• Kinder Morgan Plans for Brighter Future, More Expansions as Backlog Exceeds $12 Billion

    SUGAR LAND--July 21, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--A year after it slashed jobs and saw profits plummet, midstream giant Kinder Morgan Incorporated (NYSE:KMI) (Houston, Texas) announced it would boost its dividend significantly, launch a $2 billion stock buyback and continue to ride the rally in U.S. oil and gas production. The company's backlog grew $500 million to $12.2 billion after it added projects in its natural gas and carbon dioxide segments. Industri
  • Steel Dumping Import Remedies Loom for U.S. Producers

    SUGAR LAND--July 21, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The potential of tariffs or other measures to stem the flood of foreign steel into the United States was a big topic during Steel Dynamics' (NASDAQ:STLD) (Fort Wayne, Indiana) second-quarter earnings conference call presentation on Thursday. U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is soon expected to present findings and recommendations regarding steel imports and their impact on national security.
  • Coal Shipments Give Boost to CSX, Union Pacific Income

    SUGAR LAND--July 21, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Although all signs point to domestic coal use in the U.S. declining, coal shipments, especially for export, continue benefitting railroads, including CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) (Jacksonville, Florida) and Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) (Omaha, Nebraska).Both companies reported increased year-over-year coal-shipment income, which helped boost second-quarter income from last year.Industrial Info is trac
  • U.S., Mexico to See Almost $470 Million in Glass-Manufacturing Kickoffs in Second-Half 2017

    SUGAR LAND--July 21, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The production of glass is a delicate matter, and the procedures for adding, expanding and rebuilding of glass-related facilities or equipment are calculated with care. Industrial Info is tracking 18 projects worth $468 million in the North American glass-manufacturing industry that are slated to kick off during the remainder of 2017, with 11 projects totaling $426 million in the U.S. and seven projects total
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  • Centrica Merging Oil and Gas E&P Business with Bayerngas Norge

    GALWAY, IRELAND--July 21, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Centrica plc (OTC:CPYYY) (Windsor, England) has announced plans to merge its European oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) business with Norway's Bayerngas Norge AS (Oslo).Within this article: Details merger of E&P operations, expected savings and production yields
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from July 20, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (TSX:KML), Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)
  • China's Coal Output Up 10.6% in June

    BEIJING--July 21, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--In June 2017, China's coal output grew to 310 million metric tons (MMT), an increase of 10.6% year over year, or a daily average output of 10.28 MMT, which was 0.67 MMT higher than the daily average output in May 2017.Within this article:Coal statistics of China
  • Industrial Info Tracks More Than $13.6 Billion in U.S. Third-Quarter Oil & Gas Project Starts

    SUGAR LAND--July 20, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Industrial Info is tracking $13.66 billion in planned third-quarter 2017 oil and gas project starts in the Production, Terminals and Pipelines industries.The Southwest region, which includes the Gulf Coast states of Texas and Louisiana, leads the nation in terms of the number and value of planned project starts.Within this article: Details of U.S. oil and gas projectsCompanies featured: Cheniere Energy Incorp
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  • BHP Sees Bright Spot in Gulf of Mexico, Divests Some Onshore Oil Assets

    SUGAR LAND--July 20, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BHP) (Melbourne, Australia), the world's biggest mining company, this week reported a 13% decline in oil production for fiscal 2017, including a 26% drop from its U.S. onshore business. Industrial Info is tracking more than $22 billion in active projects involving BHP, including more than $12 billion in North America that reflect the waxing and waning fortunes within the company's minin
  • Paradise Found: TVA Celebrates Opening of Natural Gas-Fired Power Unit

    SUGAR LAND--July 20, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--It has been generating power since April, but that didn't stop the Tennessee Valley Authority (NYSE:TVE) (TVA) (Knoxville, Tennessee) from holding a dedication ceremony last week for the Paradise natural gas, combined-cycle power plant addition in Drakesboro, Kentucky. The facility is part of the TVA's drive for "cleaner energy, a more diversified generating portfolio, and reliable, low-cost power," said TVA
  • France To Shut 17 Nuclear Reactors by 2025

    GALWAY, IRELAND--July 20, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--France, the second-largest nuclear energy nation in the world, could be set to close 17 nuclear reactors in the next eight years.Within this article: Details planned closures of 17 French reactors, impact on French power
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from July 19, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:BP plc (NYSE:BP), Kinder Morgan Incorporated (NYSE:KMI), Total SA (NYSE:TOT), Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA)
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  • China Reports Drop in First-Half 2017 Mining Investments

    BEIJING--July 21, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources China (Beijing, China)--Mining investments in China for the first six months of this year dropped 6.4% to $58.17 billion in comparison with the same period in 2016, China's National Bureau of Statistics reported. Included in the new numbers was a 14.4% drop in private sector investments, which totaled $32.03 billion.
  • What Felled Coal and What Does its Future Look Like?

