[excerpt] And here, as Bishop Hill has also noted, are some of the expert from this mornings shale gas inquiry.
Who will give evidence?
At 9.45 am
* Nigel Smith, Geologist, British Geological Survey, and
* Professor Richard Selley, Petroleum Geologist, Imperial College London
At 10.45 am
* Jenny Banks, Energy and Climate Change Policy Officer, WWF, and
* Professor Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester
Yep. A geologist and a petroleum geologist. Fair enough. But Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre the deep green activist group which recently called for a managed recession in order to curb the economic growth which is supposedly harming our environment? And a woman from the World Worldlife Fund? [end excerpt]
[excerpt] HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) today announced several new construction projects that will further extend and expand its natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) infrastructure in South Texas and Mont Belvieu, Texas to accommodate growing production volumes from the Eagle Ford Shale play. As part of the initiative, Enterprise plans to install 350 miles of pipelines, build a new natural gas processing facility, and add a new NGL fractionator at the Mont Belvieu complex near the Houston Ship Channel. In addition, the partnership recently completed several key, previously announced projects, including the initial 34-mile segment of the east-west rich gas Eagle Ford mainline and the final leg of the 62-mile White Kitchen Lateral. As a result, Enterprise soon will be able to fill the existing 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of capacity at its seven South Texas natural gas processing facilities.
Included in the planned construction, is an expansion of Enterprises east-west rich gas mainline that will involve adding three additional pipeline segments totaling 168 miles. The first phase will involve the installation of 26 miles of 24-inch diameter pipeline extending the mainline to the far western reaches of the Eagle Ford Shale. The remaining 142 miles, to be built in two segments, will be comprised of 30-inch and 36-inch diameter pipelines that will serve the eastern portion of the Eagle Ford Shale. Upon completion, the Eagle Ford Shale rich gas mainline system and associated laterals will consist of approximately 300 miles of pipelines representing gathering and transportation capacity of more than 600 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).
The east end of Eagle Ford mainline will terminate at a new natural gas complex Enterprise plans to build that will feature multiple processing trains designed for deep ethane recovery and production of mixed NGLs in excess of 60,000 barrels per day (BPD). Following completion of these projects, which is expected in early 2012, Enterprises Texas assets will have the capability to gather, transport and process almost 2.5 Bcf/d of natural gas and produce more than 150,000 BPD of NGLs.
Takeaway capacity for residue gas from the new processing facility will be provided by a combination of existing Enterprise infrastructure and construction of additional natural gas pipelines. Specifically, Enterprise is planning to construct a new 64-mile, 30-inch diameter residue gas line from the cryogenic facility to its Wilson natural gas storage facility in Wharton County, Texas. Wilson offers access to major interstate pipelines, including Trunkline, Tennessee Gas, Transco, NGPL, Gulf South and Texas Eastern. An expansion project to increase capacity at the storage facility by 5 billion cubic feet is currently under way.
Transportation of mixed NGLs from the new processing facility to the Mont Belvieu complex will be accomplished by expanding Enterprises infrastructure, highlighted by the planned construction of a new 127-mile, 12-inch diameter pipeline. The new NGL pipeline will have an initial capacity of more than 60,000 BPD, readily expandable to over 120,000 BPD. The project is scheduled for completion early in 2012. [end excerpt]
I’ve heard the argument that while American’s cannot compete with the extremely low labor costs in other parts of the world we have geat potential with having cheap energy that we could be so much more economically competitive.
Yet our government blocks the development of our known
running to the post office for RR stamps today...bump
To Cincinatus’ Wife
OOPS about my previous #11 post.
Hadn’t gotten my coffee yet!!!
Shale Gas: Global game changer (and why some will block it)
Obama, The Sierra Club and other fellow travelers will do all they can to
defeat American self-sufficiency in energy.
And that includes building enough nuclear plants to power all the
new electric/hybrid cars like the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt.
Freedom for the masses just doesn’t fit in with program for Obama and
his fellow travelers.
These cats are all about making every “citizen” a dependent on the
ever-expanding federal bureacracy.
“Why some will block it”???!!!!
Let’s see, they block oil they block gas they block coal they block Nuke they block wood burning stoves. WHY THE HELL WOULDN’T THEY BLOCK SHALE GAS? Geeze!
It would be real nice if someone brought up the Nazi roots of the World Wildlife Fund.
Most of the leadership of the eco-fascist cults are neo-Nazis, with a deep hatred for ordinary people, an embrace of various kook theories and a dislike of rationality.