Community & Environment

Ensuring Resilient Infrastructure and Climate Balance

America’s energy security must be balanced with environmental stewardship while accounting for the needs and impacts of current and future generations.

Methane Leak Detection Moving to Higher Plateaus

The U.S. government continues to look at rules or fees requiring companies to track and limit volumes of methane released into the atmosphere. Investment companies such as BlackRock are also keeping a close eye on sustainability practices such as methane reduction.

Germany Could Halt Pipeline if Russia Attacks Ukraine, Scholz Signals

Germany may consider halting the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia attacks Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz signaled on Tuesday, as pressure grew on his government to take a more hawkish stance on the Kremlin.

MVP Preparing to Weld Final 20 Miles, Targeting Summer 2022 In-Service Date

The total project work for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is nearly 94% complete, and on track for a summer startup after state agencies approved construction permits last month.

Germany Cannot Rule Out Nord Stream 2 as Means of Pressure, Says Foreign Policy Expert

Germany cannot rule out using the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a means of pressure against the Kremlin in case of further Russian aggression towards Ukraine.

Saudi-Polish Deal Dents Russian Oil Dominance in Baltic

Saudi Arabia’s planned purchase of Polish refining assets is set to put OPEC's top producer in charge of two thirds of Poland's oil supply, eroding previously dominant supplier Russia's leverage.

Russia Urges European Union, Germany to Not Delay Nord Stream 2

Russia on Monday urged Germany and the European Union not to drag its feet over certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has become a focal point in political disputes.

Canada's Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Returns to Normal Operating Pressure

Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline returned to normal operating pressure on Saturday, it said in a statement, after functioning at reduced pressure for over a month.

Canary Project Explores “Responsibly Sourced Gas” Possibilities

PureWest Energy LLC took bids on 7% of its Wyoming natural gas output that was certified as coming from net-zero wells that are also certified as being responsibly sourced. PureWest was testing the market.

American Petroleum Institute Wants Recognition for Methane Reductions

The American Petroleum Institute lobby group is seeking recognition of reductions in methane emissions by oil and gas producers as the Biden administration moves to regulate the greenhouse gas.

Russia Undermining European Gas Supply Amid Ukraine Standoff, IEA Says

Russia is contributing to an undersupply of natural gas to Europe, the head of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol said on Wednesday.

Gas Flows on Yamal-Europe Pipeline Continue to Move Eastward

The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, instead flowed east from Germany to Poland for the 23rd day on Wednesday.

Potential Russian Invasion of Ukraine Could Kill Off Nord Stream 2, US Says

Moscow's behavior towards Ukraine will play a crucial role in the fate of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the United States said on Wednesday.

Gas Flows Reversed Eastward via Russian Yamal Pipeline for 22nd Day

The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, instead flowed east from Germany to Poland for the 22nd day on Tuesday.

Climate-Fueled Permafrost Thaw Threatens Up to Half of Arctic Infrastructure

From satellite imagery, scientists estimate at least 120,000 buildings, 40,000 km (24,850 miles) of roads, and 9,500 km (5,900 miles) of pipelines could be at risk.

US Senators Say Cruz Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Could Harm Relations with Germany

Several Democratic senators said they believe sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline backed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz could harm relations with Germany.

US Voices Misgivings on EastMed Gas Pipeline, Greek Officials Say

The United States has expressed misgivings on a subsea pipeline designed to supply Europe with natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean.

New England Power Prices Jump to 4-Year High as Region Freezes

Power prices in New England jumped to their highest since January 2018 as homes and businesses cranked up their heaters to escape the region's coldest day of the winter.

Worrying About Moving More Swiftly than Usual

In January 2020, Russia’s government approved a number of acts concerned with rendering new economic benefits and subsidies to businesses or investors willing to engage in projects in the country’s High North.

Russia Making Moves Affecting the Arctic’s Hydrocarbon Future

This is Part 2 of PGJ's article on Russia’s moves under its Strategic Development Act. The strategy gives particular significance to Murmansk Oblast, emphasizing a broad range of complex and multifaceted transformative measures targeting this province.

German Social Democratic Party Official Defends Pro-Nord Stream 2 Policy

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany should not be mixed up with political and human rights disputes with Moscow, a senior official from the Social Democratic Party said.

Mexico Attorney General Seeks Up to 39 Years Prison for Ex-Pemex Boss

Mexico's attorney general has requested a prison sentence of up to 39 years for the former chief executive of state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos for his role in a corruption scandal.

Gas Prices Rise as Russian Pipeline Stays in Reverse After Three Weeks

A pipeline that usually sends gas from Russia to Europe was stuck in reverse after three weeks on Monday, pushing up prices in Europe at a time of political tension.

US Northeast Power, NatGas Prices Jump as Snowstorm Batters Region

Northeast power and natural gas prices jumped to their highest since January 2018 as homes and businesses crank up their heaters during the region's first big snowstorm.

US Worried Nord Stream 2 Sanction Plan by Cruz Would Undermine United Front

The State Department is worried that a vote to slap sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline would undermine the united front in response to Russia.

Extreme Cold Grips Much of Western Canada, Hits Restart of Key Pipeline

Icy weather across western Canada has hampered efforts to restart a key oil pipeline and will persist at least until Friday before temperatures rise, weather forecasters said on Thursday.

Caspian Pipeline Consortium Says it is Operating Normally

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium, a group which runs Kazakhstan's crude oil blend to export terminals, continues to operate normally amid the state of emergency.

Russian Gas Transit Via Ukraine Fell 25% in 2021

The volume of Russian gas transported via Ukraine to Europe fell 25% last year, reducing a key revenue stream for Ukraine's struggling economy.

Gas Flows Eastward Via Russian Yamal Pipeline Jump

Natural gas supplies via the Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, jumped on Tuesday in direction of Poland from Germany.

Ukraine's Naftogaz Calls for EU Anti-Monopoly Action Against Gazprom

EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the bloc asked questions of major energy companies "to understand if there is foul play in the energy market," but it was too early to reach any conclusions.