North America

Colonial Pipeline Hit by Network Outage Just Days After Hack Shutdown

Colonial Pipeline is having network issues preventing shippers from planning upcoming shipments of fuel, the company said on Tuesday, just after the system reopened after a week-long ransomware attack.

‘Critical’ Coastal GasLink Pipeline on Target for 2023

Coastal GasLink, part of one of the biggest projects in Canada’s history, is almost halfway complete and on track to start up by 2023, experts say.

Extreme Heat Could Cause U.S. Power Shortages This Summer

The organization responsible for North American electric reliability warned energy shortfalls were possible this summer in California, Texas, New England and the Central United States based on above-normal temperature forecasts for much of the region.

U.S. Capital Running Out of Gas, Even as Colonial Pipeline Recovers

The U.S. capital was running out of gasoline on Friday even as the top U.S. fuel pipeline ramped up deliveries following a cyberattack and Washington officials assured motorists that supplies would return to normal soon.

Pipeline Operator Energy Transfer Mulls Chemicals Acquisition

Energy Transfer is weighing acquisitions in the booming chemicals business, co-founder and executive chairman Kelcy Warren said on Wednesday at a conference in North Dakota, where he also expressed confidence DAPL will continue to operate.

Panicked Drivers in Southeast U.S. Swarm Pumps, Ignore Pleas to Stop Hoarding

Drivers in the U.S. Southeast formed lines on Wednesday to fill up tanks from the dwindling number of retail gas stations with fuel to sell, disregarding government pleas for people not to hoard supplies as the shutdown of the main regional fuel pipeline entered its sixth day.

Occidental Petroleum Says Federal Leasing Ban Would Hurt U.S. Oil Growth

U.S. oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp said federal drilling permits are moving forward in the Permian Basin shale field following a federal pause this year, but a longer-term ban could hurt U.S. oil output.

Fuel Shortages Worsen on Sixth Day of Top U.S. Fuel Pipeline Outage

Fuel shortages worsened in the southeastern United States on Wednesday, as the shutdown of the largest U.S. fuel pipeline network entered its sixth day and gasoline stations ran out of supply in some cities.

Canada, U.S. Ties Could be Undermined if Michigan Shuts Pipeline

A day before Michigan's deadline to close down a key crude oil pipeline, Canada on Tuesday issued its strongest remarks so far, saying the move could undermine relations with the United States, its closest ally and trading partner.

Suncor to Develop Hydrogen Project in Alberta Amid Renewables Push

Suncor Energy will develop a clean hydrogen project near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in one of the most significant steps taken by an oil sands producer to cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.

U.S. Pump Prices Head for Highest Since 2014 as Hacked Fuel Pipeline Shut

U.S. gasoline prices at the pump jumped 6 cents in the latest week and could soon be headed for the highest level since 2014 due to the supply disruption caused by a cyber attack on the country's biggest fuel pipeline system.

Annual US Natural Gas Production Decreased by 1% in 2020

U.S. natural gas production – as measured by gross withdrawals – averaged 111.2 Bcf/d (3.15 Bcm/d) in 2020, down 900 MMcf/d (25 MMcm/d) from 2019 as result of a decline in drilling activity related to low natural gas and oil prices in 2020.

Traders Book Tankers in Europe to Ship Gasoline Across Atlantic after Colonial Shutdown

Traders provisionally booked at least six tankers to ship gasoline from Europe to U.S. destinations following a cyber attack that shut the United States' top fuel pipeline network, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.

Hackers Say They're Seeking Cash as Top US Fuel Pipeline Down for 4th Day

A group of cybercriminals allegedly responsible for the ransomware attack that shut the largest fuel pipeline in the United States said on Monday it only wants to make money, not disrupt society, as Washington scrambled to help restore the network.

Colonial Pipeline Shuts Down after Cyber Attack

Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the U.S. East Coast's fuel supply, after a cyber attack that industry sources said was caused by ransomware.

Enbridge to Keep Great Lakes Pipeline Running, Defy Looming Michigan Shutdown Order

Canada's Enbridge Inc will continue to operate its Line 5 despite an order from the U.S. state of Michigan to shut down the crude oil pipeline next week, Chief Executive Al Monaco said.

US Federal Land Policy Still Leaves Room for Winning Hands

State energy officials have been laser-focused on the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leasing on federal lands because it could eventually curtail Bakken production by more than 100,000 bpd.

Army Corps: No Cause to Shut Dakota Pipeline During Review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it does not believe a judge should order the Dakota Access oil pipeline shut while environmental review continues, according to court filings on Monday.

Continental Resources Ramping Up Bakken Operations, Adds Rigs to Powder River Basin

Shale oil producer Continental Resources on Thursday said it will ramp up activity in North Dakota's Bakken shale field this year as it shifts more of its production operations to crude oil from natural gas.

Suncor, Svante Accelerating CO2 Capture Efforts in North America

Suncor and Svante signed an equity financing agreement, providing the latter with the additional growth capital to accelerate its second-generation CO2 capture technology in North America.

U.S. Supreme Court Tackles PennEast Pipeline's Bid to Seize New Jersey Land

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with a bid by a group of energy companies seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline, as the state argues that its rights would be trampled.

Colonial Pipeline Increases Estimate of Gasoline Spilled in North Carolina

New data shows the amount of gasoline released in Mecklenburg County’s Oehler Nature Preserve exceeds Colonial Pipeline’s 1.2-million-gallon estimate.

Piñon Starts Work on N.M. Sour Gas Treatment, Carbon Capture Facility

Piñon Midstream has started construction on the Dark Horse Sour Gas Treating and Carbon Capture Facility and associated pipeline infrastructure in the Delaware Basin of New Mexico

Judge Orders Army Corps Update on Dakota Access Pipeline by May 3

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide an update by May 3 on when it plans to complete an environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and whether it recommends the line should shut during the review process.

Pembina Pauses Development of Oregon Jordan Cove LNG Plant

Canadian energy company Pembina Pipeline Corp paused development of its proposed Jordan Cove LNG export plant in Oregon, according to an appeals court filing.

U.S. Appeals Court Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Rehearing Request

A U.S. Appeals Court on Friday denied Dakota Access LLC's petition for a rehearing on an earlier court decision to cancel a key permit for the DAPL oil pipeline, court documents show.

U.S. Makes ‘Game Changing’ Pledge at Climate Summit to Cut Emissions 50% by 2030

The Biden administration pledged at a U.S. climate summit attended by world leaders to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, a target it hopes will spur other big countries to raise their ambition to combat global warming.

Michigan Regulator to Weigh Climate Impact of Enbridge Oil Line Tunnel

A state of Michigan regulator said on Wednesday it will consider the impact of climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions when deciding whether Enbridge Inc can build an underwater tunnel to rehouse a four-mile (6-km) section of its Line 5 oil pipeline.

Natural Gas Consumption to Continue Decreasing, EIA Projects

EIA’s April Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts decreased total U.S. natural gas consumption in 2021 and 2022 following a decline in 2020.

Gulf of Mexico Crude Oil Production Will Increase with New Projects in 2021 and 2022

By the end of 2022, the EIA projects 13 new projects could account for about 12% of total Gulf of Mexico crude oil production, or about 200,000 bpd.