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Natural Gas Infrastructure Development in Focus to Support Shift from Traditional Supply and Flow of Gas

Last year we started our discussion of the developing shift in flow of natural gas from the traditional South-to-North/West-to-East path to a North-to-South/East-to-West path as a result of the abundance of natural gas now being produced out of the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions.  We highlighted the impact that this reversal in gas flow would … Continue reading »

FERC Approval of Transboundary Natural Gas Pipeline into Mexico

FERC recently granted a Presidential Permit and National Gas Act Section 3 authorization for Houston Pipe Line Company LP to build a transboundary pipeline to export and/or import natural gas from Texas into Mexico. The pipeline is planned to supply gas-fired power plants and industrial customers in Mexico. FERC found that the project is not inconsistent with … Continue reading »

Iroquois South-to-North Project (SoNo) Another Example of Shale Gas Production Reversing Historical Gas Flows

            We’ve discussed recently how the regional production and availability of shale gas has led to dramatic changes in the historical flow of domestic natural gas – here and here.  Recently, Iroquois Gas Transmission System (“Iroquois”)  announced an open season  on a South-to-North Project (“SoNo”) that would reverse the traditional southern flow of gas on the … Continue reading »