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Williams Places Gulf Connector Project Into Service

Williams announced Friday that its Gulf Connector Project has been placed into full service, further connecting its Transco pipeline with the global liquefied natural gas…

Pipelines | Williams Companies | Williams Partners | Energy | Natural Gas | LNG | Liquefied Natural Gas

William Ploch

Mon Jan 07 2019

Western Canada Oil Prices Remain Stronger After Start of Production Curtailment

Western Canada's oil prices have remained relatively strong after Alberta's oil production curtailments took effect on Tuesday to address a storage glut. According to The…

Oil | Crude | Crude Oil | drilling | Natural Gas | Energy | Oil & Gas

William Ploch

Fri Jan 04 2019

Join Industrial Info for Our Market Outlook and Networking Event in Houston

Industrial Info is pleased to be hosting our popular Market Outlook and Networking Event on January 23 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in…

Energy | LNG | Natural Gas | Exports | NGL | Oil | Crude Oil

William Ploch

Wed Jan 02 2019

Join Industrial Info at Power-Gen International 2018

Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) is pleased to be showcasing its products at Power-Gen International, which will be held December 4-6 at the Orange…

Energy | Power | Power Plants | Power Market | Nuclear | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Plant | Nuclear Energy | Natural Gas | Natural Gas Plant | Pipelines | Oil | Crude Oil | Coal | Fossil Fuel | Renewables

William Ploch

Tue Nov 27 2018

Market Outlook in Review: Renewables, Natural Gas Dominate North American Power Industry Spending

North American renewable energy is on the rise, while coal-fired and nuclear development are fading into the background. Along with the increased renewable generation comes…

Energy | Renewables | Renewable Energy | Windfarm | Wind Power | Wind Projects | Solar | Solar Power | Ethylene | Chemicals | Oil | Crude | Crude Oil | Refining | Natural Gas | LNG | fracking | Hydro | Hydropower | drilling | Fossil Fuel

William Ploch

Mon Nov 26 2018

Natural Gas Pipelines Races to Meet Booming Demand

America's oil and gas fields are crying out for more pipelines. The Permian Basin--and, to a lesser extent, the Marcellus and Utica shale plays--have developed…

Energy | Natural Gas | Oil | Crude Oil | Pipelines | Midstream | Oil & Gas | Terminals | Exports | LNG | LNG Projects | NatGas

Industrial Info

Wed Oct 31 2018

Industrial Info's North American Project Spending Index Rises 16.35% in August

Industrial Info's North American Industrial Project Spending Index, which measures the value of active projects in the pipeline for the year, was up 16.35%…

Energy | Industrial Manufacturing | auto manufacturing | Power Plants | Renewable Energy | Renewables | Fossil Fuel | drilling

William Ploch

Wed Sep 26 2018

GIIGNL: Global LNG Imports Grew at Highest Rate in 10 Years in 2017

Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports increased 9.9% in 2017 to 289.8 million tons, the highest annual growth rate since 2010, according to…

Natural Gas | LNG | LNG Projects | LNG Demand Growth | Exports | Energy | imports

William Ploch

Fri Jun 15 2018

Industrial Info to Host Webinars on Power, Chemical Industries in June

Industrial Info is keeping busy in June with plenty of trade shows and webinars that will demonstrate its far-reaching research and analysis. Two of the…

Energy | Power Plants | Chemicals | Chemical Plant | Chemical Projects | Chemical Processing | Ethylene | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Energy | Fossil Fuel | Oil | Oil & Gas | Natural Gas

William Ploch

Mon Jun 04 2018

Disaster Impact Tracker Keeps Tabs on Nature's Disruptions

Volcanic eruptions are tearing apart Hawaii, and the hurricane season is creeping up on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Industrial Info can help you and…

hurricanes | volcanoes | Natural Disasters | Weather Events | Power Plants | Energy

William Ploch

Fri May 25 2018

Join Industrial Info for Market Outlook & Networking Event in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to be holding a complimentary Market Outlook & Networking Event on May 2 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Industrial Info’s…

Oil | Oil & Gas | Chemicals | Pharmaceutical & Biotech | NatGas | Natural Gas | Power Plants | LNG | Metals & Minerals | Energy

William Ploch

Tue Apr 24 2018

Industrial Grade Innovation: New Conference Bridges Gaps Between Factory, Field & Next-Gen Technology

How will cutting-edge technology change your business next year--and five years from now? How can you remain competitive in the new high-tech environment and separate…

TUAC | Union Constructors | Industrial Manufacturing | Oil & Gas | Chemicals | Pharmaceutical & Biotech | Metals & Minerals | Energy

Industrial Info

Tue Apr 17 2018

Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Spend $3.5 Billion-$4 Billion on Oil & Gas Projects in 2018

Colombian energy producer Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) (Bogota) expects capital expenditures this year to run between $3.5 billion and $4.0 billion, with…