    SUGAR LAND--July 19, 2017--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Every tragedy requires a villain, sometimes more than one. The tragic story of the collapse of the U.S. coal industry has three main villains--natural gas, energy efficiency and renewable energy--according to a recent study from Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy. In that study, environmental regulations are a distinctly second-tier villain, accounting for less than 10% of coal's
  • GE Adds Mexico's Tierra Mojada NGCC Plant to Growing List of North American Gas-Turbine Projects

    SUGAR LAND--July 19, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Fisterra Energy, a Mexico-based company majority owned by Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) (New York, New York), is among the power-generation companies adding General Electric's (NYSE:GE) (Fairfield, Connecticut) gas turbine technology to its facilities. Its Tierra Mojada natural gas-fired, combined-cycle (NGCC) plant will be among more than $70 billion in natural gas-fired power-generation projects across Nort
  • U.S. Automotive Plant Closures Rise for 2017-2018

    SUGAR LAND--July 19, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Planned U.S. automotive plant closures have risen for 2017 through 2018. Industrial Info is tracking seven plant closure projects worth $7.5 million.Within this article: Details on several U.S. automotive plant closures.
    Additional companies:Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU)
  • IIR Energy BREAKERS: Enterprise Products on Fast Track to Finish Orla Natural Gas Processing Plant

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  • China's Power Consumption Up 6.5% in June

    BEIJING--July 19, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--China's overall power consumption totaled 524.4 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in June, an increase of 6.5% year over year, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA). From January through June, accumulative power consumption reached 2.95 trillion kWh, an increase of 6.3% from the first six months of 2016.Within this article: Details on China's power consumption in June and the first four months of the
  • Shell Exits Irish Gas Market in $1 Billion Deal

    GALWAY, IRELAND--July 19, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Shell is exiting the Irish gas market and is expected to take a loss of up to $1 billion as it continues its strategy to divest assets of up to $30 billion to reduce its debt pile.
    Within this article: Details sales of Irish assets, new partners, gas field resources and history
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from July 18, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP)
  • U.S. Gears Up for $957 Million in Third-Quarter Solar Projects

    SUGAR LAND--July 18, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Industrial Info is tracking more than $957 million in planned solar power project starts in the U.S. in the third quarter of this year.The Mid-Atlantic market region, thanks to projects in Maryland and North Carolina, leads the U.S. in terms of the value of project starts.Developers currently receive a 30% tax credit for solar installations constructed through 2021, encouraging growth in U.S. solar power.
  • UPS and FedEx Contribute to U.S. Warehouse Boom

    SUGAR LAND--July 18, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Thanks to the growth of e-commerce in the global marketplace, warehouse space is quickly becoming a factor in the ability of the companies involved in this sector to function profitably.The big player in the room, Amazon.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:AMZN) (Seattle, Washington), has been taking steps to secure its place in the market by building more fulfillment and sorting centers in order to speed delivery times
  • ETL: Solar Power, Energy Storage Make Gains in Cost-Effectiveness

    SUGAR LAND--July 18, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--A new report by the Energy Transition Lab (ETL) at the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment concluded that solar photovoltaic plusenergy storage could already be more cost-effective than simple cycle peaking plants and that standalone energy storage projects will be able to compete with new natural gas-fired gas turbine peaking units by 2022.Within this article: Details on the increasing promi
  • Report: U.S. LNG Exports Boost Shipments for Expanded Panama Canal

    SUGAR LAND--July 18, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The opening of the expanded Panama Canal last year has been a boon for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports, according to a new report by Morningstar Commodities Research (Chicago, Illinois).Within this article:Impact of U.S. LNG exports on Panama Canal traffic.Additional companies: Cheniere Energy Incorporated (NYSE:LNG) (Houston, Texas)
  • Construction Starts on 50-Megawatt Backup Plant in U.K.

