Community & Environment

Southwestern Energy, Uniper Ink Supply Agreement for Responsibly Sourced Gas

Gas producer Southwestern Energy Co. has signed a multiyear, certified Responsibly Sourced Gas sales agreement with Uniper, one of Germany’s largest publicly listed energy supply companies.

Freeport LNG Plant Suffers Explosion, Nearby Residents Evacuated, Police Say

A explosion and fire on Wednesday hit the massive Freeport LNG liquefied natural gas plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, prompting an evacuation of nearby residents in Quintana, Texas.

NWP 12 Up for Review Again

The Army Corps of Engineers is undertaking a review of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12), which allows gas and oil pipelines to avoid a lengthy, expensive environmental review when building facilities near wetlands.

Hydrogen Blending Well into Climate Change Discussion

The venerable international energy conference, CERAWeek, returned as a live, week-long venue in Houston the second week of March, touting its usual lineup of speakers from around the globe and its topics from A to Z in the energy space.

Securing Pipeline Endpoints Against Rising Global Threats

As Ukrainians fight to hold the line against heavy shelling and missile strikes, Russia is being admonished by Ukraine’s international supporters. Moscow promises to cause as much disruption as possible to its detractors with a full-on cyber retaliation.

Renewable Natural Gas: Pipe Dream or Industry Future?

After several decades of being a favorite of the environmental community, natural gas finds itself amid climate change worries on the outside looking in, seeking to make billions of dollars of pipeline, processing and storage infrastructure relevant in a world hungry for a carbon-free energy future by 2050.

P&GJ Analysis: Biden’s ‘Big Project’ Environmental Reviews

With the Biden administration bringing back a stricter review process for pipeline and other major infrastructure projects later this month – it seemed like a good time to look at the origin of the policy and what the change will entail.

API: Administration’s NEPA Rewrite Undermines Global Energy Security

The American Petroleum Institute (API) Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola responded to the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) revised National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Phase 1 regulations.

European Markets Looking to Canada, but More Pipe Needed First

When Justin Trudeau became Canada’s prime minister in 2015, the Syrian civil war had reached its violent peak and refugees were streaming across the Atlantic.

Energy Transition Spells Opportunity for Midstream Sector

These are interesting times in midstream, and it’s going to take some collective courage, creativity and calculated investment to make sure “interesting” refers to opportunities seized rather than the ominous outcomes the old “may you live in interesting times” expression portends.

Supreme Court Reinstates Trump-Era Clean Water Rule

In a 5-4 split, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily revived a Trump-era rule intended to fast-track big energy projects by limiting the states' power to curtail them under the Clean Water Act.

Chevron 'Assessing' Status of Russian Terminal, Says Oil Pipeline Operating

Chevron holds a 15% stake in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), which owns a 1,510-km (938 miles) pipeline that carries about 1.2% of the world's oil from oilfields in Kazakhstan to an export terminal in Russia.

Geo-Hazard Challenges and Mitigations for Hydrocarbon Pipelines

Routing hydrocarbon pipelines through steep terrains and along high mountainous areas is a challenging task for pipeline engineers because of significant risks during the construction phase, as well as operation and maintenance time.

Using Surface Loading Assessments for Third-Party Crossings

A major North American transmission pipeline operator historically had its engineering team work with its Lands Department when third-party service providers submitted a request for approval if the request included completing any activities that involved vehicles crossing a pipeline.

Protecting Pipelines from Effects of Alternating Current

To meet the growing demand for natural gas, hundreds of new pipelines are being installed in the same corridors as high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) transmission lines.

Marathon Petroleum Shuts Oil Pipeline After Leak in Illinois

The leak into the Cahokia diversion channel was first detected on Friday morning and booms were deployed to try and contain the oil, parent company Marathon Petroleum Corp. said in a statement.

Denmark Resumes Construction of Norway-Poland Gas Link

Construction of the Danish part of Baltic Pipe, which will connect Poland to Norwegian gas fields, is resuming following a nine-month hiatus

TC Energy Offers 10% Stake in Coastal Gaslink Project to Indigenous Groups

TC Energy signed an option agreement to sell 10% stake in Coastal GasLink to Indigenous communities, in an attempt to give more authority to the groups who traditionally held the land for the pipeline project.

Thermal-Mass Measurement Principle and Metering Selection

The European Green Deal is the strategic plan to make the European Union carbon neutral by 2050. Decarbonizing the energy sector will be vital to achieving this goal, as this sector contributes significantly to Europe’s CO2 emissions.

Low-Carbon Hydrogen Pipeline Projects Could Reach 42 Million Tons Annual Capacity

A large proportion of hydrogen pipeline projects in the feasibility phase brings the global low-carbon hydrogen project capacity to 42 million tons per annum, GlobalData announced.

Factbox: Europe's Options in Case of Russian Gas Disruption

Europe relies on Russia for around 40% of its natural gas. What are the region's options in the event that Russian gas deliveries are suspended or pipeline flows are impacted by war damage?

EIA Reports: North Dakota’s Producers Meet State’s Natural Gas Capture Target

In North Dakota, the rate of natural gas flaring declined to an average of 7.5% from January through September 2021.

Neptune Energy, EDF Complete First-of-Its-Kind Methane Study in UK

Neptune Energy completed a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund to measure methane emissions on a working UK offshore platform using advanced drone technologies.

Facing Texas Pushback, BlackRock Says it Backs Fossil Fuels

At the risk of being dropped from Texas pension funds, BlackRock Inc. has ramped up its message that the world's largest asset manager is a friend of the oil and gas industries.

Peru Oil Spill Affected 40-Square-Mile Area, Repsol Says

An executive of Spain's Repsol said an oil spill offshore Peru's capital Lima affected an area of 40 square miles (106 square km).

Government Condemns Attack on Coastal GasLink Pipeline Work Camp

The Canadian government on Friday condemned an attack on a Coastal GasLink pipeline work camp in northern British Columbia, in which police said assailants brandishing axes threatened workers and damaged equipment.

SoCal Unveils Plan to Supply Los Angeles with Green Hydrogen

Southern California Gas, the largest U.S. natural gas utility, on Thursday unveiled a major proposal to deliver hydrogen produced by wind and solar energy to the Los Angeles area.

Why It’s Time to Invest in Natural Hazard Risk Management

Recent years have been scattered with natural hazard events that have destroyed property and infrastructure, devastated businesses and taken lives.

Carbon+Intel: Promises, Risks of Carbon Capture Investment

Without putting away massive amounts of carbon dioxide while awaiting renewable energy to mature commercially, there is no hope in stopping global temperature from rising beyond 1.5°C by the end of the century.

Venezuela Oil Spills Caused Grave Damage Over Two Years - Report

Constant oil spills in Venezuela between 2020 and 2021 have caused grave damage to the environment, the country's science academy said on Wednesday.