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Biden Pushes G20 Energy Producing Countries to Boost Production

With oil and gas prices surging, some energy-producing countries such as Russia and Saudi Arabia have not boosted output enough to satisfy countries that are largely energy consumers and worry about energy shortages and inflation.

One Killed, 15 Injured in Pemex Pipeline Blast in Central Mexico

At least one person was killed and over a dozen were injured when a pipeline exploded in the central Mexican state of Puebla after it was breached by suspected fuel thieves, authorities said.

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.

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.

Crestwood Equity to Boost US Shale Footprint With $1.8 Billion Deal

Oil and gas pipeline operator Crestwood Equity Partners LP will buy Oasis Petroleum Inc.'s midstream unit in a $1.8 billion deal to expand its footprint in United States shale basins.

Canada Boosts US NatGas Exports, Drills More as Global Prices Surge

Demand has jumped for relatively cheap Canadian natural gas, driving exports to the United States to three-year highs and prompting producers in Canada to boost capital spending and drilling activity.

FERC Chairman Urges Northeast Generators to Buy Fuel Before Winter

Glick told utilities to line up fuel supplies because the Northeast does not have enough gas pipeline capacity for both heating and power generation on the coldest days.

Texas Pipeline Operator Altus to Combine with Blackstone-Backed BCP Raptor

Altus Midstream Co. said it would merge with BCP Raptor, a holding company for pipeline assets in the Permian Basin owned by investment firms, with the combined entity to be valued at $9 billion inclusive of debt.

Sources: US Slowing Down Oil and Gas Mergers

Regulators have extended the approval process for at least five oil and gas mergers and acquisitions in the last three months, as President Joe Biden's administration scrutinizes deals in a bid to tackle soaring energy prices.

Enbridge Briefly Shut Down Line 5 After Protesters Tampered with Pipeline

Enbridge Inc. shut down its Line 5 oil pipeline for several hours on Tuesday after protesters trespassed onto a facility in Michigan and tampered with the pipeline, an Enbridge spokesman said on Wednesday.

Dakota Natural Gas Expanding Access with Pipeline Project

Dakota Natural Gas completed construction of its 35-mile pipeline to deliver natural gas from Viking pipeline in Minnesota, which will help the company provide natural gas to hundreds of new customers in North Dakota.

US Natural Gas Slides on Mild Weather Forecasts, Lower Demand

United States natural gas futures slipped to a near four-week low on Tuesday on forecasts for milder than normal weather and lower than usual heating demand through early November.

Enterprise’s Baymark Ethylene Pipeline Mechanically Complete, Being Commissioned

The pipeline, which is intended to extend Enterprise’s ethylene pipeline and logistics system further into south Texas, starts in the Bayport area of southeast Harris County and extends about 90 miles to Markham, Texas.

US Coast Guard Boards Ship in Connection with California Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship in the Port of Long Beach that dragged its anchor close to a subsea pipeline found to be the source of an oil spill off Orange County, California, it said in a press release.

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.

Piñon Midstream’s Dark Horse Carbon Capture Facility, Pipelines in Service

Piñon Midstream announced its greenfield sour gas treating and carbon capture facility and its associated pipelines, compressor stations, and acid gas sequestration infrastructure were placed into service.

United Energy Buys 140-Mile Oklahoma Natural Gas Pipeline

United Energy announced it signed a purchase agreement for a 140-mile natural gas pipeline in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, formerly owned by Red Fork Energy.

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.

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.

Spotlight on Natural Gas Expansion

TC Energy’s Projects Should Expand Gulf Coast Access and USD Partners Add Connectivity at Stroud Terminal.

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.

US Worried Energy Supply Not Meeting Demand, Top Biden Adviser Says

President Joe Biden's national security adviser urged energy suppliers to lift flows to meet demand, saying that the United States was concerned about their failure to do so.

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.

Texas’ Midland Basin Accounts for 15% of US Crude Oil in 2020

Texas’s Midland Basin, part of the larger Permian Basin, which spans parts of western Texas and eastern New Mexico, is made up of many stacked hydrocarbon-bearing formations.

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.

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.