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Power-Gen Asia Shines Light on Booming Energy Market

Written by Brock Ramey, Power Specialist for Industrial Info Resources--Power-Gen Asia, which ran September 18-22 in Bangkok, Thailand, showed Southeast Asia to be among the…

Power-Gen | Asia Power Demand | Asia | Natural Gas | Nuclear Power | Coal Fired | Maintenance

Industrial Info

Tue Sep 26 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a favorable environmental impact statement for Dominion Energy's…

IIR Energy | Breakers | Natural Gas | Pipelines | Power Station | Refinery

Industrial Info

Tue Jul 25 2017

EIA: Power Plant Construction Costs Fell from 2013 to 2015

Construction costs for most power plant types fell from 2013 to 2015, based on survey data for utility-scale electric generators (those with a capacity greater…

Power | Construction | Power Construction | Natural Gas

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 06 2017

Power Webinar in Review: Coal Still Leads in Global Spending

In last week's webinar on global spending in the Power Industry, Britt Burt, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Power Industry said that…

Power-Gen | Coal | Natural Gas | Nuclear Power | Renewable Energy

Industrial Info

Mon Jun 19 2017

IIR BREAKERS: Cheniere Starts Short Maintenance Turnaround at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

Cheniere Starts Short Maintenance Turnaround at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal Cheniere is performing a brief maintenance turnaround at its Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)…

Breakers | IIR Energy | Power-Gen | Natural Gas | Lyondell Bassell | Lucid Energy | Cheniere | Sabine LNG | Polyethylene Maintenance

Industrial Info

Wed May 24 2017

EagleClaw Starts Construction on Third Natural Gas Processing Train

Natural Gas EagleClaw Midstream Starts to Build Third Natgas Processing Train in Pecos, Texas EagleClaw Midstream will start construction this month on the third cryogenic…

Natural Gas | IIR Energy | Texas | Refining | Canadian Upgrader | Natural Gas Plant | Midstream | Natural Gas Projects

Industrial Info

Tue May 09 2017

DOE Authorizes Golden Pass to Export LNG to Non-FTA Countries

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has signed an order authorizing Golden Pass Products LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that…

Golden Pass | LNG | DOE | Sabine Pass | Natural Gas

Industrial Info

Tue Apr 25 2017

IIR Energy Weekly NatGas Beacon: Room for Growth Seen for NGL Fractionation

Over the past few years, midstream companies could not add fractionation capacity fast enough. Every plant in Mont Belvieu was being expanded, the northeast ramped…

IIR Energy | Natural Gas | News | NGL | NGL Fractionation Projects | Markwest Energy Partners | Midstream Projects | Mont Belvieu Fractionation

Industrial Info

Fri Mar 10 2017

Natural Gas Continues to Lead in U.S. Power Project Kickoffs

Industrial Info is tracking more than 880 U.S. Power Generation Industry projects with a total investment value of $39.5 billion that are planned…

Power Generation | Natural Gas Projects | Power Generation Projects | Natural Gas | IIR Energy | Natural Gas-Fired Power Projects | EPC | Industrial Info | Natural Gas-Fired Projects | Bechtel

Industrial Info

Mon Feb 27 2017

IIR Energy Unveils Natural Gas Fundamentals Report

Followers of the Natural Gas Industry now have a new source of information at their fingertips for Natural Gas Traders – IIR Energy’s NatGas Weekly…

IIR Energy | Natural Gas | Publications | LNG | Natural Gas Trading | Natural Gas Pipelines | Natural Gas Processing

Industrial Info

Tue Feb 07 2017

Industrial Market Outlook: U.S. Natural Gas Processing Plants Back on the Upswing

SUGAR LAND--January 30, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--For the past couple of years, natural gas processors have been largely in survival…

Natural Gas | U.S. | Market Outlook | NGL | LPG | Natural Gas Processing Projects | Natural Gas Maintenance | NGLs

Industrial Info

Mon Jan 30 2017

AltaGas Natural Gas Processing Expansion in British Columbia Gets Regulatory Green Light

Canada’s AltaGas Limited has received regulatory approval to double the capacity of its Townsend natural gas processing plant in British Columbia to 396 million…

Altagas | British Columbia | Regulations | Natural Gas

Industrial Info

Thu Dec 22 2016

Natural Gas Projects to Remain Flat in 2017

While several billions of dollars of projects are proposed in the U.S. for the Oil & Natural Gas Production sector in the U.S.…

Natural Gas | Natural Gas Trading | Natural Gas Projects | LNG Projects

Industrial Info

Mon Dec 19 2016

Renewables and Natural Gas Projects Continue to Dominate U.S. and Canada Power Sector

