North America

Environmental Ruling Threatens Wyoming Oil and Gas Drilling Leases

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management did not adequately analyze the potential climate change and wildlife impacts of a major oil and gas lease sale covering roughly 120,000 acres of federal land in Wyoming, a U.S. judge has said.

Matador Completes Natural Gas Pipeline Connections in Delaware Basin

Matador Resources Company has announced the successful completion of natural gas pipeline connections between Pronto Midstream and San Mateo and between Pronto Midstream and Matador’s acreage obtained in the Advance acquisition.

Under-the-Radar SEC Land Grab Foiled by Public Scrutiny

In the weeks ending the year 2023 and those starting the one, a stealth part of the Biden administration’s green agenda with ramifications for the oil patch was sliding under the radar of most major fossil fuel organizations.

Concerns Over LNG Pause Overblown

Recently, the United States announced a pause on permits for new LNG export facilities. The move sparked outcry among industry groups in Asia, which quickly declared the move would hurt the region’s energy security and climate goals. However, their concerns are unfounded for five simple reasons.

Exxon Mobil Ahead of Schedule in Doubling LNG Portfolio, Executive Says

Exxon Mobil is ahead of schedule with its plan to double the size of its LNG portfolio to 40 million tons per annum by 2030 and will focus on selling its own gas rather than trading that of third parties, the company's LNG chief said.

Sixteen Republican-Led States Sue Federal Government Over LNG Export Permit Ban

Sixteen Republican-led states on Thursday filed a lawsuit to challenge the federal government's ban on approving applications to export LNG, saying the federal government lacks the authority to broadly deny those permits.

U.S. Pipeline Firms Looking to Follow Biggest Customers into M&A Wave

U.S. energy pipeline and storage operators have spent two years watching the consolidation of oil and gas producers, and now they are gearing up for the merger wave to hit their sector, executives, investors, and analysts said.

Protection in Renewal Biogas Systems for Increased Pipeline Reliability

Biogas is a renewable fuel generated through the anaerobic fermentation of organic matter. Biogas is a mixture of gases, mainly methane and carbon dioxide, accompanied by trace elements dependent on the feedstock and production method.

Summit Midstream Exits Utica Shale in $625 Million Deal with MPLX

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners said on Friday it would sell its Utica assets to a unit of midstream company MPLX LP for about $625 million in cash.

SilverBow Resources Shareholder Endorses Kimmeridge's $2.1 Billion Offer

SilverBow Resources shareholder Riposte Capital on Thursday backed Kimmeridge Energy Management's latest buyout offer that valued the U.S. oil and gas producer at close to $2.1 billion, including debt.

CEO: Other Nations Will Fill LNG Gap if U.S. Retreats, Baker Hughes Affirms

If the U.S. pulls back from permitting new LNG export plants, demand for the fuel will still be met from projects in Qatar, Argentina and Africa, the CEO of Baker Hughes, the world's largest provider of equipment for the LNG sector, said on Thursday.

U.S. Senators Move to Harden Ban on Selling Reserve Oil to China

Two U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to harden the ban on selling crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to China.

Gas Pipeline Expansion Trends Shift: Intrastate Capacity Surpasses Interstate in 2023

In a significant shift, natural gas intrastate pipeline capacity outpaced interstate additions in the United States in 2023, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Williams Delays Louisiana Pipeline Project Amid Dispute with Competitor Energy Transfer

U.S. energy firm Williams Companies has delayed the completion of its Louisiana Energy Gateway natural gas pipeline project following a dispute with a rival, Williams CEO Alan Armstrong said on Wednesday at a conference.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Initiates Oil Filling Amid Final Construction Challenges

Canada's Trans Mountain Corp. has begun filling its pipeline expansion with oil in a staged process, a senior executive said on Wednesday, as construction of the long-delayed project nears an end.

Williams Finds Tellurian Bid Unattractive, Cites Commercial Concerns, Executive Says

Pipeline operator Williams Companies looked at acquiring struggling LNG developer Tellurian, but considered its export project not that attractive, the company's strategy chief said on Tuesday.

Venture Global CEO: Shift Towards Internal Financing for LNG Projects Expected

More funding for future LNG plants will rely on internal financing instead of the project financing that has paid for most projects to date, Venture Global LNG 's CEO said on Tuesday.

Freeport LNG Expects Trains 1 and 2 at Texas Facility to Remain Offline Until May

Freeport LNG said on Wednesday that trains 1 and 2 at its LNG facility in Texas are anticipated to be down until May, while train 3 is now back online.

Williams Plans Expansion of Gas Pipeline Network in Virginia

Pipeline operator Williams Cos. is preparing for a major expansion of its pipeline network in the Southeastern United States. This expansion will increase the capacity of the Transcontinental pipeline network, which spans approximately 10,000 miles from Texas to New York.

Texas LNG Secures 20-Year LNG Sales Deal with Gunvor Group

Texas LNG Brownsville LLC, a subsidiary of Glenfarne Energy Transition LLC, has finalized a 20-year LNG sale and purchase agreement with Gunvor Group.

Enstor Seeks FERC Approval to Double Capacity of Mississippi Hub Natural Gas Storage Facility

Enstor Gas LLC has submitted an application to FERC through its affiliate, Mississippi Hub LLC, for an expansion of its natural gas storage facility located in Simpson County, Mississippi.

Enbridge Plans 120,000 bpd Expansion for Gray Oak Texas Oil Pipeline by 2025

Energy pipeline company Enbridge plans to expand capacity on its Gray Oak oil pipeline by 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year and could add another 40,000 bpd in 2025, an executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion to Start Oil Shipments in June, Says Alberta Premier

Line fill of Canada's Trans Mountain crude oil pipeline expansion will be complete by the end of May, with the first waterborne exports from the expanded system starting a month later, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith said on Tuesday in an interview.

Canada Signs Hydrogen Deal with Germany to Counter Russian Energy Dependency

Canada, citing the need to shun Russian energy, on Monday signed an agreement with Germany that it said would accelerate work towards the commercial-scale trade of clean hydrogen fuel.

Mitsubishi and Partners to Establish Coalition for Advancing Electric Natural Gas

Mitsubishi Corp. said on Tuesday it will form an international coalition with seven other firms including TotalEnergies and Tokyo Gas to support development and production of electric natural gas (e-NG).

Viridi Energy to Develop Renewable Natural Gas Facility in Maine

Viridi Energy said on Tuesday it has acquired a biosolids digester plant in Brunswick, Maine, as part of its plans to develop a facility to convert waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) in the state.

Pembina Receives Regulatory Approval to Acquire Enbridge's Interest in Joint Ventures

Pembina Pipeline said on Tuesday the Canadian Competition Bureau has approved its proposed $2.28 billion acquisition of Enbridge's interests in the Alliance, Aux Sable, and NRGreen joint ventures.

U.S. Aims to Restore Strategic Oil Reserve by Year-End, Granholm Says

U.S. crude oil stockpiles in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at year-end will be at or exceeding the level that would have existed prior to massive sales two years ago, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Monday.

CERAWeek: Hydrogen Adoption to Cost Europe, U.S. More Than $1 Trillion

Europe and the U.S. will have to spend in excess of $1 trillion for building infrastructure to enable widespread use of hydrogen fuel, an executive at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on Monday.

Tellurian Explores Sale Options, CEO Steps Down Amid Driftwood LNG Project Efforts

Tellurian said on Monday it was looking at all options, including a potential sale, and that CEO Octavio Simoes had stepped down from his role, amid the liquefied natural gas developer's efforts to keep its Driftwood export project alive.