Environment

Mexican Methane Leak Rate 'Alarming' for Climate Change, Report Says

To blame for Mexico's poor record are mostly high emissions at midstream facilities that gather, compress, and process the gas, the report says. Other culprits are venting and flaring.

Perspective: Why Green Hydrogen — Not Grey — Could Help Solve Climate Change

Green hydrogen is more expensive to produce, but it can be manufactured with zero emissions using renewable electricity to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. Globally, less than 2% of hydrogen is produced this way.

Canada's Quebec Rejects LNG Export Project, Citing Environmental Concerns

The Canadian province of Quebec on Wednesday rejected a liquefied natural gas export project for the Port of Saguenay, citing environmental concerns, in the latest blow to North American LNG development.

INNIO Jenbacher Launches Hydrogen-Ready Gas Engines

Most of the currently installed INNIO Jenbacher natural gas fueled fleet can be upgraded to operate with up to 25% volume of hydrogen in pipeline gas or converted from natural gas to 100% hydrogen operation.

PIDX Emissions Data Exchange Initiative Moves Emissions Reporting Forward

PIDX International, a professional standards organization comprised of energy industry leaders, announced that its emissions transparency data exchange (ETDX) project team is moving forward with scope 3 emissions reporting.

Perspective: Energy Pipelines Controversial Now, But One Helped Win World War II

Oil and gas pipelines have become flashpoints in discussions of climate change. From the Atlantic coast to the Dakotas, pipelines that would deliver fossil fuels to customers have sparked protests and legal challenges.

WBI Energy Begins Construction on ND Natural Gas Pipeline Project

WBI Energy, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, began construction this week on the North Bakken Expansion project in North Dakota. This natural gas pipeline expansion will have capacity to transport 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Bakken Formation.

Tellurian’s Reduced-Emission Pipeline Should Play Role in Cleaner Energy Future

A longtime partnership with Baker Hughes should help Tellurian Inc.’s Driftwood Pipeline place a natural gas pipeline with 99% reduced carbon dioxide emissions in service in 2026.

Cost of Hydrogen Gas Leaks Worth Taking into Consideration

Despite hydrogen’s widespread appeal and many benefits, it is imperative to remember that it is still a potentially dangerous gas. It is colorless and odorless, making it naturally imperceptible to humans.

Pennsylvania Fines Energy Transfer $1 Million for 2018 Gas Pipe Blast

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved a $1 million settlement with a unit of Energy Transfer LP for a pipeline explosion and fire at its Revolution natural gas pipeline in Western Pennsylvania in 2018.

Pipeline Operator Kinder Morgan to Buy Kinetrex Energy in Green Energy Push

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said it would buy renewable natural gas developer Kinetrex Energy from an affiliate of Parallel49 Equity for $310 million, to expand into green energy amid investor pressure to tackle climate change.

GlobalData: Significantly More Carbon Capture Infrastructure Needed to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions

There are approximately 28 commercial Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage facilities globally, with a total capacity of 40 Megatons per annum, but accounting for only 0.12% of total energy-related CO2 emissions.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Announces Plan to Offset Carbon Impacts

Mountain Valley Pipeline announced plans that would make it one of the first interstate natural gas transmission pipelines to acquire carbon offsets for its operational emissions.

Thawing Permafrost Could Threaten Sections of Trans Alaska Pipeline’s Foundation

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is in danger due to thawing permafrost that supports an elevated section of the pipeline, NBC news reported.

Tokyo Gas to Start Methanation Pilot Program by End-March

Tokyo Gas Co Ltd, Japan's biggest city gas supplier, said on Wednesday it would start a demonstration test of methanation, a technology to help decarbonize city gas, in Japan by the end of next March.

Company Cancels Byhalia Connection Pipeline Project

Byhalia Connection LLC announced it is no longer pursing the Byhalia Connection construction project, which had called for the construction of an oil pipeline through southwest Tennessee and northern Mississippi.

Mexican Oil Giant Says No Environmental Damage from Raging Gulf Fire

Days after video of a massive ocean surface blaze near a Pemex oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico went viral, Mexico's national oil company has declared that environmental damage was avoided due to quick action by its workers.

Rebound in Global Gas Demand Threatens International Climate Targets - IEA

A rebound in global gas demand to 2024 following a record fall last year is poised to knock the world off track for a climate goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.

'Eye of fire' in Mexican Waters Blamed on Gas Pipeline Leak

Pemex said that a fire on the ocean surface west of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula Friday was caused by a gas leak from an underwater pipeline. Videos of the blaze went viral.

EBRD Stops Investing in Upstream Oil and Gas to Align with Paris Goals

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will stop investing in upstream oil and gas projects as part of plans to align its activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement, but will continue to finance select projects in the midstream and downstream sectors.

Ecuador Races to Move Oil Pipelines, Protect Power Plant from Raging River

Two dozen workers using six excavators cleared a strip of heavy forest in the foothills of Ecuador's Reventador volcano on an overcast June morning, rushing to carve a new route for an oil pipeline in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the country's worst oil spill in decades.

U.S. Natural Gas Companies Put Hydrogen to the Test

At least two dozen U.S. energy firms, including Dominion Energy Inc and Sempra Energy, have started producing hydrogen or testing its viability in natural gas pipes to take advantage of existing infrastructure as the world prioritizes lower-carbon fuels.

Brightmark Breaks Ground on Three Renewable Natural Gas Projects in Michigan

Brightmark, a waste solutions provider, today broke ground on three renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in Michigan. The projects are owned by and will be operated through subsidiaries of Brightmark RNG Holdings, a partnership with Chevron U.S.A.

Pipeline Research Council Establishes Emerging Fuels Institute

The institute will provide PRCI members the opportunity to execute the research needed to ensure the safe transportation and storage of the next generation of energy, such as hydrogen, renewable natural gas, and other potential gas and liquid fuel sources.

Enbridge Raises Funds from Sustainability Bonds in Climate-Goal Push

Enbridge Inc said it has closed its inaugural sustainability-linked bond, the first company in the midstream sector to raise sustainable bonds in North America, as it moves a step closer to its environmental goals.

EU Countries Approve Landmark Climate Change Law

European Union countries on Monday gave the final seal of approval to a law to make the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions targets legally binding, as EU policymakers prepare a huge new package of policies to fight climate change.

Following Senate, U.S. House Reverses Trump Rollbacks of Methane Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 229-191 to nullify the Trump administration's 2020 rollback of regulations to curb the emissions of greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas infrastructure, following a similar move by the Senate in April.

Brussels Region to Ban Diesel Cars by 2030, Petrol Cars by 2035

The ban will also apply to vehicles running on compressed-natural gas, liquefied natural gas and hybrids from 2035 in an effort to meet the European Union's carbon neutrality goal by 2050.

Enbridge Says Additional Permit Requirements Will Delay Start of Line 5 Tunnel Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to undertake a tougher environmental review of Enbridge Inc's proposed oil pipeline tunnel under the Great Lakes will delay the start of construction on the project, the company said.

Trans Mountain Allowed to Resume Tree Clearing for Oil Pipeline Project

The Canada Energy Regulator this week lifted a stop work order on Trans Mountain Corporation that restricted tree clearing and mowing across the oil pipeline project to protect the environment and migratory birds.