Ferus Buys Out Encana LNG Share

April 24, 2014 in Companies, E&P Operations, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Takes Full Control of New 50,000-Gallon Plant in Elmworth, Alberta
To Support Drilling Rig and Frack Operators, and Heavy Duty Trucks

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels said today that it has completed the purchase of Encana Corp’s 50% interest in a new 50,000-gallon-per-day (190,000 liters) liquefied natural gas plant in northwest Alberta, retaining key Encana technical and management personnel.

LNG for the West Coast of Canada

May 29, 2013 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Estimated $1.2 Million Project Involves 17 Participating Groups

Organizations including CNGVA, the Ottawa-based Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, are talking up their initiative aiming to identify and address barriers to the use of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel in western Canada.

Encana Commissions Alberta LNG Plant

February 1, 2013 in E&P Operations, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Critical to Seeding Natural Gas Transportation Market’

Encana has commissioned a small liquefied natural gas plant – approximately 4,000 to 5,000 LNG gallons daily – some 34 miles east of Calgary. “The Cavalier LNG facility will play a key role in providing an alternative fuel to diesel for heavy-duty transportation including rail and long-haul trucking,” the company said.

Apache & Chevron for Kitimat LNG

December 26, 2012 in Companies, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘One of the Most Prolific Shale Gas Basins in North America’

With an eye to exports to Asia, ownership of promising natural gas properties and key projects in British Columbia is shifting: Apache Canada and Chevron Canada are becoming 50-50 owners of 644,000 undeveloped acres in the Horn River and Liard basins, the 290-mile Pacific Trail Pipeline, and the two-train liquefied natural gas plant under construction for exports at Kitimat, B.C., some 400 miles north of Vancouver.

Caterpillar Dual Fuel to Russia

December 17, 2012 in Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Ships First ‘Dynamic Gas Blend’ Kit, Opens Order Board

Caterpillar says it has shipped the first unit of its “Dynamic Gas Blending” retrofit kits to a Russian oil and gas company. The dual fuel kits allow diesel engines to run on a high proportion of natural gas or other gaseous fuels, of varying quality. They are now available for order via the Cat dealer network.

Natural Gas Will Stay Cheap

October 1, 2012 in Event/Meeting, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

With Shale, Current Price Disconnect with Oil Is to Persist

The price of natural gas will remain lower than petroleum diesel for the foreseeable future. Massive supplies of shale will offset increasing demand, even in the face of heightened use of natural gas for electricity generation, and with significant exports.

Encana Wants to Use More Gas

June 23, 2012 in E&P Operations, LNG by HHP  |  No Comments

Looks Forward to HPDI Engines Using Even Less Diesel

Encana is moving to use more natural gas to produce natural gas, using methane straight from the ground where feasible and trucking in LNG where source gas doesn’t work.

Rail Project Details Emerge

January 28, 2012 in LNG, Rail by HHP  |  No Comments

Proponents of LNG for railroad applications face the same chicken-and-egg challenges as other sectors, but railroads enjoy the advantages of owning ample land for fueling facility placement (at facilities where truck traffic represents a ready additional market), and ample capability to move fuel where it’s needed.

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