Ecopetrol | Colombia | Energy | Oil & Gas | Oil News | Refinery Maintenance | Oil & Gas Industry | Oil & Petroleum

Industrial Info

Mon Mar 12 2018

Dominion, Questar Ready to Merge after Wyoming Says OK

All hurdles have been cleared for the planned merger between Dominion Resources Incorporated (NYSE:D) (Richmond, Virginia) and Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR) (Salt Lake City,…

Dominion | Questar | Wyoming | Mergers | Energy

Industrial Info

Thu Sep 15 2016

RWE Buys Belectric’s Solar and Storage Business

RWE AG (XETRA:RWE) (Essen, Germany), like its German rival E.ON SE (FWB:EOAN) (Düsseldorf), continues to push forward with its plans to become…

Power | EU | Solar Power | Energy

Martin Lynch

Thu Sep 01 2016

U.K. Bets Big on Battery Power

We've been hearing about battery storage for some time. Not your average batteries however. Think shipping containers or warehouses filled with tens of thousands of…

Power | Energy | EU

Martin Lynch

Wed Aug 31 2016

SunEdison Seeks Asset Sale to NRG for Some U.S. Wind, Solar Projects

SunEdison Incorporated (Maryland Heights, Missouri) is seeking bankruptcy-court approval to sell a number of North American solar- and wind-power projects to NRG Energy Incorporated (NYSE:…

North America | Energy | Power | Solar Power | Wind Power | SunEdison | NRG

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 10 2016

Breaking News: Chevron Restarting Gorgon LNG Liquefaction Plant

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) (San Ramon, California) is in the process of restarting its Gorgon LNG liquefaction plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. The…

Oceania | Energy | Natural Gas | LNG | Chevron

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 21 2016

Latest Refinery Turnaround and Maintenance Shutdowns from IIR Energy

Some recent developments: Tesoro Northwest Company is continuing with unplanned oil shutdown repairs on the 42,000-barrel-per-day fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its refinery…

Refining | Chemicals | FCCU | Natural Gas | Energy | China | West Coast | Southwest | Marathon | Refining Turnarounds | Refining Outages | Maintenance Turnarounds | Oil Trading | Crude Trading

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 14 2016

U.K. Exit From EU Likely to Hit Energy Investments

Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union (EU) is not…

EU | UK | Energy | Hinkley Point | Nuclear | Hinkley Nuclear

Industrial Info

Tue Jul 12 2016

Williams Places Gulf Connector Project Into Service

Williams announced Friday that its Gulf Connector Project has been placed into full service, further connecting its Transco pipeline with the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets. The Gulf Connector Project expands the Transco pipeline's delivery capacity by 475 million standard cubic feet per day, providing service to Cheniere Energy's Corpus Christi liquefaction terminal in Texas and Freeport LNG Development's »

Western Canada Oil Prices Remain Stronger After Start of Production Curtailment

Western Canada's oil prices have remained relatively strong after Alberta's oil production curtailments took effect on Tuesday to address a storage glut. According to The Canadian Press, the price differential between Western Canadian Select (WCS) bitumen-blend heavy oil and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices was about US$12.50 per barrel on Wednesday afternoon, compared with more »

Join Industrial Info for Our Market Outlook and Networking Event in Houston

Industrial Info is pleased to be hosting our popular Market Outlook and Networking Event on January 23 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Come join us for this complimentary event as we discuss the latest trends that will impact project spending in North America, including the Gulf Coast region, over the next 12 to 24 months. »

Join Industrial Info at Power-Gen International 2018

Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) is pleased to be showcasing its products at Power-Gen International, which will be held December 4-6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Make sure to join us at Booth 1915 for a look at how Industrial Info's data and analytics products can help industrial equipment and service providers, industrial plant owners, »

Market Outlook in Review: Renewables, Natural Gas Dominate North American Power Industry Spending

North American renewable energy is on the rise, while coal-fired and nuclear development are fading into the background. Along with the increased renewable generation comes the need for additional transmission and distribution infrastructure. Britt Burt, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Power Industry, discussed these and other subjects at the company's recent Market Outlook in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. »

Natural Gas Pipelines Races to Meet Booming Demand

America's oil and gas fields are crying out for more pipelines. The Permian Basin--and, to a lesser extent, the Marcellus and Utica shale plays--have developed so rapidly that producers could be forced to trim output, since they lack the takeaway capacity to ship their product. Kinder Morgan, Enbridge, Enable, Williams and other midstream companies are jockeying for the resulting business »

Industrial Info's North American Project Spending Index Rises 16.35% in August

Industrial Info's North American Industrial Project Spending Index, which measures the value of active projects in the pipeline for the year, was up 16.35% in August compared with the measurement reported a year earlier, with 10 of the 12 tracked industries showing increases. Stronger economic performance is driving consumer goods manufacturing industries, while higher crude oil prices are driving »

