Monday, April 29, 2019

Welcome to!  With the month of May nearly upon us, warmer temperatures across much of the country are starting to cause the air conditioners to come online again and, with it, more electric generation utilizing natural gas for the summer season.

Today, we’ll take a look at the latest energy news, scan the interstate natural gas pipeline grid, and bring you the updated six-to-ten day temperature forecast from the National Weather Service


From the US Energy Information Administration’s “Natural Gas Weekly Updatepublication, net injections into working gas totaled 92 Bcf for the week ending April 19. Working natural gas stocks are 1.339 Tcf, which is 22% lower than the five-year (2014–18) average for this week.

The NYMEX natural gas futures price beginning June, 2019 added two cents on Monday to finish the day a little more than $2.59/MMBtu.  The 12-month price strip from June, 2019 to May, 2020 is now $2.73/MMBtu.

The natural gas plant liquids composite price at Mont Belvieu, Texas, fell by 3¢/MMBtu, averaging $6.12/MMBtu for the week ending April 24. The price of propane fell by 3%. The price of natural gasoline and ethane rose by 2% and 1%, respectively. The price of butane and isobutane remained flat week over week.

According to Baker Hughes, for the week ending Tuesday, April 16, the natural gas rig count decreased by 2 to 187. The number of oil-directed rigs fell by 8 to 825. The total rig count decreased by 10, and it now stands at 1,012.


Anadarko Petroleum Corporation today announced that it intends to resume negotiations with Occidental Petroleum Corporation in response to Occidental’s proposal to acquire Anadarko, which was announced by Occidental on April 24, 2019 (the “Occidental Proposal”). As disclosed previously, Anadarko entered into a definitive merger agreement with Chevron Corporation on April 11, 2019 (the “Chevron Merger Agreement”).

Anadarko is resuming its earlier negotiations with Occidental because Anadarko’s board of directors, following consultation with its financial and legal advisors, has unanimously determined that the Occidental Proposal could reasonably be expected to result in a “Superior Proposal” as defined in the Chevron Merger Agreement. The Occidental Proposal reflects significant improvement with respect to indicative value, terms and conditions, and closing certainty as compared to any previous proposal Occidental made to Anadarko.

Under the Occidental Proposal, Occidental would acquire Anadarko in a transaction with consideration comprised of $38.00 in cash and 0.6094 of a share of Occidental common stock per share of Anadarko common stock. 

Under the Chevron Merger Agreement, Chevron would acquire Anadarko in a transaction with consideration comprised of $16.25 in cash and 0.3869 of a share of Chevron common stock per share of Anadarko common stock.

The Anadarko board’s determination allows Anadarko to resume negotiations with Occidental in accordance with the Chevron Merger Agreement. The Chevron Merger Agreement remains in effect and accordingly the Anadarko board reaffirms its existing recommendation of the transaction with Chevron at this time.


American Midstream Partners, LP announced Friday that Lynn Bourdon III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Midstream GP, LLC, the (“General Partner”) of American Midstream Partners, LP, notified the Partnership of his decision to resign effective May 3, 2019.

Jake Erhard, Partner at ArcLight Capital Partners stated, “On behalf of ArcLight and the entire Board of the General Partner, I would like to thank Lynn for his leadership and numerous contributions to the Partnership during a difficult environment over the past four years.  It has been a pleasure to work with Lynn and gain from his industry knowledge and management expertise.  As the Partnership transitions to private operatorship, we understand Lynn’s desire to move on and wish him success in his future endeavors.”

Lynn Bourdon III stated, “With the impending transformation of AMID, I believe the timing is right for me to step aside and let ArcLight manage the company in a private setting.  The past few years have been challenging for small capitalization MLPs, and the exceptional support ArcLight provided has been critical to the Partnership’s successes during this time.  I am grateful to have been involved in AMID’s significant accomplishments and believe the management team, along with the men and women delivering exceptional service to AMID’s customers, will continue to drive the Partnership’s progress in achieving its goals.”


Oklahoma City-based producer, Roan Resources, Inc. today announced that it has received multiple unsolicited indications of interest to purchase the Company. In addition, the Company has also received indications of interest for in-basin consolidation opportunities. In response to the unsolicited indications of interests, the Company has formed a transactional working committee (the “Committee”) of its Board to evaluate a potential sale or merger of the Company.

