Community & Environment

Underwater: Australia's Oil Industry Faces New Indigenous Heritage Test

A discovery of ancient artifacts near a planned pipeline route off Australia's west coast has opened new challenges for energy companies to conserve indigenous heritage.

Merkel Doesn't Rule Out Sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Chancellor Angela Merkel does not rule out imposing sanctions on a pipeline set to bring Russian gas to Germany in response to the suspected poisoning of a Kremlin critic with a Soviet-style nerve agent, her chief spokesman said on Monday.

Merkel Doesn't Rule Out Sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Chancellor Angela Merkel does not rule out imposing sanctions on a pipeline set to bring Russian gas to Germany in response to the suspected poisoning of a Kremlin critic with a Soviet-style nerve agent, her chief spokesman said on Monday.

Sonatrach Reports Two Leaks on OK1 Oil Pipeline

Algerian oil company Sonatrach has reported two oil leaks from its 400-mile OK1 pipeline.

U.S. Department of Interior Requests Expedited Environmental Reviews for Energy Projects from Trump Administration

The U.S. Department of Interior has asked the Trump Administration to fast track environmental reviews for several major energy and infrastructure projects, including LNG facilities and pipelines.

U.S. Army Engineers Encourage Settlement in Dakota Access Pipeline Litigation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has urged the federal government to settle a dispute with North Dakota over the state's pursuit of $38 million to recover costs associated with the protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 and 2017.

Hydrogen Delivers New Future for Holland’s Pipeline Network

The European Union’s ambitious decarbonization policies and plans for a green economic recovery will have repercussions on the continent’s pipeline networks, none more so than Holland’s.

Europe Faces High Hurdles to Make Hydrogen Hype Reality

The European Union's goal to increase the use of zero-carbon hydrogen faces steep challenges as the move would require billions in investments from countries already reeling from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Army Corps Asks Appeals Court to Reverse Dakota Access Ruling

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has asked a court of appeals to reverse a ruling against the Dakota Access pipeline which invalidated an environmental permit that allowed the pipeline to operate on U.S. land.

Williams Announces Goal of 56% Reduction in Carbon Emissions by 2030

Williams has announced its intention to reduce the company's carbon emissions by 56% from 2005 levels by 2030, putting it on track to achieve its net-zero emissions goal by 2050.

Draft of EU Methane Strategy Shies Away from Binding Emissions Standards

A draft of the European Union's strategy to reduce methane emissions in the region will not impose binding standards on natural gas imported and sold in the bloc.

Search Ends for 2 Still Missing After Texas Port Pipeline Explosion

The search ended Sunday for two crew members of a dredging boat who were missing after a pipeline explosion in the Port of Corpus. Four people died and six were injured in the blast.

4 People Missing After Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion at Texas Port

Four people are missing after a dredging vessel hit a natural gas pipeline causing an explosion at a port in Texas.

AGA: 5 Things U.S. Political Parties Must Keep in Mind When Outlining Energy Platforms

AGA President and CEO Karen Harbert outlines five energy principles that both Democrats and Republicans should consider in their national platforms before the 2020 election

Minnesota Governor Appeals Enbridge Line 3 Regulator Approval

The Governor of Minnesota has appealed utility regulators approval Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project.

As Canada Curbs Methane Emissions, New Measurements Show Problem Bigger Than Thought

Methane emissions from oil and gas operations have more than doubled this year after the government instituted a new method for measuring and reporting emissions.

New Mexico Close to Adopting Oil and Gas Water Rules

Energy regulators in New Mexico are close to adopting a new set of environmental rules regulating produced water from oil and gas operations.

Australia Bucks the Global Trend, Goes with Natural Gas Over Renewables: Russell

Australia's conservative government appears to be pivoting away from backing coal for future energy needs but hasn't quite made it all the way to renewables, instead waylaying into natural gas.

National Grid Connects Biomethane to UK Gas Grid

National Grid has connected biomethane to the UK gas transmission system for the first time.

Supreme Court Reinstates Permit 12, Excludes Keystone XL

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) use of Nationwide Permit 12 but refused to let TC Energy resume construction of its Keystone XL pipeline under the fast-track permit.

Developers Cancel Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The developers of the long-delayed, 600-mile (965-km) Atlantic Coast Pipeline canceled the multistate natural gas project, citing recurring litigation, permitting uncertainties and mounting costs.

Trump Administration Rolls Back Curbs on Methane Emissions

The Trump Administration will officially roll back regulations concerning methane emissions from oil and gas operations on Thursday.

Phillips 66 Plans to Shut Facilities, Pipelines Amid Renewables Shift

Phillips 66 has announced plans to close or convert some of its facilities along with the associated pipelines as part of the company's transition to renewable fuels.

Gas Explosion Levels 3 Baltimore Homes, 1 Dead

A natural gas explosion in a Baltimore neighborhood on Monday killed one woman and injured several others. Firefighters reported at least two people were hospitalized with serious injuries.

U.S. Department of Interior Approves Issuance of Permits for Alaska LNG Pipeline

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced its decision to approve the issuance of rights-of-way permits for the Alaska LNG Pipeline Project.

Enbridge Sued by Victims of Kentucky Pipeline Explosion

Victims of a fatal pipeline explosion in Kentucky last year have sued the line's operator, a subsidiary of Canadian energy giant Enbridge, alleging the company failed to properly maintain the line.

Trump Seeks out Loyal Donors in West Texas Oilpatch

President Donald Trump's visit to a U.S. fracking hub on the West Texas plains comes during the state’s fierce coronavirus outbreak and a global oil and gas glut that is putting the squeeze on his loyal donors in the petroleum industry.

Pennsylvania AG Charges National Fuel Gas Supply with Environmental Crimes

Pennsylvania's Attorney General has announced he is charging National Fuel Gas Supply Co and subcontractor Southeast Directional Drilling with environmental crimes.

Global Gas Flaring Hit Highest in Over a Decade in 2019 — World Bank

The World Bank has released data revealing that global gas flaring reached its highest levels in over a decade last year, with the U.S. accounting for nearly a quarter of the year-on-year increase.

New Mexico Proposes Crackdown on Methane Emissions

New Mexico has proposed a new set of rules that would require oil and gas producers in the state to capture at least 98% of methane emissions by 2026.