    GALWAY, IRELAND--July 18, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Work has started at the first of two 50-megawatt (MW) back-up power plants in Peterborough in the U.K..
    Within this article: Details project start, partners, technology, timescales and related project
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from July 17, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP)
  • U.S. Wind Power Has Strong First-Half 2017, Stronger Second Half Foreseen

    SUGAR LAND--July 13, 2017--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--U.S. wind power developers completed 14 projects, totaling 2,405 megawatts (MW) and about $4.54 billion, during the first half of 2017, better than the comparable year-earlier period. But they are behind the torrid pace of completions for the first six months of 2015, according to Industrial Info's North American Project Platform.Within this article: Information on the state of wind power projects
  • Fed: U.S. Sees Production Growth in Manufacturing, Mining and Utilities in Second-Quarter 2017

    SUGAR LAND--July 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--For the second quarter of 2017, U.S. industrial production advanced at an annual rate of 4.7%, primarily due to strong increases in the mining and utility sectors, according to a report from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. In June alone, total industrial production was 2% above its level in June 2016, and at more than 105% of its June 2012 average. Industrial Info is tracking $1.44 billion in P
  • Rover Natural Gas Pipeline Still Dogged by Environmental Issues

    SUGAR LAND--July 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Environmental regulatory issues continue to plague the Rover natural gas pipeline project in the upper Midwest. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week reminded the project developers they still need to show they are working to clean up drilling mud spills in Ohio and remediate the sites before more drilling work will be allowed to proceed; and Ohio's environmental regulators want the state'
  • Dynegy to Sell $300 Million in Assets

    SUGAR LAND--July 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Dynegy Incorporated (NYSE:DYN) (Houston, Texas) last week announced the planned sale of three power plants in New England and the Midwest.The sale of the plants comes at the order of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that Dynegy divests some of its assets after acquiring 17 U.S. power plants from ENGIE SA (Courbevoie, France) earlier this year, because of competition issues in the Southeast
  • Scotland Green Lights 170-Megawatt South Kyle Windfarm

    GALWAY, IRELAND--July 17, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The Scottish government has granted permission to Sweden's Vattenfall for the construction of the 50-turbine South Kyle onshore windfarm in East Ayrshire and Galloway after a four year planning battle.
    Within this article: Details green light for project, investment, partners and wind power targets in Scotland
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from July 14, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)
  • IEA: U.S. LNG Exports Go into High Gear

    SUGAR LAND--July 14, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The International Energy Agency (Paris, France) estimates that by 2022, the U.S. will be on course to challenge Australia and Qatar for global leadership among liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters. The U.S. will account for 40% of the world's extra gas production in 2022, thanks to the "remarkable growth in its domestic shale industry," the IEA said in a Thursday press statement. Industrial Info is tracking
  • CONSOL Prepares to Spin Off Coal Business, Focus on Natural Gas as it Adapts to Market Realities

    SUGAR LAND--July 14, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Research (Sugar Land, Texas)--CONSOL Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CNX) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) took an important stride earlier this week in its plan to split into two publicly traded companies: a coal company and a natural gas exploration and production (E&P) company. CONSOL Mining Corporation, a subsidiary that will comprise the coal business at the time of the spin-off, filed a Form 10 registration statement with the U.S. Securities
  • Veolia North America Targets Fall Completion of Two New Canadian Biomass Power Projects

    SUGAR LAND--July 14, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Veolia North America LLC (Boston, Massachusetts) has set a fall target completion date for two new Canadian biomass power plant projects.Within this article: Details on two biomass power projects in British Columbia.
  • Enterprise to Build Ethylene Terminal on Houston Ship Channel

    SUGAR LAND--July 14, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD) (Houston, Texas) announced earlier this week that the company, along with Navigator Holdings Limited (NYSE:NVGS) (London, England), will construct an ethylene export terminal at its Morgan's Point complex in La Porte, Texas, on the Houston Ship Channel, according to a company statement.Industrial Info has been tracking the project since November.Within this articles:
  • GE Wins Gas-Fired Projects in U.K. and Romania

    GALWAY, IRELAND--July 14, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)-- General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) (Fairfield, Connecticut) has secured a number of key European gas-fired power projects in the U.K. and Romania.Within this article: Details U.K. and Romanian gas-fired projects won by GE, scope of projects and timescales.
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from July 13, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Dominion Energy Incorporated (NYSE:D), Magellan Midstream Partners' (NYSE:MMP), Dynegy (NYSE:DYN)
  • Minnesota Regulators Approve Xcel Wind Project Buildout

