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Regulators want to know where gas is going

JACKSON COUNTY — A state regulatory panel wants to know why a distribution system in a south Mississippi community is losing large amounts of natural gas. The Sun Herald reports the Moss Point/Escatawpa Gas Distribution System is unable to account for 42 percent of its natural gas, resulting in $2.8 million in lost revenue last year. The problem was discussed ...

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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 substantial amount of oil and ...

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Sempra gets approval for second gas-storage facility

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 the facility’s total working gas ...

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Company planning Louisiana-Mississippi pipeline construction

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 partnership of the Valero St. ...

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Kinder Morgan pipeline construction to get underway

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 last September plans to build ...

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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 introduced that would authorize the ...

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Authorities investigating cause of pipeline explosion

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 is located off Mississippi 6 ...

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Williams Partners gets nod from FERC

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 project will consist of about ...

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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 pipelines to serve their full ...

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NTSB: Faulty weld caused fatal explosion

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. 1, 2007, a 12-inch diameter ...

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