Community & Environment

Youth Climate Lawsuit Targets Alaska LNG Project

Eight young Alaska residents sued the state on Wednesday seeking to block a major natural gas project, the latest in a string of climate-change related lawsuits by youths arguing that government policies promoting fossil fuels violate their rights.

Kinder Morgan Acquires Texas Oilfield to Leverage Carbon Tax Credits, Sources Say

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan has acquired oil and gas producing assets in West Texas and is planning to tap U.S. carbon capture incentives to increase output from the properties, according to people familiar with the matter.

FERC Seeks Emission Data Updates for Venture Global LNG's Calcasieu Pass 2 Project

U.S regulators asked LNG exporter Venture Global LNG to update its emissions analysis for its proposed Calcasieu Pass 2 LNG export project in Louisiana, according to a letter sent on Wednesday.

Saudi Aramco Signs MOUs with U.S. Firms for Lower-Carbon Energy Solutions

Saudi Aramco signed three memorandums of understanding (MOU) with U.S. companies Aeroseal, Spiritus and Rondo, the state-owned oil giant said on Friday.

IEA Faces Overhaul Under Second Trump Term, Aimed at Boosting Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump would likely push to replace the head of the International Energy Agency if he wins the U.S. presidential election to shift the energy watchdog's focus back to maximizing fossil fuel output instead of fighting climate change, according to people familiar with the matter.

Japan's JERA Plans $32 Billion Investment in LNG, Renewables, and New Fuels Over Next Decade

Japan's top power utility JERA said on Thursday it plans to invest $32.4 billion over the coming decade into renewable energy and new fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia, as well as LNG.

TC Energy Ordered by Canada's Energy Regulator to Further Reduce Pressure on Gas Pipeline

The Canada Energy Regulator has issued an order to TC Energy's NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. to further reduce the operating pressure for the Grande Prairie Mainline gas pipeline near Edson, Alberta.

Eletrobras Partners with GEP for Green Hydrogen Production in Brazil

Brazil's Eletrobras, Latin America's largest utility, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Green Energy Park (GEP) to study opportunities for green hydrogen production, the companies said on Tuesday.

Shell Probes Smoke Report Near Gbaran Oil Facility in Nigeria

Residents in the nearby community reported a fire near Shell's Gbaran Ubie oil and gas facility in Nigeria, stating that blasts were heard in the area where pipeline repair works had been ongoing.

U.S. Offers $1.66 Billion Loan to Plug Power for Clean Hydrogen Plants

The U.S. Energy Department on Tuesday said it has offered a conditional loan guarantee of up to $1.66 billion to Plug Power Inc. to help it build up to six plants to produce clean hydrogen.

NJ Natural Gas Implements First Carbon Capture Units in State, Aiming for Greener Operations

New Jersey Natural Gas has recently installed two CarbinX carbon-capture systems at its headquarters in Wall, N.J., marking a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

Linde Doubles Capacity at La Porte Facility to Meet Rising Demand for Industrial Gases in U.S. Gulf Coast

This expansion of Linde’s production capacity will enable the company to meet growing demand for industrial gases in the U.S. Gulf Coast across an array of end markets.

Clean Energy, Maas Energy Partner to Build Nine RNG Dairy Facilities Across Seven States

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Maas Energy Works have announced a new joint development agreement to build nine renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities at dairy farms across seven states.

YPF Advances $2.5 Billion Pipeline Project to Spur Vaca Muerta Shale Oil Exports

YPF SA is advancing a $2.5-billion cross-country pipeline project to unlock the rich potential of the Vaca Muerta shale region, addressing the primary bottleneck hindering its full exploitation.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Repairs Leak, Proceeds with West Virginia-Virginia Gas Line Testing

U.S. natural gas pipeline venture Mountain Valley Pipeline said on Friday it repaired a segment of pipe that failed a water test earlier in the month and will continue to prepare the long-delayed West Virginia-Virginia pipe for service.

CGG, Baker Hughes Join Forces for Carbon Capture and Storage Solutions

CGG has signed a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes at the 2024 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston to facilitate the parties exploring jointly offered carbon capture and storage solutions.

Energy Transfer Eyes Draft Environmental Statement for Blue Marlin Project This Quarter

Pipeline operator Energy Transfer expects to receive a draft Environmental Impact Statement for its Blue Marlin offshore terminal this quarter, executives said on Wednesday during a quarterly earnings call.

Exxon, Chevron CEOs Call for Clarity on U.S. Clean Energy Subsidies

Top executives at U.S. oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron Corp. said on Monday that the U.S. needs to clarify rules on energy subsidies to drive the rapid, large-scale investments needed to fight climate change.

Williams Scraps Northeast Pipeline Project While Pennsylvania Gas Transport Plan Advances

Williams ambitious natural gas pipeline project, aimed at crossing New Jersey and extending under two bays to New York, has met its demise. Concurrently, another initiative involving the transportation of LNG from Pennsylvania via tanker truck is progressing.

Kinder Morgan-Backed Gas Pipeline Expansion Prevails in U.S. Appeals Court Decision

The Kinder Morgan-backed Evangeline Pass Expansion project would expand existing pipelines to feed more fuel to Venture Global's Plaquemines liquefied natural gas export terminal in the Gulf of Mexico.

Enbridge Picks Contractors for Great Lakes Tunnel Project, Securing Line 5 Pipeline Route

Enbridge has chosen contractors for its Great Lakes Tunnel Project, a move designed to secure the pathway for its Line 5 pipeline. The project aims to enhance safety by placing the pipeline deep below the Straits of Mackinac, mitigating environmental risks.

Repsol Expanding Renewable Portfolio in U.S., Eyes More Deals

Spain's Repsol is working on a deal to sell a minority stake in a renewable portfolio in the United States as it aims to expand its footprint in a country it sees as a key market.

TotalEnergies, Vanguard Renewables Partner to Expand U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Production

TotalEnergies and Vanguard Renewables have formed a joint venture to develop, construct, and operate Farm Powered RNG projects in the United States.

Pipeline Industry Concerned About Methane Fee Proposal

Natural Gas industry groups are asking Congress to cancel the methane emissions fee, which goes into effect in March 2025, based on emissions in 2024.

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG Plant Shuts Until Friday After Gas Leak

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG plant in Arctic northern Norway was evacuated on Tuesday because of a gas leak during maintenance and will remain offline until Friday at least, the company said.

Clean Energy's RNG Facility in South Dakota Now Supplying Pipeline-Quality Gas

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced its latest renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at Victory Farms Dairy in Revillo, South Dakota, has successfully completed construction and is injecting pipeline quality RNG into the interstate natural gas infrastructure.

TC Energy Receives FERC Approval for Northwest Xpress Gas Pipeline Expansion Despite Opposition

(P&GJ) — TC Energy's plan to expand the capacity of its Gas Transmission Northwest Express pipeline by 150 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) received the green light from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 16.

U.S. to Introduce Carbon Offset Guidelines to Ensure Emissions Cuts Integrity

The United States will unveil in the coming days guidelines for the use of carbon offsets inside and outside of government to build confidence in the market and ensure credits reflect real emissions cuts, the top U.S. climate diplomat said on Friday.

Shell Urges Investors to Reject Climate Demands by Shareholder Group

Shell on Wednesday urged shareholders to vote against an independent resolution, co-filed by a group of 27 investors, that called on the energy company to set tighter climate targets.

Texas Regulators Fine Freeport LNG for Environmental Breaches

Texas' environmental regulator has fined LNG exporter Freeport LNG $152,173 for violating state air pollution emissions rules for periods between 2019 and 2021, the company reported on Tuesday.