Image: Starwood Energy to acquire Lavaca gas gathering system from Third Coast Midstream. Photo: courtesy of Michal Jarmoluk/Pixabay. US-based Starwood Energy Group Global has agreed to acquire gas gathering system from Third Coast Midstream for an undisclosed price.Based in and around Lavaca County, Texas, the gathering business assets consist of more than 418km of natural gas gathering pipes and connected infrastructure.The system supplies gathering and artificial gas lift services to local upstream customers focused on oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford.Starwood Energy CEO Himanshu Saxena said: “The Lavaca system represents a unique opportunity to own a critical piece of Eagle Ford gathering infrastructure.“The business mix of gas gathering and artificial gas lift results in a more stable cash flow profile for the asset and fits well within our overall strategy.“The Third Coast team has built a great business and we are looking forward to continuing to provide exceptional service to our customers as we look to expand the system and grow our midstream platform.”For the transaction, Vinson & Elkins acted as legal advisor to Starwood while Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher served as a legal advocate to Third Coast.Third Coast President and CEO Matt Rowland said: “Our Eagle Ford natural gas infrastructure platform has grown significantly since we acquired it in 2014.“We expect that with Starwood’s established infrastructure experience and financial strength, the system will continue that growth in a safe, efficient manner.“This transaction follows Third Coast’s previously announced divestitures as part of Third Coast’s strategic repositioning to focus on its core Gulf of Mexico infrastructure assets.”Basalt acquired natural gas transmission business from Third Coast Midstream in OctoberIn October, a fund managed by Basalt Infrastructure Partners II announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream’s natural gas transmission business.The natural gas transmission business consists of 7 regulated natural gas lateral pipelines with total capacity of more than 1,600 MDth per day, stretching nearly 885km. The lateral pipelines are connected to 8 major long-haul pipelines, supplying gas to customers across Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. Located in and around Lavaca County, Texas, the gathering business assets consist of more than 418km of natural gas gathering pipes and connected infrastructure
This post is currently collecting data… As 2020 winds down, NAFCU’s Q4 Member Webinar provides credit unions with a unique opportunity to look ahead to the new year and hear key updates to finish the year strong and prepare for any potential opportunities and challenges coming in 2021. During the webinar, happening Dec. 15, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger will be joined by other senior leaders to share what NAFCU has store to help credit unions grow in the coming year.NAFCU Executive Vice President and COO Anthony Demangone, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, and NAFCU Services President Randy Salser will join the call to share insights, including trends credit unions should prepare for, and answer questions.Here are some of the topics that will be covered:Hunt will discuss NAFCU’s recent advocacy efforts, including priorities sent to Congress and regulators, a recent meeting with the Biden-Harris transition team, and 12 key issues that should be addressed before the end of the year; This is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Hull boss Steve Bruce has admitted his side’s 3-0 capitulation to Newcastle at the KC Stadium could have jeopardised his chances of strengthening his squad in the current transfer window. But Carver now faces a “15-game season” to turn his dream job into a longer-term appointment, with club officials still expected to look elsewhere for a successor to Alan Pardew. Carver said: “I want this job and have all re-focused on what is really a 15-game season. “We are getting players back from injury and they have all got to compete and get in the team. Everybody’s re-focused because they know I am now the head coach and I hope we are going to go forward.” Carver went on to pay tribute to top scorer Papiss Cisse, who completed his long-haul return from the African Nations Cup late on Friday night and made a brief appearance off the bench with the game already won. “We got him on a train and a plane and he got here eventually,” Carver said. “He might have been a little bit fatigued, but I wanted to get him on the pitch because he had travelled and made the effort to get here. It shows you that everybody wants to be a part of it and that is a good thing.” Bruce revealed fees have been agreed for the Tigers’ two main targets – Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon and Lokomotiv Moscow’s Dame N’Doye. But, after goals from Remy Cabella, Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran gave the visitors the simplest of wins, Bruce said he would not be surprised to find either player having second thoughts. Press Association Bruce said: “Both (the deals) are up to the players themselves, and, with the position we are in at the moment in the bottom three, we are not really endearing ourselves to the two players. “The fee is agreed (for N’Doye) but there is still a lot of work to be done and that goes for Lennon too – but we hope we can bring the pair of them in. “It would certainly add to our squad but even if we don’t I am still confident the squad we’ve got can avoid going back down into the Championship.” Bruce blasted his side’s second-half performance after an encouraging start in which Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies both came close to putting the hosts ahead. Individual errors were responsible for gifting Newcastle their first two goals and Bruce acknowledged: “We simply have to stop gifting people goals like we have done in the game today. “We made an individual mistake from which they scored and up until then I thought we were the better team – then in the second half we have made a catalogue of errors for the second goal. “We need to show resilience and a bit more determination to try to rectify the situation, but if we’re honest after the second goal it turned into one of those horrible afternoons you can all do without.” The result provided a dream start for Newcastle head coach John Carver, who was handed the job until the end of the season earlier this week.