    SUGAR LAND--July 13, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Late last week, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy Incorporated's (NYSE:XEL) (Minneapolis, Minnesota) plans to construct windfarms in the state.The Minnesota projects are part of Xcel's plans to build out 1,550 megawatts (MW) of wind energy in the U.S. Upper Midwest by 2020.Other states for the proposed projects are North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.The North Dakota Public Servic
  • NRG Eyes Renewables as Key Part of $4 Billion in Asset Sales as Prices Pummel Profits

    SUGAR LAND--July 13, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) (Princeton, New Jersey), the largest independent U.S. power producer, plans to raise as much as $4 billion through asset sales over the next three years, in an effort to slash debt by $13 billion. Between half and all of the company's renewables-focused subsidiary, NRG Yield, is on the chopping block, according to executives. Industrial Info is tracking nearly $4 billion in active projec
  • Propylene/Polypropylene Projects Mark Progress in North America

    SUGAR LAND--July 13, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Contract announcements this week marked progress on two North American propylene/polypropylene projects, one in La Porte, Texas, and the other near Edmonton, Alberta. Industrial Info is tracking both projects, with a combined investment value of more than $3.1 billion.Within this article:Update on Braskem's polypropylene project in La Porte, Texas, and Pembina Pipeline's PDH/propylene project in Alberta, Cana
  • IIR Energy BREAKERS: Gulfstream Natural Gas Performs Turnaround on Mobile Bay Natural Gas Plant

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  • Dutch Borssele 1 and 2 Offshore Windfarms Advance

    GALWAY, IRELAND--July 13, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Two large Dutch offshore windfarms have moved forward with the awarding of a contract for 94 turbines placed with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Zamudio, Spain) by project developer DONG Energy A/S (Fredericia, Denmark).Within this article: Details turbine order for two Dutch offshore wind projects, technology, timescale, partners and related projects.
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from July 12, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Enbridge Incorporated (NYSE:ENB), NRG Energy Incorporated (NYSE:NRG), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)
  • Two Ways Hydro Can Win: Call it 'Renewable,' Position it as Backup to Solar and Wind

    SUGAR LAND--July 12, 2017--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Changes in the U.S. Power generation fleet and transmission network may create new opportunities for pumped-storage hydroelectric projects, speakers told a hydro conference in Denver in late June. "The grid of today is not the grid of tomorrow," Tim Welch, hydropower program manager in the water power technologies offices at the U.S. Department of Energy, told attendees at the HydroVision Internati
  • Williams Expands Transco Pipeline to Link with Sabal Trail, Bring Natural Gas to Florida

    SUGAR LAND--July 12, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) (Tulsa, Oklahoma) completed, and began service on, the first phase of its Hillabee expansion project on the Alabama portion of its Transcontinental Gas (Transco) Pipeline System. Through its connection with the first phase of the Sabal Trail Pipeline, the Transco Pipeline will play a role in bringing much-needed natural gas to Florida power generators. Industrial Info is tracki
  • Creativity Rises to the Challenge in the Millwork Industry

    SUGAR LAND--July 12, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Custom architectural millwork solutions are evolving as design trends change and new technology and materials are integrated in innovative features.In commercial environments, creative products are being sought for pantries, cabinetry, shelving, storage, seating, desks and feature walls.Within this article: Details of five active U.S. millwork industry projects.
  • Demand Rises for Synchronous Condensers

    SUGAR LAND--July 12, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Demand is rising for synchronous condensers, according to recent sales reports from major manufacturers, such as General Electric (NYSE:GE) (Fairfield, Connecticut), ABB Limited (NYSE:ABB) (Zurich, Switzerland and Siemens AG (Paris, France) , in order to support electric grid transmission.
  • Dominion Partners with Denmark's DONG Energy for U.S. Offshore Wind Pilot Project

    SUGAR LAND--July 12, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Dominion Energy Incorporated (NYSE:D) (Richmond, Virginia) announced earlier this week that it is partnering with DONG Energy A/S (Fredericia, Denmark) in the construction of a 12-megawatt (MW) pilot-scale offshore wind project about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia.The project could be the preliminary move for Dominion to build a much larger project off the Virginia coast.Within this articl
  • Irelands $741 Million Hydro Project Advances

    GALWAY, IRELAND--July 12, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--A 650 million euro ($741 million) hydroelectric project in Ireland has take a positive step forward following the signing of a memorandum of understanding in China.Within this article: Details proposed Irish hydro project, partners, timescales, investment and development.

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