The U.S. and Canada power sectors continue evolving as cheap natural gas and renewables incentives continue edging their way into the markets, according to…

Renewable Energy | Natural Gas | United States | Canada | Coal | Renewable Projects | Renewables | Wind Projects | Solar Projects

Industrial Info

Tue Dec 06 2016

IIR Energy Market Breakers

POWER Ontario Power Generation Incorporated incurred an unplanned outage on the 881-megawatt (MW) Unit 3 at its Darlington Nuclear Power Station in Bowmanville, Ontario. The…

planned refinery turnarounds | Irving Oil | Natural Gas | Unplanned Nuclear Outage | Ontario Power Generation

Industrial Info

Tue Nov 15 2016

Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Region Prepares for Refining Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking nearly $6 billion of Petroleum Refining projects…

Texas | Louisiana | Industrial Info | IIR Energy | Petrochemicals | Power | Natural Gas | Refining Projects | Refinery Projects

Industrial Info

Thu Nov 10 2016

Natural Gas Leads Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Power Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking $18.8 billion of active Power Industry…

Natural Gas | Texas | Gulf Coast | Louisiana | Market Outlook | Power Projects | Power Generation | Renewables | Combined Cycle | Windfarm

Industrial Info

Thu Oct 27 2016

IIR Energy Breakers

NatGas Cheniere Energy is restarting Train 1 at its two-train, 9-million-metric-ton-per-year LNG liquefaction plant in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Train 2 is expected to come up…

Breakers | IIR Energy | Natural Gas | Refining | Petrochemicals | Power | Ethylene Outages | Planned Turnarounds | Oil Pipeline | Refinery Turnarounds | Nuclear Outages | Unplanned Coal Outage | Olefins | Planned Ethylene Cracker Turnarounds | Lyondell Bassell

Industrial Info

Tue Oct 25 2016

Williams Partners: Sale of Geismar Olefins Plant Part of Sharper Focus on Natural Gas Business

Williams Partners L.P.'s (NYSE:WPZ) (Tulsa Oklahoma) desire to sell its Geismar olefins plant and complex is in line with the company's sharpened…

Olefins | Natural Gas | Petrochemicals | Geismar

Industrial Info

Thu Sep 08 2016

Natural Gas-Fired Plants on the Rise as Coal Fades

A natural gas-fired power plant buildout is in progress in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Southeast regions of the U.S due to retirements of…

Natural Gas | Midwest | Great Lakes | Southeast | Power

Industrial Info

Fri Aug 19 2016

Power-Gen Asia Shines Light on Booming Energy Market

Written by Brock Ramey, Power Specialist for Industrial Info Resources--Power-Gen Asia, which ran September 18-22 in Bangkok, Thailand, showed Southeast Asia to be among the fastest-growing markets in the Power Industry. More than 10,000 attendees attended the trade show at the Bangkok International Trade and Exposition Center. Natural gas was among the most widely discussed topics at Power-Gen Asia. »

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a favorable environmental impact statement for Dominion Energy's planned Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline. The pipeline would run 600 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina, carrying up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas. (Plant: 1043346) Killen Power »

EIA: Power Plant Construction Costs Fell from 2013 to 2015

Construction costs for most power plant types fell from 2013 to 2015, based on survey data for utility-scale electric generators (those with a capacity greater than one megawatt) built in that period, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In 2015, wind, natural gas and solar were the most commonly added capacity types, according to the EIA, adding »

Power Webinar in Review: Coal Still Leads in Global Spending

In last week's webinar on global spending in the Power Industry, Britt Burt, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Power Industry said that there was more than $1.1 trillion of power projects under construction, with more than $5.4 trillion in the planning and engineering stage. East Asia, with $368 billion under construction, leads in terms of »

IIR BREAKERS: Cheniere Starts Short Maintenance Turnaround at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

Cheniere Starts Short Maintenance Turnaround at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal Cheniere is performing a brief maintenance turnaround at its Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in Cameron, Louisiana. The turnaround began Tuesday, and production levels should be back to normal on Thursday. Train #4 is still on track to be completed in the third quarter of this year, which »

EagleClaw Starts Construction on Third Natural Gas Processing Train

Natural Gas EagleClaw Midstream Starts to Build Third Natgas Processing Train in Pecos, Texas EagleClaw Midstream will start construction this month on the third cryogenic natural gas processing train at its Toyah plant in Pecos, Texas. The train will have a design capacity of 200 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) and will expand the total site processing capacity »

DOE Authorizes Golden Pass to Export LNG to Non-FTA Countries

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has signed an order authorizing Golden Pass Products LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement (FTA) with the U.S. Golden Pass will be allowed to export the equivalent of 2.21 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas from »