African champions Cote d’Ivoire ensured they will defend their title at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations after drawing 1-1 at home to Sierra Leone. Needing a point to qualify, an acrobatic goal from Jonathan Kodjia after 37 minutes calmed home nerves. But after Kei Kamara equalised midway through the second half, the tension was palpable.Another away goal would have knocked the 2015 Nations Cup winners out but they held on despite a nervy finish. Salomon Kalou was a surprise starter for the Elephants as he had been expected to miss out following the recent deaths of both his father and aunt. However, the Hertha Berlin striker was involved in the build-up to the goal as Kodjia, a recent signing for Aston Villa, hooked the ball over the goalkeeper from near the penalty spot.It was looking good for coach Michel Dussuyer’s side but Sierra Leone had aspirations of a first Nations Cup qualification since 1996 when Kamara, back in the team after ending a self-imposed 10-month exile, drew the visitors level.Nonetheless, it was the hosts who came closest to the game’s third goal as Serge N’Guessan hit the bar late on, with the final whistle following shortly after.Elsewhere, Senegal beat Namibia 2-0 to become the only team to qualify with a 100% record for January’s finals in host nation Gabon. Goals from Diao Balde Keita and a penalty from Famara Diedhiou, either side of a missed spot-kick by Mame Biram Diouf, gave the Teranga Lions a perfect record in Group K.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
THIS Weekend could see the league reach a milestone of 100 goals. With the exception of the Medeama and Hasaacas game, all games will be contested at the respective venues. What are the key numbers ahead of kick off?KOTOKO VS LIBERTY • Kotoko come into the game on the back of a torrid week where coach Duncan was asked to step aside.• Kotoko have picked up five points from a possible nine at the Baba Yara this season.• As a matter of fact, all of Kotoko’s points this season have at Baba Yara.• Liberty’s last away day was an impressive goalless draw to leaders Wa All Stars.• Latif Blessing is joint top scorer in the league with 4 goals.TECHIMAN CITY VS HEARTS• Techiman City have a 100% record at home this season.• The Techiman side have scored three goals in three games and are yet to concede.• Techiman City’s Stephen Manu is their leading scorer with two goals.• Hearts unbeaten run in the league ended last week.• They will be without influential midfielder Sarbah Laryea after picking up another yellow card.• Hearts have scored the most goals this season bagging 10 goals in 6 games• Hearts have picked up seven points on the road this season. One more than at home.• Their leading scorer is Musah Ibrahim who has scored three goals all from the bench. CHELSEA VS ADUANA • Aduana have picked up seven points from nine after picking up zero in their first three games.• Aduana have scored three goals all season with all three goals coming in their last three games.• Chelsea have won all games at home this season conceding none • Saddick Adams is Chelsea’s top scorer with four goals. Three out of these four goals have been scored at Berekum.WAFA VS NEW EDUBIASE• WAFA have scored eight goals in their three home matches.• Samuel Tetteh has scored four of these eight goals. The Sogakope side are yet to score away from home.• New Edubiase have scored three goals all season long.• All three goals came at their adopted Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.• At the other end, Edubiase have let in five goals with three of them coming on the road. ASHANTIGOLD VS DREAMS • Ashantigold will be going in search of their first win since matchday one.• The Miners have picked up two successive draws at home to Brong Ahafo sides.• Ashantigold have conceded 8 goals this season with two of these coming at home.• Dreams FC have picked up four points on the road so far.• Akonnour’s side have scored six goals this season and conceded four. • Three of these four goals have been at home.INTER ALLIES VS BECHEM UNITED• Inter Allies are without a win since matchday one.• The Tema side have lost their last two games to Hearts and Dwarfs.• Six of Inter Allies’ eight goals have been scored at Tema.• Bechem United are yet to pick a point away from home.• The Bechem side drew 0-0 at Tema last season. WA ALL STARS VS DWARFS• Wa All Stars have let in two goals all season.• Their last home game was a goalless draw against Liberty• All Stars are yet to concede all season.• Dwarfs got their first season of the campaign on matchday 6.• The Cape Coast side have scored two goals away from home this season.• Dwarfs are yet to pick a point on the road this season. – –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
