexico Natural Gas 2016: The 1990s All Over Again?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator For  U.S. and Canadian natural gas markets, the 1990s were a fun time. Gas demand grew as independent power producers (IPPs) and utilities built new combined-cycle gas-fired generation and industrial customers took … Continue reading

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Gas Pipeline Safety Regulations Continue to be Strengthened

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor “Safety is cited as the No. 1 concern among all sectors of the natural gas industry”[1] As we have often discussed in Energy Currents blog posts over the last two years, safety … Continue reading

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Gas Storage Safety:  What is Next After Aliso Canyon?

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor On Oct. 23, 2015, the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field owned by Southern California Gas Company developed a vast, persistent leak that the utility was unable to contain until Feb. 12, 2016.  Full repercussions … Continue reading

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Why Are Energy Prices Still Rising in New England?

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor In his inauguration speech on January 8, 2015, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the following related to energy in his state: “But as we begin the new year, families and businesses across New England are … Continue reading

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Federal Measures Taken to Increase Pipeline Safety Post-San Bruno

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Pipeline safety is a growing concern and top priority for all sectors of the natural gas industry (upstream, midstream, downstream, and additional stakeholders). As discussed in my last post, Pipeline Safety: Top Concern for All Segments of … Continue reading

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The Cold Winter of 2014 Shows Weaknesses in Midwest Pipeline Infrastructure

by Bill Malcolm*, guest author At the Illinois Commerce Commission forum held in Chicago on May 14, People Gas/North Shore Gas, Ameren, Nicor, and other local distribution companies (LDCs) described how the unusually cold winter challenged their operations. For Nicor (the … Continue reading

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