US Oil Expected to Meet Most of World's Growth in Demand

HOUSTON (AP) — A global energy watchdog says booming production in the United States will meet 80 percent global growth in demand for oil over the next five years. The International Energy Agency believes slow growth from OPEC will be offset by oilfields in the U.S. The group, based in Paris, issu..

West Virginia Senate Passes Oil and Gas Drilling Bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill to allow drilling for oil and natural gas beneath property where 75 percent of owners of its royalty interests agree. The measure passed 23-11 Saturday. It will have to be reconciled with the House-passed version. Under current la..

Maryland Eschewed Fracking but Natural Gas Still Poised to Grow

While Maryland has banned fracking, the state's governor is in favor of proceeding with natural gas pipeline construction projects.

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Energy Infrastructure

Russia has been trying to interfere with U.S. energy markets and influence U.S. energy policy by using Russian operatives to troll social media platforms with divisive and inflammatory posts, a report by House Republicans has revealed. The report—issued by the United States House of Representatives..

Pennsylvania Regulators Issue Permits for Construction of Natural Gas Facility and Pipeline

Pennsylvania regulators award permits for a natural gas pipeline construction project.

Trump EPA Moves to Roll Back More Clean Air and Water Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The changes proposed by the Environmental..

Mexico to Offer First-Ever Shale Blocks in Sept Auction

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will auction development rights to shale blocks in September, marking the first time the country has offered private oil companies the chance to develop the resource, which has been booming in the United States for years. The National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), Me..

Trump to Impose Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to protect vital American industries, President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, dramatically raising the possibility of a trade showdown with China and other key trading partners. Trump summoned steel and aluminu..

API: Trump Administration Must Minimize Harm to Infrastructure and Jobs from Steel Tariffs

API President Jack Gerard says the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could harm pipeline construction projects.

HDD Activities Can Begin at Another Nexus Gas Transmission Pipeline Location

FERC says Enbridge can start HDD activities at the Tuscarawas River site along the Nexus Gas Transmission pipeline construction project.

API Backs EPA Decision to Roll Back Obama-Era Clean Air Standards

The American Petroleum Institute (API) today issued the following statement in support of the EPA’s amendments to its oil and gas air emissions standards and the proposed withdrawal of EPA’s 2016 emissions guidance (Control Technique Guidelines). “We welcome EPA’s technical modifications to its NSP..

Judge Says She Blocked Louisiana Pipeline Permit on ‘Irreparable Harm’ Concern

Federal judge says she halted work on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project to prevent further “irreparable harm” to wetlands.

Austria’s Kurz Says Vienna Supports Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says the country supports the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction project.

Kurdish-Iraqi Deal Could Restore Oil Production

Iraq’s oil production could begin to rise after a tentative deal was agreed to by the Kurdish Regional Government and the central government in Baghdad. The two sides reached an accord that is expected to lead to the restart of oil flows through a Kurdish pipeline to Turkey, which has been shut dow..

Developers End Effort for Oil Terminal in Washington State

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A project to build a massive oil-by-rail terminal in southwest Washington officially ended Tuesday when the project’s developers and the Port of Vancouver terminated a lease for a site along the Columbia River. The Port of Vancouver and Vancouver Energy said in statements th..

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Gets Air Quality Permit

North Carolina regulators issue air quality permit for the Atlantic Coast pipeline construction project.

Mexico Annual Oil Output Falls Below 2 Million Barrels a Day

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s annual crude oil and gas output has fallen below 2 million barrels per day for the first time since comparable yearly records were kept starting in 1990. State-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported average daily output for 2017 was about 52,000 barrels short of ..

FERC: No Withholding Pipeline Capacity in New England Markets

FERC says New England utilities did not break pipeline regulations.

Appeals Begin over Halted Pipeline Through Atchafalaya Basin

Energy Transfer Partners asks judge to suspend order temporarily halting work on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project.

Judge Agrees to Halt Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction

Federal judge orders work stoppage on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project.

Wyoming Joins Iowa, Ohio In Anti-Pipeline Protest Legislation

Legislation designed to deter protests of pipeline construction projects proposed in Wyoming.

Foes Blast Trump on Offshore Drilling; Industry Pushes Back

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia blasted the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling plan Wednesday, claiming that it would interfere with military training near the world’s largest Navy base and imperil the coast’s tourism ..

Judge Orders Gov't Review of Keystone Pipeline Documents

Judge says federal officials must review Keystone XL pipeline construction project documents again.

Groups Want Details on Trump's Approval of Keystone Pipeline

Environmental groups ask judge to force the Trump administration to turn over Keystone XL pipeline construction project documents.

Colorado’s Top Oil, Gas Regulator Joining Energy Consultancy

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator is stepping down to take a job with an energy consulting company. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said Tuesday Director Matt Lepore is resigning on March 4 after more than five years in the job. He’ll become legal counsel and strategic adv..

New Pipeline Regulation Issued in Canada

Canada's National Energy Board announces a new pipeline regulation.

US LNG Exports Increasing as Facilities Open

In August, total U.S. natural gas liquefaction capacity in the Lower 48 states increased to 2.8 Bcf/d following the completion of the fourth liquefaction unit at the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Louisiana. With increasing liquefaction capacity and use, exports averaged 1.9 Bcf..

Iraqi Oil Minister To Discuss Ceyhan Exports In Turkey

Iraqi oil minister Jabbar al-Luiebi is set to visit Turkey this week to discuss the future of the Ceyhan-Kirkuk oil pipeline, a statement from the Iraqi oil minister said on Monday, according to Reuters. Turkey and Iraq are warming to each other as the two nations seek to undermine the ability of f..

North Dakota Petroleum Council Reconvenes Task Force to Look at Flaring

North Dakota struggles to meet flaring goals as it needs more pipeline construction projects to meet rising natural gas production.

The End Of The LNG Glut

Predicting Demand is Difficult Many reputable forecasters, who’ve anticipated an LNG supply glut for years, now expect a brief period of surplus at most, and gradual market tightening after 2020. But global demand, which has surprised market watchers to the upside and kept physical markets tight du..