The Committee is considering all potential merger and acquisition opportunities to assist the Board in maximizing shareholder value and will act in the best interest of all its shareholders. In order to assist the Committee in evaluating any potential sale or merger of the Company, it will mandate an investment bank in the near future.

Joseph A. Mills, Roan’s Executive Chairman of the Board stated, “We are focused on executing and delivering on our strategic objectives in the near and medium term. We will consider all potential consolidation opportunities as well as the inbound expressions of interest to purchase the Company. We believe consolidation in the core of the basin through a sale or merger combination could be value enhancing on many levels and could provide a more expeditious path to maximizing long term shareholder value.”

There can be no assurance that such evaluation will result in one or more transactions or other strategic change or outcome. The Company has not set a timetable for the conclusion of its evaluation of strategic alternatives, and it does not intend to comment further unless and until the Board has approved a specific course of action or the Company has otherwise determined that further disclosure is appropriate or required by law.


As the seasonal transition into warmer temperatures and, along with it, natural gas pipeline maintenance projects, let’s take a look at the latest critical postings from the interstate natural gas pipeline grid:

ANR Pipeline:

Southwest Mainline Capacity Reduction – planned maintenance at the Havensville compressor station.

The total SWML Northbound (LOC#226630) capacity will be reduced by the following:

90-MMcf/d (leaving 600-MMcf/d available) 4/29 – 5/2

Based on current nominations, it is anticipated that this posting will result in the capacity allocation reduction of IT, Firm secondary and possibly a portion of Firm Primary volumes. Since ANR anticipates that this restriction may impact its ability to deliver all nominated Firm Primary services, ANR will apply the Reservation Charge Crediting Mechanism of Section 6.36.4 as necessary. This posting will be updated as more information becomes available.

El Paso Natural Gas:

The Force Majeure event that was declared on April 17, 2019 for the Cimarron Compressor Station (Unit 1) has been resolved.  The available capacity through the Cimarron constraint will be increased to 592,000 dekatherms (Dth) per day effective Intraday 1 (Cycle 3) for April 29, 2019.

Gulf South Pipeline:

N. Houston (Texas) Compressor Station Maintenance:  Begins: 4/29/19       Ends:  6/10/19

West 30″ North from Clarence Scheduling Group – Capacity could be impacted by up to 100,000 dth/d for the duration of the maintenance.  Please contact your customer service representative for questions.

Southern Natural Gas:

Southern is conducting unscheduled maintenance at our Bear Creek facility (North Louisiana) on a dehydration unit through 5-24-19.  Withdrawal will be limited to 600 Mdth/d.  We do not anticipate an operational impact to customers at this time.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline:

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (“Tennessee”) will be hosting a WebEx meeting to provide customers and other interested parties an overview of Tennessee’s upcoming Summer Scheduled Maintenance for the months of June, July and August 2019 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 1:30 PM  CCT to 2:30 PM CCT via WebEx only.  There will be a question and answer segment immediately following.

For further information, please check the Tennessee Gas Pipeline EBB for the posting of April 29, 2019.

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company (Transco):

Transco is conducting unplanned maintenance on the Southwest Louisiana Lateral in association with Job #23 on the Transco 2019 Planned Outage and Maintenance Summary.  Currently the following locations are unable to flow.  Beginning May 1, 2019, Transco will not be confirming nominations at these locations:

Vinton – FGT             Loc. #:  1006304         Meter 4381      Delivery

Vinton – Starks           Loc. #:  1006349         Meter 4374      Delivery

Also on Transco: 

The Operational Flow Order – Imbalance (OFO) currently in effect on the Transco system in Zones 4, 5, & 6 has been terminated effective with the start of gas day Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM CDT.

Circumstances leading to the issuance of the OFO are expected to improve; however, Transco has limited flexibility to manage imbalances and strongly encourages all shippers to manage their system requirements to ensure a concurrent balance of receipts and deliveries daily.

Vector Pipeline:

Nominations into the new delivery point with Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU) at the Marshall, Michigan Interconnection (located at Mile Post 186.5) will be available beginning Gas Day May 1, 2019.

For questions concerning this notice, or pricing of any transportation services to this point, please contact Matt Malinowski (734-462-0236) or Dennis Scheibe (734-462-7622).


The latest six-to-ten day temperature forecast from the National Weather Service shows that areas east of the Mississippi River will have a warmer-than-average beginning to the month of May.  Meanwhile, the northern plains and Rockies regions may see below seasonal temperatures into the second week of May. 

