North America

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.

US LNG Exports: Uneven Pathway from Oilfields to Terminals

Analysts believe a second wave of global LNG demand is coming in the mid-part of this decade, despite 2020's severe downturn in global energy markets.

Canadian Natural Resources Beats Profit Estimates

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, Canada's biggest oil producer, beat analysts' estimates for fourth-quarter profit and forecast much stronger cash flow this year, as crude prices staged a steady recovery from pandemic-driven lows.

CERAWEEK: Pipelines Needed for U.S. Natural Gas Export Demand Growth

Moving natural gas from the states where it is produced to places where it can be consumed or exported will become increasingly challenging, requiring infrastructure including pipelines.

U.S. Natural Gas Production Decreased by 1% in 2020

U.S. natural gas production — as measured by gross withdrawals — averaged 111.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2020, down 0.9 billion Bcf/d from 2019.

U.S. Climate Czar Urges Oil Industry to Hasten Transition to Renewables

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Tuesday urged oil and gas companies to do more to diversify and adopt low-carbon technologies to tackle climate change.

Cold Weather Leads to Near-Record Withdrawals from Underground Natural Gas Storage

Significant demand for natural gas in mid-February led to the second-largest reported withdrawal of natural gas from storage in the United States, according to the EIA's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report.

Canada's Alberta Sees Budget Deficit Narrowing as Oil Prices Recover

The Canadian oil-producing province of Alberta estimated its 2021/22 budget deficit will shrink to C$18.2 billion ($14.5 billion), as its economy starts to recover from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

EIA: U.S. Crude Output Falls 10%, Refinery Runs Drop to 2008 Low

U.S. crude oil production dropped by more than 1 million barrels per day last week during Texas's deep freeze, equaling the largest weekly fall ever, and refining runs tumbled to levels not seen since 2008.

U.S. Trade Groups Urge Biden to Cap Natural Gas Prices After Texas Freeze

Trade groups representing U.S. public power and natural gas companies urged President Joe Biden to declare a gas emergency for last week's extreme weather and authorize the secretary of energy to cap the price of gas.

Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline Seeks to Shield Insurers from Activist Pressure

Trans Mountain Corp, a firm that operates an oil pipeline owned by the Canadian government, has asked a regulator to keep the identities of its insurers private as activists push them to drop coverage.

An Alberta Petrochemical Complex is at the Heart of Brookfield's Inter Pipeline Bid

Inter Pipeline Ltd's ambitious petrochemical plant was meant to unlock new markets, instead it has left the Canadian company battling cost overruns and vulnerable to a hostile C$7.08 billion ($5.64 billion) takeover from Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.