Community & Environment

Russian Gas Flows Via Yamal-Europe Pipeline Continue Westbound

Russian gas flows via the Yamal-Europe pipeline continued running westbound towards Germany on Thursday, as Gazprom refills its European storage, preliminary data from German network operator Gascade showed.

GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center to Research Clean Energy Distribution

Recently, Kristine Wiley was named vice president of GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center, which will facilitate increased use of hydrogen in an integrated energy system to meet the challenges of decarbonization.

US Natural Gas Consumption to Fall Through 2022, Data Shows

The EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook shows U.S. consumption of natural gas is expected to decline from 2020 levels in all end-use sectors except in the industrial sector and among non-specific users, such as lease and plant fuel, pipeline and distribution use, and vehicle use.

World Energy Use Projected to Grow 50% by 2050

In its International Energy Outlook 2021, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that, absent significant changes in policy or technology, global energy consumption will increase nearly 50% over the next 30 years.

Oil Prices Rise, With Few US Government Brakes Available

Oil prices have soared to seven-year highs as the global economy has recovered, and driven the U.S. retail gasoline cost to $3.42 a gallon, also the highest in seven years.

Colombia Oil Theft Surges as Smuggled Gasoline Dries Up, Data Show

Gasoline is a key component in making cocaine but there have been shortages of the fuel in Venezuela, so criminal groups in Colombia are tapping pipelines for ever more crude, which they must later refine.

Jitters in Europe as Russia Shows No Sign of Increasing Gas Supplies

Russia showed no sign on Monday of carrying out an order by President Vladimir Putin to pump more gas to Europe, deepening European concerns about tight supplies, high prices and energy dependence on Moscow as winter looms.

Added Transnational Oil Pipeline Capacity Could Reduce Crude Oil Shipped by Rail

Because the Line 3 replacement project increases the capacity to import crude oil by pipeline from Canada, this pipeline could reduce the need to ship crude oil from Canada by other modes, especially rail.

California Looks to Natural Gas to Keep Lights on This Winter

After years of restricting the growth of fossil fuel infrastructure, California is looking to natural gas for power generation this coming winter after drought and wildfires leave the state with few options to keep the lights on.

Highway Traffic and the Effect on Pipelines

Ruptures of natural gas pipelines in right-of-ways of roadways are less common, but when they occur, the devastation can be far more extensive than the more common ruptures.

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Releases Inaugural Climate Report

The report shows INGAA members are making significant progress on innovative methods to drive down CO2 emissions from their own operations and across the global economy.

Carbon+Intel: Pembina Pipeline Looks to Work with Rival Canada Carbon Capture Plans

Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp. is asking backers of two competing proposals for carbon capture hubs in the oil-producing province of Alberta to combine efforts with its own plan.

Israeli Pipeline Group EAPC Indicted Over 2014 Oil Spill

Israeli state-owned energy group Europe Asia Pipeline Company was indicted on Tuesday over a 2014 oil spill that severely damaged a desert nature reserve, the country's Justice Ministry said.

New Regulations Place 400,000+ Miles of Gas Gathering Pipelines Under Federal Oversight

Historically, gathering lines have been lower-pressure, lower risk lines typically situated in rural areas. With the increase in fracking over the last 15 years, the volume of gas extracted and transported through gathering lines has increased significantly.

US Unveils Crackdown on Methane from Oil and Gas Industry

The Biden administration unveiled a plan to slash emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, drawing cautious support from both environmental groups and drillers.

Petroperu Warns of Possible Fires at Pumping Station Occupied by Protesters

Petroperu warned on Monday that protesters who seized a pumping station of an oil pipeline a month ago risked causing fires and explosions at the facility, located in an Amazon jungle region of the country.

Carbon+Intel: ASCO Norway Supports Horisont Energi in Move Toward Net Zero Future

Horisont Energi will build Europe's first large-scale factory to produce clean ammonia from natural gas and renewable energy, which means that CO2 is captured during the production process and stored permanently in sandstone reservoirs.

Taliban Assure Turkmenistan of Gas Pipeline Commitment, Security

Afghanistan's Taliban-appointed government has told Turkmenistan it would ensure the completion and security of the TAPI gas pipeline which Ashgabat is building in hope of opening up new markets.

Congress Puts Big Oil in the Hot Seat in Climate Deception Probe

The U.S. Congress opened a year's worth of investigations into whether Big Oil deceived Americans about its role in climate change, with Democratic lawmakers planning to grill the chiefs of four oil companies and two lobby groups.

Carbon+Intel: Atlanta Boy Scouts, Georgia Natural Gas to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is signing onto a program where Georgia Natural Gas purchases and retires carbon offsets on customers’ behalf to make emissions from their natural gas use carbon neutral.

Ida Reduced US NatGas Production More Than Any Hurricane in Past Decade

The hurricane caused more natural gas production shut-ins than any other hurricane in the past ten years, and the impacts continue today.

Russia Using Gas to Bully Moldova, Says EU

The European Union's top diplomat said on Thursday that Moscow was using natural gas to bully Moldova, as the prime minister of the ex-Soviet republic said the country could not afford the prices Russia was now offering.

Democrats Scramble to Salvage US Methane Fee Proposal

Democrats are considering paring down a proposed methane fee on United States oil and gas producers as a way to pacify opposition to the idea from within its own ranks.

Carbon+Intel: For Carbon Capture Pipelines, the Future’s Now

Carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines are becoming a bigger area of focus in the United States, with 36 publicly announced carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) projects scattered in more than a dozen states.

TC Energy Targets Net-Zero Emissions From its Operations by 2050

TC Energy Corp. said it would target net-zero emissions from its operations by 2050 after mounting pressure from investors and governments for energy companies to join the fight against climate change.

Algeria to End Gas Supplies to Morocco, Supply Spain Directly

Algeria, which has cut off diplomatic ties with Morocco, will stop supplying natural gas to the country through the Maghreb-Europe pipeline on Nov. 1, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

At Least 25, Including Minors, Died in Illegal Refinery Blast in Nigeria

Illegal refining is common in the oil-rich Delta region of Nigeria as impoverished locals tap pipelines to make fuel to sell for a profit. The practice is highly dangerous.

Exxon Calls for Carbon Price, Working on CCS Projects Across Asia

Exxon Mobil Corp is pursuing carbon capture storage hubs across Asia and has started talks with some countries with potential storage options for carbon dioxide, the company's head of low carbon solutions said.

Shell Expects Ida-Hit Offshore Facility to Restart in November

Shell expects an offshore transfer facility, which was shut due to damage from Hurricane Ida, to be operational in the first half of November, restarting production of a popular Gulf of Mexico crude grade earlier than expected.

Exxon Board Debates Dropping Several Major Oil and Gas Projects

The board members expressed concerns about some projects, including a $30 billion LNG development in Mozambique and another multibillion-dollar gas project in Vietnam, the WSJ report said.