That’s all for this Monday edition of  We’ll return Thursday to provide an update on the interstate gas pipeline conditions expected for the weekend. 

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Edition 9 – Thursday, October 18, 2018

We’re coming down the home stretch of October with an estimated 17% deficit in gas storage volumes heading into November’s start of the traditional winter heating  season.

Welcome back to where we keep you posted on the latest natural gas news from a variety of public sources twice every week – for FREE!


Let’s lead-off this edition with the latest gas storage data release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration:

On Thursday, the EIA’s weekly survey of natural gas in storage showed a weekly inventory gain of 81 Bcf for last week vs. a consensus estimate of 82 Bcf into storage.

Working gas in storage now totals 3.037 Trillion cubic feet as of Friday, October 12, 2018, according to EIA estimates.  This represents a net increase of 81 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were nearly 17% less than last year at this time and 17% below the five-year average.

Natural gas futures were down ten cents on Thursday, October 18 to about $3.21/MMBtu.

From the EIA’s “Today in Energy” publication, the October 9, 2018 rupture of Enbridge’s BC natural gas pipeline near Prince George, British Columbia, continues to affect natural gas supply, electricity generation, and petroleum refining in the Pacific Northwest. The BC Pipeline links natural gas production in northeastern British Columbia with distribution markets in Canada as well as Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Imports of natural gas through the pipeline, which in the first half of the year averaged 1.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) at the Sumas hub import point, fell to zero for a day after the rupture.

The rupture occurred on the 36-inch diameter mainline, one of two pipelines that make up the BC Pipeline system. Both pipelines were shut down and depressurized following the rupture.

The following day,  Enbridge restarted the second, smaller 30-inch diameter pipeline, which is now operating at 80% capacity.  The company has not announced a timeline on when it will complete the repair work.


In other energy-related news:

Matador Resources says its San Mateo Midstream joint venture has entered into an agreement for the gathering and processing of natural gas production from an unnamed producer in the Permian Basin in New Mexico.

Matador Resources said San Mateo has now entered into contracts to provide firm gathering and processing services for more than 200 mmcf/day of natural gas, or more than 80% of the 260 mmcf/day designed inlet capacity at its Black River cryogenic natural gas processing plant.

Chevron USA announced a contribution of $500,000 from the Chevron Global Community Fund to assist with efforts to recover from the damage done by Hurricane Michael.

“Hurricane Michael has taken a devastating toll,” said Dale Walsh, president of Chevron Americas Products. “The communities will come back stronger than ever, but in the meantime, there are families who are struggling.  We are making this donation to help get these families the immediate assistance they need as they put their lives back together.”


Now let’s check the latest critical postings from the electronic bulletin boards around the natural gas pipeline business:

Vector Pipeline:

Vector Pipeline – Critical Notice – Capacity Constraint at Rover – Update for Gas Day October 17, 2018.

This notice is for Shippers using Rover to make deliveries into the Vector System. Rover is currently delivering gas to Vector Pipeline that contains free liquids and does not meet the Gas Quality Specifications required by the Vector FERC Gas Tariff, General Terms and Conditions, 2.1 (b) and (h). At this time, Rover is working to remedy the situation but is not able to provide a time period for its resolution. Pursuant to Vector’s FERC Gas Tariff General Terms and Conditions, beginning Gas Day October 17, 2018, Vector will restrict all receipts at the Rover interconnection to zero until further notice. Further information will be communicated as it becomes available.

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL):


 The project dates have been changed, as noted below.  This notice was last posted on October 11, 2018, entitled “SEGMENT 26 SOUTHBOUND – GULF COAST #3 M/L (CS 304) – INSTALL LAUNCHER & RECEIVER – UPDATE #3”.

On gas day Thursday, November 1, 2018, and continuing through gas day Thursday, November 22, 2018, (previously Thursday, October 18, 2018 thru Saturday, October 27, 2018), Natural will be performing pipeline maintenance to install pigging facilities on the Gulf Coast #3 mainline near Compressor Station 304, located in Harrison County, Texas (Segment 26 of Natural’s Texok Zone).  AOR/ITS and Secondary out-of-path Firm transports may not be available during this work.  Primary Firm and Secondary in-path Firm transports may also be at risk of not being fully scheduled.


