North America

US Senators to Grill Regulators over Climate Policy on Natural Gas Projects

Top U.S. senators will grill Democratic energy regulators who approved guidelines for new natural gas projects that allow consideration of environmental justice, landowner and climate issues.

TotalEnergies Joins JV to Develop Offshore Wind Farm in California

TotalEnergies has joined the Castle Wind joint venture for the development of a 1 GW offshore wind project off the coast of Morro Bay, off the Central California Coast.

Talos Energy to Seek Approvals for Several Carbon-Capture Projects

Talos is developing plans to build carbon capture projects along the Texas and Louisiana coasts as energy businesses seek to lower emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

USW, Marathon Agree to Set 4-Year Pattern for Oil Sector Bargaining

The agreement will impact over 30,000 oil refinery, petrochemical plant, pipeline and terminal employees in more than 200 USW represented bargaining units.

Frontier-Kemper to Construct Tunnel for Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline

Pre-construction activities, including design, procurement and construction planning, are expected to commence in March 2022 with construction anticipated to begin in early 2023.

AGA: Europe's Energy Woes Prove Value of Natural Gas Infrastructure

Europe's soaring natural gas prices demonstrate the dangers of failing to invest in infrastructure and serve as a warning for U.S. regions that follow suit and rely on LNG imports.

North America's Old Pipelines Seek New Life Moving Carbon

North American oil and gas pipeline companies are gearing up to compete for a budding market moving greenhouse gases to carbon capture and storage projects - by building new pipelines to transport carbon dioxide or giving new life to old, under-used ones.

Equitrans Nixes Summer Start of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream on Wednesday announced that it is no longer targeting a summer 2022 startup of its long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and is not yet able to provide an update on the project's in-service timing or overall cost.

US Slaps Sanctions on Company Building Nord Stream 2

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the United States would impose sanctions on the company in charge of building Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, expanding penalties on Moscow after it recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

US Met More Than Quarter of European LNG Demand Last Year - EIA

The United States last year became Europe's largest source of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday.

Clearfork Completes Acquisition of Azure Midstream

Azure Midstream Energy, a natural gas midstream company operating in North Louisiana and East Texas, announced Tuesday that it has closed on its sale to Clearfork Midstream.

Dakota Access Pipeline Suffers US Supreme Court Setback

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid led by Dakota Access Pipeline operator Energy Transfer to avoid additional environmental review of a section that runs under an artificial lake and is opposed by nearby Native American tribes, leaving the pipeline vulnerable to being shut down.

NextEra Takes $800 Million Charge for Mountain Valley Pipeline

A unit of NextEra Energy recorded an $800 million impairment charge in the first quarter as the U.S. renewable energy company re-evaluates its investment in the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

US Supplies Give China Muscle to Become Major Force in LNG Trade

Chinese firms are set to become a major trading force in the global liquefied natural gas market in coming years, thanks to liberalizations at home and recently signed long term contracts for record amounts of LNG from U.S. suppliers.

EIA Reports: US LNG Export Capacity to Top Other Nations by End of 2022

LNG export capacity in the United States has grown rapidly since the Lower 48 states first began exporting LNG in February 2016. In 2020, the United States became the world’s third-largest LNG exporter.

Facing Texas Pushback, BlackRock Says it Backs Fossil Fuels

At the risk of being dropped from Texas pension funds, BlackRock Inc. has ramped up its message that the world's largest asset manager is a friend of the oil and gas industries.

Government Condemns Attack on Coastal GasLink Pipeline Work Camp

The Canadian government on Friday condemned an attack on a Coastal GasLink pipeline work camp in northern British Columbia, in which police said assailants brandishing axes threatened workers and damaged equipment.

SoCal Unveils Plan to Supply Los Angeles with Green Hydrogen

Southern California Gas, the largest U.S. natural gas utility, on Thursday unveiled a major proposal to deliver hydrogen produced by wind and solar energy to the Los Angeles area.

Energy Transfer Eyes Permian Gas Pipeline, Starts Gulf Run Construction

Energy Transfer has joined at least two other companies looking to build the next pipeline to transport growing natural gas production from the Permian Basin to export hubs on the Gulf Coast.

US Natural Gas Jumps Nearly 10% on Colder Forecasts

U.S. natural gas futures jumped almost 10% to a near two-week high on Wednesday on forecasts for much colder weather and higher heating demand through early March than previously expected.

Bakken Buildup: Williston Basin Outlook Brightens Through Year of Midstream Expansion

As North Dakota’s largest processor of natural gas, ONEOK often serves as an industry bellwether for Williston Basin midstream activity, and with demand surging in 2021, the natural gas liquids major was bent on growth.

Prospects for Midstream in Wake of Biden’s Infrastructure Bill

Entering the New Year, energy sector representatives tracking developments in our nation’s capital may suffer some whiplash in working with Congress.

Europe Remains Top Destination for U.S. LNG for Third Month

Europe's call for U.S. LNG continues to run hot in February and is poised to remain the top destination for U.S. shipments for the third month in a row, according to mid-month Refinitiv vessel tracking data on Tuesday.

TC Energy Beats Profit Expectations on Stronger Demand

Canada's TC Energy beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, boosted by a pick-up in pipeline transport volumes, as oil prices surged about 50% in the quarter.

Venture Global to Buy Natural Gas from Repsol for LNG Plant

Venture Global LNG has agreed to buy natural gas for its Plaquemines LNG export plant in Louisiana, expected to start up in 2024, from a unit of Spanish energy company Repsol.

Feed to U.S. LNG Plants Soars as 7th Terminal Loads First Cargo

Natural gas supplies to U.S. LNG export plants reached near record levels over the weekend as vessels docked for loading at all seven export terminals for the first time.

Mariner East Pipeline System Construction Complete, Commissioning in Progress

After numerous delays and environment-related issues, Energy Transfer expects its Mariner East pipeline system to be fully completed in the first quarter of this year.

New England Carbon Emissions Spike as Power Plants Turn to Dirtier Fuel

New England’s electric grid delivered a massive blast of greenhouse gas into the air during a recent stretch of cold weather, as power stations switched from natural gas to dirtier but cheaper fuel oil.

U.S. Senator Warren Urges SEC to Issue Delayed Climate Rule

Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren criticized the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday for delays to its landmark climate change risk disclosure rules and called for "quick action" on the issue.

Enbridge Reports Higher Profit as Pipeline Volumes Rise

Enbridge reported a nearly 4% jump in fourth-quarter profit on Friday, as a recovery in fuel demand boosted the Canadian pipeline operator's oil transportation volumes, but it missed earnings expectations.