• Jul. 7 2017

    Pennies from Heaven – Rising Costs May Lead to Financing Issues 

    For energy infrastructure developers, especially those involved with contentious projects, the most pressing business concern is, in the words of Williams CEO, Alan Armstrong, “improving the predictability of pipeline permitting and project costs.” Project costs for pipeline projects rose substantially…


  • Jun. 16 2017

    A Black Box? Machine Learning to Combat Regulatory Uncertainty

    The energy supply chain has long recognized the value of collecting and analyzing data to improve operational efficiencies. Rig counts, sensors, and weather forecasts are just a few of the tools managers typically employ to increase transparency and create competitive…


  • Jun. 13 2017

    Crossing the ROE Chasm – Pipelines vs. FERC

    A core component of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) mandate for the regulation of interstate gas, liquids and transmission lines involves assuring that transportation rates are just and reasonable. Put another way, for gas pipelines, FERC must ensure that…


  • May. 31 2017

    State Regulation – The New Arbiter of Pipeline Market Development?

    The development of inter and intrastate natural gas pipelines, whether entirely new systems or expansions of existing systems, requires a thorough study of market fundamentals, some known, but many others unknown or misunderstood. With more and more choke points involved…


  • May. 26 2017

    Intrastate Pipes – Another Drop in the Data Well

    Shippers, especially those in production rich areas such as Texas, rely not only on interstate natural gas pipeline infrastructure, but also intrastate infrastructure to ensure the delivery of their gas. Rapidly growing gas exports to Mexico and increased gas supplies…

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