North America

Michigan Governor Seeks Shutdown of Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took legal action to shut down the Line 5 pipeline, which carries oil beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

Mexico Sets Condition for Sempra LNG Export Permit

Mexico will give the local unit of U.S.-based Sempra Energy an export permit for an LNG facility in northwest Mexico, as long as the company helps offset an oversupply of gas in the area, the president said on Friday.

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.

Callahan Pipeline Completed in Northeast Florida

Affiliates of Chesapeake Utilities and TECO Peoples Gas have completed the 27-mile Callahan Intrastate pipeline, underpinning natural gas service expansion in two Florida counties.

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.

Energy Transfer Sues North Dakota for Return of Documents

Dakota Access Pipeline developer Energy Transfer is suing for the return of thousands of documents held by North Dakota, saying the disclosure of those records could present a security risk.

Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Included in U.S. Defense Bill

Sanctions that could hinder one of Moscow's most important projects in Europe, the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, have been included in the annual U.S. defense policy bill, two congressional aides said on Wednesday.

Firm Led by Former Alaska Governor Seeks to Take over LNG Project

Former Alaska Governor Bill Walker said this week he is a founding member of a firm that wants to take over the state's Alaska LNG export project and complete it by March 2028.

Biden's Environmental Agenda Could Push Oil Prices Higher - Vitol CEO

The world's largest oil trader Vitol expects the Biden presidency's environmental policies could push oil prices higher over the long term as supplies fall.

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.

Republicans Retain Tight Grip over Texas Oil and Gas Regulator

A Texas Republican businessman swept to victory in the Texas Railroad Commission over a Democratic energy lawyer who had sought to put climate change on the state energy regulator's agenda.

U.S. Senator Warns France's Macron over Gas Exports Deal Delay

Any French involvement in holding up a multi-billion natural gas deal over environmental concerns could damage the country's trade ties with the United States, a Republican Senator has warned in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron.

French Power Utility Engie Pulls Out of U.S. LNG Deal

French gas and power utility Engie has pulled out of a major U.S. LNG import deal after government concerns about its environmental implications.

CenterPoint Completes $240 Million Pipeline Modernization Plan, Seeks Cost Recovery

CenterPoint Energy's Southern Indiana Gas and Electric utility has asked regulators for a rate increase to recover the costs of its 7-year, $240 million natural gas pipeline modernization plan.

Centurion Group Awarded Keystone XL Contract

Alberta-based Centurion Group announced that it has been awarded a contract for right-of-way work on a significant U.S. portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

INGAA's New CEO Stresses Great Industry Engagement

In this month's Executive Commentary, INGAA's new president and CEO, Amy Andryszak, shares her thoughts on her new job, new regulatory policies and the need for pipeline companies to engage the general public.

Frontier's Beta Crude Connector Announces Open Season

Beta Crude Connector, through its manager, Frontier Midstream Solutions IV, announced an open season for its BCC system crude oil pipeline located in West Texas.

Freeport LNG Loads 100th Cargo

Freeport LNG today announced that it has loaded its 100th LNG cargo, which departed from Freeport LNG's terminal on Saturday.

Canada Opens Oil Taps as Demand Grows, Curbs Lift

Canadian crude producers are churning out extra barrels to finish their hardest year in decades on a higher note, after Alberta's government lifted restrictions and as demand for heavy oil surged.

U.S. Drillers Add Oil and Gas Rigs for Third Straight Month

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a seventh week in a row for the first time since June 2018, and for a third consecutive month, even as oil majors cut spending due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on energy demand and prices.

TC Energy Sees Higher Costs for Coastal Gaslink Pipeline

TC Energy told investors on Thursday that it expects the cost for its Coastal Gaslink Pipeline in British Columbia to rise compared to previous estimates due to increased scope, permitting delays, and impacts from the pandemic.

EQT Corp to Buy Chevron Appalachian Assets, Pipeline Stake, for $735 Million

EQT announced it has agreed to purchase assets from Chevron in the Appalachian basin, including a stake in Laurel Mountain Midstream, for $735 million.

TC Energy to Begin Construction on NGTL Expansion Project

TC Energy has received approval from the Canadian government for its 2021 NOVA Gas Transmissions Ltd. (NGTL) System Expansion Project.

Canada's Cenovus to Buy Husky for $2.9 Billion

Canada's Cenovus Energy has agreed to purchase Husky Energy for nearly $3 billion as the industry is forced to consolidate amid the pandemic continues to suppress demand.

IEnova Expects Mexican Export Permit for Costa Azul LNG This Year

IEnova, a unit of Sempra Energy, still expects to receive a permit from Mexico for its Costa Azul LNG export facility by the end of the year.

Canada's Alberta to End Monthly Oil Production Curbs in December

The Canadian province of Alberta will lift curbs on crude oil production at the start of December, allowing producers to use pipeline capacities and create jobs, the region's energy minister Sonya Savage said on Friday.

U.S. Pipeline Gas Exports to Mexico Increase Despite Pandemic

U.S. exports of natural gas to Mexico, almost all of which are transported by pipeline, have continued to increase in 2020 despite the COVID-19 crisis, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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.