Tag Archives: Natural Gas Pipelines

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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EU Asserts Need for Energy Independence after Russia’s Actions in Crimea

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Last week I wrote about Ukrainian, Russian, and European natural gas markets and the recent developments that may present an opportunity for U.S. gas producers. Well, it’s been another busy week in the European natural … Continue reading

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