GIIGNL: Global LNG Imports Grew at Highest Rate in 10 Years in 2017

Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports increased 9.9% in 2017 to 289.8 million tons, the highest annual growth rate since 2010, according to the latest annual report by the International Association of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL). Despite several delayed start-ups, new liquefaction capacity continued to come online in various areas of the world ranging from the U. »

Industrial Info to Host Webinars on Power, Chemical Industries in June

Industrial Info is keeping busy in June with plenty of trade shows and webinars that will demonstrate its far-reaching research and analysis. Two of the most anticipated webinars--both free to subscribers--are the 2018 Global Power Spending Outlook and 2018 Global Chemical Processing Spending Outlook. 2018 Global Power Spending Outlook Britt Burt, Industrial Info's Vice President of Research for the Power »

Disaster Impact Tracker Keeps Tabs on Nature's Disruptions

Volcanic eruptions are tearing apart Hawaii, and the hurricane season is creeping up on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Industrial Info can help you and your business track nature's disruptions--and any plants or other facilities that could be in their forecasted paths--with the Disaster Impact Tracker. The Disaster Impact Tracker provides the latest information on units that are offline due »

Join Industrial Info for Market Outlook & Networking Event in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to be holding a complimentary Market Outlook & Networking Event on May 2 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Industrial Info’s industry experts will be discussing the latest trends that will impact project spending in North America. Among the market regions to be discussed are the Northeast and New England, where Industrial Info is tracking more »

Industrial Grade Innovation: New Conference Bridges Gaps Between Factory, Field & Next-Gen Technology

How will cutting-edge technology change your business next year--and five years from now? How can you remain competitive in the new high-tech environment and separate fly-by-night fads from legitimate trends? In order to succeed in the long term and stay ahead of the competition, executives in the industrial sector must be able to "see around corners" and anticipate how their »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Spend $3.5 Billion-$4 Billion on Oil & Gas Projects in 2018

Colombian energy producer Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) (Bogota) expects capital expenditures this year to run between $3.5 billion and $4.0 billion, with 85% of that amount earmarked for exploration and production, according to the company’s latest quarterly earnings report. Ecopetrol said it expects to produce between 715,000 and 725,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) »

Dominion, Questar Ready to Merge after Wyoming Says OK

All hurdles have been cleared for the planned merger between Dominion Resources Incorporated (NYSE:D) (Richmond, Virginia) and Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR) (Salt Lake City, Utah), following approval from the Wyoming Public Service Commission, subject to terms and conditions of an agreed settlement stipulation. The two companies plan to wrap up their combination by close of business on Friday, September »

RWE Buys Belectric’s Solar and Storage Business

RWE AG (XETRA:RWE) (Essen, Germany), like its German rival E.ON SE (FWB:EOAN) (Düsseldorf), continues to push forward with its plans to become a green energy giant. Still battling the massive debts accrued from the government's decision to shut their older nuclear power plants early and close the rest in the coming years, both companies have committed to »

U.K. Bets Big on Battery Power

We've been hearing about battery storage for some time. Not your average batteries however. Think shipping containers or warehouses filled with tens of thousands of lithium-ion batteries and you're in the right ball park. These energy storage projects are starting to crop up all over the globe and all are designed to capture and store energy that can be used »

SunEdison Seeks Asset Sale to NRG for Some U.S. Wind, Solar Projects

SunEdison Incorporated (Maryland Heights, Missouri) is seeking bankruptcy-court approval to sell a number of North American solar- and wind-power projects to NRG Energy Incorporated (NYSE:NRG) (Princeton, New Jersey) for $144 million, subject to higher bids, according to The Wall Street Journal. Industrial Info is tracking $5.3 billion in SunEdison projects, located across North and South America, India, Africa »

Breaking News: Chevron Restarting Gorgon LNG Liquefaction Plant

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) (San Ramon, California) is in the process of restarting its Gorgon LNG liquefaction plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. The plant went offline July 1 due to a fault in the Acid Gas Removal unit, where a minor gas leak occurred. Construction activities on trains 2 and 3 are still on schedule, and both are »

Latest Refinery Turnaround and Maintenance Shutdowns from IIR Energy

Some recent developments: Tesoro Northwest Company is continuing with unplanned oil shutdown repairs on the 42,000-barrel-per-day fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its refinery in Anacortes, Washington, after the unit was forced to shut down due to mechanical issues. Marathon Petroleum Corporation was forced to shut down and reduce rates on several units, due to an interruption in natural »

U.K. Exit From EU Likely to Hit Energy Investments

Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union (EU) is not expected to harm the country's energy sector in the short term, but there will be some negative impact in the coming years. The U.K. and the E.U. will negotiate the terms of the »