Community & Environment

Perspective: IEA’s Roadmap Shows Difficult Journey to Net Zero

Polarized responses to the International Energy Agency report on achieving net zero emissions by 2050 reveal the enormous challenges of the goal and differences about whether it is realistic in the timeframe.

Cross Carbon Ventures Announces Formation of Carbon Capture Development Partnership

CCV will leverage Svante’s innovative technology to capture carbon directly from industrial post-combustion flue gases to produce pipeline-grade CO2 for safe transportation and storage.

Texas Intrastate Whistler Pipeline Placed in Service

The Whistler Pipeline began full commercial service last month, providing approximately 2.0 Bcf/d of incremental natural gas transport capacity to the Texas Gulf Coast markets from the Permian basin, which will help ensure sufficient reliable gas takeaway and reduce natural gas flaring in the Permian basin.

TC Energy to Switch to Green Power to Run N. American Energy Pipelines

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy Corp could spend billions of dollars on its plans to lower emissions by switching to renewable energy to run its huge network of U.S. and Canadian oil and gas pipelines.

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.

Spire Seeks U.S. Backing for Missouri NatGas Pipeline to Avoid Outages

U.S. natural gas company Spire Inc's Spire STL Pipeline unit filed an emergency application with U.S. energy regulators to keep the STL gas pipeline in service ahead of this winter to avoid gas service outages in St. Louis.

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.

Mozambique President Nyusi Says Army Gaining Ground in Insurgency-Hit Region

Nyusi was addressing the nation on the crisis that was triggered when the insurgents in March attacked the coastal town of Palma, near natural gas projects worth $60 billion that are meant to transform Mozambique's economy.

EU States to Discuss U.S.-Germany Nord Stream 2 Deal, Commission Says

The European Union reiterated that the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany was "not of common EU interest" but will discuss a deal between the United States and Germany agreed to this week.

Russia Rejects Aspects of Germany-U.S. Accord on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Kremlin said it disagreed with some statements in an agreement between the United States and Germany on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, insisting that Russia had never used energy as a tool of political pressure.

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.

Ukraine Fights Rearguard Action Against Nord Stream 2 After U.S. and Germany Unveil Deal

Ukraine has started official consultations with the European Union and Germany about Nord Stream 2, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday, ratcheting up Kyiv's opposition to the pipeline which it says is a threat to Europe's security.

Germany's Merkel Discussed Nord Stream 2 with Putin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, hours before the expected publication of Germany-United States agreement on the contested Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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.

U.S., Germany to Announce Deal on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in Coming Days

The United States and Germany are expected to announce a deal resolving their longstanding dispute over Russia's $11 billion Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline in coming days, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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.

Biden, Merkel May Have Little Time to Rebuild 'Indispensable' Relationship

The United States and Germany are key NATO allies but are at odds over a host of tough issues, including the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, which Washington fears will increase European reliance on Russian gas.

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.

Pipeline & Gas Journal Accepting Nominations for Inaugural P&GJ Awards

Pipeline & Gas Journal is accepting nominations for its inaugural Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards, which will honor the midstream energy segment’s leading innovations and outstanding personal contributions to the industry.

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.