Community & Environment

A Decade into DIMP, Pipe Replacement Still Keeps Workforce Busy

Ten years after it went into effect, the U.S. Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) continued to drive much of the nation's pipeline replacement activity.

Nord Stream 2 Says 100 Miles of Pipeline Left to Lay to Europe

The consortium behind Nord Stream 2 said on Monday that about 160 km (100 miles) of gas pipeline still needed to be laid, after a major contractor suspended work last week due to U.S. sanctions.

FERC Rules Clean Energy Sources Must Pay Higher Market Price

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday directed the largest U.S. power grid operator to force state-subsidized solar and wind electricity providers to raise prices, a move that opponents called a partisan attempt to protect fossil fuels.

New England Power and Gas Prices Spike During Cold Snap

Natural gas and power prices in New England spiked to their highest since last winter as a cold snap froze the six-state region. Next-day gas prices for Thursday jumped almost 25% to $14.50 per mmBtu, their highest since January, for a second day in a row.

Leviathan Gas Field to Start Up Monday; Court Lifts Injunction

Israel's energy ministry gave its final approval for the start of production at the giant Leviathan gas field and said the wells will open early on Monday after a court lifted a temporary injunction granted over environmental concerns.

Court Delays Decision on Trans Mountain Pipeline Challenge

A panel of Canadian appeals court judges withheld their decision on a challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline Wednesday, saying they need more time to make a decision after a three-day hearing.

Energy Firms Fight Surprise Court Order Blocking Leviathan Gas Output

Companies developing the huge natural gas field Leviathan will try to convince an Israeli court to remove an injunction that threatens to delay production due to environmental concerns.

Lawyer for Indigenous Contends Government Delayed Spill Reports

A Squamish Nation lawyer told a Canadian Court on Tuesday that the government delayed sharing critical documents about spill risks related to expanding its oil pipeline, in some cases waiting until after the conclusion of consultations with indigenous communities.

U.S. Sanctions Could Hit Nord Stream 2 Construction in Danish waters

Germany believes a new U.S. law imposing sanctions on companies building Russia's contested seabed Nord Stream 2 pipeline could affect ongoing construction works off the coast of Denmark, Bild newspaper said, citing a government document.

EPA Considers Regulatory Relief for Pipeline Facility RICEs

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the American Gas Association (AGA) are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize changes to air emission rules the agency has been considering for over a decade.

Electrification: Sorting Out Where Natural Gas Supply Fits In

Electrification is a word that is gaining attention these days from the corporate and regulatory boardrooms to the oilfields where hydraulic fracturing and other innovations have vaulted the United States into the global lead for both oil and natural gas production.

How Mexico's Leftist President Quietly Warmed to Business, Pipelines

Barely a day goes by without Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador berating business and political elites, whom he blames for fuelling the country's poverty and corruption. But behind the scenes, the leftist is proving more accommodating to business – including pipeline projects – than his language often suggests.

New U.S. Energy Secretary Slams NY for Blocking Gas Pipelines

New U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette slammed New York state regulators on Thursday for blocking pipelines that would bring natural gas from Appalachia to New England, but did not specify whether the Trump administration could do anything to push the projects forward.

Dominion Energy Partnership to Convert Manure to Natural Gas

Richmond-based Dominion Energy announced that it is launching a $200 million effort to convert methane from cow manure into natural gas.

Father's Energy Legacy Haunts Canada's Trudeau with Angry Albertans

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has an unusual challenge as he seeks to charm angry westerners who fear he will destroy the region's oil and gas industry - the legacy of his father, who was reviled in much of the west for his energy policies. (photo Art Babych / Shutterstock.com)

Canadian Producer Raises Budget as Alberta Bottlenecks Ease

Canadian oil producer Cenovus Energy Inc said on Tuesday it would spend nearly a quarter more in 2020, after the province of Alberta lifted some curtailments on new oil wells last month.

Canadian Pacific Crude Train Derails, Catches Fire in Saskatchewan

A Canadian Pacific Railway train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Saskatchewan, causing a fire at around midnight local time, railway and police officials said on Monday.

Enterprise, Enbridge to Develop Gulf of Mexico Crude Export Terminal

Enterprise Products Partners and Enbridge Inc have agreed to jointly develop a U.S. Gulf Coast crude export terminal that would load supertankers off Freeport, Texas, Enbridge said on Monday.

China Creates State-Owned Pipeline Company

China has created a new centrally administered, state-owned pipeline company that combines all pipeline assets of the top three state-owned energy giants: China National Petroleum Corp., China Petrochemical Corp., and China National Offshore Oil Corp.

Polish Experts Seek Evidence in Gas Blast that Killed 8

Investigators in southern Poland said they are questioning witnesses and gathering evidence in their probe into a gas blast that killed eight members of one family, including four children.

Gas Leak Suspected in Wyoming Blasts that Severely Burned 3 Workers

Explosions and a fire at a Wyoming oil field severely burned three workers, authorities said. A natural gas leak is suspected in the explosions and fire that injured the EOG contractors.

Russia, Belarus Closer to Resolving Supply, Pipeline Issues: Moscow

Russia and Belarus, who have yet to resolve a dispute over contamination of an oil pipeline, are closer to resolving their differences on oil and gas supplies, Russia's economy minister said Saturday after talks between the two countries.

OPEC Talks End Without Word on Expected Cuts

The countries that make up the OPEC oil-producing cartel ended talks late Thursday without an announcement on possible deep cuts to production that would support the price of fuel around the world.

Saskatchewan's Oil Lures Investors, Producers from Troubled Alberta

Alberta's congested pipelines and production limits are turning oil companies to neighboring Saskatchewan, driving up prices for drilling rights as the region weathers a deep slump.

Libya's El Feel Oilfield Shut Due to Valve Closure

Libya's El Feel oilfield has been shut down due to a valve closure, the head of the National Oil Corporation said on Thursday, in the second stoppage at the southwestern field in consecutive weeks.

Six Dead in Gas Explosion at Polish Ski Resort

Six people died after a three-story building in the southern Polish ski resort of Szczyrk collapsed following a gas explosion, authorities said

Construction Advances on Trans Mountain Pipeline Ahead of Court Hearing

Expansion of Canada's Trans Mountain oil pipeline entered a new phase of construction Tuesday, just two weeks before a court hearing to decide whether the government can complete the project.

Enbridge Starts Service on Canadian Section of Line 3

Enbridge has begun commercial operation of the Canadian section of its Line 3 pipeline, even as it continues to navigate Minnesota regulators for the U.S. portion of the $9 billion replacement project.

Gazprom Proposes Short-Term Gas Deal with Ukraine

Russia's Gazprom said it has sent a letter to Ukraine formally proposing either to extend a current deal supplying gas to the country for its own use and for transit to Europe or to sign a new one-year agreement.

At Least 7 Killed in Gas Explosion in Bangladesh

At least seven people were killed and eight injured on Sunday after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a police official said.