Community & Environment

Democrats Asking Biden to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

A group of 33 Democratic congress members are named on a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while it undergoes a court-mandated environmental review.

New Poll Shows Widespread U.S. Support for Pipelines

The Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released new polling data measuring the sentiment of the American public toward pipelines, climate change and the energy transition.

Certarus, RNG Moovers Agree on Delivery of Renewable Natural Gas

Certarus will be responsible for the delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG) from several dairy farms in California to gas pipeline injection points, where it will help to meet the growing demand for lower carbon intensity fuel.

Oil Companies Launch On-site Vaccinations as Supplies Rise

U.S. energy companies are organizing employee vaccinations as more COVID-19 doses become available, officials and employees told Reuters, setting up on-site clinics or offering time off to workers to get the shot.

Top U.S. Gas Utility Sets Net Zero Emissions Goal for 2045

Southern California Gas Co, the largest U.S. gas distribution utility, set a target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, aligning with the state's target to become carbon-neutral within 25 years.

White House Climate Czar and Big Oil Meet, Talk Cooperation

Representatives from the oil and gas industry and national climate adviser Gina McCarthy struck a cooperative tone following a meeting where the two sides discussed how companies can align with the Biden administration's ambitious climate goals.

At NATO, Blinken Warns Germany Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany ran counter to the European Union's own interests and could undermine Ukraine.

FERC Approves Northern Natural’s Pipeline Replacement Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Northern Natural Gas Company’s request to replace 87 miles of natural gas pipeline, agreeing that the project’s greenhouse gas emissions would not be significant.

NYC Natural Gas Ban Costs Potentially ‘Astronomical’

A New York City ban on natural gas connections in new buildings by 2030 and announced policies to ban natural gas and other fossil fuels in large buildings by 2040 could cost New York City households upwards of $25,000, a study shows.

Enbridge Asks Canada for Support of Oil Pipeline in Dispute with Michigan

Enbridge Inc asked the Canadian government to champion its Line 5 oil pipeline in a legal battle with the state of Michigan, which is trying to shut down the pipeline over concerns it could leak into the Great Lakes.

Deb Haaland Becomes First Native American U.S. Cabinet Secretary

U.S. Representative Deb Haaland was confirmed on Monday as Secretary of the Interior, becoming the first Native American to lead a cabinet agency and securing a central role in President Joe Biden’s sweeping plans to fight climate change.

Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Opposition Asking Biden to Stop Project

Opponents to Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement oil pipeline are urging President Joe Biden to stop the project, leading some to compare it to Keystone XL.

Kinder Morgan Forms Energy Transition Ventures Group

Pipeline company Kinder Morgan said on Friday it had formed a new Energy Transition Ventures group to focus on low-carbon energy initiatives.

Organized Crime Siphons Billions from Gas Stations in Brazil

Fuel-related crimes are common in oil-producing nations in emerging markets, sometimes involving theft from pipelines.

Perspective: 'Blockadia' Helped Cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline

Sustained political pressure was a notable contributing factor to Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Reusing Gas Infrastructure for Hydrogen Transportation

The EU’s “Hydrogen Strategy for a Climate-Neutral Europe” of July 2020 is only the latest in a series of programs designed to foster the use of hydrogen to decarbonize and integrate the energy system.

INGAA Chairman Emphasizes Climate Goals, Importance of Natural Gas

As a president and chief operating officer of DTE Midstream, David Slater is not only well suited to be INGAA chairman but is also eager to serve in the position he was recently elected to by the association’s Board of Directors.

Duke Energy Begins Replacing Aging Gas Pipeline

Construction got underway on the 12-mile Central Corridor replacement pipeline designed to run though Hamilton County, Ohio, which is in the southeast corner of the state and contains the city of Cincinnati.

CERAWEEK: Natural Gas Can Help Solve Climate Change, Industry Reminds Policymakers

The energy industry wants policy makers to remember that natural gas can and should be part of the solution in solving climate change, executives said at a conference.

U.S. Climate Czar Urges Oil Industry to Hasten Transition to Renewables

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Tuesday urged oil and gas companies to do more to diversify and adopt low-carbon technologies to tackle climate change.

Banks Urged to Steer Clear of East Africa Oil Pipeline Financing

More than 260 charities on Monday urged banks not to finance a $3.5 billion oil pipeline in East Africa, concerned the project could lead to the loss of community land and livelihoods, environmental destruction and surging carbon emissions.

Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline Seeks to Shield Insurers from Activist Pressure

Trans Mountain Corp, a firm that operates an oil pipeline owned by the Canadian government, has asked a regulator to keep the identities of its insurers private as activists push them to drop coverage.

U.S., Canada Move Past Keystone XL Toward Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050

U.S. President Joe Biden said that he and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Historic U.S. Interior Pick Tests Senate Support for Biden on Climate

Deb Haaland, the first Native American ever picked for a U.S. cabinet post, was grilled by Republican Senators who want an Interior Secretary more welcoming of oil and gas drilling on federal lands.

Siemens Energy Agrees to Build Innovative Waste Heat-to-Power Facility in Canada

The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power.

Army Corps Attorneys Withdraw from Dakota Access Pipeline Case

An attorney at Earthjustice who represents the tribe said they hope the Biden administration will seek to close the line, but the departure of these attorneys should not necessarily be seen as a signal of that happening.

Senate Energy Leader Urges Biden to Reverse Keystone XL Opposition

The head of the U.S. Senate energy committee, Joe Manchin, urged President Joe Biden to reverse his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the project provides union jobs and is safer than transporting the oil via trucks and trains.

Multiple Bids to Stop Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Rejected

A federal judge and the Minnesota Court of Appeals both within the span of a week rejected attempts by tribal and environmental groups to stop construction on Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement, the Associated Press reported.

Biden's EPA Pick Plans to Consult with Stakeholders, States in Climate Fight

U.S. President Joe Biden's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency told lawmakers he will consult with states and other stakeholders as the agency determines how to deliver on the administration's plans to tackle climate change and clean up pollution hotspots.

Environmentalists and Unions Clash Politically Over Pipelines

Environmentalists and labor unions that threw their support behind U.S. President Joseph Biden now find themselves on the opposite sides of a battle over the construction of big pipeline projects between Canada and the United States.