Also from NGPL:


The project dates has been changed, as noted below.  This notice was last posted on October 2, 2018, entitled “SEG 27 GC#3(CS 305) INSTALL LAUNCH-UPD#1”.

On gas day Friday, November 23, 2018, and continuing through gas day Friday, December 14, 2018(previously Monday, October 22, 2018 thru Saturday, November 10,2018), Natural will be performing pipeline maintenance to install pigging facilities on the Gulf Coast #3 mainline near Compressor Station 305, located in Miller County, Arkansas (Segment 27 of Natural’s Gulf Coast Mainline Zone).  AOR/ITS and Secondary out-of-path Firm transports may not be available during this work. Primary Firm and Secondary in-path Firm transports may also be at risk of not being fully scheduled.

Enable Gas Transmission:

October 16, 2018
EGT is hereby notifying its shippers of three new meters that will soon be available for nominations on its system:

Iron Horse  REC 290209  West 2 Pool  Grady County OK
Rockcliff  Z 290706  CP Pool  Panola TX
Blue Mountain  CRP 290564  West 1 Pool  Grady County OK

Once these points have been activated, a notice will be posted on EGT’s Operationally Available Capacity report.


No tropical storms are reportedly moving toward the U.S. this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has posted their November, 2018 temperature forecast.   Based on the above normal temperatures being forecast for the entire United States in November, maybe it’s not time to put away the golf clubs just yet!

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Edition 8 – Monday, October 15, 2018

Welcome to for Monday, October 15, 2018.  We work hard to bring you the latest publicly-sourced news and information concerning the natural gas business – for FREE!

Can you believe that we are at the halfway mark in October already?  Temperatures down south have plunged from 90 degrees over the weekend down into the 50’s to start the new week.  Did we just skip fall this year?

The gas pipelines are busy getting ready for the approaching traditional winter season from November through March.  Let’s take a look at some of the latest critical postings from the electronic bulletin boards from several interstate gas pipeline companies:

Vector Pipeline:

Vector Pipeline Critical Notice – Capacity Constraint at Rover

This notice is for Shippers using Rover to make deliveries into the Vector System. Rover is currently delivering gas to Vector Pipeline that contains free liquids and does not meet the Gas Quality Specifications required by the Vector FERC Gas Tariff. At this time, Rover has not provided a time period for resolution to the issue. Pursuant to Vector’s FERC Gas Tariff GT&C, Vector will reduce the scheduled quantities at the Rover receipt point beginning with the October 16, 2018 gas day and until further notice.

Vector’s receipt capacity at the Rover point will be determined based on Vector’s ability to  operationally manage non-conforming gas received from Rover.  As such, capacity at the Rover receipt point may be revised daily as circumstances change.

To minimize scheduled quantity reductions, Shippers are encouraged to seek supply from alternative receipt points on the Vector system. Further information will be communicated as it becomes available.

NEXUS Gas Transmission:

NEXUS Ready for Service – Notice Text:

NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC (NEXUS US) accepted nominations for its first day of gas flow, Saturday October 13, 2018.

Initially, TEAL facilities beginning at receipt meter N4995 (NEXUS Interconnect with Texas Eastern Transmission Mainline, Monroe Co, Ohio) and ending at delivery meter N4IL1 (Supply Zone to Market Zone In-Line Transfer point), which also includes meter N4993 (NEXUS Interconnect with TET, Open Lateral), will be in service along with Greenfield facilities interconnecting with DTE at Ypsilanti, Michigan (NEXUS meter N1001). However, meters within DTE and Vector facilities can be nominated for gas day 11/01/2018 forward. NEXUS will provide another notification when additional meters are available on the TEAL facility.

Algonquin Gas Transmission:

AGT Imbalance Notice and FERC Order 698 — Update – Notice Text:

As previously posted, Algonquin Gas Transmission (AGT) has limited operational flexibility to manage imbalances. Effective 9:00 AM CCT, October 16, 2018, AGT requires all delivery point operators keep actual daily takes out of the system equal to or less than scheduled quantities regardless of their cumulative imbalance position unless otherwise coordinated with your operations account representative. All receipt point operators are required to keep actual daily receipts into the system equal to or greater than scheduled quantities regardless of their cumulative imbalance position unless otherwise coordinated with your operations account representative.

Columbia Gulf Transmission:

CGT would like to notify its customers of an upcoming tariff filing to be filed on or before November 1, 2018.

