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A tragic natural gas pipeline explosion Tuesday morning in a rural area 95 miles from Chicago led Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) to shutter a portion of its Illinois Lateral 1 line and reduce pressure on a second segment.

Natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales could find a steady home in the South, where the fuel continues to account for a larger share of power generation, the Energy Information Administration said Tuesday in a Today in Energy post.

Liberty Utilities, an affiliate of Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp., is proposing a new pipeline that would carry natural gas from an interconnect in southeast New Hampshire to the state's central area.

Natural gas vehicle sector leaders expressed support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency renewable fuel standard and other aspects of the greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, but heavy duty fleet operators voiced concerns about some aspects.

Crestwood Equity Partners LP said it has started commissioning activities for the first phase of a natural gas processing plant in North Dakota, and has reached a final investment decision (FID) for a second phase expansion.