Environment

Canadian Oil Output Seen Expanding until 2039

Canadian oil production will expand for nearly two more decades, slowing the country's progress toward achieving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) forecast.

API Pledges to Fight Possible Biden Fracking Limits

If U.S. President-elect Joe Biden tries to restrict development of oil and gas drilling on federal lands, the American Petroleum Institute will use "every tool at its disposal" including legal action, chief executive Mike Sommers said

EU Denies Gas Plants a Green Finance Tag

The European Commission on Friday proposed that power plants fueled by natural gas would not be not classed as a sustainable investment in Europe, although plants could possibly gain a green label by burning some hydrogen.

Enbridge Adds Solar Facilities to Power Pipeline Operations

Enbridge is adding solar energy facility to help power its natural gas pipeline compressor stations, citing a recent pledge to green its operations.

TC Energy: Keystone XL Pipeline Fits Biden Agenda

The creation of union jobs and support by Indigenous investors will help convince U.S. President-elect Joe Biden that the Keystone XL pipeline fits into his “Build Back Better” agenda, an executive with TC Energy said.

Italy Drafts Guidelines for National Hydrogen Strategy

Italy has set out guidelines for a national hydrogen strategy to help de-carbonize the economy as it phases out coal and boosts renewables, a change that would rely on existing pipeline infrastructure.

Environmental Groups Appeal Illinois Approval of DAPL Expansion

Environmental groups are appealing a decision made last month by Illinois regulators to allow the expansion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL), according to documents filed with the state.

FERC Wants Limit on State Consideration of Quality Permits

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) plans to apply the new federal Clean Water Act requirement to transmission pipelines, limiting state challenges to construction projects in and around wetlands.

Bakken Restart: Back to Basics with Idle Wells

Abandoned wells have long been a part of the more-than-a-century-old American oil and gas industry, but industry and state regulators have become more thorough in mitigating and remediating these retired well sites.

Largest Capacity CO2 Pipeline Part of Expandable Capture, Storage System

A new system built to safely transport and permanently store CO2 is shifting how carbon is managed in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Minnesota Approves Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Project

Minnesota regulators approved Enbridge's $2.6 billion Line 3 pipeline replacement project, clearing one of the last remaining hurdles for U.S. construction to begin.

DAPL's Future Uncertain as Biden Presidency Looms

The election of Democrat Joseph Biden could create more headaches for the Dakota Access Pipeline's (DAPL) owners, who are already embroiled in legal battles to keep the main conduit for flowing oil out of North Dakota running.

Banks Make Room for Fossil Fuels in Climate Pledge

The world's public development banks pledged to align with the Paris Agreement on climate change, but avoided a firm commitment to phase out fossil fuel financing.

Trump Demotes FERC Chair After Carbon-Market Comments

President Donald Trump demoted Neil Chatterjee, the Republican head of an energy regulation panel, after he promoted the use of carbon markets by U.S. states to curb climate change.

Rolling Back Trump's Rollbacks: Biden Seen Reversing Climate Deregulation

Joe Biden could erase much of President Donald Trump’s four-year legacy of energy and climate deregulation with the stroke of his pen, according to regulatory experts, but replacing it with something new and durable may prove trickier.

Enbridge Aims to Drastically Cut Carbon Footprint

Canada's largest pipeline operator, Enbridge, set emissions reduction targets, hoping to be a net zero emitter of greenhouse gases by 2050.

EU Set to Deny Gas Power Plants a Green Investment Label

Power plants fueled by natural gas will not be classed as a sustainable investment in Europe, unless they meet an emissions limit that none currently comply with, according to draft European Union regulations.

Norway Wealth Fund Says It's Hard to Find Green Energy Investments

Norway's $1.1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, is having trouble finding suitable unlisted renewable- energy projects to invest in due to the paucity of projects and strong competition for stakes in them, its new CEO said.

Produced Water Spills from Husky Energy Oil Pipeline

A produced water spill was discovered during a routine inspection on a Husky Energy oil pipeline in northwestern Alberta on Monday.

Yes, Joe Biden Really Does Want to End the Oil and Gas Industry in America

The Biden energy plan has dire consequences for our industry and the entire American economy.

Judge: Michigan Regulator Can Evaluate Enbridge Pipeline Tunnel Plan

A Michigan judge ruled on Friday that a state regulatory agency has some authority to evaluate Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline tunnel plans, but should not consider broader implications of the pipeline's contribution to climate change in its evaluation.

Biden Calls for ‘Transition’ from Oil; GOP Sees Opening

Democrat Joe Biden’s remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night from President Donald Trump, who saw it as a boon to his election chances in key states.

French Government Asks Engie to Delay U.S. LNG Deal Over Environment Concerns — Source

According to a source familiar with the matter, the French government has asked Engie to reevaluate its U.S. LNG import deal over environmental concerns.

Army Corps Proposes New Pipeline Permit

With a federal court in Montana having thrown a monkey wrench in pipeline use of an Army Corps of Engineers wetlands permit, the Corps is now moving to make changes in its Nationwide Permit 12.

EPA Ends Methane Limits Constraint for Pipelines

The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule freeing interstate pipelines from Obama-era rules that set volatile organic chemical (VOC) and methane emission restrictions is headed for a federal court date.

EU Considers Binding Methane Emissions Standards for LNG

The European Union has released a new draft of proposed standards on natural gas within the bloc in an effort to limit methane emissions.

U.S. Oil-Export Projects Stall as Output Slips, Opposition Builds

Several major deepwater oil export projects have stalled as the coronavirus pandemic has caused global energy demand to collapse and environmental opposition has increased.

Opposition Team Criticizes Enbridge Plans for Line 5 Tunnel

Experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards.

Norway to Spend $1.8 Billion on World's First Full-Scale CCS Chain

Norway has agreed to finance nearly $2 billion for what could be the world's first full-scale carbon capture and storage project.

Dakota Access Flows Safe Through 2020 — Court Schedule

The Dakota Access pipeline will be able to continue flows until late December 2020 at the earliest, according to a federal court schedule released last week.