CGT will be filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to adjust its Transportation Retainage Adjustment (TRA), requesting an effective date of December 1, 2018.  Additionally, CGT is proposing modifications to its tariff to re-institute separate directional south-to-north and north-to-south mainline retainage rates.

A copy of the draft filing is attached below for your convenience and can be found under the Presentation section of CGT’s EBB. This filing reflects CGT’s estimated retainage rates.  To the extent any additional real-time adjustments occur, the filing made with FERC on November 1st will reflect those adjustments.

Enable Gas Transmission:


This Operational Alert (OA) is being issued pursuant to Section 20, GT&C of EGT s Tariff to notify shippers of planned end-of-season maintenance at its Chiles Dome Storage Facility (located in southeastern Oklahoma).

Beginning November 16, 2018, EGT will begin end-of-season storage maintenance at its Chiles Dome Storage Facility.  EGT expects to complete the maintenance on November 30, 2018.

Shippers system-wide shall maintain actual receipts and deliveries commensurate with scheduled volumes.  EGT will have limited operational flexibility to manage pipeline imbalances and anticipates it will be unable to support unscheduled long positions.  EGT may reduce scheduled receipts intraday to balance with the corresponding deliveries as necessary to maintain system deliverability and operational integrity.  EGT requires all delivery point operators to keep actual daily takes out of the system equal to or greater than scheduled quantities, regardless of their cumulative imbalance position, unless scheduled with EGT.

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL):

Natural will hold a WebEx Winter Scheduling review on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM Central Time, to discuss anticipated scheduling impacts to shippers for the upcoming winter.  Natural would appreciate your participation.  Here are the dial-in directions.

Paste the following link in your browser:

Meeting Number: 993 679 244

Meeting Password: NGPLCustMeet

Audio Connection: 713-420-6338

Access Code: 993 679 244


The aftermath of Hurricane Michael left millions of people in the southeastern United States without power.  Here are some of the latest postings from a few of the largest power companies:

Dominion Energy reported that more than 6,000 workers have made substantial progress in restoring service in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Michael. About 80 percent of the 600,000 customers who lost power have been restored but about 120,000 customers remained without service in hard-hit areas of central and southern Virginia including the Hampton Roads area.

Duke Energy reported that about 4,000 repair workers continued to restore power to the company’s customers on the Florida Panhandle following Hurricane Michael. The company has repaired more than 62,000 outages, but about 14,000 customers remained without power as of Monday morning.

And Southern Company, which operates in several southeastern states, said that Hurricane Michael caused outages to 614,000 customers.

As of Noon EDT on Monday, Oct. 15, Georgia Power has restored power to 97 percent, or more than 375,000 customers, impacted by Hurricane Michael.

More than 140,000 Gulf Power customers were impacted by Hurricane Michael. Already, 95 percent of all customers who can receive power in Panama City Beach west of Highway 79 have been restored. Gulf Power anticipates 95 percent of their customers who can accept electric service will be restored by next Wednesday,  October 24 – just 14 days after Hurricane Michael made landfall.

Alabama Power crews completed restoration work to 83,000 customers in Alabama on Sunday morning.

Nationwide, electric companies mobilized an army of more than 35,000 workers from at least 27 states and Canada to restore power safely and as quickly as possible.


The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s “Today in Energy” publication is forecasting natural gas storage inventories will reach 3.26 trillion cubic feet at the end of October, the lowest end-of-October level for U.S. natural gas inventories since 2005.

Lingering cold temperatures in April 2018, the coldest April in the past 21 years, delayed the start of the natural gas storage refill season by about four weeks.

On the supply side, the EIA said that U.S. natural gas production has averaged a record 82.7 Bcf/d in 2018, an 11% increase from 2017. With production outpacing domestic consumption, the United States has transitioned to being a net exporter of natural gas.

For the year, the EIA expects U.S. gross exports of natural gas to average 10.1 Bcf/d in 2018, a 16% increase from the previous year, with most of the growth coming from exports of liquefied natural gas.


As of late Monday October 15, the National Hurricane Center indicates that there are no tropical systems expected to threaten the US Gulf Coast or eastern seaboard over the next several days.

