Posts Tagged ‘pipeline’

Oil and gas hub slowly rebounding from Isaac

GULF COAST — The nation’s oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast is slowly coming back to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. Offshore oil platforms are beginning to ramp up production as crews are returning. Refineries are beginning to restart units as power is restored and floodwaters are cleared out. While a […] [...]

Sempra gets approval for second gas-storage facility

by Published: August 24,2012

Tags: approval, energy, federal agency, natural gas, pipeline, storage

SIMPSON COUNTY — Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, reports it has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place a second underground natural gas storage cavern into service at its Mississippi Hub Storage facility located in Simpson County. The additional 7.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) cavern expands […] [...]

Company planning Louisiana-Mississippi pipeline construction

by Published: August 6,2012

Tags: construction, energy, gas, natural gas, pipe, pipeline

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The company planning a 141-mile pipeline from Norco, La., to Collins hopes to begin the first stage of work soon in Lake Pontchartrain. The project has all the state permits needed, but is waiting on one from the Army Corps of Engineers, company spokesman Allen Fore told The Times-Picayune. Parkway Pipeline, a […] [...]

Kinder Morgan pipeline construction to get underway

by Published: March 13,2012

Tags: construction, diesel, energy, fuel, gasoline, petroleum, pipeline

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Plans to build a $220 million pipeline to transport gasoline and diesel from the Valero St. Charles Refinery in Norco, La., to a Mississippi pipeline hub are on track to begin this summer, company officials said. The Times-Picayune reports Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, a Houston pipeline transportation and energy storage company, announced […] [...]

Senators pushing bill authorizing Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) have cosponsored legislation to authorize the construction of an energy pipeline between Canada and the Gulf Coast, a new effort to revive the major construction project following the Obama administration’s decision to halt it. The Mississippi Senators are among 44 cosponsors of the legislation […] [...]

Authorities investigating cause of pipeline explosion

by Published: November 22,2011

Tags: accident, energy, explosion, fire, gas, natural gas, pipeline

PANOLA COUNTY — Panola County authorities are investigating what caused a natural gas pipeline explosion and fire near Batesville that forced the evacuation of 20 to 30 families. There were no injuries or fatalities related to yesterday’s incident. Authorities allowed the fire from the ruptured Tennessee Gas Pipeline line to burn out overnight. The pipeline […] [...]

Williams Partners gets nod from FERC

by Published: July 23,2010

Tags: energy, LNG, pipeline

PASCAGOULA — Williams Partners, LP, said Wednesday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved plans for a $59-million project that will connect existing natural gas pipelines at a new Mississippi import terminal. The project will connect Transco and Florida Gas Transmission pipeline systems with a Gulf LNG Clean Energy import terminal being built near Pascagoula. The […] [...]

Capacity for gas pipeline in central Mississippi increased

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., has received authorization from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to increase the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) on specific requested segments of three major natural gas pipelines that it operates from .72 to .8 design. This authorization enables the Kinder Morgan Louisiana, Midcontinent Express and Rockies Express […] [...]

NTSB: Faulty weld caused fatal explosion

by Published: October 15,2009

Tags: gas and oil, pipeline, workplace fatality

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the probable cause of the 2007 pipeline rupture near Carmichael was the failure of a weld that caused the pipe to fracture along the longitudinal seam weld, a portion of the upstream girth weld and portions of the adjacent pipe joints. On Nov. […] [...]

OSHA looking into explosion

Smith County — Smith County emergency management director Kevin Butler announced that the investigation into the cause of the deadly July 15 pipeline explosion has begun. Butler said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were expected to be on the scene July 16. The explosion occurred just south of Sylvarena in rural Smith County around […] [...]

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