Comments 17 Photos Black hole seen in real life for the first time The beauty of black holes (pictures) 2 Now playing: Watch this: Tags The accretion disk (red) aligns along the equatorial plane of the black hole (white center circle). Sasha Tchekhovskoy/Northwestern University/Matthew Liska/University of Amsterdam Using a supercomputer and some custom-built code, an international team of researchers has created the “most detailed” simulation of a black hole proving a long-standing theory that has puzzled astrophysicists for 45 years. The theory, first published in 1975, posited that the inner-most region of a spinning black hole would eventually align with the hole’s equatorial plane. While that may seem somewhat confusing and inconsequential, how this region is warped by the black hole can have huge effects on entire galaxies. The new research, published Wednesday in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, details a simulated solution to the theory — known as the Bardeen-Petterson effect — and solves a problem co-lead author Sasha Tchekhovskoy says has “haunted the astrophysics community for more than four decades.” When we saw the very first image of a black hole on April 10, we weren’t actually seeing the black hole. Black holes don’t emit any visible light. Rather, the incredibly strong gravity of a black hole causes debris, gas and other particles to spin around its edges forming an “accretion disk.” That’s something we can see. Not only is that helpful for cosmic detectives to find and understand black holes but these disks are also responsible for the evolution and function of a black hole. Moreover, they can tell astrophysicists more about how black holes spin and potentially the radiation the comes from them. The team, including the paper’s first author Matthew Liska, used graphical processing units (GPUs) to develop their simulation’s code. Enlarge ImageThe simulation shows two angles: a close-up (left) and a wider view (right). In the left image, you can see how the accretion disc rapidly collapses to the equatorial (horizontal) plane around the black hole (white). Sasha Tchekhovskoy/Northwestern University/Matthew Liska/University of Amsterdam “Once we created the code, we needed to find a large enough supercomputer to carry out the simulations,” says Tchekhovskoy, who co-led the research. “The National Science Foundation supercomputer, Blue Waters, was just right for the task.”Blue Waters, an immensely powerful computer operating with 1.5 petabytes of memory, is housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Illinois. “We put a black hole inside of a computer and drop gas on it,” says Tchekhovskoy. “Initially, the gas orbits around the black hole at a plane tilted relative to the black hole equator. However, over time the inner regions of the disk align with the equatorial plane, revealing the alignment. The result may not be as immediately impressive as our first view of a black hole, but it is another first. Previously, astrophysicists studying the Bardeen-Petterson effect did not have access to enough computing power to adequately account for magnetic turbulence inside the accretion. With the supercomputer, researchers were able to simulate a more realistic black hole, with magnetic fields in place. “The unique aspect of these simulations is their treatment of the magnetic fields, general relativistic effects and a cooling function at the same time,” says Rebecca Nealon, theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Leicester not associated with the study. “Their results showing the Bardeen-Petterson effect while including these is an excellent confirmation of the general picture found in previous works.”The fields are a key factor in regulating how the accretion disk bends and falls into it, according to Tchekhovskoy. Ultimately, the researchers found that even for incredibly thin accretion disks, the proposed Bardeen-Petterson effect held up — accretion disks did align to the black hole.”The alignment of the disk with the black hole equatorial plane is the new finding of this work,” explains Tchekhovskoy. “At larger radii, the disk is tilted relative to the equatorial plane of the black hole.”The next phase of the research will look at “radiation transport,” says Tchekhovskoy. Essentially, the team will be able to predict what would happen to the particles of light that are produced during this process, giving astronomers a potential way to view the phenomenon via telescope. 2:56 Share your voice Sci-Tech