Environment

Exxon Board Debates Dropping Several Major Oil and Gas Projects

The board members expressed concerns about some projects, including a $30 billion LNG development in Mozambique and another multibillion-dollar gas project in Vietnam, the WSJ report said.

Enbridge Briefly Shut Down Line 5 After Protesters Tampered with Pipeline

Enbridge Inc. shut down its Line 5 oil pipeline for several hours on Tuesday after protesters trespassed onto a facility in Michigan and tampered with the pipeline, an Enbridge spokesman said on Wednesday.

US Coast Guard Boards Ship in Connection with California Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship in the Port of Long Beach that dragged its anchor close to a subsea pipeline found to be the source of an oil spill off Orange County, California, it said in a press release.

Navigator Approved to Develop, Construct Heartland Greenway Pipeline System in Midwest

Navigator CO2 Ventures announced that because of commitments received during its binding open season, it has obtained the necessary board approvals to proceed with its proposed carbon capture pipeline system.

Air Products Planning $4.5 Billion Blue Hydrogen Clean Energy Complex in Louisiana

Air Products will construct a manufacturing complex to produce more than 750 MMcf/d of blue hydrogen, with carbon dioxide from the manufacturing process captured and permanently sequestered.

Shale Producer APA Ends Flaring, Captures More Gas as Prices Soar

Shale oil and gas producer APA Corp on Monday said it has ended routine gas flaring at its U.S. onshore operations, delivering ahead of schedule on a pledge to halt the practice as natural gas prices soar.

Brazil's Petrobras Agrees to Pay 1.4 Billion Reais for 2000 Oil Leak

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said it has agreed to pay 1.4 billion reais ($254 million) to settle three civil suits relating to the leak of an oil pipeline in southern Brazil in 2000.

Beaches in Southern California City to Reopen After Oil Spill

Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning, authorities said in a statement.

Despite Preparation, California Pipeline Operator May Have Taken Hours to Stop Leak

The company that operates the pipeline that spilled about 3,000 barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean off California has an 800-page manual on handling an oil spill - but it is unclear whether its employees followed those procedures.

Alaska Says its Planned LNG Project will Help Asia Cut Carbon Emissions

Alaska Gasline Development Corp. said that its proposed liquefied natural gas export project would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Asia by allowing power generators to use a cleaner fuel than coal.

Nikola, TC Energy to Jointly Develop Hydrogen Hubs in US, Canada

Calgary-based TC could use existing pipeline and storage assets to distribute hydrogen and ship carbon emissions from the hydrogen production process to permanent storage sites.

Methane Initiatives Place Emphasis on Rounding Up Fugitives

If the bipartisan infrastructure package passes and is signed into law, Bill Gates is prepared to throw in $1.5 billion for attempts to slow down climate change.

FERC Blesses MVP’s Use of Trenchless Technology

The Mountain Valley Pipeline cleared its latest federal regulatory hurdle when FERC said in an environmental assessment that the trenchless technology MVP plans to use when crossing water bodies met with FERC’s approval.

Top Federal Appeals Court Raps FERC’s Knuckles

FERC received new legal leverage from a top federal appeals court to do a more thorough job calculating greenhouse gas emissions and effects on minority communities for liquefied natural gas and pipeline construction applications.

California Lawmakers Vow to Investigate Offshore Oil Spill

Democratic members of Congress from California seized on the oil spill off the state's coast to call for investigations into why it took several hours before a pipeline operator reported the spill to federal authorities.

California Port Where Spill Occurred had Numerous Ships Waiting to Unload

Ships in record numbers have jammed the port complex near this weekend's oil spill in California, according to port data, as investigators look into whether a ship's anchor could have hit a pipeline to cause the leak.

California Oil Spill Cause Probed; Storm Threatens Cleanup

Federal and state investigators were focusing on a 41-year-old pipeline as the likely source of an oil spill that killed wildlife and fouled the coast of southern California, and an approaching storm threatened cleanup efforts.

Future-Proofing US Pipelines with Hydrogen

The construction of additional natural gas, crude oil and fuel pipeline across North America is being challenged by environmental and climate action measures by the public as well as politicians.

Oil Spill Washes Ashore in California, Killing Wildlife

A large oil spill off the California coast began washing ashore at Huntington Beach over the weekend after an oil rig pipeline was breached, leaving dead fish and birds strewn on the sand.

Kinetrex Energy and Wabash Valley Power Announce Construction on 3 RNG Facilities

The new RNG facilities are designed to capture methane produced from landfills and convert that methane into pipeline-quality natural gas.

U.S. Appalachian Gas Pipeline Projects Go by the Wayside

Many of the proposed pipelines to deliver gas to the Appalachian region have been scuttled in recent years, running into opposition to fossil-fuel infrastructure, regulatory problems, or protests from environmental groups.

EU Lawmakers Back Clampdown on Potent Greenhouse Gas Methane

The European Parliament's environment committee on Tuesday rallied behind EU plans to make companies and countries cut their methane emissions.

Enbridge Announces Low-Carbon Fuel Deals with Vanguard, Shell

Enbridge Inc. said on Tuesday it had signed partnerships with Royal Dutch Shell and Vanguard Renewables to make low-carbon fuels, as the Canadian pipeline operator aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Tallgrass to Track, Measure Emissions on U.S. Interstate NatGas Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy Partners will begin monitoring emissions, including methane and other greenhouse gases, on its Rockies Express Pipeline, making it the first U.S. company to do so an interstate natural gas pipeline.

Trapil Adapting French Pipeline for Low-Carbon Fuel Transport

Trapil, a French refined product pipeline transport company, is strengthening its commitment to the energy transition by adapting one of its pipelines to facilitate transport of low-carbon liquid fuels such as bioethanol.

Texas Railroad Commission: Statewide Gas Flaring Falls to Lowest Rate in Years

In July, the statewide flaring rate in Texas fell to its lowest rate in years according to Railroad Commission data, falling by more than 75% since August 2019.

Perspective: How Soon Could Carbon Capture Solve Industry CO₂ Shortages?

It may seem surprising that CO₂ – the greenhouse gas heating our world – also keeps certain essential industries functioning. How can there be a shortage of something we’re desperately trying to emit less of?

Summit Midstream Partners Plead Guilty in Largest U.S. Inland Spill from Oil Drilling

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners pleaded guilty in federal court in Bismarck, North Dakota, to criminal water pollution charges stemming from what prosecutors call the largest-ever land-based spill from oil drilling.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Southwestern Energy Announce Methane Emission Reduction Plan

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, and Southwestern Energy announced the initiation of a responsibly sourced natural gas strategic agreement, which should further reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

Tribes Say Dakota Access Oil Pipeline's Environmental Review is Biased

Native American Tribes including the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the environmental study on Dakota Access oil pipeline is biased and urged the Biden administration to bring in the U.S. Interior Department.