North America

Cheniere Announces Completed Construction of Train 3 at Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project

Commissioning is complete and Cheniere’s EPC partner Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals has turned over care, custody and control of Train 3 to Cheniere.

NextDecade, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures Agree on CO2 Transportation and Storage in South Texas

NextDecade Corporation and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures executed a term sheet for the offtake and permanent geologic storage of CO2 captured from NextDecade’s planned Rio Grande LNG project in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, the companies announced.

Perspective: U.S. Gas Industry Increasingly Relies on LNG Exports

U.S. gas producers have become increasingly reliant on LNG exports to Europe and Asia to absorb their growing output and prevent domestic prices from plunging as a result of oversupply.

Annova Cancels Texas LNG Export Facility Project

Annova LNG announced the immediate cancellation of its liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility under development in Brownsville, Texas, due to changes in the global LNG market.

After Winter Crisis, Texas Power Grid Assures It Will Meet Record Summer Demand

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the power grid in most of the state, said it anticipates there will be sufficient generation to meet record-breaking demand forecast for this summer.

White House Climate Czar and Big Oil Meet, Talk Cooperation

Representatives from the oil and gas industry and national climate adviser Gina McCarthy struck a cooperative tone following a meeting where the two sides discussed how companies can align with the Biden administration's ambitious climate goals.

FERC Approves Northern Natural’s Pipeline Replacement Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Northern Natural Gas Company’s request to replace 87 miles of natural gas pipeline, agreeing that the project’s greenhouse gas emissions would not be significant.

U.S. Drillers Add Most Oil & Gas Rigs in a Week Since January

U.S. energy firms added the most oil and natural gas rigs in a week since January even as oil prices this week pulled back from a recent 28-month high.

Chicago Gas Systems Modernization Program One-Third Complete

Peoples Gas continues to make large-scale improvements to the safety and reliability of Chicago's natural gas delivery system.

NYC Natural Gas Ban Costs Potentially ‘Astronomical’

A New York City ban on natural gas connections in new buildings by 2030 and announced policies to ban natural gas and other fossil fuels in large buildings by 2040 could cost New York City households upwards of $25,000, a study shows.

Several U.S. States Sue Biden Admin over Keystone XL Pipeline

Texas and several other U.S. states have sued the administration of President Joe Biden over his decision to revoke a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Ameren Modernizing Natural Gas Pipelines in Illinois

Crews will replace vintage steel transmission pipeline from the 1950s around Belleville with new, 16-inch steel pipeline.

Enbridge Asks Canada for Support of Oil Pipeline in Dispute with Michigan

Enbridge Inc asked the Canadian government to champion its Line 5 oil pipeline in a legal battle with the state of Michigan, which is trying to shut down the pipeline over concerns it could leak into the Great Lakes.

Perspective: U.S. Gas Stocks and Prices Normalize After Cold Snap

U.S. gas prices have fallen to levels that prevailed before severe winter weather hit Texas in mid-February, confirming the big freeze is not expected to create a lasting shortfall later in the year.

Deb Haaland Becomes First Native American U.S. Cabinet Secretary

U.S. Representative Deb Haaland was confirmed on Monday as Secretary of the Interior, becoming the first Native American to lead a cabinet agency and securing a central role in President Joe Biden’s sweeping plans to fight climate change.

Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Increase U.S. Transportation Capacity

From November 2020 through January 2021, approximately 4.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of new natural gas pipeline capacity entered service, EIA reported.

U.S. Senate Confirms Biden EPA Pick Michael Regan

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Michael Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, which will play a central role in the Biden administration’s plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, vehicles and oil and gas facilities.

PennEast Expects First Phase of Gas Pipeline in Service Next Year

PennEast Pipeline Co said it still expects to put the first phase of its $1.2 billion natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania in service in 2022 and complete the second phase from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in 2024.

Brookfield Stays Committed to Hostile Inter Pipeline Takeover

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners said it is committed to its C$7.1 billion ($5.65 billion) hostile takeover offer for Inter Pipeline Ltd despite the pipeline company's board turning down the bid.

Perspective: 'Blockadia' Helped Cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline

Sustained political pressure was a notable contributing factor to Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Canada's Secure Energy to Buy Tervita as Oil Deals Speed Up

Canada's Secure Energy Services Inc said it would buy waste management services firm Tervita Corp in an all-stock deal valued at C$478 million ($379.5 million), the latest consolidation in the country's oil sector.

EIA Expects Crude to Average Near $50 Per Barrel Through 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects global demand for petroleum liquids to be greater than global supply in 2021, especially during the first quarter, leading to inventory draws.

FERC Chairman Details Position on Natural Gas Pipelines

FERC Chairman Richard Glick does not want his intentions to review natural gas pipelines more thoroughly to be interpreted as him being opposed to gas pipelines altogether, he said.

Canada’s Inter Pipeline Urges Shareholders to Reject Brookfield's Hostile Bid

Inter Pipeline Ltd asked shareholders to reject Brookfield Infrastructure Partners' hostile bid, saying the offer "significantly undervalues" the Canadian oil and gas transportation company.

Corps Initiates INGAA-Opposed Permit Changes

The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) finalized changes to wetland pipeline digging permits opposed by the INGAA.

Biden Administration Initiates Major Pipeline Leak Regulatory Reviews

Both gas transmission and distribution pipelines face new regulations from the Biden administration on leaks from both pumping station equipment and pipelines.

Senator Holds Biden's CIA Pick Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Republican Senator Ted Cruz put a hold late on Friday on President Joe Biden's pick to lead the CIA to pressure the administration to put tough sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project.

Construction of Cuxtal Gas Pipeline to Boost Yucatan Economy

With his implementation of a comprehensive energy program for Yucatan, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hopes to bolster the economic and social development of the state, along with the rest of southeast Mexico.

Canada Looks at All Options to Keep Line 5 Pipeline Operating

Canada will take whatever measures are needed to keep the Line 5 oil pipeline open, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan said, as the deadline for a shutdown order from the U.S. state of Michigan looms.

Duke Energy Begins Replacing Aging Gas Pipeline

Construction got underway on the 12-mile Central Corridor replacement pipeline designed to run though Hamilton County, Ohio, which is in the southeast corner of the state and contains the city of Cincinnati.