Community & Environment

EQM Stops Some Work on Mountain Valley Pipeline

EQM Midstream Partners LP has told U.S. federal regulators the company would stop some work on its long-delayed Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews a couple of permits.

Protesters Sue Over Arrests During Bayou Bridge Pipeline Protests

Three people protesting construction of a south Louisiana oil pipeline last year claim they were illegally arrested and assaulted in a lawsuit filed Friday against the pipeline’s owners, a security company, a sheriff and several state law enforcement officers.

Author Tisha Schuller, Ex-Gas & Oil Group CEO, Discusses Environmentalism

The former president and CEO of the Colorado Gas & Oil Association (COGA) sits down with P&GJ’s Editor Joe Hollier and shares her experiences heading the Association and the details of her new book, “Accidentally Adamant.”

Activist Groups Urge Insurers to Drop Coverage of Oil Sands Pipeline

A coalition of 32 environmental and indigenous groups on Thursday urged insurers to stop underwriting the Trans Mountain pipeline to pressure Canada to cancel its plan to expand the project which carries crude from Alberta's oil sands to British Columbia's Pacific coast.

Enbridge Reports Gap Opens Beneath Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

Erosion has created a gap in a key Great Lakes channel beneath Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline that's wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, the company said Wednesday.

Maine City Pipeline Ordinance Case Heads to Federal Appeals Court

A Maine city’s ordinance prohibiting bulk loading of crude oil onto tankers is in the hands of a panel of federal judges in Boston.

Oil Storage Pools Set Ablaze in Colombia During Pipeline Repairs

Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol said intruders deliberately set fire to crude oil retention pools it was using for storage during repairs to its bomb-damaged Caño Limón-Coveñas pipeline.

Kinder Morgan Sues Austin Suburb over Pipeline Ordinance

Kinder Morgan has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging an Austin suburb's "most recent attempt to hinder construction and impermissibly interfere" with its Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project.

Dakota Access Protester Sues Officers for 'Excessive Violence'

A man who was injured during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in January 2017 has filed a lawsuit accusing North Dakota law enforcement of using "excessive violence."

Methane Methods for ONE Future

The ONE Future coalition is a group of natural gas companies that work together voluntarily in an effort to reduce methane emissions across the natural gas supply chain.

Dakota Access Opponents to Push for Hearing on Expansion

Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on a proposal to nearly double the pipeline’s capacity.

Oregon County Officials Push Back Against Pipeline

County officials in southern Oregon are asking the federal government to deny construction of a 230-mile natural gas pipeline, alleging that project developer Pembina has overstated its economic benefits and downplayed its environmental impact.

Gas Pipeline Fire Near Power Station Outside Moscow Kills 1

Russian officials say a massive fire near a power station just outside Moscow has killed one person and injured at least 13.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Speaks out Against Enbridge Line 5

One of the Democratic presidential candidates has spoken out against the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline tunnel calling for the project to be defeated.

Activists Urge Banks Not to Finance Ugandan Oil Pipeline

A group of 30 international and local campaign groups have petitioned two banks to abandon plans to raise funds to build an oil pipeline to export Ugandan oil, saying the project would damage local livelihoods, water resources and wildlife.

Keystone XL Opponents Pursue New Legal Challenge

Environmentalists asked a federal judge on Monday to cancel approvals issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, opening another front in the legal fight over a long-delayed energy project that President Donald Trump has tried to push through to completion.

Ohio Refineries Fear Michigan Line 5 Pipeline Shutdown

Operators of refineries in Ohio are worried that a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close.

Pipeline Leaks Produced Water in North Dakota

About 8,400 gallons of produced water has spilled in Stark County, N.D., because of a pipeline leak, officials said.

Syria: Sabotage Damaged Subsea Oil Pipelines

Five underwater pipelines have been damaged and put out of order after a sabotage attack off the coastal town of Banias, Syria's oil ministry.

Enbridge Line 3 Stalled Once Again

Enbridge Energy's plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state agencies said they would hold up approval of the project's permits until problems with its environmental review are resolved.

Canadian Government Likely to Approve Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters.

Natural Gas Champions and Constructive Dialogue

Although rich in energy resources, the United States has increasingly adopted a viewpoint that fossil fuel should be eliminated from the clean energy solution. The industry has been singularly targeted, grouping all fossil fuel into the same category, as a destructive influence in climate change.

Colorado: Litmus Test for Oil, Gas Development’s Future

A glimpse at what is ahead for the oil and natural gas industry politically played out in the first quarter of 2019 in Colorado, a state long recognized for its ability to balance energy development, economics and the environment.

Court Lifts Injunction Blocking Keystone XL Pipeline

An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S., but the developer has said it's too late to begin work this year and environmental groups vowed to keep fighting it.

Enbridge Seeks Michigan Court Ruling on Line 5 Pipeline Deal

Enbridge said will go to court after failing to strike a deal with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on building an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that connects Lakes Huron and Michigan.

Natural Gas Flaring in Permian Hits Record High in Q1

Natural gas flaring and venting in the top U.S. oil field reached an all-time high in the first quarter of the year due to the lack of pipelines, at a time of increased focus on environmental concerns about methane emissions.

U.S. Asks Supreme Court for More Time on Atlantic Coast Appeal

The U.S. Solicitor General asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to extend the time the government has to file a petition in an appeal of a circuit court decision preventing Dominion Energy Inc from building the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

Texas May Stiffen Penalties for Pipeline Damage

Lawmakers in Texas are considering a bill that would stiffen penalties for damaging or trespassing around oil and gas operations despite opposition from environmental groups who say it would quell peaceful protests and overly criminalize offenses.

Trump Administration Will Complete New Keystone XL Environmental Review

U.S. government attorneys say the Trump administration plans to finish a new environmental review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada even if a federal appeals court throws out a lawsuit that blocked the project.

New INGAA Report Highlights Importance of Natural Gas to a Lower-Carbon Economy

Natural gas will remain a significant contributor to the energy portfolio and to economic growth in the United States over the next two decades, playing a key role in meeting low-carbon goals, a new study commissioned by the INGAA Foundation finds.