Environment

ROSEN to Study Hydrogen Pipeline Transportation with Expanded Material Testing Capabilities

ROSEN Group is expanding its existing material testing capabilities and dedicating a separate section to the topic of hydrogen to help ensure the hydrogen economy will have the safe and efficient infrastructure it will need to function.

GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center to Research U.S. Clean Energy Distribution

Kristine Wiley was recently named vice president of GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center, which will facilitate increased use of hydrogen in an integrated energy system to meet the challenges of decarbonization.

Dakota Access Pipeline Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Scrap Environmental Study Order

Dakota Access asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit whether the largest pipeline out of the North Dakota oil basin requires additional environmental review.

Perspective: 30% Methane Emissions Cuts Crucial, and Can Pay for Itself

Cutting methane emissions is a big deal for efforts to slow climate change – and for health. While methane isn’t as abundant as carbon dioxide, it’s a far more potent greenhouse gas at warming the planet and a source of unhealthy air pollution.

Enbridge Fined $3.32 Million for Failings in Line 3 Replacement Project

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fined Enbridge Inc. $3.32 million, citing the Canadian company's failure to follow environmental laws during the construction of its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

Carbon Capture and Storage Gains Wide Industry Support in Houston

Eleven companies have agreed to begin discussing plans that could lead to capturing and safely storing up to 50 million metric tons of CO2 per year by 2030 and about 100 million metric tons by 2040.

Russian Diamond Producer Tests CO2 Capture Potential by its Ore

State-controlled diamond producer Alrosa has teamed up with Russian scientists to test the ability of its processed ore to absorb carbon dioxide, the company said, adding that initial results of the study have been promising.

Colonial Pipeline Partially Resumes as Nicholas Brings Rains, Wind

The largest U.S. fuel line resumed partial operations Tuesday as oil and gas facilities weathered hurricane Nicholas' landfall in Texas, suffering less damage than in Hurricane Ida two weeks earlier.

Canadian First Nation Demands Enbridge Reroute Gas Pipeline After 2018 Explosion

A Canadian First Nation in northern British Columbia said on Tuesday it was trying to force Enbridge Inc. to reroute a natural gas pipeline off its reserve lands after the line exploded in 2018, causing residents to flee their homes.

US, EU Pursuing Global Deal to Slash Planet-Warming Methane, Documents Show

The United States and the European Union have agreed to aim to cut emissions of methane by around a third by the end of this decade and are pushing other major economies to join them, according to documents seen by Reuters.

Colonial Pipeline Shuts, Power Outages Rise as Nicholas Brings Rains, Wind

The largest U.S. fuel line shut down on Tuesday due to power outages caused by Nicholas, which made landfall as a hurricane before weakening on Tuesday, the second U.S. Gulf storm in as many weeks.

Kinder Morgan, Neste to Retrofit Tank and Piping for Green Fuels Feedstocks

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc. plans to convert some Louisiana tank and piping infrastructure to hold used cooking oil and other feedstocks for Finnish renewable-fuels giant Neste, the companies told Reuters.

Chevron, Enterprise Explore Carbon Storage Business Opportunities

Projects resulting from the evaluation would seek to combine Enterprise’s extensive midstream pipeline and storage network with Chevron’s sub-surface expertise to create opportunities to capture, aggregate, transport and sequester carbon dioxide.

Norway Offers Two New Offshore Areas for CO2 Storage

Norway is offering two new offshore areas for companies interested in developing carbon dioxide storage, the oil and energy ministry said on Friday.

Offshore Operators Face Big Ida Losses as Insurers Trim Cover

Offshore energy firms are likely to face greater financial losses from Hurricane Ida than from previous storms in the Gulf of Mexico because of reduced coverage offered by insurers, risk modeling firm RMS said on Thursday.

Stronger Storms Test Aging U.S. Offshore Oil Facilities

Stronger hurricanes threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast energy hub are elevating the risks of oil spills from damage to area refineries, oil platforms and subsea pipelines, experts say.

Making Hydrogen Work for UK’s Commercial Buildings

While domestic heat makes up more than half of the U.K. heat demand, commercial and industrial properties’ space heating, hot water and heat for cooking account for more than a quarter. Therefore, any conversion from natural gas to hydrogen in the national and local pipeline grids must cater to larger-scale commercial and industrial heating.

Energy, Manufacturing, Labor and Business Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Punitive Natural Gas Tax

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and 130 organizations across the natural gas and oil supply chain sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works opposing legislation that would place a fee on methane.

Infrastructure Bill Includes More Spending on Water Pipes, Sewers

The Senate infrastructure legislation provides major funding boosts to the drinking water and clean water state revolving funds, but congressional passage of the bill depends, apparently, on whether Congress also passes a second $3.5 trillion “social infrastructure” bill demanded by progressive Democrats in the House.

Exxon to Begin Certifying Some Shale Gas Emissions Amid Investor Pressure

Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday said it will begin measuring methane emissions from production of natural gas at a New Mexico facility, joining several shale gas producers seeking to provide the data to buyers.

U.S. Probing Nearly 350 Reports of Oil Spills in Wake of Hurricane Ida

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it was investigating nearly 350 reports of oil spills in and along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

China Approves $149 Million Coalbed Methane Pipeline Project

China's state planner has approved a 960 million yuan ($149 million) coalbed methane pipeline project linking the northern provinces of Shanxi and Shaanxi, the National Development and Reform Commission said.

Australia's Commonwealth Bank Taken to Court Over Oil and Gas Financing Policies

The case seeks documentation on projects including Santos' acquisition of the Barossa Gas Field, the Permian Highway natural gas pipeline in the United States, and Euronav NV "very large crude carriers,” the documents say.

Spire Could Get More Time to Operate Missouri STL NatGas Pipeline

Spire Inc. will likely get more time to keep its STL pipeline in Missouri operating after the environmental group that won a court decision requiring the pipe shutdown asked the court for more time, according to analysts.

Equinor Halts Oil Exports from Norway Terminal Due to Demonstration

Sture is a major export facility for crude, which arrives by pipeline from several offshore fields including Equinor's Oseberg, Lundin Energy's Edvard Grieg and Aker BP's Ivar Aasen, according to Equinor's website.

Centurion Pipeline Releases First Environmental Sustainability Report

Centurion Pipeline announced the release of its inaugural sustainability report, which outlines the company’s focus on environmental, social and governance initiatives.

UK Government Sets Out Strategy for a Hydrogen Economy

The British government launched a strategy to meet its goal of 5 GW of low-carbon hydrogen production by 2030 to replace natural gas in powering around three million homes, as well as industry and transport.

U.S. Treasury to Oppose Development Bank Financing for Most Fossil Fuel Projects

The Treasury said it would oppose upstream natural gas projects, but could support midstream and downstream natural gas projects in poor countries that meet the World Bank's International Development Association targets.

New York's Pension Fund to Review Oil Holdings, Axes More Coal Investments

Major investors have re-evaluated holdings in fossil fuel producers and prodded energy executives to reduce emissions. After completing its shale review, the New York fund plans to turn next to oil and gas pipeline and processing investments.

RWE CEO: Don't Expect Renewable Megadeals in Next Few Years

RWE, Europe's third-largest renewables player, does not expect large deals in the sector in the next few years, its chief executive told journalists after presenting first-half results.