Community & Environment

Giant Pipeline in U.S. Midwest Tests Future of Carbon Capture

The 2,000-mile Midwest Carbon Express would be the world's largest carbon dioxide pipeline, moving greenhouse gases from Midwest biofuels plants to store underground in North Dakota. But some landowners don't want it.

Pennsylvania Fines Energy Transfer $2 Million for 2018 NatGas Pipe Blast

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved a nearly $2 million settlement with a unit of Energy Transfer LP for a pipeline explosion and fire at its Revolution natural gas pipe in Western Pennsylvania in 2018.

Canadian Police Set to Remove Indigenous Protesters at Site of Disputed Pipeline

Canadian police on Thursday prepared to remove indigenous protesters from the site of TC Energy Corp.'s Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia, a development long opposed by some First Nations groups.

Pipeline Firms Scramble to Restore Service After British Columbia Floods, Gas Prices Spike

Natural gas customers in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest are facing reduced supplies after Enbridge shut a segment of its Westcoast pipeline as a precaution, reducing flows to 1.4 b Bcf/d from up to 1.8 Bcf/day.

Canadian Shippers Find Few Easy Alternatives for Grain, Oil Cut Off by Flood

Canadian exporters of commodities from grain to fertilizer and oil scrambled on Wednesday to divert shipments away from Port of Vancouver, which floods have isolated, but they found few easy alternatives.

US Wants NatGas/Power Coordination to Prevent Another Feb Freeze

U.S. power reliability regulators recommended electric grids strengthen cold weather rules and coordinate with the natural gas industry to prevent a recurrence of the February freeze that left millions in Texas without power for days.

Perspective: Stemming Methane Leaks from Pipelines, Landfills Could Quickly Slow Climate Change

Methane, which is more potent than carbon dioxide but has a shorter lifespan, reached record levels in the atmosphere last year, at about 2.5 times above those during the pre-industrial era.

Trafigura Warns of Power Outages in Europe This Winter

Europe is at risk of power outages this winter due to insufficient gas reserves and over the long-term, oil could rise above $100 a barrel, the chief executive of commodity trading giant Trafigura said.

Scrap UAE Pipeline Deal Over Oil Risks to Red Sea, Israeli Minister Says

Israel's energy minister said on Tuesday a deal with partners from the United Arab Emirates to transport oil from the Gulf to Europe via Israel should be cancelled as it was too much of an environmental risk.

Canada's Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Shut Down Due to British Columbia Storms

Canada's Trans Mountain oil pipeline has been shut down temporarily because of rainstorms pounding parts of the province of British Columbia, the operating company said in a statement on Monday.

As Energy Prices Soar, Supply Chain Snags Threaten US Oil Output Gains

Firms that convert pipeline compressor stations to run on electric motors instead of natural gas are finding parts in short supply, said energy consultant Spears.

Canadian Indigenous Group Ordered Workers Off Coastal GasLink Pipeline Site

An indigenous group in the Canadian Pacific province of British Columbia says it has ordered workers to leave the site of TC Energy's Coastal GasLink pipeline, the latest step in a protracted dispute.

Perspective: Moving Away from Fossil Fuels Could Put Canada's Energy Security at Risk

An oil-price drop, coupled with a global economic slowdown, has had adverse effects on other industries, global financial stability and non-oil-producing economies. In other words, no industry or economy is immune to these shocks.

Enchanted Rock Announces Net-Zero Carbon Electrical Resiliency Microgrids Using RNG

Enchanted Rock, a provider of electrical resiliency microgrids, announced its customers now have the option to choose Renewable Natural Gas to achieve net-zero or negative carbon emissions.

Russian Gas Flows Via Yamal-Europe Pipeline Continue Westbound

Russian gas flows via the Yamal-Europe pipeline continued running westbound towards Germany on Thursday, as Gazprom refills its European storage, preliminary data from German network operator Gascade showed.

GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center to Research Clean Energy Distribution

Recently, Kristine Wiley was 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.

US Natural Gas Consumption to Fall Through 2022, Data Shows

The EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook shows U.S. consumption of natural gas is expected to decline from 2020 levels in all end-use sectors except in the industrial sector and among non-specific users, such as lease and plant fuel, pipeline and distribution use, and vehicle use.

World Energy Use Projected to Grow 50% by 2050

In its International Energy Outlook 2021, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that, absent significant changes in policy or technology, global energy consumption will increase nearly 50% over the next 30 years.

Oil Prices Rise, With Few US Government Brakes Available

Oil prices have soared to seven-year highs as the global economy has recovered, and driven the U.S. retail gasoline cost to $3.42 a gallon, also the highest in seven years.

Colombia Oil Theft Surges as Smuggled Gasoline Dries Up, Data Show

Gasoline is a key component in making cocaine but there have been shortages of the fuel in Venezuela, so criminal groups in Colombia are tapping pipelines for ever more crude, which they must later refine.

Jitters in Europe as Russia Shows No Sign of Increasing Gas Supplies

Russia showed no sign on Monday of carrying out an order by President Vladimir Putin to pump more gas to Europe, deepening European concerns about tight supplies, high prices and energy dependence on Moscow as winter looms.

Added Transnational Oil Pipeline Capacity Could Reduce Crude Oil Shipped by Rail

Because the Line 3 replacement project increases the capacity to import crude oil by pipeline from Canada, this pipeline could reduce the need to ship crude oil from Canada by other modes, especially rail.

California Looks to Natural Gas to Keep Lights on This Winter

After years of restricting the growth of fossil fuel infrastructure, California is looking to natural gas for power generation this coming winter after drought and wildfires leave the state with few options to keep the lights on.

Highway Traffic and the Effect on Pipelines

Ruptures of natural gas pipelines in right-of-ways of roadways are less common, but when they occur, the devastation can be far more extensive than the more common ruptures.

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Releases Inaugural Climate Report

The report shows INGAA members are making significant progress on innovative methods to drive down CO2 emissions from their own operations and across the global economy.

Carbon+Intel: Pembina Pipeline Looks to Work with Rival Canada Carbon Capture Plans

Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp. is asking backers of two competing proposals for carbon capture hubs in the oil-producing province of Alberta to combine efforts with its own plan.

Israeli Pipeline Group EAPC Indicted Over 2014 Oil Spill

Israeli state-owned energy group Europe Asia Pipeline Company was indicted on Tuesday over a 2014 oil spill that severely damaged a desert nature reserve, the country's Justice Ministry said.

New Regulations Place 400,000+ Miles of Gas Gathering Pipelines Under Federal Oversight

Historically, gathering lines have been lower-pressure, lower risk lines typically situated in rural areas. With the increase in fracking over the last 15 years, the volume of gas extracted and transported through gathering lines has increased significantly.

US Unveils Crackdown on Methane from Oil and Gas Industry

The Biden administration unveiled a plan to slash emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, drawing cautious support from both environmental groups and drillers.

Petroperu Warns of Possible Fires at Pumping Station Occupied by Protesters

Petroperu warned on Monday that protesters who seized a pumping station of an oil pipeline a month ago risked causing fires and explosions at the facility, located in an Amazon jungle region of the country.