Regulation

US Ethanol Industry Banks on Carbon Capture to Solve Emissions Problem

The nascent CCS industry has been plagued by high costs and underperformance, crucial federal incentives for carbon capture are stalled in Congress, and public opposition to the pipeline infrastructure needed to transport captured gas is mounting.

FERC Turns Back Efforts to Cancel Approved Compressor Station

The Democratic-majority FERC dealt another blow to environmentalists when it refused their entreaties to reconsider the commission’s 2017 approval of the Weymouth compressor station outside Boston.

Pipelines Push Back Against New Reliability Regulatory Agency

A House Democratic subcommittee chairman is teeing up legislation to create a new regulatory agency that would ostensibly safeguard interstate pipeline reliability.

US Push to Export LNG Amid Ukraine Crisis Slowed by Climate Concerns

White House efforts to boost U.S. LNG exports and cut Europe's reliance on Russian gas after the invasion of Ukraine are proceeding slowly, because of concerns about the impact on climate change.

Perspective: Security for US and Europe Begins with New Energy Policy

It is high time that the U.S. forges a new energy policy, based on facts and common sense. Before Tuesday’s decision to halt the import of Russian oil and gas, the Biden Administration had put more sanctions on U.S. oil and gas than on Russian oil and gas.

Biden Bans Russia Oil Imports to US, Warns Gasoline Prices Will Rise Further

U.S. President Joe Biden has banned Russian oil and other energy imports in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine, underscoring strong bipartisan support for a move that he acknowledged would drive up U.S. energy prices.

AGA Issues Concerns About New FERC Policies on Natural Gas

The American Gas Association expressed fears for the development of natural gas at the hands of FERC in a letter to Chairman Joe Manchin of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Ranking Member John Barrasso.

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.

Sanctions on Russian Energy 'On the Table' - But Not Just Yet, US Says

The United States is open to imposing sanctions on Russia's oil and gas industry but going after its exports now could help Moscow, the White House said.

EPIC Midstream Pioneers with Industry Leading ESG Standards for Pipeline Monitoring

EPIC’s cutting edge environmental and safety protections are possible through using fiber optics to monitor over 1,600 miles of its crude and NGL pipelines.

Germany Winding Down Sanctions-Busting Pipeline Foundation

The commercial arm of the foundation was run by an individual appointed by Nord Stream 2 AG, whose identity is not known, and its operations were and remain a secret, despite being housed within a public foundation.

Germany Freezes Nord Stream 2 Gas Project as Ukraine Crisis Deepens

The pipeline had been set to ease the pressure on European consumers facing record energy prices amid a post-pandemic cost of living crisis, and on governments that have already forked out billions to try to cushion the impact on consumers.

Germany Must Regulate Gas Storage to Secure Supplies - Minister

Germany must introduce regulation that commits its privately operated gas storage facility to have full capacity before winter to avoid the kind of energy crunch gripping the country, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Monday.

EIA Reports: North Dakota’s Producers Meet State’s Natural Gas Capture Target

In North Dakota, the rate of natural gas flaring declined to an average of 7.5% from January through September 2021.

Neptune Energy, EDF Complete First-of-Its-Kind Methane Study in UK

Neptune Energy completed a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund to measure methane emissions on a working UK offshore platform using advanced drone technologies.

East Africa Boost: Uganda Pipeline Approval Underway

Uganda has now completed a draft bill, which, when passed into law by Parliament, will pave the way for the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline project.

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.

Iraqi Court Deems Kurdish Oil and Gas Law Unconstitutional

Iraq's federal court on Tuesday deemed an oil and gas law regulating the oil industry in Iraqi Kurdistan unconstitutional, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Guyana May Develop Offshore Oil Prospects on Its Own

Guyana could form a national oil and gas company to oversee its own exploration instead of conducting an offshore drilling auction this year, a government official told international oil executives on Tuesday.

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.

PHMSA Announces Long Awaited, New Regulation of Gathering Lines

After a decade of consideration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a final rule that creates two new classes of onshore gathering lines — R and C.

EU Carbon Price Falls After Lawmaker Suggests Market Tweaks to Prevent Spikes

The Benchmark European carbon contract fell more than 5% on Wednesday afternoon after a key European lawmaker suggested changes could be made to the EU's carbon market to allow the European Commission to act swiftly if prices rose too quickly.

Morocco Seeks Medium-Term Gas Supply Contracts

Morocco is in talks with Spanish and other gas traders to secure a medium-term LNG supply deals, as it seeks to decarbonize its economy, Energy Minister Leila Benali said.

Oil Company Directors Decline to Testify in U.S. House Climate Panel

Board members of four major oil companies declined to appear at a U.S. House oversight panel hearing scheduled for Feb. 8 to answer questions about their companies' climate change plans, the committee said on Thursday.

Peru Facing Fuel Shortage after Suspending Repsol Operations

Peru is facing a fuel shortage after the government banned Repsol SA from unloading any new oil into a local refinery after a large oil spill last month, its new prime minister said Thursday.

Blow to Gazprom Critics as EU Court Upholds Antitrust Settlement

Gazprom's critics suffered a blow on Wednesday when an EU court upheld a 2018 decision that let the Russian gas giant settle an antitrust investigation without paying a fine.

EU Says Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline on Hold for Compliance Review

European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been put on hold and the Commission is looking into the project's compliance with Europe's energy policy.

Forced Electrification Could Cost Maryland Consumers $26,000+ per Household, CEA Report Finds

Removing natural gas service and usage could cost Baltimore households more than $26,000 each, a Consumer Energy Alliance analysis found.

US State Dept Says Nord Stream 2 Will Not Move Forward if Russia Invades Ukraine

U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany will not move forward if Russia invades Ukraine.

US Court Vacates Federal Permit for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners LLC said the loss of the permit likely means "completion of the pipeline this calendar year now looks unlikely."