Community & Environment

Carbon+Intel: ASCO Norway Supports Horisont Energi in Move Toward Net Zero Future

Horisont Energi will build Europe's first large-scale factory to produce clean ammonia from natural gas and renewable energy, which means that CO2 is captured during the production process and stored permanently in sandstone reservoirs.

Taliban Assure Turkmenistan of Gas Pipeline Commitment, Security

Afghanistan's Taliban-appointed government has told Turkmenistan it would ensure the completion and security of the TAPI gas pipeline which Ashgabat is building in hope of opening up new markets.

Congress Puts Big Oil in the Hot Seat in Climate Deception Probe

The U.S. Congress opened a year's worth of investigations into whether Big Oil deceived Americans about its role in climate change, with Democratic lawmakers planning to grill the chiefs of four oil companies and two lobby groups.

Carbon+Intel: Atlanta Boy Scouts, Georgia Natural Gas to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is signing onto a program where Georgia Natural Gas purchases and retires carbon offsets on customers’ behalf to make emissions from their natural gas use carbon neutral.

Ida Reduced US NatGas Production More Than Any Hurricane in Past Decade

The hurricane caused more natural gas production shut-ins than any other hurricane in the past ten years, and the impacts continue today.

Russia Using Gas to Bully Moldova, Says EU

The European Union's top diplomat said on Thursday that Moscow was using natural gas to bully Moldova, as the prime minister of the ex-Soviet republic said the country could not afford the prices Russia was now offering.

Democrats Scramble to Salvage US Methane Fee Proposal

Democrats are considering paring down a proposed methane fee on United States oil and gas producers as a way to pacify opposition to the idea from within its own ranks.

Carbon+Intel: For Carbon Capture Pipelines, the Future’s Now

Carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines are becoming a bigger area of focus in the United States, with 36 publicly announced carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) projects scattered in more than a dozen states.

TC Energy Targets Net-Zero Emissions From its Operations by 2050

TC Energy Corp. said it would target net-zero emissions from its operations by 2050 after mounting pressure from investors and governments for energy companies to join the fight against climate change.

Algeria to End Gas Supplies to Morocco, Supply Spain Directly

Algeria, which has cut off diplomatic ties with Morocco, will stop supplying natural gas to the country through the Maghreb-Europe pipeline on Nov. 1, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

At Least 25, Including Minors, Died in Illegal Refinery Blast in Nigeria

Illegal refining is common in the oil-rich Delta region of Nigeria as impoverished locals tap pipelines to make fuel to sell for a profit. The practice is highly dangerous.

Exxon Calls for Carbon Price, Working on CCS Projects Across Asia

Exxon Mobil Corp is pursuing carbon capture storage hubs across Asia and has started talks with some countries with potential storage options for carbon dioxide, the company's head of low carbon solutions said.

Shell Expects Ida-Hit Offshore Facility to Restart in November

Shell expects an offshore transfer facility, which was shut due to damage from Hurricane Ida, to be operational in the first half of November, restarting production of a popular Gulf of Mexico crude grade earlier than expected.

Exxon Board Debates Dropping Several Major Oil and Gas Projects

The board members expressed concerns about some projects, including a $30 billion LNG development in Mozambique and another multibillion-dollar gas project in Vietnam, the WSJ report said.

Enbridge Briefly Shut Down Line 5 After Protesters Tampered with Pipeline

Enbridge Inc. shut down its Line 5 oil pipeline for several hours on Tuesday after protesters trespassed onto a facility in Michigan and tampered with the pipeline, an Enbridge spokesman said on Wednesday.

Greens Co-Leader: Germany Must Resist Russian 'Blackmail' Over Pipeline

The co-leader of Germany's Green Party accused Russian "blackmail" of causing high energy prices across Europe, saying Moscow is trying to leverage Germany to allow the Nord Stream 2 Baltic gas pipeline to begin operations.

Head of Ukraine's Naftogaz Accuses Russia of Blackmailing Europe Over Gas

The head of Ukraine's state energy company Naftogaz said Russia was trying to blackmail Europe into certifying its Nord Stream 2 pipeline by keeping natural gas supplies lower.

Colombia ELN Guerrillas Claim Responsibility for Attacks on Oil Pipeline

Left-wing guerrillas from the National Liberation Army in Colombia have claimed responsibility for an attack against a pipeline used to transport crude to the country's most important refinery.

US Coast Guard Boards Ship in Connection with California Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship in the Port of Long Beach that dragged its anchor close to a subsea pipeline found to be the source of an oil spill off Orange County, California, it said in a press release.

Germany's Nord Stream 2 Gatekeeper: The Long Road Until Gas Flows

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is completed and ready to pump Russian gas to Europe, but nothing is flowing yet because it is still awaiting clearance from Germany's energy regulator.

Hungry for Fuel, China Looks to the US, Europe Eyes Relief Plans

China's energy crisis deepened on Friday with coal prices hitting a record high as cold weather sweeps in and soaring gas prices prompting major energy companies to seek long-term deals with U.S. suppliers.

Navigator Approved to Develop, Construct Heartland Greenway Pipeline System in Midwest

Navigator CO2 Ventures announced that because of commitments received during its binding open season, it has obtained the necessary board approvals to proceed with its proposed carbon capture pipeline system.

Air Products Planning $4.5 Billion Blue Hydrogen Clean Energy Complex in Louisiana

Air Products will construct a manufacturing complex to produce more than 750 MMcf/d of blue hydrogen, with carbon dioxide from the manufacturing process captured and permanently sequestered.

Finalists Announced for the 2021 WPC Excellence Awards

At the World Petroleum Congress, the World Petroleum Council recognizes some of the most outstanding projects and innovations in the oil and gas sector. More than 130 nominated projects were reviewed by the independent judging panel in this cycle’s awards nominations.

Shale Producer APA Ends Flaring, Captures More Gas as Prices Soar

Shale oil and gas producer APA Corp on Monday said it has ended routine gas flaring at its U.S. onshore operations, delivering ahead of schedule on a pledge to halt the practice as natural gas prices soar.

Brazil's Petrobras Agrees to Pay 1.4 Billion Reais for 2000 Oil Leak

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said it has agreed to pay 1.4 billion reais ($254 million) to settle three civil suits relating to the leak of an oil pipeline in southern Brazil in 2000.

Beaches in Southern California City to Reopen After Oil Spill

Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning, authorities said in a statement.

Despite Preparation, California Pipeline Operator May Have Taken Hours to Stop Leak

The company that operates the pipeline that spilled about 3,000 barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean off California has an 800-page manual on handling an oil spill - but it is unclear whether its employees followed those procedures.

Alaska Says its Planned LNG Project will Help Asia Cut Carbon Emissions

Alaska Gasline Development Corp. said that its proposed liquefied natural gas export project would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Asia by allowing power generators to use a cleaner fuel than coal.

Nikola, TC Energy to Jointly Develop Hydrogen Hubs in US, Canada

Calgary-based TC could use existing pipeline and storage assets to distribute hydrogen and ship carbon emissions from the hydrogen production process to permanent storage sites.