Community & Environment

India Investing $60 Billion on National Gas Grid by 2024

India, one of the world's largest consumers of oil and coal, is investing $60 billion to build a national gas grid and import terminals by 2024 in a bid to cut its carbon emissions, the oil minister said on Sunday.

Protests, Red Tape Block Millions in Colombia Oil Industry Investment

Some $700 million in investment spending by oil companies operating in Colombia is frozen because of contract delays caused by community protests and consultations, slow environmental licensing and court orders, the Colombia Petroleum Association said.

Canada's Alberta Moves Closer to Creating 'Energy War Room'

The government of Alberta, Canada's main oil-producing province, on Wednesday took the first steps towards establishing its so-called 'energy war room' aimed at boosting the image of the oil and gas industry.

Judge Weighs Renewed Keystone XL Arguments

A Montana judge must decide whether to once again block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold President Donald Trump's permit to cross the U.S.-Canada border.

Brazil's Mystery Oil Spills May Have Criminal Source: President

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday the oil spills that have been contaminating the northeastern coast since the beginning of September appeared to involve crimes.

Court Suspends Alberta Law Curbing Oil Flow to British Columbia

A Canadian court on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction against legislation enabling the province of Alberta to restrict the flow of oil and gas to neighbouring British Columbia.

Brazil's Petrobras Confronts New Foe: Fuel Thieves

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras has in the last five years battled an epic corruption probe, a crippling recession and unsteady crude prices. Now, Brazil's most important company is facing yet another challenge: Thieves are robbing millions of dollars worth of its fuel to sell on a thriving black market.

Ukraine, Russia Fail to Reach Gas Deal for Europe but Agree to Meet Again

Russia and Ukraine failed to reach a new gas transit deal on Thursday, but said talks were "constructive" and they would meet again to try to find an agreement before the current one ends.

Storm Disrupts U.S. Energy Operations from Pipelines to Terminals

Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding forced a major refinery to cut production and a key oil pipeline, terminals and a ship channel in Texas were shut down.

Judge Partially Blocks Law Aimed at Oil Pipeline Protests

A federal judge hasemporarily blocked enforcement of some new South Dakota laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Federal Agency Resists Paying North Dakota Oil Protest Cost

The federal government is contesting North Dakota's claims that the state should be reimbursed for the $38 million the state spent policing prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Casualties in Fight over New Gas Pipelines: The Customers

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new seaside barbecue joint when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and stoves. Utility National Grid halted new gas hookups after the state rejected a new pipeline.

Alberta Sees Progress on Crude-by-Rail Talks to Ease Oil Curtailments

he premier of Canada's main oil-producing province Alberta said on Wednesday he is hopeful of more progress this month on talks between his government and producers about easing oil curtailments, as long as extra output is shipped by rail.

Saudi-Style Drone Attacks Not Seen as Major U.S. Risk: Experts

The style of attack used against oil plants in Saudi Arabia that knocked out half of the country's production last weekend is unlikely to be a risk in the United States, energy and security experts say.

State Court Rejects Challenge to Line 3 Pipeline

The Minnesota Supreme Court declined to take up challenges by tribal and conservation groups and ruled that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission can move forward with an environmental review of Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline.

Lawsuit: Poor information about pipeline led to fatal blast

A federal lawsuit accuses a major pipeline company based in Georgia of failing to tell work crews where a major underground pipeline was located before they ruptured the line, touching off a deadly explosion in Alabama.

Fire Put Out on Tanker at Norway's Sture Oil Terminal

Police evacuated people from a major tanker port in southern Norway Friday as a precaution after a fire on an oil tanker.

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights.

Court Bars PennEast from Seizing N.J. State Property for Pipeline

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday barred PennEast Pipeline Co from using a federal law to seize properties controlled by the state of New Jersey in order to build a proposed $1 billion natural gas pipeline.

New York Vows to Fight FERC Ruling on Consitution Pipeline

The New York regulatory agency that failed to act on a water quality certification for Williams' planned Constitution Pipeline said it will fight a federal ruling that it waived the decision through inaction. Some analysts, however, predicted the project may move ahead to completion by 2021.

Ruptured Nigerian Pipeline Spilled Oil: NNPC

A pipeline that ruptured on Friday in Nigeria's Delta state spilled oil, but has been contained, the head of state oil company NNPC said.

INGAA Responds to Proposed Methane Rule

INGAA responded to the EPA's proposed methane rule by citing the strong commitment its members have made to maintain pipeline integrity and safety, emphasizing their their determination to minimize environmental impact even if regulations are relaxed.

EPA Calls for Rescinding Methane Rules for Oil & Gas Industry

The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal authority to regulate the gas' outsize damage to the climate.

Line 3 protesters Rally Outside Enbridge Minnesota Office

Dozens of people rallied outside the Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy Monday to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

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.