North America

Company Cancels Byhalia Connection Pipeline Project

Byhalia Connection LLC announced it is no longer pursing the Byhalia Connection construction project, which had called for the construction of an oil pipeline through southwest Tennessee and northern Mississippi.

Mexican Oil Giant Says No Environmental Damage from Raging Gulf Fire

Days after video of a massive ocean surface blaze near a Pemex oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico went viral, Mexico's national oil company has declared that environmental damage was avoided due to quick action by its workers.

TC Energy Files $15B NAFTA Claim Over Keystone XL Cancellation

TC Energy Corporation filed a Notice of Intent to initiate a legacy North American Free Trade Agreement claim under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to recover economic damages resulting from the revocation of the Keystone XL Project’s Presidential Permit.

'Eye of fire' in Mexican Waters Blamed on Gas Pipeline Leak

Pemex said that a fire on the ocean surface west of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula Friday was caused by a gas leak from an underwater pipeline. Videos of the blaze went viral.

Shell Plans to Exit California Joint Venture with Exxon Mobil

Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to leave Aera, its California-based oil and gas-producing joint venture with Exxon Mobil Corp, four people familiar with the talks told Reuters.

U.S. Natural Gas Companies Put Hydrogen to the Test

At least two dozen U.S. energy firms, including Dominion Energy Inc and Sempra Energy, have started producing hydrogen or testing its viability in natural gas pipes to take advantage of existing infrastructure as the world prioritizes lower-carbon fuels.

U.S. Supreme Court Backs PennEast Pipeline in New Jersey Land Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a consortium of energy companies including Enbridge Inc seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline despite the state's objections.

Following Senate, U.S. House Reverses Trump Rollbacks of Methane Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 229-191 to nullify the Trump administration's 2020 rollback of regulations to curb the emissions of greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas infrastructure, following a similar move by the Senate in April.

Canada Grimaces Amid Hail of U.S. Trade Blows

Signs of trouble emerged early. Within hours of taking power, Biden revoked the permit needed to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, killing an $8 billion project that would have brought Canadian crude to U.S. markets.

Pembina and TC Energy Creating Carbon Capture, Sequestration Infrastructure Network in Alberta

By leveraging existing pipelines and a newly developed sequestration hub, the Alberta Carbon Grid represents the infrastructure platform needed for Alberta-based industries to manage their emissions and contribute positively to Alberta's lower-carbon economy.

Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Lift Oil Lease Ban

A federal judge in Louisiana ordered an end to the pause after Louisiana and 12 other states that support drilling on federal lands sued, arguing the suspension was against the law and would cause economic damage and kill jobs.

Texas Power Demand to Keep Breaking June Records in Heatwave

In February, ERCOT was forced to impose rotating outages as extreme cold froze natural gas pipes and wind turbines, leaving millions of customers without electricity - some for days. Conservation efforts and changes in procedures and processes implemented since the winter storm prevented the possibility of rotating outages so far.

Brace for Huge Oil Volatility, U.S. Trading Group Says

Oil prices are likely to be extremely volatile in the next few years, driven by supply constraints rather than demand as financing for new production evaporates in favor of renewables, U.S.-based Castleton Commodities International said.

Shell Weighs Blockbuster Sale of Texas Shale Assets

Royal Dutch Shell is reviewing its holdings in the largest U.S. oil field for a potential sale, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, marking a key moment in its shift away from fossil fuels as it faces growing pressure to slash carbon emissions.

1,200 Mile CO2 Pipeline to Create Positive Ripples in its Community

Navigator CO2 Ventures’ planned 1,200-mile carbon capture pipeline system across the U.S. Midwest should prevent up to 12 million metric tons of hydrocarbon from being released into the atmosphere each year.

Greenlane Renewables Makes Landfill Gas Pipeline-Ready and Profitable

Greenlane Biogas North America is contracted for an $8.1 million (C$9.8 million) deal to supply equipment for a renewable natural gas (RNG) project which will upgrade gas from a large landfill in the Midwest to pipeline-specification RNG for direct injection into the local gas grid.

Heatwave Bringing U.S. West Highest Power Prices Since February Freeze

Already, power prices across the U.S. West spiked to their highest since the February freeze when natural gas pipelines and wind turbines froze in Texas leaving millions without power.

New Pipelines Connect West Texas Natural Gas-Producing Areas to Demand Markets

Recently completed pipeline projects in Texas and Mexico have increased natural gas transportation capacity from the Waha Hub — located near Permian Basin production activities in West Texas — to the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico.

Pembina Pipeline to Buy 50% Stake in Canada's Proposed Cedar LNG

Pembina Pipeline Corp said on Tuesday it would buy a 50% stake in Canada's proposed Cedar LNG Project to develop the floating LNG facility in British Columbia in partnership with indigenous group, The Haisla Nation.

Third Coast Midstream Announces Sale of Final Non-Gulf Coast Related Assets

Third Coast Midstream announced that on Tuesday, one of its subsidiaries completed the sale of Third Coast Midstream's final non-core asset, and the company has fully reached the goal of becoming a Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast-focused midstream company.

U.S. Drivers to Get Hit by Soaring Pump Prices Over Memorial Day Holiday

U.S. motorists will see the highest gasoline prices in seven years when they hit the roads this Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer driving season, as fuel demand surges alongside coronavirus vaccination rates.

U.S. EPA to Revise Trump Rule in Boost to States' Climate Fight

The Trump administration was focused on fast tracking big energy projects and had set its sights on the Section 401 permitting process because it allowed states to block major pipeline, coal export terminals and other projects they felt would lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

FERC Again Weighs Climate Impacts, Approves NatGas Pipeline Projects

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioners approved two pipeline projects from Northern Natural Gas Company and Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company, agreeing that their climate impacts should not be significant.

U.S. Energy Development Completes Midstream Infrastructure Project in Eagle Ford Shale

U.S. Energy Development Corporation announced the completion of a $607,000 pipeline project involving the LLM South B, LLM South C, LLM North A, Sola Vaca Norte A (SVNA), Hideaway Ranch A and Hideaway Ranch E midstream infrastructure development projects in the Eagle Ford Shale.

U.S. District Court Orders Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Can Remain Open

The 570,000-bpd pipeline out of North Dakota that travels under a Missouri River reservoir is likely to stay running at least until an environmental review of the line is completed next year.

Oil Drillers and Bitcoin Miners Bond Over Natural Gas

On U.S. oil patches stretching along the Rockies and Great Plains, trailers hitched to trucks back up toward well pads to capture natural gas and convert it on the spot into electricity.

Colonial Pipeline CEO Acknowledges ‘Controversial Decision’ to Pay Hackers

Colonial Pipeline's CEO acknowledged to the Wall Street Journal that his company paid a $4.4 million ransom to hackers as executives were unsure how badly its systems were breached or how long it would take to restore the pipeline.

IECA Urges Congress to Give FERC Reliability Oversight on Natural Gas Pipelines

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) on Wednesday sent letters to the Senate and House Committees of jurisdiction on physical and cybersecurity of natural gas pipelines.

For LNG Developers, Another Year of Canceled Projects

This week's decision by Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd to pull out of a big Canadian LNG project was the latest blow to a sector that has been heralded for its growth prospects worldwide.

Greenlane Renewables Signs $9.8 Million Landfill Gas-to-RNG Contract

The contract is for a large landfill gas-to-RNG project. Greenlane will supply its two-stage PSA system to upgrade the landfill gas to pipeline-specification RNG for direct injection into the local natural gas grid.