Community & Environment

Navigator Approved to Develop, Construct Heartland Greenway Pipeline System in Midwest

Navigator CO2 Ventures announced that because of commitments received during its binding open season, it has obtained the necessary board approvals to proceed with its proposed carbon capture pipeline system.

Air Products Planning $4.5 Billion Blue Hydrogen Clean Energy Complex in Louisiana

Air Products will construct a manufacturing complex to produce more than 750 MMcf/d of blue hydrogen, with carbon dioxide from the manufacturing process captured and permanently sequestered.

Finalists Announced for the 2021 WPC Excellence Awards

At the World Petroleum Congress, the World Petroleum Council recognizes some of the most outstanding projects and innovations in the oil and gas sector. More than 130 nominated projects were reviewed by the independent judging panel in this cycle’s awards nominations.

Shale Producer APA Ends Flaring, Captures More Gas as Prices Soar

Shale oil and gas producer APA Corp on Monday said it has ended routine gas flaring at its U.S. onshore operations, delivering ahead of schedule on a pledge to halt the practice as natural gas prices soar.

Brazil's Petrobras Agrees to Pay 1.4 Billion Reais for 2000 Oil Leak

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said it has agreed to pay 1.4 billion reais ($254 million) to settle three civil suits relating to the leak of an oil pipeline in southern Brazil in 2000.

Beaches in Southern California City to Reopen After Oil Spill

Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning, authorities said in a statement.

Despite Preparation, California Pipeline Operator May Have Taken Hours to Stop Leak

The company that operates the pipeline that spilled about 3,000 barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean off California has an 800-page manual on handling an oil spill - but it is unclear whether its employees followed those procedures.

Alaska Says its Planned LNG Project will Help Asia Cut Carbon Emissions

Alaska Gasline Development Corp. said that its proposed liquefied natural gas export project would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Asia by allowing power generators to use a cleaner fuel than coal.

Nikola, TC Energy to Jointly Develop Hydrogen Hubs in US, Canada

Calgary-based TC could use existing pipeline and storage assets to distribute hydrogen and ship carbon emissions from the hydrogen production process to permanent storage sites.

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.