Community & Environment

Methane Initiatives Place Emphasis on Rounding Up Fugitives

If the bipartisan infrastructure package passes and is signed into law, Bill Gates is prepared to throw in $1.5 billion for attempts to slow down climate change.

FERC Blesses MVP’s Use of Trenchless Technology

The Mountain Valley Pipeline cleared its latest federal regulatory hurdle when FERC said in an environmental assessment that the trenchless technology MVP plans to use when crossing water bodies met with FERC’s approval.

Top Federal Appeals Court Raps FERC’s Knuckles

FERC received new legal leverage from a top federal appeals court to do a more thorough job calculating greenhouse gas emissions and effects on minority communities for liquefied natural gas and pipeline construction applications.

California Lawmakers Vow to Investigate Offshore Oil Spill

Democratic members of Congress from California seized on the oil spill off the state's coast to call for investigations into why it took several hours before a pipeline operator reported the spill to federal authorities.

Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards Announces Finalists

Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards judges narrowed down a significant number of nominations and announced finalists Wednesday for its inaugural event in November.

U.S. Northeast Update: Appalachian Basin Gas Production Still Outpacing Pipeline Construction

The Northeast power grid is the most natural gas-dependent of all U.S. regions, and the Appalachian Basin is setting record highs for gas production. But pipeline construction and expansion projects have failed to keep up.

California Port Where Spill Occurred had Numerous Ships Waiting to Unload

Ships in record numbers have jammed the port complex near this weekend's oil spill in California, according to port data, as investigators look into whether a ship's anchor could have hit a pipeline to cause the leak.

California Oil Spill Cause Probed; Storm Threatens Cleanup

Federal and state investigators were focusing on a 41-year-old pipeline as the likely source of an oil spill that killed wildlife and fouled the coast of southern California, and an approaching storm threatened cleanup efforts.

Future-Proofing US Pipelines with Hydrogen

The construction of additional natural gas, crude oil and fuel pipeline across North America is being challenged by environmental and climate action measures by the public as well as politicians.

Former PetroChina Executive Under Probe for Suspected Graft

Ling Xiao, who resigned last month from his position as a vice president of PetroChina, had been a PetroChina veteran long responsible for company's natural gas pipeline and marketing business.

Oil Spill Washes Ashore in California, Killing Wildlife

A large oil spill off the California coast began washing ashore at Huntington Beach over the weekend after an oil rig pipeline was breached, leaving dead fish and birds strewn on the sand.

Kinetrex Energy and Wabash Valley Power Announce Construction on 3 RNG Facilities

The new RNG facilities are designed to capture methane produced from landfills and convert that methane into pipeline-quality natural gas.

Poland Joins Calls for EU Action on Energy Price Spike

Poland has joined a growing group of countries seeking European Union action to curb surging gas and energy prices, as governments take steps to protect consumers from higher bills.

U.S. Awards $98 Million in Grants to Support Pipeline Safety Efforts

PHMSA announced it is awarding $98.8 million in grants to states, territories, and tribes to help enhance pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs at the community level for 11 different safety programs.

Putin Says Turkey Safe from Gas Crisis Thanks to TurkStream Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey is shielded from a gas crisis, which has gripped Europe, thanks to the Russian-built TurkStream gas pipeline.

U.S. Appalachian Gas Pipeline Projects Go by the Wayside

Many of the proposed pipelines to deliver gas to the Appalachian region have been scuttled in recent years, running into opposition to fossil-fuel infrastructure, regulatory problems, or protests from environmental groups.

EU Lawmakers Back Clampdown on Potent Greenhouse Gas Methane

The European Parliament's environment committee on Tuesday rallied behind EU plans to make companies and countries cut their methane emissions.

Enbridge Announces Low-Carbon Fuel Deals with Vanguard, Shell

Enbridge Inc. said on Tuesday it had signed partnerships with Royal Dutch Shell and Vanguard Renewables to make low-carbon fuels, as the Canadian pipeline operator aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Tallgrass to Track, Measure Emissions on U.S. Interstate NatGas Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy Partners will begin monitoring emissions, including methane and other greenhouse gases, on its Rockies Express Pipeline, making it the first U.S. company to do so an interstate natural gas pipeline.

Trapil Adapting French Pipeline for Low-Carbon Fuel Transport

Trapil, a French refined product pipeline transport company, is strengthening its commitment to the energy transition by adapting one of its pipelines to facilitate transport of low-carbon liquid fuels such as bioethanol.

Sudan Protesters Agree to Resumption of South Sudanese Oil Exports

Sudan's government reached an agreement with tribal protesters to allow the resumption of exports of landlocked South Sudan's crude oil via a terminal on the Red Sea, Sudanese officials said.

Hungary Accuses Ukraine of Meddling as Hungary Signs Russia Gas Pact

Russia, which used to ship natural gas primarily through Ukraine, has diversified export routes, constructing the undersea Nord Stream pipelines direct to Germany and the TurkStream link from Russia to Turkey.

Protesters in Eastern Sudan Shut Oil Import Pipeline

Protesters in eastern Sudan shut a pipeline that carries imported crude oil to the capital Khartoum, but there are enough reserves for the country's needs for up to ten days, the ministry of energy and oil said on Saturday.

Texas Railroad Commission: Statewide Gas Flaring Falls to Lowest Rate in Years

In July, the statewide flaring rate in Texas fell to its lowest rate in years according to Railroad Commission data, falling by more than 75% since August 2019.

Perspective: How Soon Could Carbon Capture Solve Industry CO₂ Shortages?

It may seem surprising that CO₂ – the greenhouse gas heating our world – also keeps certain essential industries functioning. How can there be a shortage of something we’re desperately trying to emit less of?

Summit Midstream Partners Plead Guilty in Largest U.S. Inland Spill from Oil Drilling

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners pleaded guilty in federal court in Bismarck, North Dakota, to criminal water pollution charges stemming from what prosecutors call the largest-ever land-based spill from oil drilling.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Southwestern Energy Announce Methane Emission Reduction Plan

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, and Southwestern Energy announced the initiation of a responsibly sourced natural gas strategic agreement, which should further reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

Tribes Say Dakota Access Oil Pipeline's Environmental Review is Biased

Native American Tribes including the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the environmental study on Dakota Access oil pipeline is biased and urged the Biden administration to bring in the U.S. Interior Department.

ROSEN to Study Hydrogen Pipeline Transportation with Expanded Material Testing Capabilities

ROSEN Group is expanding its existing material testing capabilities and dedicating a separate section to the topic of hydrogen to help ensure the hydrogen economy will have the safe and efficient infrastructure it will need to function.

Why a Crisis Over European Gas Prices Caused Panic About CO2 Supplies

Britain struck a deal with a major producer of fertilizer and carbon dioxide to restart two plants which had halted operations due to soaring prices for natural gas. The closures had led to fears that the production of a wide range of food and drinks could be shut down within days.