Community & Environment

Colonial Pipeline Restarts as Ida Damage Assessments Face Hurdles

Colonial Pipeline restarted on Tuesday while other efforts to assess damages to energy infrastructure were slowed by widespread flooding from Hurricane Ida and power outages.

Line 3 Pipeline Approaches Completion after Court Ruling

Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project is nearing completion after successfully defending another legal challenge last week, when the Minnesota Supreme Court decided it would not hear an appeal from opponents who sought to overturn regulatory approval.

Algeria Hints at Non-Renewal of Contract for Gas Pipeline Crossing Morocco

Algeria hinted at the possibility of ending gas supplies to Morocco in October, two days after cutting diplomatic ties with the Kingdom.

Spire Could Get More Time to Operate Missouri STL NatGas Pipeline

Spire Inc. will likely get more time to keep its STL pipeline in Missouri operating after the environmental group that won a court decision requiring the pipe shutdown asked the court for more time, according to analysts.

Five Killed in Mexico's Oil Platform Fire, Hammering Mexico Output

Five workers were killed and six injured in Sunday's fire on an offshore platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico operated by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) that cut about a quarter of Mexico's oil production, the company said.

Ukraine Discussed Guarantees with US, Germany Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The energy ministers of Ukraine, the United States and Germany discussed guarantees for Ukraine about its future as a transit country after the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Russia Pledges Retaliation After New U.S. Sanctions

Moscow pledged retaliatory measures after a new set of sanctions imposed by the United States on a Russian ship and two companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russia's foreign ministry said.

Ukraine Naftogaz Says Nord Stream 2 Cannot Succeed

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is a political project that breaches European Union regulations, cannot work commercially and should be stopped, the head of Ukraine's state energy firm Naftogaz told Reuters.

Equinor Halts Oil Exports from Norway Terminal Due to Demonstration

Sture is a major export facility for crude, which arrives by pipeline from several offshore fields including Equinor's Oseberg, Lundin Energy's Edvard Grieg and Aker BP's Ivar Aasen, according to Equinor's website.

Centurion Pipeline Releases First Environmental Sustainability Report

Centurion Pipeline announced the release of its inaugural sustainability report, which outlines the company’s focus on environmental, social and governance initiatives.

Australia Faces ‘Precarious’ Gas Supply in 2022, Watchdog Warns

Australia's southern states could face a gas shortfall in 2022 unless LNG exporters offer more gas into the domestic market, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said.

UK Government Sets Out Strategy for a Hydrogen Economy

The British government launched a strategy to meet its goal of 5 GW of low-carbon hydrogen production by 2030 to replace natural gas in powering around three million homes, as well as industry and transport.

U.S. Treasury to Oppose Development Bank Financing for Most Fossil Fuel Projects

The Treasury said it would oppose upstream natural gas projects, but could support midstream and downstream natural gas projects in poor countries that meet the World Bank's International Development Association targets.

New York's Pension Fund to Review Oil Holdings, Axes More Coal Investments

Major investors have re-evaluated holdings in fossil fuel producers and prodded energy executives to reduce emissions. After completing its shale review, the New York fund plans to turn next to oil and gas pipeline and processing investments.

China to Fund Myanmar Projects in Agreement with Junta

China will transfer over $6 million to Myanmar's government to fund 21 development projects, Myanmar's foreign ministry said, in a sign of cooperation resuming under the junta that overthrew an elected government on Feb. 1.

RWE CEO: Don't Expect Renewable Megadeals in Next Few Years

RWE, Europe's third-largest renewables player, does not expect large deals in the sector in the next few years, its chief executive told journalists after presenting first-half results.

Russia's Gazprom Meeting Obligations for Yamal-Europe Gas Exports

Russian state gas company Gazprom is meeting gas delivery obligations via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline in full, its export arm, Gazprom Export, said.

New US Energy Security Advisor to Tackle Nord Stream 2 Risks

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken appointed former diplomat Amos Hochstein as a senior advisor for energy security to work on the fallout from the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, among other energy issues.

Norway Should Reclaim Energy Regulation From EU, Eurosceptic Opposition Says

Centre opposed Norway's adoption of the EU's Third Energy Package in 2019 that liberalized markets by barring suppliers from controlling pipelines and power grids and creating the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.

INGAA Welcomes Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

The Senate’s vote to advance the INVEST in America Act, demonstrates that Congress can achieve bold energy and climate goals when it works on a bipartisan basis and collaborates with stakeholders, INGAA's CEO said.

Texas Railroad Commission Exceeds Legislative Target for Pipeline Safety Inspections

The agency had completed more than 1,800 pipeline safety special investigations by early August. The Legislature’s target measure for the agency is 1,200 accident and special investigations by the end of August.

U.N. Climate Report Urges Focus on Methane Reduction

In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused on carbon dioxide as the most abundant climate-warming gas. This year, scientists are urging a focus on methane as the best hope to stave off global warming.

Canadian Natural Sets New Emission Goals After Profit Beat

Canadian Natural said it is now targeting 50% reduction in methane emissions from its North America exploration and production business by 2030, from baseline of 2016.

Senator Introduces Bill Amendment in Hopes of Restarting Keystone XL

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn introduced an amendment to the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that could result in restarting the Keystone Pipeline, her office announced.

Perspective: IEA’s Roadmap Shows Difficult Journey to Net Zero

Polarized responses to the International Energy Agency report on achieving net zero emissions by 2050 reveal the enormous challenges of the goal and differences about whether it is realistic in the timeframe.

Cross Carbon Ventures Announces Formation of Carbon Capture Development Partnership

CCV will leverage Svante’s innovative technology to capture carbon directly from industrial post-combustion flue gases to produce pipeline-grade CO2 for safe transportation and storage.

Texas Intrastate Whistler Pipeline Placed in Service

The Whistler Pipeline began full commercial service last month, providing approximately 2.0 Bcf/d of incremental natural gas transport capacity to the Texas Gulf Coast markets from the Permian basin, which will help ensure sufficient reliable gas takeaway and reduce natural gas flaring in the Permian basin.

TC Energy to Switch to Green Power to Run N. American Energy Pipelines

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy Corp could spend billions of dollars on its plans to lower emissions by switching to renewable energy to run its huge network of U.S. and Canadian oil and gas pipelines.

Mexican Methane Leak Rate 'Alarming' for Climate Change, Report Says

To blame for Mexico's poor record are mostly high emissions at midstream facilities that gather, compress, and process the gas, the report says. Other culprits are venting and flaring.

Spire Seeks U.S. Backing for Missouri NatGas Pipeline to Avoid Outages

U.S. natural gas company Spire Inc's Spire STL Pipeline unit filed an emergency application with U.S. energy regulators to keep the STL gas pipeline in service ahead of this winter to avoid gas service outages in St. Louis.