IIR Energy Weekly NatGas Beacon: Room for Growth Seen for NGL Fractionation

Over the past few years, midstream companies could not add fractionation capacity fast enough. Every plant in Mont Belvieu was being expanded, the northeast ramped up its fractionation capacity and plants in Western Canada sought to expand as well. During the five-year span between 2012 and 2016, more than 2 million barrels of capacity were added in the U.S. »

Natural Gas Continues to Lead in U.S. Power Project Kickoffs

Industrial Info is tracking more than 880 U.S. Power Generation Industry projects with a total investment value of $39.5 billion that are planned to kick off in the first half of 2017. Many power projects continue to seek advantage from abundant supplies of U.S. shale gas, making natural gas-fired projects the top fuel choice for new construction »

IIR Energy Unveils Natural Gas Fundamentals Report

Followers of the Natural Gas Industry now have a new source of information at their fingertips for Natural Gas Traders – IIR Energy’s NatGas Weekly Beacon. The subscription-based publication includes the latest project information on pipelines, natural gas processing, liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, power generation, and terminals and more, along with detailed updates on projects nearing completion. Jesus Davis, »

Industrial Market Outlook: U.S. Natural Gas Processing Plants Back on the Upswing

SUGAR LAND--January 30, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--For the past couple of years, natural gas processors have been largely in survival mode, with budgets restrained to only necessary inspection and maintenance work, according to Shane Mullins, Industrial Info vice president of product development for energy markets. But with the natural gas liquids (NGL) barrel price at »

AltaGas Natural Gas Processing Expansion in British Columbia Gets Regulatory Green Light

Canada’s AltaGas Limited has received regulatory approval to double the capacity of its Townsend natural gas processing plant in British Columbia to 396 million cubic feet per day (MMCF/d). Calgary-based AltaGas says the initial expansion will be a 100 MMCF/d shallow-cut natural gas processing facility to be built on the existing site, which is located 62 miles »

Natural Gas Projects to Remain Flat in 2017

While several billions of dollars of projects are proposed in the U.S. for the Oil & Natural Gas Production sector in the U.S. in 2017, only a fraction of these projects will go through, as economics and other factors weigh in, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook. Investment in natural gas production and processing declined in »

Renewables and Natural Gas Projects Continue to Dominate U.S. and Canada Power Sector

The U.S. and Canada power sectors continue evolving as cheap natural gas and renewables incentives continue edging their way into the markets, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook. The abundance and low cost of natural gas is driving the construction of natural gas-fired power plants throughout the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., increasing environmental »

IIR Energy Market Breakers

POWER Ontario Power Generation Incorporated incurred an unplanned outage on the 881-megawatt (MW) Unit 3 at its Darlington Nuclear Power Station in Bowmanville, Ontario. The company cited cracks and leaks in a suction line. The outage is expected to end Friday, November 18. Entergy Arkansas Incorporated is extending a planned maintenance outage on the 842-megawatt (MW) Unit 1 at the »

Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Region Prepares for Refining Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking nearly $6 billion of Petroleum Refining projects that are currently under way or planned to kick off in the future. The projects are varied in scope, ranging from capital projects worth several hundred million dollars to smaller maintenance projects. In its upcoming »

Natural Gas Leads Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Power Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking $18.8 billion of active Power Industry projects. The projects vary in scope, ranging from a proposed $1.3 billion offshore windfarm down to basic maintenance projects at existing plants. In its upcoming Market Outlook in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which will be »

IIR Energy Breakers

NatGas Cheniere Energy is restarting Train 1 at its two-train, 9-million-metric-ton-per-year LNG liquefaction plant in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Train 2 is expected to come up next week following the Train 1’s restart this week. Both trains have been down since mid-September for planned maintenance and flare modifications. Volumes of gas to the plant are beginning to increase. Refining Marathon »

Williams Partners: Sale of Geismar Olefins Plant Part of Sharper Focus on Natural Gas Business

Williams Partners L.P.'s (NYSE:WPZ) (Tulsa Oklahoma) desire to sell its Geismar olefins plant and complex is in line with the company's sharpened focus on its natural gas businesses, according to Chief Executive Officer Alan Armstrong. Williams, which holds an 88.5% undivided ownership interest in the Geismar facility, announced Tuesday it was exploring a sale of the »

Natural Gas-Fired Plants on the Rise as Coal Fades

A natural gas-fired power plant buildout is in progress in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Southeast regions of the U.S due to retirements of coal-fired power plants and low natural gas prices. The power generation projects are being constructed between 2016 and 2019 and are meant to replace the power from the coal-fired power plants announced to retire during »