If you like cold weather over the next week, head to the upper Midwest and along the east coast of the United States.  Here is the latest National Weather Service six-to-ten day temperature forecast through October 25, 2018:

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Edition 5 – Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Below is a sampling of critical notices from several interstate gas pipelines for Thursday, October 4, 2018:

Texas Eastern Transmission:

Eagle Station to Chester Junction Line 1A – Detailed Investigation:

While conducting its previously posted Dept of Transportation-mandated Pipeline Integrity Program, Texas Eastern Transmission (TE) has determined that further detailed investigations are required on its 20″ Line 1-A between Eagle Station and Chester Junction (located northwest of Philadelphia). As a result, effective Gas Day October 3, 2018, TE will be required to reduce pressure while Texas Eastern conducts these investigations.

This pressure reduction will result in capacity on Chester Junction Line 1-A-1 to be reduced to approximately 64,000 Dth/d.  Based on current nominations, Texas Eastern does not anticipate any restrictions related to these investigations at this time; however, if flow patterns change, restrictions may be required for interruptible and secondary services.

Columbia Gas Transmission:

As part of its commitment to communicate current operating conditions to customers, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (TCO) is issuing the following Operational Advisory effective Saturday, October 6, 2018 through Monday, October 8, 2018.

TCO may limit storage injections to firm quantities only, which would constitute a Critical Day in storage.  The potential for a storage Critical Day is due primarily to scheduled construction and maintenance, forecasted supply receipts, and reduced market demands resulting in anticipated high daily levels of injections into customer’s storage accounts for the upcoming weekend.

Vector Pipeline:

The Springville (Indiana) Compressor Station modifications have been postponed and are now projected to start on Friday, October 5, 2018.  This work is expected to last up to 12 weeks.

Firm services will not be impacted, but interruptible services may be restricted on the western segment of the system during this time.

Gulf South Pipeline:

Notice Effective Date/Time: 10/02/2018 03:30:00PM

Notice End Date/Time: 10/12/2018 09:00:00 AM

Subject: Kiln Compressor Station Maintenance (Update)

The following locations/location groups will be shut in for the duration of the maintenance:

– SLN 2687 Kiln (To Tennessee Gas)

– SLN 2921 Kiln (From Tennessee Gas)

Capacity could be impacted by as much as 100,000 dth/d for the duration of the maintenance.  Gulf South will be working with point operators to reduce impact.


From the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s “Natural Gas Weekly Update” dated October 4, 2018:

The EIA released its weekly natural gas storage report today.  The natural gas inventory gained +98 Bcf vs. the +88 Bcf consensus estimate.

This week’s volume more than doubled last week’s injection total of 46 Bcf.  Still, working natural gas stocks are 18% lower than the year-ago level and 17% lower than the five-year average for this week.

With the higher-than-expected storage injection volumes on Thursday, November’s gas futures price declined by almost 4 cents to $3.191/MMBtu.

The EIA’s release showed the natural gas plant liquids composite price at Mont Belvieu, Texas gained $.43 and averaged $10.80/MMBtu for the week ending October 3. The price of natural gasoline, ethane, propane, butane, and isobutane all rose from 2% to 7% over the past week.

The EIA is reporting that, according to Baker Hughes, for the week ending Tuesday, September 25, the natural gas rig count increased by 3 to 189. The number of oil-directed rigs fell by 3 to 863. The total rig count now stands at 1,054.


Here are a few energy news releases from Thursday, October 4, 2018:

Williams today reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the Company’s request to place its Atlantic Sunrise project into full service. The Company plans to place the project into full service beginning Saturday, Oct. 6.

The project increases the design capacity of the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline system, the largest-volume natural gas pipeline system in the United States, by 1.7 billion cubic feet per day (12 percent) to 15.8 billion cubic feet per day. In the process, the project will further strengthen and extend the bi-directional flow of the Transco system, directly connecting Marcellus Shale gas supplies with markets as far south as Alabama.

Duke Energy is installing up to 530 electric vehicle, or EV, charging stations within the state of Florida through 2019 that will provide the necessary infrastructure network to promote and support the benefits of clean electric transportation.

The company is working with various communities to install the units for public use in multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and locations with broad public access, such as sites in high traffic corridors.


Looking ahead to the National Weather Service extended 8-14 day weather forecast into October’s third week, the colder-than-seasonal temperatures continue to push eastward into the Great Lakes region with cooler-than-average temperatures expected coast-to-coast west of the Mississippi River.  The Middle Atlantic and the Southeast US states are expected to have above normal temperatures through middle October.

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